Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday -- Valentines

For Vintage Thingies Thursday, I thought I'd share some valentines. (My scanning techniques still need some work.)

This card cost me a dollar at the local antique store. I had discovered a box of valentines in one of the booths, and went through them, hoping to find some with puppies or dogs. This little lion king is not a puppy but I thought he was really cute and had to get him. His happy face reminds me of some of the bears from vintage embroidery transfers.
On the back, it has "from Charles Millslagle James." I wonder if the person who received this card from Charles thought it was as adorable as I do. I guess it could also be from a trio of brothers, but then the middle one's name would be Millslagle and what kind of parent would do that to their son?



I had to get this one because of the three doggies. It also came from the same shop as the lion king and was left unsigned. The little hearts around the middle dog (let's call him Millslagle for now) are glittered and the larger hearts have glitter borders. And, unlike the glitter of today, none of it is flaking off.



This large card was part of a lot of ephemera that I picked up on eBay a few years ago. I specifically bid on the auction just to win this one. The puppies ears are made of felt and the card doesn't open, but there's a piece of heavy paper on the back that I thought might have functioned as a stand at one time. I played around with it and figured out how it works.



Here it is standing up. In small print on the back is "A Hallmark Card" and also "Hall Brothers, Inc." with a copyright of 1946. You can see how big the card is compared to the lion king next to it.


Thanks for looking at my vintage valentines! (I wish I had more to show.) You can find out who else is joining in on the Vintage Thingies fun over at Colorado Lady.
P.S. This week, both Suzanne and Elizabeth are sharing vintage valentines too, so go check them out!

25 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

They're absolutely DELIGHTFUL :)

Ulla said...

Your cards look very sweet!

Coloradolady said...

I love these cards...I really love the one's with the puppies. I remember somewhere seeing some Valentines with the felt on them, I just can not remember where. Thanks for sharing...it is fun to look at the old Valentines. Have a great week....Oh, did the floss arrive? If not, I am upset!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just love the vintage look of Valentines..they are so much sweeter and innocent looking than the new ones. Thanks for sharing.

CC said...

These are the sweetest valentines.
I love them, specially the puppy that stands. Happy VTT and have a lovely dat..:). xx

Loralynn said...

Awe! They're so cute! Thanks for sharing them!

marybt said...

Dude. You told me that you never find vintage Valentine's at the thrift store! You found 3! That's 3 more than I ever found. Hmph.

Those are super cute. Especially the big puppy. "Puppy" is the only word my daughter says - so I have a soft spot.

Bea said...

These are great treasures, Patty. Thanks for sharing them with us.
PS - I feel your frustration with layouts. =0

Elizabeth said...

The layout doesn't look messed up to me.
These are all so sweet. That lion definitely looks like a cuddler!

Miri said...

LOL Love the Valentine cards-my favorite is the big puppy-too cute.
BTW, I'm showing Aunt Martha's patterns today.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the valentines and that great vintage tablecloth!! Take care~

Susan said...

Very cute valentines and a real treasure with the Hallmark card, very pretty.

gin said...

I love that spotted puppy one. I have seen that before. Very cute.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

OMGosh, those are very cute Valentine's cards and I love Valentine's :0)

Raggedy Girl said...

I think I sent out that doggie one when I was a girl. A long time ago!
Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Jewelgirl said...

I also have valentines! Heart shapes!
Your valentines are adorable. Love
the animal theme!

Diane said...

Cute cards! How'd you know that my nickname was Millslagle??

mannequin said...

Those are adorable! After today's VTT, I want to go searching for vintage valentines.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What are you saying, Millslagle was my uncle! So was Charles and James. Your cards are adorable. Gotta love those vintage valentines. Twyla

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What nice cards you have. I remember giving cards almost like those.

Sarah said...

Very cool valentines...reminds me to find the couple that I have and pull them out. Thanks!

Bunny said...

Aw, those valentines are so sweet!

Threeundertwo said...

Millslagle. My new favorite name.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Just loving seeing all these vintage Valentines! I enjoyed all of yours--never tire of them!
Have a wonderful week and Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Jan Ely said...

So sweet. Why in the world don't they make these anymore?!?! Thanks for sharing!