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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jesus Loves Me

What's It Wednesday #59
Remember Sunday School? Getting dressed up in your frilliest dress and patent leather shoes with a big bow in your hair. The teacher was always so sweet and smelled like lavender.
I was flooded with all these happy memories when I was poking in an old dresser drawer and found these. Did you have these bible cards when you were little?


One side shows a pretty picture and a verse.
The back gives a lesson to go along with the text.
These aren’t mine. I found them while out antiquing and they had to come home with me. Notice the date, December 29,1901 and the price at the bottom 10 cents per year!
This is my favorite, the attendance card of little “Lydia Wilson”. I wonder why she missed that 2nd Sunday? Did all that tardiness cost her the cookies and juice afterward?
Who saved these precious cards? Little Lydia or her dedicated teacher?
Someone thought to treasure those Sunday lessons. Learning about God, holding hands and singing “Jesus Loves Me”, and juice and cookies after.
Hugs,
Patti

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69 comments:

The Refeathered Roost said...

Oh I love this post and it really does bring back memories of childhood and Sunday school. What a neat collection. Thank you for hosting!
melinda

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Some of those very same pictures where in my "Bible Stories for Children" book, I wish I still had it.
Thank you so much for featuring my slip-covers, I'm truly honored.
Lisa

jeanetteann said...

I do remember them. I think they are so sweet. I love the little statue for a first Holy Communion I think. x

Kay San Nicolas said...

Wow this just brought back memories of Sunday school and First Holy Communion. My First Holy Communion was in Edwards A.F.B. California a long long long time ago.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful rosary in white!

Alessandra said...

What a lovely post and what a beautiful collection. You always show gorgeous things.
Kisses
Alessandra

NanaDiana said...

I do remember those cards. I loved Sunday School. Did they ever use the felt boards when you were little where they would put up felt pictures on a felt background as they told the Bible story? My favorite was Moses and the Bullrushes. xo Diana

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Patti! Thank you so much for hosting your party today. I adore seeing those beautiful Bible cards. I don't think I have ever seen them before so thanks for sharing those with us too. I'm like Lydia...I have to miss church sometimes too.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh yes girl, I remember the Sunday school days, my grandparents took me to a Methodist church, I lived with them

Tho I wall through The Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, for tho are with me.

This is what I remember my verse was that stayed with me, I read it at my GrandMothers service

Thanks for letting us show off our treasures this week

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the rosary, beautiful. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I remember Sunday School so well, my Mother was always a teacher. I have had some trouble downloading your blog recently and today I was so pleased when it can right up! I hate to miss any of your wonderful posts.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, wasn't Sunday School wonderful?
I remember all those little cards. Thanks, once again, for bring back such sweet memories.

Have a beautiful blessed day and thanks so much for hosting!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

The Porcelain Rose said...

Patti,
I was reading your post before I linked up and was surprised to see I was featured this week!! Thank you so much!
I love the vintage Rosary (and the other religious collectibles).
I have been adding such lovelies to my home. They are not only beautiful but bring a sense of peace. They make me feel good..... blessed.
Thanks for hosting each week!
Best,
Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Patti! Oh, what a sweet collection. I loved going to Sunday School. Mine was held in the basement of our church and was always so cool in there. I love the flannel graph board my teacher would use to tell us Bible stories. Oh, the sweet memories. I'm happy to be joining your party today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia

Penny Phillips said...

I used to teach 5 year olds in Sunday school and remember using similar cards! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Penny

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I don't know why, during a long time I couldn't arrive to your blog : I had the first page but impossible to arrive to posts. So happy to be here before I start to VENICE carnival on thursday !
I use to collect antique china virgins and I love your collection.
Xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

Susie said...

When we cleaned our mom's house after she passed...we found some papers from church and some little red testiment books. I divvied out my collection of my daughters papers to them when I moved here. I hope they saved some of them, for their children to see.xoxo,Susie

Sylvia said...

Inspiring features! Thank you for having me over-I am sharing my mom's cake recipe and a brilliant book.
Hope your week is wonderful!

freddyandpetunia said...

LUV those chairs in your 1st feature!
Thanks for always hosting such a great party!
Catherine

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What precious memories!!

Imagine my surprise as I'm scrolling through the pretty features only to find...mine!!! Thank you ladies...what a blessing you are! {hugs}

P.S. Your blog loaded super fast today. Whatever you did...yay!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. Great collection to have. My bible study teacher was short and round with snow white hair. She had a way of moving her lips when she talked and read aloud to us that I always remember, but I can't remember her name!.Thanks for hosting..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

What a sweet little post. I love those little vintage bible cards. And such pretty pictures you created.
xo
Terri

lynn cockrell said...

Patti, thanks for sharing those sweet cards and Bible lessons with us. It did bring back fond memories of Sunday School days as a little girl. I visited the church I grew up in when my sweet brother passed away this past October. I went through all the rooms. They were so much like the way I remembered and I took a moment to just breathe in the fragrance of each room, so I could store it afresh in my memory.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Patty! A great collection and it couldn't have a better home! Great choices from last week. Thanks again for hosting!
Ruth

Doni said...

How beautiful! The mother-of-pearl piece...maybe a little prayer book...caught my eye! And those cards are such sweet reminders of lessons that were so important for the children...how come we don't have beautiful artwork cards like that today for our own children??? The cost wouldn't be that much...and I know I'd pay it. Seems like so much is made to just be thrown in the trash nowadays. Such a sweet collection! I'm so glad you shared it with us this week!
Blessings,
Doni

Lynn Fern said...

Thank you Patti for the invite. I am enjoying many of the links & have joined the party with the French armoire.
Lynn

chateau chic said...

Love your find of the Sunday School cards and attendance cards! Definitely brings back memories.
Mary Alice

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your post is so pretty. Great memories. Thank you for featuring my post.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great memorabilia. I remember Sunday School very well. My mother was a minister. Linked up my angels this week. Kinda fitting.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Patti,
First of all, I wanted to tell you that I have come over and visited many times and tried to leave a comment, but every time I did there were no blog posts, just an empty blank space. I'm not sure what was going on, but I'm so glad that I got through today. Oh yes, I remember Sunday school. These cards are so precious. I can see why you wanted to collect a few. I hope the new year is being kind to you girls. Have a lovely evening.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thank you all for hanging in there with the slow and sometimes NO loading. My sweet and savvy daughter figured out the issue, so it's MUCH faster!
Love you guys,
Patti

Johanna said...

Hi Patti,
we don't have that kind of Sunday school here in Germany but we have special mass for children. And those I remember well. We also have some similar cards with lovely pictures of Jesus, Maria or other Saints and backside prayers. And for sure we collected them and swaped with friends. Nice memories, indeed. You have such a nice way to arrange those memorabilias and to take photos. They all look like treasures then. I hope little Lydia had a reason for missing this 2nd Sunday, may be she was ill? Isn't that nice, that someone saved those things. Who would remember her otherwise? Thank you for sharing this post and for hosting this sweet party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Coloradolady said...

Happy VTT! Beautiful post today, loved the cards.

Marium said...

New follower here! Just found your party and would love to join!

OldThingsNew said...

The Bible card do bring me back to my childhood. I remember vividly, the picture of Noah reaching from the ark to the bird. So glad I found your blog and will be folloiwng. Patti@OldThingsNew
http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com/

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your post did bring back such memories! Such a pretty Rosary. Thanks for hosting a great party, all linked up, and hope to see you at Sunday's Best.

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a beautiful post! Makes me think of my first SS teacher, Irene!

I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Vesna said...

Thank you so much for the hosting and your lovely comment on my blog! I am your follower 2!
Hugs,
Vesna

Keetha Broyles said...


I was never given Bible story cards at Sunday School when I was little, but in the mid to late 90's I GAVE a newer version of those to my SS class!!

Gustaviana said...

just stopt by to say HI.... I love this post .. big hug viana

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Stopping by from Vintage Thursday. Hope you can come by for a visit. Loved your cards. Blessings, Debbie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What memories! I loved Sunday School as a little girl, sweet dresses, gloves and hats. We had to do our SS lesson during the week and memorize or Bible verse to recite on Sunday morning.
Blessings!!!
Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Wonderful Sunday School finds. Great features too! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

Jemma said...

What a sweet, dear and thoughtful post. It has warmed my heart and brought back precious memories. I have linked up this week. Thank you!

June said...

I really love the old Bible cards too Patti. I have a few that I bought on Etsy just recently. Your photos are so lovely in this post. You create the loveliest vignettes.
hugs from here...

Jennelise said...

Hello! Lovely to visit your blog and join in your party again! It is always a pleasure to peruse all of the beautiful photographs and sentiments here. Take care!
Jennelise

must love junk said...

What a sweet post! Your Bible cards did bring back memories of Sunday School as a child! Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your beautiful religious finds. I think it's the time of year, but I am drawn to these kinds of things. They speak to me in volumes.

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

Thanks so much for stoppin' by my blog! You ladies truly have some inspirational ideas! Love your blog. Smooches!!

Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

Marlene said...

Hi Patti, thanks for hosting I love coming here. But I'm a little late this tine. This is one beautiful post, such memories. Such a beautiful and true tittle post.
xxx
Marlene

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Patty, What a beautiful post about the Sunday School/Church cards! The attendance card was too sweet...AAAHHH we need to go back to these lovely days! Your vignettes of all these religious collections are outstanding...Beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I am your newest follower and look forward to seeing more! I would love to have you as my newest follower too! Have a blessed and wonderful weekend! Roxie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your bilbe cards are little works of art. So beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh dear Paula, great minds think alike, we both adore boxes! I was so lucky to find your party open, because I just posted this one yesterday with my collection of boxes. Thank you lovely lady for your sweet and kind comments, I was so happy to hear from you. Thanks for the "late party joining"..I love to be here!! Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Pondside said...

I didn't have Sunday School cards, but I had prayer cards that usually held a prayer on one side, then the photo of a deceased family member, with dates of birth and death on the other. It sounds morbid now, but it was a lovely way to remember grandparents and those gone before. They stayed in my prayer book and were there as reminders every Sunday.

kitty said...

What sweet memories you've shared and such precious mementos.

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and also, for following me:) I love your treasures! I love finding new linky parties also so I'll definitely link up next time:) Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Ginger Zuck said...

Patti, I remember those days so vividly. I wore lace socks, patent leather shoes, bows and frilly dresses, I was such a girly girl. Those were the days and going to Church was just about the only place we went. I miss those days! Thanks for the memories! (No body dresses any more, I hate that)!

Kelly said...

Those little cards are really neat knowing how old they are!

The Thriftiness Miss said...

Thanks for hosting the link up :) Stopped by to return the comment love and linked up and started gfc following too :) Have a lovely day!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They'd be coming home with me too, they're lovely. I do remember getting dressed up for Sunday school, but I don't remember the cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started Friday :-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I adore those little lesson cards. I remember getting them, and they always had a memory verse on them, too, that you had to learn before next Sunday! I usually procrastinated and learned it in the car on my way to church the following week. ;P

I remember wearing little white gloves in the spring. I was thinking about this today when my 15 year old went to church wearing jeans. I guess Jesus doesn't mind but mama does! :/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear Patti!

I am finally able to come see you before I run out to a teaching assignment this morning. This post brings back wonderful memories of growing up in South Central Los Angeles and going to cathecism. My mother collected all these cards and I have many of them from my grandmother's day! And that little mother of pearl prayer book? I always wanted one for first communion! I remember the black patent leather shoes and the frilly dresses. Thank you for this memory!

AND Thank you as well for coming for a visit to see my cards.

Have a lovely week! Anita

Palomasea said...

Right near our darling Anita!
Patti, dear, what a sweet post this is...such warm and fond memories...

Thank you so much for visiting me, dear friend...
Aren't Anita's cards the cutest?
Love and blessings for a wonderful week,
- Irina

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

Hey ladies! I would love for y'all to join my party over at The Honeysuckle Bus Stop for {MoonSHINE Monday}.

Smooches to you both!
Amber

Diann said...

What a sweet treasure to find! I actually remember getting bible study cards in Sunday school. I am so glad these found their way to you were they will be treasured! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF.

BECKY said...

Such a sweet post! Brought back some great memories of Sunday School, and vacation Bible school!!
Hugs to you and thanks for sharing!
Becky

Jody and Stan said...

This post brings back lots of memories. I still have my prayer book from when I was 8. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party!

Jody

Frenchhensnest.blogspot.com said...

Hi Patti,
I was feeling a little discouraged this morning, then I saw the words, Jesus loves me. Just what I needed to hear, I trust in Him completely, couldn't make it a day without Him. But sometimes we just need to be reminded. Thank you so much, loved your post.
Jeannie

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