Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spooning Under the Moon

Do you know the meaning of the old fashioned word "spooning"?

It simply means to cuddle and kiss.

What better place to share this affection than under the light of a silvery moon!

Here are some closeup views of this series of vintage postcards.
Printed in Germany
PFB Publishers, Series 6809, Circa 1908-1909

By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Song published in 1909. The music was written by Gus Edwards, and the lyrics by Edward Madden

Place park, scene dark, silvery moon is shining through the trees;
Cast two, me, you, sound of kisses floating on the breeze.
Act one, begun. Dialogue, "Where would you like to spoon?"
My cue, with you, underneath the silvery moon.
By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune,
Honeymoon keep a-shining in June,
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams, we'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.
Act two, scene new, roses blooming all around the place;
Cast three, you, me, Preacher with a solemn looking face.
Choir sings, bell rings, Preacher: "You are wed for evermore."
Act two, all through, every night the same encore.
By the light, (By the light, By the light),
Of the silvery moon, (The silvery moon).
I want to spoon, (Want to spoon, Want to spoon)
To my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honeymoon, (Honeymoon, Honeymoon),
Keep a-shining in June. (Keep a-shining in June)
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon. (The silvery moon).

Sharing with these lovely parties this week:
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
The Valentines Party at Holiday Haven
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

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Unknown said...

Oh I love series's post cards..I have been working on collecting a few. They make such a lovely collection too. These are very have so many too. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Debra, the cards are beautiful. What a great collection. In looking over the pictures of your dolls I must say your are incredibly gifted.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Debra!

Oh I just love this post and the images of the charming vintage valentine's! To tell you the truth, I wasn't really aware of the term "spooning" {though I did hear of it}, until this post! lol Thanks for the clarification of that old-fashioned, but cute term. :) Thank you also for your kind comment and visit to my page - it's greatly appreciated. Take care and enjoy your weekend.


Jessa said...

Such art work! Beautiful. Wonderful collection. Thanks for joining the party, sharing these on pinterest and twitter.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just love vintage post cards and valentines. The graphics are so romantic! Thanks for linking with us at WIW. Can't wait to see what you share next week!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Debra,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on the lovely Ivy and Elephants. Your blog is so pretty and charming. I love the Vintage Valentines. You have many creative ideas on here. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I forgot to mention..I collect dolls too. I have a Greek doll, and also a wedding doll in which my mom made the dress on it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Elegant Economies said...

What a beautiful post. Your cards are gorgeous.
Blessings, Audrey

Sue said...

What a lovely and romantic vintage card collection this is. Things were much simpler and sweet back in the "olden" days. :-) Visiting from A Holiday Haven.
~ Sue

Lori said...

I love this linky party. I can't believe I have missed out on so many great yours. I'm now following on Linky, so follow back and we can stay connected. Lori

Susy said...

Hi Debra ~ thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I popped over for a your vintage postcards.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

LOVE all these with the moon theme!
I keep thinking I need to collect Valentine's within a theme.
Thought i could collect ones with plaid on them but only have been able to find just one!!

Love your collection!

Thanks for posting the soldier button! xoxox

The Charm of Home said...

Love these! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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