Monday, February 13, 2012

just my type

typewriter valentine

Happy almost Valentine's Day to you all. I got this vintage valentine last month and adore it. It's a keeper. The paper in the typewriter moves up and down (it's connected to her feet below). I guess it was where people were supposed to write. This one is not written on and I'm guessing it's from the 1930's.

When I was a kid in 3rd or 4th grade, this rich girl in my class gave out these deluxe valentines to everyone and they moved like this one. Mine was a typewriter and it said "You're just my type" and the paper moved up and down. I thought it was the most awesome valentine ever. I was especially loved that it was a typewriter and loved that she chose that for me. 

This one that was made 40 years earlier and is a way fancier version, but my memory of that childhood one makes it even more special.

Speaking of "just my type". The blog The Copycat Collector blog recently profiled The Cedar Chest. What fun that was and how neat to discover a new blog. Take a look and see all the wonderful collections she has of Valentine themed things. Here are a few of my favorite images.

And I love this collection of Valentine hankies! 


  1. You have certainly put me in the mood for valentine's Day. I love the moving paper. And, oh those hankies!

  2. Silly me, I just now discovered your lovely link to my blog & sharing of my images! They look adorable on your site, and they are in good company with all of your amazing vintage treasures! Thanks so much!