Friday, February 3, 2017

1920's Valentines Day Inspiration

While my plans for Valentines day involve sitting at home with my cat watching Columbo, I must admit a certain love of the occasion. I don't know that I've ever spent the day with a romantic date. Instead, I always think of it as a way to remind people close to us how much we care. My best friends always get a homemade card and I've held Valentines Day tea-parties in previous years. 

This year, my health doesn't permit any big plans, but I may have to get dressed up (even if Aggie is the only one who sees it!). While looking for inspiration, I came across these adorable 1920's Valentine costumes! The illustrations are from a couple of Dennison's books, and the costumes would have been made from (usually crepe) paper. Wouldn't it be amazing to go to a Valentines Day party with everyone in such costumes?! 

I've actually made myself a headband to resemble the one above-left. With just a few scraps of felt and a piece of red ribbon, it was super simple and an inexpensive way to add a bit of Valentines flare to my wardrobe.

The tablescapes below make me wish I could have a tea-party again this year! Aren't they fun?

If you wish to peruse the original publications, I've embedded a copy below. There are some really fun sounding party games, as well as ideas for other Spring holidays (such as Easter, St. Patrick's Day, May Day, etc) 

That's All.


  1. Those vintage Valentines are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful inspiration! I love that first picture, of the heart potted plant!

  3. Hello. Love those vintage Valentine ideas.. I'm going to spend Valentines evening with my 2 cats watching Ella Cinders, Colleen Moore's 1926 silent comedy .. It is on YouTube ..
    Many Best Wishes, Pamela

  4. My maternal grandmother made crepe paper St. Patrick's Day costumes for my older sister and cousin. She also made a crepe paper Daisy costume for my older sister for a play in school.


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