Vintage valentine anyone? I finished up a set of these cards last night for Lauri's Vintage Valentine Swap on splitcoaststampers. I was so happy to find Lauri's swap, because I had all
these vintage valentines that Allen and I found in an old drugstore building that we bought a few years ago. These valentines, some very old Hallmark cards, and card display racks were just a few of the antique finds we uncovered in that wonderful old building. We had grand plans for the old drugstore, but after the previous owner left the leaky roof unrepaired for so many years, it was decided that it couldn't be saved, and it was torn down. We did manage to salvage some "treasures" from inside, and I'm so glad we did. There's so much history involved in places like that, and it's sad to see them go. If we had just gotten to it a few years earlier it might have been saved. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Anywho, I was thrilled to find Lauri's swap, which has allowed me to share some of those old valentines with fellow handmade card lovers! I'm not sure exactly how old these valentines are, but from what I can find on the net, I'm guessing they are at least 50 years old, and possibly older than that. There are no dates printed on them that I can find, but I've seen some similar to these on ebay dated anywhere from the 1930's-early 1960's. I hope you like what I've done with them. I tried to keep it simple and compliment what I had to work with. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day here, and may the good Lord bless and keep you today and always! Happy Stamping!
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla
Stamps: SU Bella Toile, Holidays and Wishes
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Fiskars decorative circle punch, Very Vanilla Hodpodge Hardware, Red stitched edge ribbon from Wal Mart