Vintage Valentine...

Photography Seasonal/Holiday posted on Feb 13, 2016
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She was just an old-fashion gal presumably from the Victorian era (early 1900's) with stars in her eyes and a little coy, when he presented her with a bunch of roses for 'Valentine's Day' and when she blushes and says: " Oh, you shouldn't have... " *** Many years ago, a friend of mine gave me a pack of very old-style postcards as a present. I had them hidden and almost forgotten, but always remembered them as a valuable and prized possession and dusted them off. They were actually coloured in by hand. Unfortunately, none of them have a photographers or artists name on the back of it - only that they were originally printed in Germany. It reads: "MY TREASURE, your beauty grants my will no choice, but makes my heart and soul rejoice !" How complex the language was then ? to me anyway - compared to now, especially when one has not had the pleasure of an English speaking education. Wishing you all my friends, a wonderful VALENTINE'S DAY - with some nice memories of the 'olden days'... LOL Cheers Brigitte

Comments (19)


wysiwig 8:40PM | Sat, 13 February 2016

In those days one had to be well spoken to be thought acceptable. Poorly dressed 'bad boys' were usually in trouble with the law and on the run. I see what appears to be another bouquet on the settee next to her. I would love to know the story behind that. I hope you had a pleasant Valentine's day.

blondeblurr 8:44PM | Sat, 13 February 2016

I am guessing, probably from another suitor... ?


ArtistKimberly 9:35PM | Sat, 13 February 2016

Delightfully Wonderful Work,


Madbat 12:12AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Today we'd say, "Hey, your hot!" Yeah, we've slipped a bit.


starship64 12:34AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

How romantic! What a beautiful old-time card.


rbowen 2:28AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

What a pleasant image and story! I am glad that you still have the beautiful cards! Your treasures! Thank you for sharing, Brigitte! Happy Valentine's!


giulband 2:55AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Well taken !


jif3d 4:50AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Digging the old coloured in B&W image and the corny V-day message, cool find amongst your hidden gems...I wonder if there any Easter Bunnies hiding in there as well ? LOL

Happy Valentines Day & ~Cheers~


Cyve 7:14AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

This image is absolutely marvelous !!!


helanker 9:58AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Whar a lovely Valentine card, Brigitte. I am glad you shared this with us. :-)


Faemike55 10:11AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

I just reread the history of St. Valentine's day - we have slipped a lot since the beginnings of this tradition (800 years worth of slipping)
wonderful image and a Happy Valentine's day to you


VDH 11:02AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Beautiful image, lovely scene!!


kgb224 11:07AM | Sun, 14 February 2016

Superb capture. Happy valentines day everyone. God bless.


npauling 5:48PM | Sun, 14 February 2016

A beautiful valentines day card and what a treasure to have. I love her outfit it looks so feminine, though I'm glad we don't have to wear them now especially on a hot day. No wonder the women were always swooning. I hope you had a very happy day. 😄


flavia49 10:46AM | Tue, 16 February 2016

very beautiful


X-PaX 11:00AM | Tue, 16 February 2016

Very nice scene. For such an old card my first thought was that it should have a sepia colored touch, but i also like the colored version very much.


dochtersions 4:34AM | Thu, 18 February 2016

AMAZING!!! When I opened this upload yours, I was particularly surprised by the gentle and pure sentimental atmosphere, so understated, yet so warm, tender and soft. Also I like your words, dear Brigitte; the sweetest I'd like to stay serious in my mind which come on, when I see this 'Germany's post'. Over all I'm very respectful of what I feel, and see in this very special picture. I love it very much, as I love you. 😘


sandra46 12:56PM | Fri, 19 February 2016



Glendaw 6:57PM | Fri, 26 February 2016

Wow !

Vintage cards are so beautiful !

Thanks for sharing.


jocko500 1:41PM | Fri, 18 March 2016

well done

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