Vintage Valentines on Display

I am lucky enough to have a pretty extensive collection of vintage Valentines.  Some were mine from my childhood, my Dad's or his brother's and my Grandma's.

I have a few of my Valentines displayed on my dining table.

This one with the safety pin is one of my favorites from the late 1930's or early 1940's.




Another fun motion Valentine, (the beak on the parrots moves back and forth).  This one is also late 1930's or early 1940's.


Also a late 1930's or early 1940's Valentine, this one has movable eyes on the girl and the dog.


This is a Valentine from the early 1960's that I gave my Grandpa.


These Valentines displayed in a folded book pages were from my childhood.  Late 1950's or early 1960's.





















The old Valentines' sentiments are so sweet and innocent.  Love them!


And there's more!




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15 comments:

  1. I love that rocket ship one. I have none from my childhood, but I do have some that I bought on ebay one year. Lazy old me hasn't pulled them out yet! Hope you're staying warm today.

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  2. Carlene your collection is so sweet! How wonderful to have some of your own vintage valentines. I'm afraid none of mine got saved. Love the display in the folded book pages....cute!
    hugs, Linda

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  3. I am amazed at your ability to hold onto these Valentine treasures. They are very sweet.

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  4. Oh, so sweet! You have quite a collection. I have nothing from my childhood. I love your ice cube tray with the Valentine kisses in it. How did you attach it to the wall? You have a great Valentine display....I have none...yet! LOL! You may have inspired me! Stay warm!

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  5. I love the graphics on the older Valentine's. They are so much sweeter than Angry Birds or Sponge Bob Square Pants! I've got a few that my old neighbor gave me packed away.....somewhere. You've got a great collection!

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  6. Carlene, Your vintage valentines are darling. They remind me of my childhood. Guess that makes me vintage,too. :) Great collection.

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  7. These are so cute... some of the 60's ones looked familiar. I loved the older ones with the movable bits! Such a sweet collection! :)

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  8. How do you do it, I wonder. These are so spectacular. I love the look of them and the moveable parts are something else. I wish I had the whole box of Valentines this kid gave me one year. I remember I was mortified. I did not like him. Still I wish I had the valentines. They would seem so cool now. I probably went home and threw them right in the trash!
    Liz

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  9. Carlene, your collection is amazing! I have quite a few, but none of mine are originally mine or from family. My mom was not a saver. She was an organizer and we didn't save alot of things like this. I love, love the one with the pin too! I only have one with a movable piece.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Oh! These images are so cute! I really love them.
    Besos!

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  11. You have such a fantastic collection of Valentines. What is it about these little items that make us smile?? Maybe it is the feeling we got a long time ago when we gave and received these little cuties back in school and how it felt to get one from each kid in the entire class.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  12. What an amazing collection. I love that some belonged to family members and some were yours. I love the one you gave your grandpa. So sweet. They were just special before the 70s. Now, when I go to pick out Valentine’s for the kids they are so commercial and cheap.
    Karen

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  13. I have a few myself, and thanks for the display ideas.

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  14. Old valentines are the best! I have my moms from when she was little...somewhere!

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