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Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Assistant shopkeepers Hannah and Isabeau have set up the shipping department on the kitchen table… The girls are very organized, they have boxes, packing materials, and a cart –  all ready to load with parcels for a trip to the post office.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Josephine has been spending her time composing advertisements for the shoppe. “Mistress Walton begs leave to inform her Friends and the Public in general that she intends opening a Pop-Up Shoppe on Tuesday, the 13th inst. with a new and elegant assortment of paper cuttings, stitchery, and love tokens… Mistress Walton takes this opportunity of returning thanks for the great patronage she has already received from her numerous friends… ” Josephine is a devoted reader and she found great inspiration in Advertisements for January, Ackerman’s Repository, Vol. XI, 1814

 

It has been a cold, snowy, ice covered week here in our sleepy little Connecticut home. Even a commute that is measured in yards, rather than miles, has been treacherous. So rather than working in either of my studios, the dolls and I have been sitting in front of the fire cutting silhouettes. ❤

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

sketching the outlines for new silhouettes…

Last evening we finally finished hand graining all the frames, mounting the silhouettes and framing them. Now that they are completed we are all ready to open our Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe ❤

MISTRESS WALTON’S VALENTINE POP-UP SHOPPE

Most of our various offerings are one of a kind. You’ll notice that several of them are similar, but have different details, varying frames, etc… Each item offered for sale has an item number and price. Free priority mail shipping is included to all U.S. addresses. Exact postage – no handling fees – are charged to foreign addresses. Connecticut residents will be charged 6.35 % sales tax. Payment may be made via Paypal, personal check or lay-away. All items sold on a first come basis. You may email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com with questions or to claim an item. If more than one person wishes to buy a particular item, I will go by the time stamp when your email is received to determine the 1st request.

A note about the photos, because of the glass there are some reflections in the photos. I also had a problem with static electricity and dust. I dusted, and dusted and dusted some more, but every time I looked again there were little dust particles on the outside of the glass… Needless to say, all of the silhouettes look so  much nicer in person :).

Baby Hands

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hand #1 – $29.

Two variations of baby hands with hearts. I drew this little hand a couple of years ago when my granddaughter was a baby ❤ This is a very tiny paper cutting, the mounted silhouette is slightly less than 2 inches square. Framed to hang on the wall. $29.00 each.

# 1. $29

 

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hand #1 $29.

# 2. $29

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hands #2 $29

# 3 Tiny Girl with Hearts – $32.50 This mounted silhouette is 3 x 2 inches, with a frame the extends approximately 3/4 inch beyond the edges if the opening. This frame will stand or hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#3 Silhouette of a Tiny Girl with Hearts $32.50

Izannah Silhouettes

The dolls were all very patient about posing for me as I drew the pattern for their silhouettes using  my camera obscura  ❤

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Camera obscura image…

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

… a second camera obscura image.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Izannah Silhouette #4 – $ 30

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Izannah Silhouette #4 – $30

#4 Izannah Silhouette – $30 A little 3 x 2 inch bust length Izannah silhouette, framed to stand or hang.

#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette – $59 with Valentine Heart and Envelope – $30 Mounted on a 4 x 6 inch background, accented with a woven paper Valentine & envelope with a wax seal impressed with an antique seal. Framed to hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette $59

 

Hollow Cut Full Length Izannah Silhouettes #6 & #7 – $49 Two versions of hollow cut Izannah silhouettes mounted on 4 x 6 inch backgrounds. Framed to stand or hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#6 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette w/ heart $49

#6 – $49

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#7 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette $49

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#7 – $49

#8 Woven Heart and Hand – $49 Mounted on a 3.5 x 5 background. Framed to stand or hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#8 – Woven Heart and Hand $49

# 9 –  13 Young Girl with Doll and Heart – Five different variations of the same silhouette with different mountings, hearts and frames.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#9 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#9 – $59

#10 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

. 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

#10 – $59

#11 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop- Up Shoppe

#11 – $59

#12 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#12 – $59

#13 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#13 – $59

#14 Mother and Child with Doll. Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $65

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#14 – $59

#15 Third Hand with Heart & Heart Pincushion – $65. Muslin hand with applied thumb on an iron clamp. Use this “third” hand aka “sewing bird” to hold one end of you fabric when hand sewing long seams. Accented with a heart and accompanied by a separate heart pincushion. Both hearts are hand sewn from hand dyed, felted wool, with hand pinked edges.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

Third Hand with Heart and Heart Pincushion – $65

#16 & 17 Hand Stitched Adam and Eve Pins – $25 each Tiny Adam and Eve samplers to wear.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

Adam and Eve Sampler Pins $25 each

 

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up ShoppeWe hope you’ve enjoyed attending our Valentine Pop – Up Shoppe sale! ❤

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Were you wondering what I bought at the Elephant’s Trunk last Sunday?  (As requested) Here are some of the things that I brought home from my last two trips to the flea market  ❤

When I saw this chair it was love at first site! I adore the shape of the arms and the center back spindle. I am also quite smitten with the colonial revival era painting that was added to this early 19th century chair.

When I saw this chair it was love at first site! I adore the shape of the arms and the center back spindle. I am also quite smitten with the colonial revival era painting that was added to this early 19th century chair.

A closer look...

A closer look…

a home in my dining room!

At home in my dining room!

Sadie approves :)

Sadie approves 🙂

Two more of my finds from 8/30. An amazing early transferware bowl, which just happens to match one of my dinner plates, and a small mid-19th century wool embroidered sampler.

Two more of my finds from 8/30. An amazing early transferware bowl, which just happens to match one of my dinner plates, and a small mid-19th century wool embroidered sampler.

This tiny sampler is later than most of the samplers in my collection AND it needs to be reframed, but it has some of my favorite colors and it was only $15 !!!

This tiny sampler is later than most of the samplers in my collection AND it needs to be reframed, but it is stitched with some of my favorite colors and it was only $15 !!!

Another wool embroidered sampler that I bought for the colors <3

Another wool embroidered sampler that I bought for the colors ❤

One of this Sunday's chairs. This one is a reproduction Windsor chair from Martin's Chairs in PA. I already owned one of his comb back windsors, so this is a nice companion piece and a nice sturdy chair for visitors who get nervous about sitting in my tiny antique chairs :)

One of this Sunday’s chairs. This one is a reproduction Windsor chair from Martin’s Chairs in PA. I already owned one of his comb back Windsors, so this is a nice companion piece and a good sturdy chair for visitors who get nervous about sitting in my tiny antique chairs 🙂

These count as the afore mentioned

These count as the afore mentioned “tiny antique chairs” . This pair was another of my Sunday finds.

The kittens are captivated by all of my black chairs. Jack couldn't wait to try one out.

The kittens are captivated by all of my black chairs. Jack couldn’t wait to try one out.

Late 19th century folk art scenery panel. Another love at first sight item <3 There is just something about the shape, the colors (a great early green and lots of lavender sky) and the soft mural like quality that I could not pass by.

Late 19th century folk art scenery panel. Another love at first sight item ❤  There is just something about the shape, the colors (a great early green and lots of lavender sky)  and the soft mural like quality that I could not pass by.

At the moment the panel is hanging above the mantle in our bedroom, where it is a perfect fit.

At the moment the panel is hanging above the mantle in our bedroom, where it is a perfect fit.

Antique clothing! These are the pieces that are in very good condition and can be used as is.

Antique clothing! These are the pieces that are in very good condition and can be used as is.

A fourth quarter 19th century child's under vest and a doll size petticoat.

A fourth quarter 19th century child’s under vest and a doll size petticoat.

Gorgeous details on a black petticoat...

Gorgeous details on a black petticoat…

Petticoats!!!

Petticoats!!!

Two weeks worth of imperfect petticoats hang in my studio waiting to be scaled down into doll size undergarments.

Two weeks worth of imperfect petticoats hang in my studio waiting to be scaled down into doll size undergarments.

Antique stocking are something I am always searching for. A tiny Izannah Walker doll that I am restoring is shown in the background.

Antique stockings are something I am always searching for. A tiny Izannah Walker doll that I am restoring is shown in the background.

These stockings are old unused store stock.

These stockings are old unused store stock.

This pair came with a story...

This pair came with a story…

This dapper fellow in the spiffy black suit came home from the Elephant's Trunk earlier this summer. He assured me that he really needed to have his photo included in this post!

This dapper fellow in the spiffy black suit came home from the Elephant’s Trunk earlier this summer. He assured me that he really needed to have his photo included in this post!

Off the clothes line! Antique white underwer makes the perfect sundress for a hot late summer day <3

Off the clothes line! Antique white underwear makes the perfect sundress for a hot, late summer day ❤

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About thirty years ago my mother gave me several vintage Valentines and managed to pass on her fondness for emphera to me.  Unfortunately, according to my husband, she also passed on her love of dolls, dishes, granite ware, antique and vintage cooking implements, quilts, baby shoes, antique furniture, etc., etc., etc…  🙂

Now whenever I see vintage Valentines I think of my mom.  For me the memories and feelings that my collections invoke are one of the most precious things about collecting.   I don’t really consider myself a Valentine collector, I just happen to be a person who owns several dozen vintage Valentines.  I’m not really sure what the magic number is that you have to pass, to turn the things you own into a collection, but I don’t think I’ve gotten there quite yet.

In addition to my vintage Valentines, I also save Valentines from my husband, children and friends.  I have one friend who often hand makes all of the Valentines that she sends out.  I tell  myself that I need to do the same, but I have to admit that I rarely manage to fit in time to make my own.  If you are better at time management than I am and would like to try your hand at making Valentine Puzzle Purses, you can find the directions here. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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