I'd like to share a little vintage "love" this Valentine's Day.
As you may have read in my "About Me" section, I collect things that most people my age would probably pass right by...including old hankies!
But how could I pass by these two?
I've had them in my collection for awhile. They are so cheerful to pull out during the gray days of winter!
Hankies are so dainty. I love the polka dot hearts on these two.
I love how there are hankies for every season. I like to set them out all year round. They look so sweet hanging, too.
Here's another item from my vintage Valentine's Day stash:
McCall's, February 1953. Only 25 cents!
For Valentine Girls...they suggest a tea. I think that's still a classic idea!
Here are their suggestions:
I love the size of old magazines. Here's an article on cakes. I love the simplicity of the colored frosting with white frosting words. They suggest phrases such as, "Stay as Sweet as You Are" or "I married an Angel." In my family, we still always celebrate with a cake!
These were made for a magazine, but they have a homemade feel that appeals to me. They do suggest, though, "...on a busy party day, we strongly recommend your using one of the good mixes on the market rather than taking the time to make up a cake recipe from scratch."
A lot of the fun of looking through old magazines is seeing the ads. Apparently, "you can whip up a Swans Down Cake Mix beauty with such old-fashioned home-baked goodness folks want to kiss you!" Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Here's a romantic ad for Cashmere Bouquet Soap.
This would be perfect to use on Valentine's Day in 1953. It is "a fragrant invitation to romance!" It "adorns your skin with the fragrance men love!"
Are you ready for Valentine's Day 2012?