What’s New at JP Things & Did you Know Valentines Day! Do you know that not all countries celebrate Valentines Day at the same time? Wonder what a Diamond ring would of cost you back in 1897? And more interesting facts can be found in our newsletter.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - So what is Valentines Day? To us modern day romantics it is a day where we give cards, candy, flowers, jewelry and other nostalgic trinkets to our loved ones or to people we admire. It is the second largest card sending day with Christmas being number one. The oldest surviving Valentines Day card dates from 1415. It was a poem by Charles the Duke of Orleans to his wife. While the United States celebrates Valentines Day on Feburary 14th every year, other cultures from around the world have similar celebrations of love.
The Chinese similar counterpart is called the Nights of Sevens, which is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar.
In Japan their counter part is called Tanabata that is celebrated on July 7th of the solar calendar.
In Brazil they celebrate Dia dos Namorados (Day of the enamored) on June 12th.
In Romania February 24th Dragobete is the traditional holiday for lovers, which was named after a Romanian Folklore Character.
Did you know in 1897
You could buy an solid gold chain with heart pendant for $2.00
You could by a .75 carat diamond ring set in 14 kt Gold for $51.10
You could by 3 Sprays of Roses with Foliage for $.75
You could buy a 4 oz bottle of Lily of the Valley Perfume for $.89
The Past month has been an exciting one for us at JP Things; we have come upon lots of fun and interesting items that range from Vaseline Glass to Costume Jewelry, Carnival Glass to Stretch Glass and much more in our journeys around New England in January. So far recently added to our stores you can find Hot Pink Poodle Earring Holder, Monet, Lion, Allison, and numerous other pieces of Vintage Costume Jewelry. Pincushion, Fire King, Collectible Banks, Pottery, EPAG and more. So have a sit down and pull up that mouse and stop on by to see what you can find.
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