With your indulgence, I wanted to share one more photo of a vintage Valentine this week, only this one was three-dimensional so I couldn't simply put it on the scanner.
It's this pretty lass with a honeycomb teapot. This type of vintage Valentine had long been on my wish list, so I was very happy to find it. (Later, I saw the same Valentine online but with a fellow at left. My Valentine doesn't appear to be torn on the left, so I'm wondering if perhaps they made two different versions.)
And it's too small to read in the top photo, so here's a closeup of the sweet message. Someone asked the other day where I find my vintage Valentines. Well, I think I've found them all online, primarily eBay and Etsy. And my best advice is: Look for them long before Valentine's Day! I've paid between $1 and $3 for the vast majority of mine, so when I saw the same ones I have selling for $7-$17 last week, I wanted to cry out, "Nooooo! Wait for a bargain, people!" Now that Valentine's is over for the year, I'll be on the lookout for next year's Valentines to share.
Did you notice my sweet new tea cozy? Mary Jane made this for me out of some fabric she once won in one of my Valentine's Week giveaways! What a fine surprise this was!
And it's reversible, too, which is like getting two tea cozies in one! (She tells me she used a pattern from Marmalady's, so if your sewing skills are up to hers go here to order a pattern for yourself!)
Coming tomorrow: A most interesting venue for Valentine's Tea with my husband!