Thursday, February 3, 2011

Red and Hearts for Valentine's Day, Dunoon, ruby hatpin and red tea tin

It is really amazing to realize that it's already February and Valentine's Day is fast approaching with cinnamon breath and rose tinted glasses!

I wanted to share a few things that bespeak the holiday fast approaching and are a celebration of color and sentiment.

This is a lovely 10kt gold hatpin or stick pin that we have at Time Was Antiques with a faceted faux ruby dating to the 1950-1960s with a pretty heart shape. I just love it! What a statement of love and color on a lapel or hat.  Click the photo for more info.

Today we had a doctor's appointment in Seattle and took the ferry in from Bainbridge Island where we park our car. The shops are starting to be flooded with Valentine treats and goodies. It's a lovely time of year!

Another type of heart jewelry is this expansion bracelet we recently got at an estate auction that is probably already headed to a new home. These bracelets were popular from the late Victorian era to the 1940s.  Here is another example from the 1920s. Click the photo for more info:

Hearts are such a universal symbol of love!

This is a Dunoon mug from 2005-2006 with a design called Valentino that we recently added to Time Was Antiques.  The mug is by Italian designer Umberto Banchelli and has a lot of gold metallic accents that you can't really see in the photo. That speaks Be My Valentine in several languages! Click the photo for more info.

And if you love antique postcards....

This is a 1907 real photo romance postcard. Ahhh.....

To hear about our day in Seattle and Bainbridge Island, visit my other blog, Antiques And Teacups blog for photos and our Teacup Thursday choice.

Tomorrow I'm going to talk about the history of Apostle spoons. Who knew???
Have a great evening and hopefully you are not freezing on the east coast or mid west! I'm feeling a little guilty because we are just rusting here in Washington state!

1 comment:

Sonia said...

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for your sweet visit! Isn't Carmel the best! Yes the Tuck Box is still there serving wonderful eggs benedict and tea! It's truly a fairytale cottage..I have a print of it in my home that I enjoy. What a lovely blog and I love those mugs in your also live near another of my favorite places in the world...Victoria B.C...we visited there for an anniversary and enjoyed every minute! Nice to meet you!

Sonia/Miss Bloomers

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