May I have this dance?

Dance CardLook at this gold we found in my Grandmother’s things.

It’s a dance card from 1936.

I love how she’s pencilled in potential partners. No biros here, bud. A woman’s prerogative to change her mind…and all that jazz.

It seems like a two horse race between Harry and Dug. Look closely, though, because Harry was eventually scratched from the Medley but he got the Flirtation Barn Dance so I suspect he was the front runner.

What a shame dance cards have died out.

This precious piece of paper means more to me than a text message ever could.

Did your Gran have something similar? Fill me in.


  • Reply March 19, 2015

    Surely Sarah

    Oh goodness, what a beautiful piece of ephemera! I have never seen one before, only heard them mentioned in books! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply March 19, 2015


      I’m embarrassed to admit I had to look up the word “ephemera”! It’s officially my word of the week. Thanks for broadening my vocab Sarah! You rock. This dance card is so precious to me and my family – thinking of framing it but it’s two-sided so might be tricky. x

  • I, too have read many books featuring a ‘dance card’ but have never seen what one looks like in real life. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply March 25, 2015


      My pleasure, treasure. Glad I could bring this one to life for you. So glad you saw it.

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