Saturday, February 13, 2010

Silver Sunday Vintage Valentines

Today is a combination post which I call Silver Sunday Vintage Valentines. I am joining in again with Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal for the start of Silver Sunday Session II and with Joan at Anything Goes for the Vintage Valentine Card Party. Both parties will be fun. You know what great hostesses Joan and Beth are. Please be sure to stop over and say hi to all their party guests.

I was only planning on participating with just my Valentines, I am short on any new silver. Then I remembered my friend Darcy and a few silver treasures that I knew she wouldn't mind sharing. Darcy lives in a log cabin home that she has decorated in the shabby chic Victorian style. It may surprise some folk expecting a lodge type decor (especially being up in Maine), but I must say her style works. I have made her promise to let me take some pictures to sha
re, for another post. But for today, may I present her collection of Knights in Shining Armour.

The first knight is over 6 foot tall and stands guard in the living room. He holds a sign that reads "Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons ... For you are crunchy and good with ketchup." Words to live by.

*I just found this perfect Valentines Day card over at Fiona and Twig that I just had to add to my post.

She also has two other knights, one 4 feet and the other 2 feet tall.

Definitely not what you would expect to find in a log cabin home
but it is so Darcy.

Now as a segue into the Valentine post, here is a photo of the hubby, resplendent in his tux, in a SILVER frame with VINTAGE VALENTINE DAY card.

This Valentine would have been received by some lucky little girl in the 40's, as would the rest of the
cards in my collection.

This charming little Valentine, shows kittens playing with a puzzle. I thought it looked cute against my Floraline vases and shiny red puzzle piece magnet.

My friend Darcy has kittens, dogs, chickens, a pig and 3 goats. The goats like to try to climb into my car each time I visit. Today, was no exception.

So I thought I would do a goat card for them.

I love old books and use them for decorating as well as reading. I tend to be drawn to them for the color of their jacket as much as the contents therein. These are some of my red books. The little girl is giving a lesson to the little boy.

This next one is my favorite card. It is older than the 40's but unsure the exact date. It simply reads "Will you help me kill time? Now that surely screams out romance.

Music and Valentines Day are a natural pairing, so here is a pair of musicians serenading with guitar and trombone.

Valentine's Day would not be complete without a tasty treat, so here is a little girl cooking up a batch of Valentine Sweets for her beau.

Hope that you all get some chocolate, served on a silver tray, while you sit back ad enjoy Silver Sunday and Vintage Valentine Card Blog Parties. Happy Valentine's Day.


Linda said...

What a great post! I didn't know we were still doing Silver Sunday? I thought it was once a month now? Whoops I better check it out. Love your valentine's and how cute they are displayed.

sissie said...

Thank you for such a lovely Valentine's Day post.
Picture of your hubby in his tux is priceless.


Gypsy Fish said...

What a great collection of card you have...but I must say I want to see more of Darcy's the knights how funky and cool!
Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Donna Rafferty said...

I'd love to visit Darcy's cabin and see more! I love all your wonderful vintage valentines, and how you have them scattered around the house!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh my!! That 6'' night in shining armour is just what I need .. send him over!!! hehe Love your vintage Valentine's cards also..

Sarah said...

Sherri, somehow I'm just now finding your delightful blog so I quickly added myself as a new follower. This is such a fun post for Valentine's Day. Imagine a collection of knights! I do want to see more of Darcy's cabin. Please thank her for sharing with all of us.
As for your vintage valentines, I think each one is precious. I don't have any vintage valentines. What a fun collection!
I scrolled down and read many of the previous posts. Great job. I'm so happy I've found you!
Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Sarah

Lisa said...

The knights are very cool! My son has a knights themed bedroom. He would love to have one of these.

Gracie Jewellery said...

love this. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentines day!

Sherry said...

Love your Valentines! That one is funny "Will you help me kill time?"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
What wonderful valentine cards. I especially love the cowboy valentine. Happy Valentines Day.

Maureen said...

Love your post! The knights are certainly an unexpected decor choice and that sign cracked me up. I bet Darcy is quite the character.

Diann said...

Those Knights are just too cool!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Sherry,
You are so ambitious to join both the SS and VV blog parties! What a party animal you are!

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Teresa said...

Sherrie, what a great post today! I love those silver 'Knight's in Shining Armour' . . . they're wonderful! I think they'd be just a bit spooky at night though! LOL!

I just love how you've displayed your vintage Valentine's cards . . . you did a great job pairing them up!

Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Silver Sunday . . . Happy Valentine's Day too!


Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Those Valentines are so sweet. They just don't make them like that anymore ~ well they do, but they'll cost you a fortune. I especially like the Knight w/ dragon plaque. I actually have that bumpersticker.

Happy Valentines Day! Dee

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Sherrie~ What a delightful and fun blog you have. I loved reading this post and seeing all of your nifty Valenitne vignettes! Your friend Darcy must be a her knights and the dragon sign almost made me shoot milk out of my nose! Glad I stopped by!

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

You do have a neat collection of valentine cards and the goats are cute. Im glad you liked the photos on my blog. thankyou for visting. Have a great evening. Julian

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love how you combined the two parties together and themed your cards to real life and fun displays!

Thank you for participating in the Vintage Valentine Card Party! xo Joan, your hosress

Anonymous said...

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Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Sherry, this post is so wonderful! I love your Valentine's. And how you put them with the themes. You have got to be the first to show us silver armor!! I love it! And in a shabby chic room no less. Can't wait to see the rest of her log cabin home. We have friends up the lane who built a log cabin. It's very pretty and she has decorated it beautifully although not with shining knights. :)

Short and Sweet said...

I really enjoyed seeing your Valentine cards so artfully displayed with other household treasures. You did a wonderful job with your post.

Chari said...

Hi Sherrie...

Totally awesome, my friend! I love your friend Darcey's knights in shining armor! Ohhhh...I would love to have a 6' knight in arms to display at my place! Yes...yes...I would love to see more of Darcey's home! I also really enjoyed your vintage Valentine card collection! Aren't the old cards just fabulous? I love them!!! I also loved seeing your other pretties that you displayed with the Valentine cards! I love that old clarinet sheet music or music book! Thank you so much for sharing your collection with us!

Also wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for the sweet, sweet note that you left me! Thank you!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

EnchantedBella said...

Your knights are so cool. My husband and I have our house decorated in the renaissance era. Getting a knight in armor is on our list. The knight Valentines day card is adorable. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. See you next months SS.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love all those vintage cards....thanks for coming over and saying hi. Hope you have a great week!

Monica@The White Bench said...

What beautiful collection you have! They're all so cute...
Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment.
Hope you had a special day!

Athena said...

Very cool stuff, but what caught my attention is the plaque that the knight is holding. I used to have that saying on a bumper sticker. :)

Barbara Jean said...

I finally made it over to see your silver suit of armor!
It is great, and certainly does fall into the 'we like unique' category for us.

Thanks for your visits.


barbara jean