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  • Writer's pictureEmma

A Very Vintage Valentines

Whether it's Valentines, Galentines, Palentines or just another February day - we love any excuse for a celebration over at My Vintage HQ!

Valentines may get a bad wrap at times for it's modern day commercialisation, but it actually originates back in the third century AD. The emperor of the time was Claudius II and he believed that married men made for terrible soldiers so he put a total ban on marriage under his reign. Along came Valentine who hated the thought of love being squashed so he began to arrange marriages in secret for couple who were determined to get hitched. He was eventually caught and given the death sentence. When he was imprisoned waiting for his fate, he fell head over heels in love with the daughter of the jailer. He was taken to be executed on February 14th, leaving a note for her signed "from your Valentine". A little dark but still a lovely story filled with drama, love and romance.

With all the love in the air, I thought I would pick out a few items from our huge vintage collection that really represent all the hearts and flowers of the occasion! I hope you fall in love with something...

Amazing lettered brooch saying “Love” in gold tone metal. The O is replaced with a diamanté studded heart to make this even cuter! Perfect to add to a jacket, dress, hat or clutch bag. Measures approx 1.75” x 1.75”. Very good vintage condition. Tap the image to go to the main item page.

Delicate and pretty wrist length gloves in vivid red floral lace, with a little stretch. Size 8 (medium) measures approx 8" around knuckles, 2.5" from base to tip of thumb and 8" around wrist. In excellent vintage condition. More more info just tap the image.

Gorgeous retro inspired fitted top in deep red with gorgeous cherry print in black and white. Elasticated neckline and sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder. Understand seam. Cotton fabric with some stretch. Fastens with a back zip. Looks great with shorts, skirts, trousers and denim. Various UK sizes available, just tap the image to go to the main item page.

Stunning designer vintage scarf from the ever sought after Moschino. This rectangular vintage scarf is made from a bubbly textured silk blend in peach, with a cute love heart design and Moschino logo. Measures approx 58” x 18”. Fabric: 71% silk 29% polyester. In excellent vintage condition. For more information please tap on the image to view the main item page.

Stunning ruby slippers from the infamous and collectable Charles Jourdan. Deep red suede uppers with pointed toe and beautiful shimmering red bows. There are some slight scuffs to the suede as would be expected, but the overall condition is very good. These designer vintage shoes do not display a size but measure approx 9.5" x 3" and we have sized them as a UK 4/EUR 37 accordingly. 4" stiletto heel. Tap on the product image above to see more!

Here at My Vintage, we love all things kitsch, quirky and fun! This is such a fabulous evening bag in the shape of a giant red lipstick! Hard shell style with hinged opening. The gold metal chain shoulder strap is optional/removeable. This amazing handbag is perfect to add to any retro outfit, or add a cute twist to that LBD. Brand new and never used, from our range of retro and reproduction fashion and accessories. To find our more or make a purchase, simply tap on the image to go to the main product page.

" Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

My Vintage have

Something perfect for you"

I hope you have found a soul mate in one of my super cute selections, enjoy some online browsing and shopping whilst you tuck into your Valentines Day chocolates! If you're really lucky then you might even get a foot rub at the same time!

However you spend you day and evening, I hope you stay safe and happy and I will see you again next week.

Lot of love

Emma x

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