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V is for Vintage. And for Valentines.

For the past few days, I’ve been having fun taking pictures of some vintage papery items and ephemera that I’ve collected over the past several months, preparing some new listings for my Etsy shop. I’ve already sold a couple of these, which is amazing (first sales of 2010!), but I must admit that I’m a little sad to see some of these vintage cards go. Separation anxiety increases exponentially with vintage items, doesn’t it? One-of-a-kind, never to return again… I don’t even want to think of what I’ll be like when I have children that will eventually leave home. Hopefully they’ll return at some point, though. ANYWAY. Back to my new items. Here are some images for you, to show you why it’s so d@mn hard for me to let go.

{ Vintage Postcard Sets }

1. Five vintage large-letter linen city/state postcards from the 1940s and 50s { Etsy Listing HERE } :

2. Three Vintage Valentines from the 1920s-1940s { SOLD OUT } :

{ Valentine’s Day / Love-Themed Stuff }

1. Four Valentine’s To Do List Cards { Etsy Listing HERE } :
These aren’t vintage, but they are V for Valentines. 🙂 I’ve hand-stamped each card in red block letters;
just check them off once you’ve completed each task!
Red envelopes and some super top-secret prizes included.

2. Paper Pack ‘O Love { Etsy Listing HERE } :
As you will see on both my Etsy page and my Facebook page, I am admittedly not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.
That being said, I am a GINORMOUS fan of ephemera and vintage & modern papers and random doo-dads.
(Yes, even if they have hearts or references to Cupid and February 14th. 🙂
So, with that in mind, I couldn’t help but contribute some of the red/heart/love-themed items to a pack of their own.
I’m guessing there are about 40 pieces or so. And they’re awesome.

{ More Coming Soon… }

More vintage postcard sets { New Year’s and other holidays; humour cards; advertisements; nature; mixed },

Vintage international stamp packs { color-themed; location-themed; mixed },

Antique button sets { color-themed; mixed },

Small mixed ephemera packs.

Thank you for looking, and stay tuned!

Wordshop Wednesday: ImagineArt7

ImagineArt7 offers a huge inventory of vintage paper goodies that I absolutely want to raid as soon as possible. You might want to do the same.

 

And there plenty more where that came from, trust me. No, seriously: like, 29 pages more. See them all HERE.

Throwback Thursday: Do Not Disturb

Michael Lebowitz posted his late grandfather’s collection of international door hangers over a year ago. Thanks to Apartment Therapy, I just caught on.

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For more great door hanger designs, click HERE!

French Friday: Vintage Postage Stamps

I recently came across the Flickr stream of Dr. PhotoMoto, which produced a sort of Pavlovian response. His sets include breathtakingly detailed shots of insects, butterflies, birds, and… vintage international postage stamps. Yeah, I know it seems like a jump, but somehow it all organically evolves into one big photographic pile of awesomeness.

Below I’ve included some of my favorite stamps from France and her territories. But please Please PLEASE visit his stamp collection to see all of the beautiful specimens.

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