Friday, January 21, 2011

To My Sweetheart

…..that’s how many of these cards are signed first by the admirer who eventually became the young woman’s husband. Aim was the young man’s name and he always called his “girl” sweetheart, my little girl, and my little wife. These are a treasured flea market find from a few years back.  They were produced by Paul Frederick Volland who founded The Volland Co. of Chicago in 1908. Only one has a date on the back – 1936, and it looks like maybe these all came in a box of assorted greeting cards as most of them have the same “look” and another thing they have in common – they all have “Pink” on them……

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I love all the detail, the silver embossing, and the beautiful papers that look like an old moiré wallpaper or fabric.

And then of course, one of my own…..

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For some more lovely PINKS, pop on over to Beverly’s at How Sweet the Sound.  Happy Pink Saturday friends…..



Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this post is full of true pink perfection! So very lovely.

We did a whole flea market booth of pink accents.
Come take a peek:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marydon said...

G'morn, Dru ~ So love vintage cards & artwork ... love yours. My fav is the silhouette. I used to have over 800 silhouettes in my home, they are so unique & lovely.

Have a happy PS weekend ~

Donnie said...

I love all your pink vintage cards. Happy Pink Saturday.

Cindy said...

Those are all very beautiful cards!!
Love yours too!!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Dru...
You made my Saturday a little brighter getting to look at those lovely cards....Don't they grab your heartstrings? I know they do mine.

Leann said...

Hi Dru -Love the story behind these sweet cards. And you my friend, your card looks like it could have been one of the beautiful originals.

Enjoy your weekend!

Scrapping Julie said...

what an awesome find! and of course yours is simply fantastic!

Micki Switzer said...

Love the inspiration these old valentine cards can give us. Thanks for the comment on my Hydrangea's. The ones you liked were the very first ones I did a few weeks ago and now I can't remember exactly how I did them.....eeeeek. So I"m taking a break and doing a little blog surfing.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...these are so beautiful dru and yours is no exception. Just absolutely stunning work my friend and I've been admiring your cards too in my latest magazines. I'm so proud and happy for you!

Sara said...

Hi Mom! Those cards are so cool, you always find the best stuff! Love ya