A Pinterest Guide to Regency Valentines

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With My Needle: August 2013 Miniature Portraits, Miniature Paintings, Letter Case, Lovers Eyes, Pocket Books, Historical Artifacts, Thing 1, Past Life, Female Portrait

With My Needle

The verse ".....is my name and with my needle I wrought the same" was the inspiration for my company name. I hope you'll enjoy stitching my designs.

Puzzle Purse Valentine - Puzzle purse love token, photo courtesy of… Saint Valentine, Valentine Heart, Valentine Crafts, Vintage Valentines, Victorian Valentines, Art Watch, Vintage Scrapbook, Paper Hearts, Naive Art

Puzzle Purse Valentine – Kovels

Don’t settle for a store-bought Valentine this year. Rediscover the almost-forgotten puzzle valentines that were popular from 1720 to 1840. Sometimes sweethearts

The Rude, Cruel, and Insulting 'Vinegar Valentines' of the Victorian Era - Atlas Obscura Flirting Quotes For Her, Flirting Humor, Popular Dating Apps, Penny Dreadful, Calling Cards, Valentine Day Cards, Vintage Valentines, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashion

The Rude, Cruel, and Insulting 'Vinegar Valentines' of the Victorian Era

Nothing like getting surprise hate mail from a would-be lover on February 14.

Nancy's Puzzle Purse Valentine - Puzzle purses are origami-like folded paper that have been used around the world and would often have the squares numbered, to be read in order as each leaf is opened, with a final message or picture in the center. Victorian Valentines, Vintage Valentines, Happy Valentines Day, Homemade Valentines, Funny Valentine, Valentine Cards, Old Paper, Paper Art, Paper Crafts

Valentine Puzzle Purse, 1816

This image by Nancy Rosin (2007) from victoriantreasury.com is of a puzzle purse dated February 14, 1816! By clicking on the link, you can read about these wonderful puzzle purses, and how and why they were made. (Sweethearts exchanged them as early as the 1790s.) Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers! Please note: the…

To My Valentine / Tuck's 11 - Valentinstag Valentine Images, Vintage Valentine Cards, Vintage Greeting Cards, Vintage Postcards, Vintage Ephemera, Vintage Images, Old Illustrations, Victorian Crafts, Old Fashioned Love

MY HEART'S MESSAGE TO MY VALENTINE boy in old style dress reads message, girl looks out

Regency/ Empire Card

Antique puzzle purse valentine back Saint Valentine, Be My Valentine, Vintage Holy Cards, Bookbinding Tutorial, Origami Envelope, Word Pictures, Paper Envelopes, Paper Folding, Old Paper

Valentine Kit

puzzle purse 8x8 back small. If you follow the link, you can read all about how these were done.

Antique Valentines Cards, Georgian Valentine Card - George IV Valentine Card of circa Has decorative Regency border with gilding. The centre cameo has been applied to the card and is a hand colour Victorian Valentines, Victorian Lace, Paper Wallpaper, Papercutting, Historical Clothing, Hand Coloring, Vintage Cards, Georgian, Regency

Georgian Valentine Card - 1825

Antique Valentines Cards, Georgian Valentine Card - 1825. George IV Valentine Card of circa 1825. Has decorative Regency border with gilding. The centre cameo has been applied to the card and is a hand colour

A 1790 handmade valentine puzzle housed at the British Postal Museum. The text reads: "My dear the Heart which you behold, Will break when you the same unfold, Even so my heart with lovesick pain, Sure wounded is and breaks in twain. Funny Valentines Cards, Vintage Valentines, Victorian Valentines, I Love Heart, Happy Heart, Humble Heart, Saint Valentine, Be My Valentine, Valentine Images

A Regency Round-Up on Valentine's Day - Kristen Koster

Early 19th century Valentine's Day info is hard to find. Most Regency Valentine's cards were considered ephemera and not kept. Here are some related links:

oldest “printed” Valentine's Day card was published in January 1797 by John Fairburn of Minories, London. Holidays Around The World, Guy Fawkes, Bonfire Night, Rhyme And Reason, History Teachers, All Nature, Regency, Fireworks, Valentine Day Gifts

A Regency Round-Up on Valentine's Day - Kristen Koster

Early 19th century Valentine's Day info is hard to find. Most Regency Valentine's cards were considered ephemera and not kept. Here are some related links:

Valentines Day 1829 – Number One London Vintage Valentines, Valentines Day, British History, Number One, World Of Fashion, New Books, Vintage Antiques, This Is Us, Projects To Try

Valentines Day 1829 – Number One London

Bell's World of Fashion A MONTHLY MAGAZINE DEDICATED EXPRESSLY TO HIGH LIFE, FASHIONABLES, AND FASHIONS, POLITE LITERATURE, FINE ARTS, THE...

Tacky cards and tongue-tied beaux Hymen, Historical Romance, Cupid, Regency, Valentines, Tie, Cards, Writer, Dating

Tacky cards and tongue-tied beaux | Simon Beattie

An early ‘valentine writer’, dating from about 1811, comprising 65 verse Valentines and Answers, from which a tongue-tied Regency beau or belle could select to copy onto the reverse of the frontispiece before giving the engraving, as a Valentine’s Day card, to the object of his or her affection. This one was never used, or at least never dismantled in the way it was intended.

Valentine’s Card, shortly after Regency Era c. Paper Lace, Regency Era, Lace Border, Historic Homes, Hand Coloring, Cupid, Georgian, Letterpress, Valentines

Georgian Valentine Card - Circa 1835

Antique Valentines Cards, Georgian Valentine Card - Circa 1835. Enchanting Georgian Paper-Lace and Die-Cut Valentine Card of circa 1825. The cards large paper-lace border is exceptional. The Church is a hand coloured Lithograph. The Centre of the Church opens to reveal cupids inside playing around the alter. Verse Letterpress. Printed by Joseph Mansell. Has

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Collectible Vintage Valentine's Day Cards | eBay

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