Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Gramma's Valentines




My Gramma saved everything! One of my favorite things she saved is the valentines from her school days. They are from the late '10s and early '20s. Framing and matting is so expensive, but can really define the item you want framed. I decided that since the valentines had survived 8 decades without air conditioning and since I was on a really tight budget, I would just have to fake it. I used acid free paper and clear photo corners to "frame" them in frames that I patiently bought over two "sales" at my local craft store. Someday I will probably have them professionally framed, but for right now, I love them!

5 comments:

Andrea C. Parker said...

That's beautiful! I knew you were doing that but I hadn't seen it. Great job - they look professional to me!

SunshineandRavioli said...

Just the other day, I was wondering to myself if you had a blog, and *poof* here you are... Yay! What a great treasure the Valentines are and you did an awesome job framing them yourself!

Welcome to the addictive world of blogging!

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Steph

Tiedupmemories said...

What a great idea!It looks wonderful! Welcome to blogland! You and I both! I started 2 weeks ago.It's fun!
Tracy

yippeevintage said...

Yippee! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Cottage :) You did a beautiful job framing your Gramma's Valentines ~ what a treasure!

~ Angela

Kath said...

They look great to me! What a treasure to have!
thanks for visiting my blog, come back soon :)
Kath