Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vintage Valentine Card Party

Another Valentine Party! All of the images that follow in this post were post cards collected by my husband's Grandmother, Lucile Amelia Mathilda Johnson, as a small girl. For some wonderful reason, which remains unknown to me, I inherited her post card collection~! Don't you think for a minute that I'm complaining!
I most decidedly am not! I am bragging, pure and simple.
This little fellow is attributed to Ellen H. Clapsaddle, artist. Originally posted in Topeka, Kansas ~ February 14, 1917 . . . the message on the back, in childish penmanship reads;
"I kept my promise didn't I? Will write a letter sometime soon . . . Lots of Love, Pearl."

Posted from Wichita, Kansas
February 14, 1910
"Hello Lucile ~
I sent you a Valentine yesterday, and I suppose you have it by this time. Let me hear from you.~ Bro. Ed"

Note only says,
"Wichita, Kansas

February 14, 1908

This Lovey came from
Aunts Minnie and Rose Rapp
February 13, 1912 {I think . . . hard to tell}
And opens to reveal . . .

the sweetest abundance of three dimensional Victorian scrap
and the message,
Pretty One,
I hope you know,
This is from
Your little "Beau"
Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I can certainly see why you are bragging!!! Wow! Those are just too, too fabulous! What a great collection to inherit. You lucky girl!!!

    BTW I'll bet your friend used a Taurus glass cutter to cut that glass. I have one and I LOVE it!!! I use mine to mainly cut tile but you can cut a circle inside a piece of glass or tile with it!!!

    Olivia Paige

  2. One of the things I like about the old valentines is that everyone sent them to everyone else. It wasn't limited to people in a romantic relationship.

    I love that yours are from you husband's family.

    Thank you so much for participating in the party.

    xo Joan, your hostess

  3. So full of charm, I would brag too! It's nice they have postmarks to know the time period they are from and they are quite old! I enjoyed my visit ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~ Judi

  4. They're all lovely! How fortunate you are to inherit them. Happy Valentine's Day! Please drop by my place to participate in a Valentine give-a-way!

  5. Wow...these are beautiful, I can see how you would not have complained one bit!! Happy Valentines Day.

  6. WOW I love everything you got. What a treasure they are. I had fun. I clicked to follow you. Toodles Kath' at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew

  7. Those are great cards. You are lucky they were saved.