Friday, January 20, 2012

Aunt Jane's Valentines!

The Scrapbook...
Aunt Jane is my dad's only sister.  She also lived in the old farm house in Fort Canyon.  When she was in grade school she kept a scrapbook full of the things she loved the most...post cards from exotic places, small sketches,  and pictures of puppy dogs.  She must have wanted a dog of her own...even the cover is a picture of a noble collie.

She loved dogs, but most of the pages of her precious scrapbook were filled with valentines from her class mates.  It was the 1940's when she got these cards and I have been in love with them from the first moment I got the book.  I found it in Grandma Zetta's things when we cleaned out her house.  I tried to give the book back to Jane, but she said I could have it.  So I have had years of fun using the cards and images in my Valentines crafts.

These framed cards are one of my first projects.

I've given many of the cards away to friends and family...especially Jane's girls so they would have one of their mother's cards.  I have scanned a few to share with you...









I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Haven't posted much lately...some family dramas and traumas...you all know how it is!
Have a Lovely Friday!

7 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE the Valentines that you have! Thanks for sharing them. How nice of Aunt Jane to save them.
Deb

Betsy said...

These are so cute! I love the first one--anything with an apron draws my eye. And how much more special that these were your aunt's valentines.

Betsy

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Shirley,

Thank you for your sweet words when visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. Thank you also for the Valentines....I could absolutely just drown myself in them. If you ever want any of them cleaned and brightened up, let me know. I'm always happy to help my blog friends with graphics.

Hugs,
Meri

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love Valentines like the ones from your family. My Mom has a few that she has saved since her childhood. The pictures on the old cards are simple but so much cuter than new cards of today. At least that is my opinion. I would love it if you would show the cards or scrapbook or any other home item, at my Your Cozy Home Party on Tuesday. Hope you can make it.-------- Shannon

LBP said...

Oh My Goodness!!! thank you and your Aunt Jane so much for sharing these adorable images! Just in time for Valentine crafting!

Blessings

Linda

LBP said...

Oh My Goodness!!! thank you and your Aunt Jane so much for sharing these adorable images! Just in time for Valentine crafting!

Blessings

Linda

D said...

Love the vintage valentines. Thanks for sharing them with us.