February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013 edition of Flickr Favourites



{1939 ~ dovima_is_devine_II}



{Valentine's Day (from Good Housekeeping, February 1947) ~ sugarpie honeybunch}



{Happy Valentine's Day! ~ such pretty things}



{1941...kisses giving ~ x-ray delta one}



{Alva Crowhurst Valentine's Card ~ Port Hope Archive}



{Arthur Saron Sarnoff 1951 ~ Art & Vintage}



{Valentine Cake Truffles 1 ~ thecurvycarrot}


{1940s for my beloved sweetheart vintage Valentine card ~ Christian Montone}



{S'mores Valentines portrait ~ LittlePumpkinsPhotography}



{Pucker up (Valentine's photo of actress Raquel Torres) ~ carbonated}




{All images above are from Flickr. To learn more about a specific image, please click on its title to be taken to its respective Flickr page.}



Tomorrow marks the intentional day of love, a time when those who are gripped by the spirit of amour (or even the mere notion of it) revel in the plethora of red hearts, romantic gestures, long stemmed roses, and boxes of chocolaty sweets.

As a lifelong fan of love and romance, I cannot help but adore Valentine's Day (perhaps I should mail it a punny card informing it of such Smile ). At the same time though, I'm completely aware that it's not everyone's cup of tea (or should I say, flute of pink champagne).

As such, I won't drone about how delightful I think February 14th is, but I couldn't let this day of passion slip past tomorrow without sharing a handful of the Flickr images that I've been passionate about myself as of late. These images are beautiful, charming, and chocked full of the festive spirit that embodies St. Valentine's Day, and should appeal to one and all, no matter if you're a conversation heart die-hard or if you'd prefer that the calendar bypassed the fourteenth completely this month.

After all, whether your mind is filled with daydreams about a particular someone or you're blacklisting the notion of a day devoted to love entirely, I think it's a safe bet to assume that if you're reading this post, you have a pretty deeply rooted passion for vintage and that alone should be enough to help you enjoy taking a gander a few wonderful Flickr images on this, the eve of Cupid's busiest day of the year.

However you spend tomorrow (Tony - a fellow lover or love - and I will be spending every last moment together, complete with romantic gifts and a home cooked dinner), I hope that you have an absolutely beautiful Valentine's Day and that you get to enjoy being with someone you care deeply about, whether they're your significant other, a relative, or a cherished friend.

Happiest wishes and much love to you all, for a marvelous Valentine's Day!

35 comments:

  1. I love that first photo. She so beautiful and her hair is wonderful. All the Valentine's cards are too cute. I sometimes run across Valentine's Day cards but they are too pricey to collect.

    Our anniversary is on the 13th so Jess and I celebrate it along with Valentine's Day. We see no point in going out on one of the busiest days of the year.

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    1. She's stunning, I completely agree. I wish I had hair (both in terms of colour and style) like her's.

      Happiest anniversary to you both! I love that your wedding anniversary is Valentine's Eve, it doesn't get more romantic than that!

      Big hugs & joyful week-of-love wishes!!!
      ♥ Jessica

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  2. lovely photos! happy valentines day ^v^

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  3. Lovely post!! :D I hope that you and Tony have an amazing Valentine's Day!!!! :D

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  4. Thank you for the lovely post! Valentine's Day has always been a favorite for me, I love everything about it. Have a wonderful day tomorrow Jessica!!

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  5. oh what a darling post!!! i especially love the picture with the woman writing love on the window;) so beautiful!
    happy valentine´s day!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  6. I love the little dog, he or she is so shiny!

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  7. I feel awful - i just realized tomorrow is Valentine's and I haven't got a clue of what I am going to do :/

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  8. How very sweet, and that dog is the absolute best!

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  9. thanks, dear jessica, for the beautiful pictures!
    i dont celebrate valentines day but this makes smile. soooooo cute!

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    1. My pleasure, sweet Beate. I'm so happy to know you enjoyed this festive post even though you don't celebrate Valentine's. I hope you have a wonderful week and rest of February filled with love and sweetness.

      ♥ Jessica

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  10. Enjoy your day Jessica, and thank you for the smiles x

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  11. Lovely selection of images Jessica :) I love the cute dog and the perfume advert is my favourite!

    Katy
    xox

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  12. I just loves these! Especially the daschund! :-D Hope you and Tony have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

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  13. May you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!!!

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    1. Thank you very much, honey! I wholeheartedly hope you have a stellar February 14th as well!!!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  14. I thought of you today. I went to my favorite consignment shop and found the most darling hats. But what broke my heart was seeing the most fabulous 1940s women's pants in a size that was just a skosh too small. I am still sad thinking about it. But I must focus on the darling hats.

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Kate. I hear you loud and clear, that is such a frustrating experience. I've run into it many a time myself, too. When that happens, I just try to adopt a "it wasn't meant to be" viewpoint, but that only dulls the sting of having to pass up a fab vintage item so much. Fingers crossed the next pair your find fits you like a glove.

      Happiest Valentine's Day wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  15. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Tony, Jessica! These images are all wonderful. I especially adore the little dachsie with the cute heart. :) All these photos made my Valentine's Eve. If there is such a thing, and i know there is. Let the love celebrations begin early! It can't hurt, right?!

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you. It's our first as a married couple!

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    1. How romantically wonderful! Huge happy Valentine's Day wishes to you both, my sweet friend.

      ♥ Jessica

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  17. These photos are all wonderful, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful date night :)

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  18. OMG I want those truffles. They look so yummy. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I love your Flickr posts.

    Deborah
    Hellcat Vintage

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  19. Ahh, vintage romance! We don't celebrate V-day in Denmark, although all the shops try to make it popular, haha. :)

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  20. Awwww! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Tony, sweetheart!!!! <3

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    1. Thank you very much, honey! Happiest, sweetest Valentine's Day wishes to you and your wonderful chap, too.

      Big hugs!
      ♥ Jessica

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  21. Cute post, loved it! I wish that here in Brazil the Valentine's Day was as cool as there. Kisses and Happy Valentine's day, honey :)

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  22. Lovely collection of images! I like valentines day a lot, any day that makes us stop and really focus on the love in our life is a good day!
    I love the funny slogans on vintage valentine cards, some of them are really strange! Check these out! http://www.retronaut.com/2012/02/wtf-valentine-cards-1920s/

    xxx

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    1. Hi Catherine,

      Thank you very much. I really love Valentine's Day as well. Sure, I can see both views on this date and what it represents, but to me, the positively, happy qualities - including the celebration of all the different kinds of love in your our lives - will always win out for me as well.

      Thanks for sharing that link about WFT Valentine's 1920s Valentine cards. Some of them are mighty eyebrow raising indeed!

      ♥ Jessica

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  23. I love the perfume ad and the 1940's valentine. You always pick such wonderful things for your flicker posts. :) The happiest of Valentine's Days to you and your husband!

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  24. Oh I love that last image, but these are all lovely and sweet. I'm so glad to see some positive Valentine's posts around. It seems like I'm surrounded by Valentine's Scrooges sometimes. Happy Valentines to you (I know I'm late but better late than never!) x

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet lady, happiest Valentine's wishes to you and Jay as well. ♥

      I can totally see both sides of the Valentine's card, but I'm just the kind of person who is chipper and cheerful by nature - not to mention a die-hard romantic, so you'll always find the positive side of February 14th being celebrated on my blog.

      Big hugs!
      ♥ Jessica

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  25. Lovely images Jessica, I love the little daschund and the picture of Raquel Torres. Hope your Valentine's Day was everything you wished for. xx

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet lady. I've been going through a particularly rough spell on the health front this month, but the loveliness and cheer of Valentine's Day helped lift my spirits immensely, and once could hardly ask for more than that from any day.

      I wholeheartedly hope that your Feb. 14th was a terrific for you as well, my friend!

      ♥ Jessica

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  26. I just love the image of the woman writing on the window fog!

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your love! ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, questions, and opinions with me. I read and sincerely appreciate each comment I receive - they brighten my day like rays of sparkling sunshine.

♥ Jessica