Monday, February 4, 2013

Antique Valentines and Paper Weights

How fun it is to look through a stack of vintage Valentines, and wonder about the original givers and receivers.  I always think of the decorated shoe boxes we made to receive our stashes of valentines from school friends.  The Valentines made in the 30's are always my favorites, I think they are so cheerful ... and they are often heart shaped which makes them perfect for placing in heart shaped glass paper weights.  Though since I have no desire to  cut up Valentines from my collection, I have found that its easy to find the type of old Valentines that I like on Graphics Fairy, which also makes it easy to print them off in the sizes I need.

Above are three paper weights with reprints of vintage Valentines.  I just use clear Tacky Glue, as glue goes on the face of each valentine to adhere it to the glass paper weights.

 The honey comb Valentines are earlier, dating to the turn of the last century... 

... and all this vintage Valentine goodness tucked away in a corner of my parlor just makes me smile!! Happy Valentines friends!


  1. Sweet idea. I've always found paperweights fascinating, for some reason.

  2. So sweet! I love how you have the paperweights and cards displayed!


  3. Your vignettes are always so unique and elegant! Mine tend to be more juvenile...I guess I'm still longing for my childhood. When I go out to buy back my childhood...I realize that I am buying the toys I DIDN'T have. lol!

    1. I always love yours as well. And my weakness has always been collecting antique dolls ... definitely not dolls I actually had, somehow I seem to be buying the childhood my next door neighbor had. Funny thing, collecting, eh?

  4. Love the colors and design of vintage valentines. Great idea to attach them to paperweights. Mimi

  5. You've reminded me to get out my vintage valentines stashed away.....somewhere. I love the heart-shaped paperweights!