Happy Valentine's Day! 
Photos by Marcia Arnold

     As February 14th approaches, we are inundated with hearts and cupids!  How did this holiday come into being?  There are many theories as to how Saint Valentine's Day came into popularity.  One of the theories is related to the Catholic Saint Valentine.  The story goes that the Roman emperor Claudius decided that it was better for soldiers to be single.  He decreed that all young men were not allowed to be married.  As a result, a priest named Valentine defied Claudius and married the young lovers. Because of his actions, Claudius had Valentine put to death.  The story has a bit of a grim ending for Valentine, but the spirit of romance lives on!  As the decades passed, people began sending notes, sweets and flowers to their love interests and present day traditions began!  The first mass produced valentine cards came into being around 1900.  Take a look at these antique valentine's cards from around 1950!
Photos by Marcia Arnold
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Store News
The Slidell Spring Street Fair is looking for vendors for their April show.  Go to www.SlidellAntiques.com for more information.

ADL Auctions, Inc. is holding an auction on Feb. 14th.  AL 1501 South and Broad Street, Scottsboro, AL.  To preview go to Auction Zip Page #36983.  For more information send email to DaveStone2012@yahoo.com or call 256-418-2092
Wanted:  Morrison Walking Plow.  Made by Archibald C. Morrison around 1900 in Covington, TN.  Please contact Gary at kggee@comcast.net if you have any information.

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I found these Le Parfait jars when I lived Europe.  I think they are the perfect thing for holding kitchen items and are much more fun than the usual plastic containers!
La Parfait
Photo by Kristin Hicks
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Marcia's Favorite Treasures

Antique books have a romantic quality to them, especially when they are about poetry.  They make thoughtful gifts and wonderful collectors items.
Marcia enjoys flowers, but this arrangement is particularly meaningful because the flowers are in a vintage frog that was given to her by a dear friend!

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Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
Marcia Arnold 
Bruce Pate 

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