Monday, January 30, 2012

A Victorian Valentine

Don't you just love it when you come across a vintage postcard? Whenever I go flea marketing or visit antique stores, I can't help but sift through all the cards, and think about who could have been the sender or recipient of these simple little notes.

This Valentine Greeting Postcard caught my eye with the lovely red roses and the Victorian writing! The front says: "Girlie Dear, My heart beats faster when I think of your sweet name; May I hope as you read this, Yours for mine will do the same." Isn't this just too sweet?

This particular note is dated 1913! I'm always surprised at how well-preserved these cards are ~ that is nearly 100 years ago!

Now tell me, what kind of vintage postcards do you like to collect? I like all different types, but the sweet love notes are my most favorite. And during the month of February {which by the way, is only 2 days away}, I like to take out my collection, and display them throughout my home. :)

Until next time, wishing you all a most lovely new week {and do stay-tuned for my Vintage-Inspired Valentine's Day Giveaway that is coming up very soon for all of my lovely readers}! :)


P.S. By the way, thank you all for the sweet comments on my last post regarding my Rosewater Cupcakes, I truly appreciate all of your kind words. I also updated that blog post and put the link up to the recipes/tips. You may CLICK HERE for the Recipe Page.

UPDATE: If you would like a chance to win this lovely vintage postcard, as well as other vintage goodies, please click on the icon below for all the details! :)

Sharing with: Rose Vignettes, Vintage Inspiration Friday, Time Travel Thursday, Vintage Thingie Thursday


okcamp said...

Morning Jessie,
That "Dear Girlie" Valentine is sweet.

I like the love notes, as well.

I also like the WWII "love letters" that were sent home by servicemen. I have a few of those, as well as ones my mother saved from my father, and I will post them one day.

Have a good one.....

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love vintage valentines the graphics are great. This one is very pretty with the red roses.

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

This is so beautiful. Now I'm really in the Valentine spirit!

It's me said...

What a beautiful card it......happy new week

Posy and Co. said...

I have a real affinity for vintage postcards as well! Not only is it the images and patina that gets my heart fluttering, it is the cursive writing! As a teacher, it is truly a lost art form. So much time was put into teaching this dying art form. I miss it! Have a great day, Jessie! Much love, Lisa

jessica said...

How beautiful! This postcard reminds me of the cards my great grandmother used to send me for special occasions, before she passed. {Of course mine was replicas} Thanks for the memories!!

Happy February to you!


Sugar Pink Boutique said...

What a gorgeous Valentine I love your photos! Your blog is so beautiful! Thank you for following my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Thank you also for joining my linky party your rosewater cupcakes are yummy! I'm still new at the party thing so it's nice to have new people join in the fun. I look forward to getting to know you too and I hope you have a wonderful week! God bless you and yours, Jennifer

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How pretty the vintage post card is! I never see them where I shop, maybe I should be looking for them! How fun it is with the almost 100 year old date on it. How fun it would be to know the story behind it.


Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Jessie~~ They are all so... sweet. I dont collect them....yet, but I think they are so lovely. I love vintage Christmas cards too. They just dont make things the same anymore. The charm has been lost.
Have a great week and thanks again for all the help this weekend. Did you see what I did??

blackheartbetty said...

Wow! That card is awesome. I can't believe how great it looks. I always like to collect old yearbooks for the same reasons.

Cozy Little House said...

I love the flower ones best. Love those red roses!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie,
Love your postcard!! I used to collect anything with pink or red roses on it. Every now and again if I see one at the flea market that strikes me, I'll take it home.
Yours is really lovely!
I'm always amazed too at how well preserved they are after all of the years that have past. It's a beautiful part of history!
Have a wonderful night.

Tricia said...

Oh that is so pretty! I have a few old postcards made of leather, isn't that different? Maybe I should do a post with them, they're quite cute :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your vintage Valentine is beautiful!
The sentiment is dear. It's a sweet reminder of how wonderful it is "to be" and "to have" a cherished girlfriend!
Have a sweet day, girlie!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

How lovely! I love vintage postcards/greeting cards of any kind, but Valentine ones are my favorite. They make "my heart beat faster" when I run across one. Congratulations on your wonderful find!

Susan said...

Girlie dear, you've got some adorable vintage postcards there! They really make us feel nostalgic for those days gone by. So sweet. :)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Jessie, your vintage valentines postcard is exquisite. I love the "Dear Girlie". It's too sad that these types of graphics and handwriting have gone out of style in today's world. I so appreciate them. And, I agree with you that Valentine's Day is beautiful and special. Do children still send Valentines to all their little classmates? We always did and it made it so special even to children. Love the Day!
And by the way, your cupcakes in your previous post are gorgeous!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

oh that is the most darling postcard! the red roses are so vibrant and pretty. i love vintage cards like that and i like the vintage travel ones too of the U.S.
looking forward to your giveaway!!!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

Im a follower of yours! :)

Hope you had a lovely day too, my Dear!!

jeanne said...

This postcard made me smile. 'Girlie Girl' words are so cute. I too am amazed at the wonderful vintage postcards that are out there. I used to sell them when I was an antique dealer and now I regret not having them now. Victorian postcards are my fave.
Hugs, Jeanne

c. Joy said...

Sweet card. I like how the sender wrote the note upside down. I've never seen that. I wonder if this was done so the mailman wouldn't read it?

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful cards. I can not seem to find my Vintage Valentines....who knows where they are....but this one of yours is beautiful. Happy VTT

LV said...

Thank you for putting a vintage touch to Valentine's day. I have a few, but sorry I did not save more.

BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

Oh that's such a sweet find. I enjoy all the elaborate detailing of so much of the victorian era... the fancy fonts and verbage, nature elements- florals, birds, butterflies, the style of dress and of course the sweet expressions on the faces of children. Warm Hugs,

Megan said...

I love postcards as well... I buy them to tuck in Christmas or Birthday gift baskets.

My favorites are Christmas, Easter, or floral themes.

Here is a post I did featuring my favorite postcard... the title is 'Sweet Little Note'. A message between a Mr. & Mrs. in the 1950's.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a sweet vintage valentine!! I love those old postcards! The graphics on them are so lovely!
Thanks for sharing yours with us!


Marianne C. said...

Vintage cards are wonderful. They bring back ideals of simpler times.

I love St.Valentine's Day! I hope yours is delightful.


Melody said...

Hi Jessie! What a sweet Valentine. Love vintage graphics and colors, especially of the 1900-40's Hope you can by my blog for my giveaway!

Mom Walds Place said...

This IS the loveliest vintage postcard I have seen in ages. I like its brightness. White appeals to me more than off-white. It is so bright and vibrant. I like to think that the person it is for was too.

Now I am off to see how to win it!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I just love vintage valentine cards! A wonderful post!

Ann said...

Beautiful vintage postcard. I collect all types but have a special fondness for the kitchy travel/vacation postcards. Thanks for sharing.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

What a sweet valentine! I don't collect them but I have ordered cards that have that nostalgic look for Valentines Day.

Nook and Cranny said...

I do love a vintage postcards as well. I collect many different kinds, typically holiday ones. I love to display these cards in a few bird cages I have around the home.
Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love vintage postcards too! But I only have one or two valentines. Yours are sweet. I love them displayed all together. I'll have to go find mine!

Liz said...

I do love to find these sweet postcards. But when I do, they are never this vibrant. It looks so pretty with your red rose! :)

Thank you so much for sharing your post at FCF! It is the perfect addition. :)


Doll in the Looking Glass said...

I just found your site -- your Valentine postcard caught my eye while visiting Vintage Inspiration Friday. I collect vintage holiday postcards (all holidays!) and enjoy seeing how others use the cards in their posts. Thanks for the inspiration.



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