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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vintage Valentines

I bought a  box of vintage Valentines at the auction this past summer for $17 (as I remember, not sure).    I have been looking forward to getting them out for Valentines Day.
  I don't decorate the mantle or much else around the house for Valentines but I usually do something in the family room.   I know that I overdo my decorating,  but I guess it's just my!   Above you see the completed result,   below is probably where I should have stopped!

You can see in the photo above this one that a second bouquet has been added to the ledge.....a heart banner has been hung.....a romantic couple has been added to the mosaic pedestal.... extra rose sprays have been added to the ledge...a  rose wreath  has been added to the ledge.....and last....a Happy Valentine wooden plaque.     I did remove the small footstool at the bottom of the left side of the cabinet.....thought it might be too much....hehehe!

Almost all of the vintage Valentines have a honey comb or are 3D

I have found or been given several pretty heart candy boxes over the years ......

Sweet couple plate....

There were two of these in the box.    If you look close,  you can see a paper clip in the center of the basket.   Most of the vintage Valentines you find are missing the little dog ears that close the honey comb together,     I have found a paper clip works great as a substitute.

I have my mother .....

and Grandmothers Valentines....such a treasure!   I love to read all the notes on the back....

I kept out a small pink tree from Christmas and may....if I find time.....try to decorate it for Valentines Day.     We are having company from Dallas in a couple of weeks and I am busy getting the house ready.     I still have the mantle decorated for Christmas....I may leave it up so Kelly can see it in person when  she gets here.


  1. Penny, love your vintage valentines. The 3D ones are lovely!


  2. I swear you must be on high energy pills LOL I don't know how you do all you do , I mean redecorating so quickly? between Holidays. I'm sure you have a full staff to help you .cheers to you for having the time and energy
    The Valentines are al gorgeous


  3. Penny you have some beautiful pieces, those Valentines were a steal! Love what I can see of the Chandelier, post a full picture of it, would love to see it!

  4. Your valentines are absolutely beautiful - and they are displayed so perfectly. I have never seen a honeycomb valentine in person. They look so festive! When I worry I have too many decorations and dishes, I am thankful for bloggers like you - I fit right in!

  5. I hope you decide to do the fireplace. I can't wait to see how you do it for Valentines day. I think I remember from last year but I know there will be something new.. :) and I can't wait to see what!!! Your cabinet looks beautiful! I LOVE Valentine's day!

  6. The Victorian house valentine is my favorite!! Such cool vintage valentines!

  7. Wonderful score on the valentines, and they appear to be in excellent condition too. Guess I will start to decorate for Valentines Day also, you have given me the incentive, but first I still need to carry my xmas tree out to the garage!!

  8. Oh Penny, your decorations are so beautiful and you NEVER decorate too much, I love seeing how you display your pretties throughout your beautiful home.



  9. Gorgeous, as usual! And I like both pictures of the family room(?) Wonderfully romantic!

    When we cleaned out my husband's Mamaw's house after she passed, I found a number of heart-shaped candy boxes in drawers filled with mementos from years ago. What a treasure!

  10. I found you via Silver Pennies Sunday. What a gorgeous collection of Valentines...I don't believe I've ever seen anything that compares to this. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Your Valentines are such sweet and romantic. I love the way you displayed them

  12. Wow Penny, you have some gorgeous vintage Valentine's! Very nicely displayed too!
    Have a great week ahead.
    Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

  13. Penny,
    Those valentines are quite a spectacular find!!! So sweet and i love, as always, how you chose to display them!!

    So beautifully Romantic!!


  14. You are the Queen of Decorating! Your home is beyond beautiful. I couldn't imagine my home being that beautiful. It look like something I could only dream about. You are so blessed!! Thanks for sharing at So Much At Home. Your posts are so inspiring!

  15. Love the 3-D cards Penny and what a blessing to have your mother and grandmothers cards...such a treasure!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  16. Love all your vintage Valentines Penny! They are such treasures. I have my mom's Valentines from my dad and I adore them. Hope you have a sweet Valentines Day!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  17. Love the vintage Valentines and that beautiful candy box. It's wonderful that you have Valentines that belonged to your mother and grandmother -- what a sweet treasure!!

  18. You always bring such beautiful things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  19. A real treasure indeed to have your mom and grandmothers Valentines! I wish that I even had mine. Love the vintage ones with the honeycomb! Really a score. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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