Monday, June 18, 2007

Lived-in Love: Household Items and Themes on Vintage Valentines

You WEIGH heavy on my mind! Won't you be my Valentine?

3 1/2" x 3 5/8"
circa 1950s
marked: A-Meri-Card
Made in U.S.A.

My Valentine I've got a Lot of Polish. Can't I Shine up to You?

 4 7/8" x 3 1/2"
circa 1930s
marked: madein U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks

Can you PITCHER me as - Your Valentine?

4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
circa 1920s, 1930s
Single Fold
no publisher's marks

My Valentine If you would ask it, My love is measured By the Basket.

4 3/8" x 5 3/4"
dated 1936
Mechanical Flat
marked: Made in U.S.A.
No other publisher's marks

Hey! WAKE UP I'm TIRED of waiting - make my DREAMS come true - To Be Your Valentine!

 5 1/2" x 4 3/8"
circa 1930s
Mechanical Flat
marked: Made in U.S.A.
no other publisher's marks

Quit STRINGIN' me an' be my Valentine.

6" x 4 3/4"
circa 1930s 
 Flat with 3-D detailing (real string segment attached)
 no publisher's marks

So-Fa so good my Valentine ~ On Valentine's Day my wants are few Just three small letters just Y-O-U.

3 5/8" x 5 5/8"
circa 1920s
embossed detailing

You're the CREAM in my COFFEE ~ Be My Valentine

4 1/4" x 3 3/8" (4 1/4" x 6 1/2" opened)
circa 1930s
single fold

You've SWEPT me off my Feet ~ Don't BRUSH me aside My Valentine.

4 3/8" x 3 1/4" (8 5/8" x 3 1/4" opened)
circa 1930s
Shaped Single Fold

Stick CLOTHES by and be my Valentine.

3 3/8" x 4 3/8" (3 3/8" x 8 3/4" open)
circa 1930s
copper wash pot

Could you arRANGE to be my Valentine?

circa 1940s
antique stove 

 Say Valentine Don't know the way things would PAN OUT with me out in the kitchen! But on the PARLOR SOFA, shucks, I sure can be BEWITCHING!

4 3/4" x 5 3/4"
circa 1950s
French Fold
made in USA
by Renner-Davis
Klever Kards line
marked: 1039

What a CUP-LE we would make
if you would spoon with me.

3 1/4" x 4 1/4" (3 1/4" x 8 1/2" opened)
circa 1930s/1940s

Hope I'm SLIPPIN' in the right direction - Valentine. SLIDIN' your way in a hurry Please don't give me cause to worry!

3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
circa 1940s
made in USA

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1 comment:

  1. The puns are just so awful-- I love it!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection!