- The word Chatelaine is French and means the keeper of the keys
- Chatelaine” derives from the Latin word for castle
- In Medieval times, the chatelaine was in charge of the day-to-day running of the castle.
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The war years in the 1940s put a damper on much of normal life. Music brought back the joy that was lost.Continue reading →
Military Vintage Valentine Cards
During the 1940s when many people were involved in military operations, Valentine cards reflected what was happening in the world. Numerous cards were designed that depicted either military personnel or subsidiary or voluntary occupations.
Thankfully, they were light-hearted and funny and meant to relieve the stress of living in war years. Many though showed a sexist bias as women were usually shown in auxiliary roles such as WACs or nurses while men were piloting planes and doing more ‘manly’ tasks.Continue reading →
Cupids have always been a symbol of love so it makes sense that the theme of cupid, quivers, arrows, and targets have often featured on Valentine cards. And these cupids are very busy. They collect hearts, shoot arrows at hearts, post valentine letters, sew broken hearts back together, and generally try to spread love. And there are lots and lots of vintage cards with cupids.Continue reading →