Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!



Happy Valentine's Day!



Here are some vintage, turn of the century postcard images for you to use...



















Valentine's Day was my Nana's birthday....
...very fitting for such a sweetheart!



My sisters, brother and I were fortunate to have both our grandmothers as an important part of our lives well into adulthood...
...Mildred Grace lived to be a happy and healthy 97 years old.

The portrait above was taken in 1900, when she was just two years old.
Happy Birthday Nana!

...and Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends and family!
:)
To see other participants and their vintage valentines visit Joan at Anything Goes Here

31 comments:

Alice W. said...

Happy Valentine's Day Laura! Love that "lost and found" greeting...so sweet ;) as is that photo of your Nana...how nice to have that!

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

Awwww, Nana was adorable!

What a lovely collection of Valentine's, all suitable to be transformed into beautiful works of art!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Anne

Rustique Gallery said...

Hi Laura, Aren't they sweet! I love vintage! The picture of your Nana is very sweet too. How wonderful that they were both there for you for so long. I lost one when I was 12 and one when I was 25. I miss them both. My Grandparents offered totally unconditional love. Take Care, and Happy Valentines Day! Sherry

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Valentine's Day Laura
You always have something lovely to share with us.. even your love and memories of your sweet Nana.. xxx Julie

peet said...

happy valentines day too you !
I hope you spend the day with the one you loves !


A lot off love from holland
peet

Lululiz said...

Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful cards. Is that birthday card covered in beads or tiny pearls?

Mélanie said...

thanks you for sharing these beautiful vintage cards. Nana is so cute , Joyeux anniversaire to her.
Happy valentine's day to you

All Seasons said...

So beautiful all this photo's, so sweet....

Have a wonderful and loving Valentine's Day, enjoy!
Hugs
Patricia

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I don't have a clue how to tell who is visiting my blog. I don't think that is possible either, but who knows, I know nothing... thanks for the hug yesterday, I was needing one...

Sussi said...

Oh, such beautiful Valentine's Day cards. It's a very new tradition here in Denmark, and we don't have vintage cards like that. We will just have to enjoy yours. :-)

Herself said...

Lovely, Laura!
Have a wonderful day!

Jane said...

Thank you for the wonderful images to use. It's hard to pick out a favorite.
I love the photo of your Nana. I was fortunate to have my grandma around until she was 92. Her mind was so sharp until the day she died and I loved the stories she would tell us about her days growing up.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Jane

susan said...

thanks so much for posting these....how lovely!
and, what a special day for a special nana to
celebrate her birthday...

warmly....susan

carpe diem said...

post precioso! muy dulce!
que tus corazones colocado en mi blog, GRACIAS!!!
UN ABRAZO, Olga

Pom Pom said...

Happy Valentine's Day to YOU, 52 Flea! I hope your day is full of warmth and joy!

Tish Jett said...

Absolutely charming. You definitely give an over-exposed special day its true meaning.

Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Warm regards,
Tish

Les Cotrions said...

Hello my romantic friend! Thanks for your so sweet words!!! Your vintage cards are fantastic! I'd like to have lived in the past sometimes!!! The photo of your grandmother is so beautiful! I also have lovely memories of my grandmothers (we say nonna!) and also my mother is a great "nonna" for my children!
Hope you're having a very romantic and happy day with Rob!
Big hugs to you both!
Vale

sweetpea said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs,

Shelley

Maryann said...

Thank you! These are lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Laura, and Happy Birthday to your Nana!

Sylvia said...

Laura, Happy Valenties Day to you, you have a nice collection of cards. Thank you for scanning your cards for us to use.

Sylvia

cheryl kuhn said...

What a special picture to have. Thanks so much for sharing all of those wonderful Valentines. I hope your day was a special one!!

Denise Marie said...

vintage lovies

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great collection Laura! Love the photo of your Nana!
Happy Birthday to her and Happy Valentines Day to you!
Carole

The Vintage Attic said...

What a great blog, I love it, so now I'm a follower. stop by my blog sometime this week I'm having my 100 post giveaway.

Happy Valentines Day!

Melissa

Lisa said...

Super Valentines!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!
Hugs, Lisa

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Laura, don't you just love vintage Valentine's, they are always so cute and sweet. Hope you've had a great day, T

Michelle said...

Love the vintage valentines, but that baby picture of your Nana is soooo cute. What great memories you must have some wonderful memories of Valentines Day with her.

Hope you have had a wonderful day.

unexpected Necessities said...

Great collection! I love them all!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Valentine Postcards with us for the Vintage Valentine Card Party. xo Joan, your hostess

Carole said...

What fantastic cards.

How lucky you were to have both of your grandmothers in your life. My maternal grandmother passed away well before I was even a thought...My paternal grandmother lived to be 98, but we didn't live in the same area, so I didn't see her often. I would have loved to have spent time in her Italian kitchen.

Sammy Girl said...

Just a quick stop by to look at your Vintage Valentines. How much fun this is!
Hugs and happy hearts EVERY day!
Betty :)