Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Delicate Valentine & Special Cherubs

It’s a very chilly 25 degrees here today and I’m thinking about hearts, and love, and roses, and chocolate…..all things to warm the romantic heart.

This precious and very delicate antique valentine card was found many years ago when my husband and I were out antiquing.

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It must have been very special to someone of long ago, because it was already custom framed in this small shadowbox frame.  I’ve never found another one like it.

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Can you see the depth?  It has about 4 layers.

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Of course I’ve never removed it, but it’s most likely German.

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Look at all that awesome gold Dresden scrap.

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As I was thinking about Valentine’s Day today I ran across some antique porcelains that I have with cherubs on them.  The detail on these pieces is amazing.

This is an irregular shaped vanity tray from Limoges, France.

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Here is a cute small plate from Bavaria.

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But my favorite is the Sevres cachepot.  The detail is incredible and it has the most gorgeous shade of blue.

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Cherubs are such a popular icon anytime of the year, and especially during February.  Do you have favorite cherub pieces or valentines?

It’s supposed to snow here tomorrow and I guess now that I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day I’ll start planning some tabletop vignettes.

Here’s to romance,

Kim

10 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kim, your cherubs and framed antique valentine is gorgeous!

I think they're so pretty and romantic.

Cold here one state up from you, too - brrrrr - more cold than snow but it is snowing, just tiny little cold flurries.

Olive said...

The vintage Valentine is beautiful. Cherubs who frolic on china are always a welcome sight.

Sarah said...

Your vintage valentine is a treasure. It's lovely framed in the shadow box, and certainly a good idea to preserve it as well as presenting it. Stay warm!

Maureen said...

All the pieces are so very pretty but the card is truly amazing! How lucky that it was already framed and spared the damage of being stored among papers.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow, you have a gorgeous collection Kim...so very beautiful and romantic!!...Have a great weekend...on my way to see your "sister"...:)

French Kissed said...

To think of all the love and care that went into making that beautiful Valentine. Loved the tour of your cherubic treasures...just gorgeous!

Jermaine

Leslie said...

Cherubs are perfect for VD and yours look so sweet in this frame:)

Pendra said...

After the passing of our Mother last year my Sister gave me a gift of a beautiful wax Cherub, she is on a timer and looks like a candle burning. It is exquisite and full of beautiful detail. She comes on every night at the same time and sits atop of my TV amoire so I can enjoy her as we calm down every evening. Love your shadow box, what lovely details.
Hugs,
Pendra

Ivy and Elephants said...

The vintage card is just amazing!
I always look for them at antique shows, but have never seen such a treasure as yours. I'd better try to round up my Valentine décor, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty, can't imagine how long it took someone to make that sweet Valentine!
Hope you are having a GREAT weekend,
Cindy

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