Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday


Love is in the air. That is one of the sweetest things about this time of year. Everyone is thinking about love.


This is a Valentine that I found in an antique shop. I thought the inside was as pretty as the outside.



Romance comes in many forms and I find collectibles from the turn of the century to be very romantic. The Victorian times is full of romance.



I love collecting these old cabinet cards. Many times the backs are very pretty also.



I was totally captivated by this little girl. Isn't she darling in her little dress and pretty necklace?
This was her in 1902.


Another thing I love to find are calling cards. This one was sent to me by my dear friend, Deb.
I share all these images with you because I like to think that you will enjoy them as much as I have.


I would love it if these images would inspire you to create a romantic piece of art. Feel free to use any of these images and I would love to see what you make! We would even be thrilled to showcase it here!
Have a beautiful Tuesday!
Twyla

33 comments:

Faye said...

Oh Twyla, I love then! Thank-u for sharing. Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Marilyn said...

These are beautiful!! I have an album of cabinet cards from my father's family. Most I can't identify & no one thought to put a name on them..... so sad.
Great Post!!
**Smile**
Marilyn
xxoo

Julie said...

What wonderful things you're sharing today, Twyla! Thanks for these gorgeous images...I'm feeling VERY inspired to use them!

Hope you're having a beautiful day today--just started pouring rain outside--love that sound!

becky said...

I love them! How sweet the little girl is.I think my fav is the second one with the little poem on it.

Diane said...

Twyla, I love the Victorain era, and I have alot of the very old cabinet cards. To me, that era was like no other.

Dixie said...

Twyla... thanks for sharing.. I love the first card.. I always like the gold or silver scroll work they did on these old cards.. it's so pretty!

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

Thanks for sharing the old valentines and photo's with us! Do you remember in Laura Ingalls Wilder's books when she got her own name cards and gave one to Almanzo? I think of that story every time I see a calling card.

Jolijn said...

They are so pretty, love the flowers!..

Have a great day!
Jolijn

Laurie Anne said...

Twyla these are positively gorgeous! The Victorian Era is my favourite...Thank you for sharing these lovelies xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such great finds! All the vintage valentines are so lovely and colorful. There was a time when much attention was paid to detail. Have a great day! Tammy

Kathleen said...

I just love these romantic cards and portraits. Thank you so much for sharing them. I think thes are just darling, especially the little babe! Hugs, Kathleen

Julie said...

Oh I haven't started thinking about love yet. But I guess I should get started!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Good morning dear Twyla! It *is* warmer here today like they said it would be but it's snowing... So does that count? :(

What delicate art work on that first card- just lovely! Thanks for being such a generous girl!

I'm haing fun making some valentines and most of my supplies and images are from you and Lindsey! When I get a few made up, I'll show them on my blog. ♥

LiLi M. said...

Ah it's getting better every day! Thanks!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

You guys are so sweet to put all of this together and share all these lovely images with us! Thank you for your generous spirits and being such dear souls.

Happy week to you!

Sally

Laurie Anne said...

Hi Twyla and Lyndsey...I've left you a little something on my blog. xx

Linda said...

These are lovely images...thank you for sharing them with us!

Queenie said...

These are beautiful...I love the romantic looking valentines! Love that Limoges powder box too..the art and colors are gorgeous! Hoping you have a wonderful week...stay warm...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Alecia said...

I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I love your blog! C:

Happy@Home said...

Beautiful things always greet me when I come to visit your blog. The little girl in her dress and necklace is adorable.
I love all of the vintage Valentine's that you and Lindsey are sharing and look forward to seeing the creative ideas you both come up with. I would be happy to display your button on my sidebar if you can tell me how :-)

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Haven't been able to drop in on the two crazy crafters in a while, so I enjoyed playing catch up with you. There was so much to see and enjoy. Love your banner and look forward to all the Valentines.

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WOOAH...ADORABLE BLOG..SO LOVELY,WOULD U MIND IN ADD MY LINK IN UR BLOGROLL?CONGRATS AND HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!

Dogwood said...

Sweeet and sooo romantic. I love the last one of the lovely calling cards. I think I would have loved living back in those Victorian Days.

Suzie Button said...

Love these today too! I might try to find time to make something to share, if I can squeeze it in between working! Suzie

Cora said...

These are beautiful....thank you for sharing and for letting us use them too. Ahhh sweet romance and it was shown in a very beautiful way back at the turn of the century. Beautiful works of art indeed. I love the old photo cards too...very impressive work by photographer who had it so much harder than we do!
I recently found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, a couple of portraits approximately 3x4 in size each with curved glass in the frames. Upon more examination of them I discovered they were hand painted over the photo to enhance the beauty...all in perfect condition, frame, glass, and photos. I only paid $10.00 for the pair, which was a stretch for me...but to me they are priceless...I just wish they were some one from my own family!

Thanks again!

Maria said...

I love these photos. They are beautiful. Just sad that they have lost their families. Glad someone is caring for them

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Twyla,
The little girl is darling and look at her smile!
Can't wait to see what else you have!
Happy Tuesday!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Twyla,
Just stopping by to catch up with you and to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true. I love the valentines, I have few antique valentines too that my Grandma had saved through her childhood.
Take care,
Elizabeth

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my yes, the Victorians were great about giving herbs and flowers such "flowery" meanings, weren't they? Such a creative bunch! Love these, Twyla!
Brenda

Jacqueline said...

I love that sweet little girl. She is so content and love just radiates from her little heart. Sweet post for sure!

GardenofDaisies said...

I had a wee computer issue today. I went in to change something in my blog profile and I ended up changing the wrong thing and I think I may have severed all connections I had - links and blog followers and that sort of thing. I still want to be your blog friend. If you still want to follow me, you may have to redo it. I learn everything on the computer through trial and error and this was one big error! Sorry about that.
-Gayle (GardenofDaisies)

~Tonja~ said...

Oh Twyla...those are adorable...
thank you for sharing with us..
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
Thanks for sharing the lovely vintage images. You really do have a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing them.
Lindsay
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