Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dear Valentine…

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It was just sitting in the case…waiting for me. 

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I was initially enthralled by the scrapbook cover.  The colors, the lettering, the little animal silhouettes—everything conspired—on the outside alone—to make a goner out of me. 

And then I opened it’s fragile cover, only to find…

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…this.  And this…

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What’s a girl to do?!?

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Page after page of delights awaited me…

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…and then I asked the price.  Not a goldmine asked, but much more than I felt I should pay…

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…since I don’t have a queenly sum at my disposal whenever I wish, I tried to walk away from my new-found treasure…

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…but I found I couldn’t cross the old antique shop’s threshold without it.

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My mother, who was with me, isn’t always the most persuasive when something needs to be walked away from--and so it was mine.

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…and I couldn’t have been more thrilled!  I’ve not been sorry one single day since.

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I’ve more pages to share with you very soon—pages filled with sweet little Valentines from the 1930s, and given, it seems, to a much-loved teacher by her students…

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Those dear children’s offerings, and the teacher that saved them so sweetly, have inspired a project that I’ll share with you soon…

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Sending lots of vintage love your way…

Julie

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20 comments:

  1. Oh you lucky girl these Valentines are such darlings to have, lucky you.

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  2. I'm so happy for you! This is the perfect kind of thing to splurge on! It's history, innocence, and vintage graphics all rolled into one. Not to mention that it's an instant collection!
    Good For You! It is SOOOO Cute!
    Erica :)

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  3. Wow, you hit the jackpot on that one. Beautiful valentine's.
    Maureen

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  4. Hello, sweet friend Julie!
    Girl, you were certainly blessed with "Special Julie - type treasure"!!! The kind that was perfect for you!!!

    I am so thrilled for you....thanks for sharing the pix.... LOVE the one with the revolution-era couple and big shoe, and the Renaissance-era couple with the lute...
    Hugs,
    Jenni

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  5. What a great treasure that you found!! So glad it came home with you...

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  6. These are awesome, Julie! So glad you got it! Twyla

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  7. You lucky! I love that it's sweet valentines given to a beloved teacher, so darling! Thank you for sharing the adorable cards with us.

    Happy Valentines Day!

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  8. Oh my, what a wonderful find!! I love it!!

    chris

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  9. Some years ago I found my Aunt Jane's scrapbook when we cleaned out Grandma Zetta's house to sell. It was filled with Valentines and postcards, pictures of puppies...all kinds of the things a little girl loves. I tried to return it to her, but she told me I could have it...like Grandma Zetta she is more practical than sentimental. I have received years of pleasure from that gift. I envy you finding that wonderful scrapbook...only because I know how much joy it will bring.

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  10. Oh my gosh Julie! What a find.... I'm drooling over your Valentine filled book. I couldn't have walked away from it either.
    Reading about the teacher and that they were from her students warmed my heart!
    Have fun playing with those tiny treasures!
    Hugs Lynn

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  11. That is just the most amazing books I've ever seen. I'm so glad you found it and how sweet of you to share it with us. My hubby has some of his old Valentines that his mother kept. What treasures! Sweet hugs!

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  12. Oh Julie!
    This is a find!!!! I just adore finding these...only happened once so far, but I have gotten a few on Ebay that were wonderful! I really like the cover graphics too! :)

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  13. Julie this is such an amazing find! So wonderful and I am so glad you found it...I know you will appreciate it soooo much and these are all in good hands. xoxo Hugs and thank you so much for your sweet comments about my book....xoxo

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  14. what a little treasure! a great find.. Im glad you bought it. sometimes we just gotta have what we gotta have! looking forward to your next project!
    happy Friday!
    xoxo

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  15. If you had passed it up, you would be kicking yourself to this very day! What a truly wonderful find it is! All those lovely Valentines that are so much nicer than the ones created today. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  16. I'm so glad that this treasure came home with you and that you are sharing with us. These are just adorable. I can't wait to see more.

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  17. these are all so precious! what a great treasure! I love seeing your pins on Pinterest too!

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  18. What a gorgeous find Julie! I would not have been able to walk away either! So sweet! xxoo

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  19. What a wonderful collection!!!I don't think I would have walked away from them....my grandmother use to make beautiful scrapbooks out of cards and magazine clippings but she always donated them to orphanages....

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