ou’re not going to believe the ridiculous level of coolness owned by the vintage stamp designs I’m about to show you, which I discovered earlier today via Vintage Postage Stamps (a new Tumblr find that for which I have extremely high hopes). These little gems hail from Israel and were designed in 1972 as part of their Education series, which is comprised of four different stamp designs, each symbolizing a different stage of education (from the website of the Israel Philatelic Federation (IPF)):
I. Elementary school, the tab reading: “The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom… ” (Proverbs 4:7)
II. Secondary school, the tab reading: “Train upon a child in the way he should go… ” (Proverbs 22:6)
III. Vocational training, the tab reading: “…but all study of the law without labor
comes to naught at the last… ” (Pirkei Aboth 2)
IV. Academic training, the tab reading: “…but you shall meditate on it day and night… ” (Joshua 1:8)
Aren’t they gorgeous? More details for the series and each stamp design can be found at the IPF’s website HERE.
Yours in educational stamp glory,
Posted in Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1972, academics, brown, color, DailyDropCap, design, education, green, Hebrew, IPF, Israel, Israel Philatelic Federation, learning, orange, pink, proverbs, red, school, stamps, Tumblr, Type, Vintage, vintage postage, Vintage Postage Stamps
Naiad and Walter Einsel‘s illustrations graced the pages of several prominent magazines during the 1950s and 60s. Whether in black and white or in vivid color, the designs never cease to entertain and leave you wanting more.
Just check out that cheddar ad (below). Cheese AND plaid AND awesome illustration?!? You’ll want more. Trust me.
Thanks to Today’s Inspiration blog for clueing me in about this beautiful husband-and-wife design team:
All images from LeifPeng’s Einsel Flickr set:
Posted in art, Design & Paper, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1950s, 1960s, advertisements, advertising, art, birds, cheddar cheese, children, Design & Paper, drawing, Dubonnet, education, Einsel, Flickr, food, illustration, kids, LeifPeng, magazines, music, Naiad Einsel, pianos, school, Todays Inspiration, vegetables, Vintage, Walter Einsel
Another semester begins for me tomorrow. Unbelievable. Almost as unbelievable as the fact that, every September, the “Back to School” theme to Grease 2 is a permanent fixture in my head.
“Gotta go back (back) back, back to school again…”
And, my personal favorite:
Don’t spit on the floor or lodge your pen in your ear while in my class, please.
Posted in French, handwriting, Journals, Vintage
Tagged ABCs, Back to school, chalk, chalkboard, children, education, French, handwriting, journal, kids, la rentrée, pencil case, rentrée scolaire, school, Vintage, writing
Thanks to PoppyTalk, I have recently discovered the hand-drawn goodies of Haley and her adorably creative Bread of Many blog and Etsy shop. I feel compelled to share the paper-crafted loveliness with you.
(All images below from either BofM’s blog or Etsy shop, which you should promptly visit)
Embellished envelope (I wish my name were Lauren):
Beautifully unique invites and cards:
Ridiculously awesome Mini Note Passing Kit that I will be purchasing very soon:
Haley’s own handmade wedding invites:
This recipe book makes me wish I knew how to cook:
Organization & Procrastination folders, because they totally go hand in hand:
Visit the Bread of Many blog HERE, and Haley’s Etsy shop HERE.
Posted in art, French, Journals, Stationery & Cards, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged Bread of Many, cards, envelopes, file folders, French, Handmade Artists, invitations, lettering, notes, recipes, school, stationery, thank you, wedding, Wordshop Wednesday
I’m not sure if my adoration of the following kid-related paper products results from my growing obsession with my baby niece and nephew, or if I just have really great taste.
Probably both, let’s face it.
In any case, please enjoy the following items from Life Events Handmade Designs:
Adorably awesome lunchbox cards:
For the graduate and the all-important graduation party — whether graduating from high school or… kindergarten:
Posted in Stationery & Cards, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged baby, cards, children, graduation, Life Events, lunchbox, parenting, school, stationery, students, Wordshop Wednesday
I’m thinking of making this a new weekly feature, but… not sure if I’m totally sold on it yet. I already have Wordshop Wednesday and French Friday. Maybe my Thursdays need to feel more liberated and not so pigeonholed? Then again, I love vintage and retro-y stuff anyway, so I kind of doubt “throwback” material would feel very restricting or hard to come by.
Well, we’ll see how it goes.
But, for today, I feel absolutely compelled to post the following images, which I came across last night thanks to Uppercase Gallery‘s ridiculously awesome Flickr stream. I’ve become a bit of a Flickrholic lately, so be careful: it could happen to you. In any case, when I saw these images of the Fisher Price School Desk, I instantaneously screamed and clapped my hands with major elation. And then a bajillion happy memories (both visual and tactile) began inundating me.
It was awesome.
So, without further ado, I give you: The Fisher Price School Desk:
Posted in Throwback Thursday, Vintage
Tagged chalk, children, draw, Fisher Price, Fisher Price school desk, Flickr, kids, letter magnets, letters, magnets, retro, school, school desk, throwback, Throwback Thursday, toys, Uppercase, Uppercase Gallery, Vintage