Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Leap Year from Yesteryear

I didn't even realize this was Leap Year until I read Debra's lovely post at 
DOLL IN THE LOOKING GLASS so her post reminded me that I had a few postcards I wanted to show as well. 

February 29th was the only day that was acceptable, according to legend, for a lady to propose to a gentleman. See Debra's post for the detailed version of this legend.

Since it only comes along every four years, Leap Year postcards are rather hard to find, so I only have two and have created a very simple vignette using some of my dollhouse miniatures and some lace.



I like this card, look at all the ladies coming out of the woods all at once to approach this poor bachelor. I bet he's scared too death! And besides being scared, which lady's proposal might he accept?





It was said that if he didn't accept he would be fined money, 

wedding fabric, 
or 12 pair of gloves.


So here are the gloves, did he accept or not?




He did and here is the lucky lady 





being whisked off on their honeymoon




 to the sandy beaches of Atlantic City, New Jersey!
How romantic is that?



Here are a few family wedding photos from yesteryear.
Wonder who proposed to who?

This gal looks (and is) a little young...


This gal looks a little uncertain...


And this gal is quite certain!



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a wonderful week as we enter into March, where did February go?!


I am joining the following parties with this post...



AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
BTTCG with Bernideen
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon and gals
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry



28 comments:

  1. Dear Gina:
    That was so darling and entertaining! I love the whole theme and such unusual Leap Year things. This post was sure fun!

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  2. Hi Gina- I didn't know there were special post cards for leap year...very cool! Loved the post.
    Michele

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  3. Oh I didn't know about the leap year proposal or I might have found me a nice gentleman to propose to tomorrow? LOL

    your postcards are always so unusual and pretty
    Love all those gloves also

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  4. Hi Gina,
    Oh you have made me smile today. Love the vintage postcards - so sweet. The ladies look so aggressive peeking through the trees at the poor gentlemen. Too funny! Sandi suggested watching the movie Leap Frog with Amy Adams and I think I may enjoy that after seeing your vintage postcards. Yes, I agree ....where did February go? Have a Wonderful Week Dear Gina! Karen

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  5. Gina, I really enjoyed your post! Very entertaining and your post cards are wonderful! Your gloves are lovely too. Thanks for the smile and for sharing today.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. I have a pretty good postcard collection but no Leap Year cards. Always love learning things. Wonderful family pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Happy Leap Day,Gina! Thanks for the amusing story of the traditions of this special day.

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  8. Love your LY postcards! My favorite is the souvenir on a sandy beach! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. And yes, I had to go back and find the Nippon plate.... Spotted it! ;)

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  10. What a wonderful collection of vintage cards Gina! I love all of your fancy gloves...

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  11. What a fun post - I love all your vintage cards.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  12. I love those old pictures Gina...so fun! A fun peek into yesteryear... A more gentle and innocent era that we never shouldve lost...

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  13. What a cute, sweet post!! Love the wedding proposal legend too.

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  14. I loved this! I collect postcards, too. The one with the ladies coming out of the woods reminded me of "The Bachelor" of yesteryear. LOL

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  15. Another beautiful collection. Happy March!

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  16. Gina,

    What a lovely post. I also collect old photographs, postcards, prayer cards, letters and documents.

    I especially like your collection of wedding gloves and the card congratulating the married couple.

    Here from Share Your Cup,
    ~Kiki~

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  17. Wow, she does look young! 15?

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing---these are wonderful! I've never seen a Leap Year postcard! I hope you'll link up at my homemaking party, also!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  19. How fun Gina! I have never seen a leap year postcard before. They are both wonderful! Your wedding ones are gorgeous as well and I enjoyed the bridal photos. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. What a fun story about Leap Year and the vintage images are adorable. Cracked me up those ladies hiding in the behind trees to make a jump at the first bachelor they saw, lol..
    Thanks for sharing, it was so entertaining.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  21. Hi Gina...what a fun blog post. I adore you Leap Year postcards. How fun.

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  22. Dear Gina:
    Just letting you know that this post was one of the special featured ones from my BTTCG Blog Party presented on my blog today. Congratulations Gina! Have a great weekend.

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  23. I learned something new here today - I had no idea the legend of Leap Year! Thanks for sharing all those cool post cards - so interesting!

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  24. Ooh your postcards are stunning! The second one is too funny! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm ~ pinning to our Features and Favorites board!

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  25. Gina, What a great story! I had not heard of the legend about Feb 29th. Sylvia D.

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  26. Hi Gina, I know you have a wonderful collection of old post cards, but I never imagined there would be special ones for Leap Year, but then there must have been a lot of celebrations on that day over the years. Congratulations on you feature at Bernideens..Happy Monday..Judy

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  27. What an awesome collection of cards. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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