Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reprint: My Vintage Paper Collection

I was looking at posts from my old blog, Feed the Birdies (sometimes I really miss that one), and noticed that this post had 758 views!  Holy cow...there are a lot of you that love old paper as much as I do.  When we moved to the apartment, I figured out how to keep a very large portion of the pretty papers that you see in this old post.  So I still have almost all of them!  Without further introduction, here they are.  Enjoy the eye candy, fellow ephemera lovers!

I've been collecting vintage papers and cards and ephemera since William and I started going to estate sales about 8 years ago.   Cards...invitations...old checkbooks (before they had account numbers on them...what?), receipts, plane tickets, game pieces, playing cards, recipe cards, magazines...whew...should I keep going?  Children's books, postage stamps, old photographs and albums, cookbooks, decorating books....you get the idea.  If it's made of paper, I scout it.  If it stinks, I leave it (most of the time).  If it's stained, I usually toss it (I've pitched lots of envelopes too...who wants to lick an old envelope?  haha...) 

So...here you go!  These pictures only give you a GLIMPSE of what I have.  I'll let the pictures do the talking...




















14 comments:

  1. I have a huge collection of vintage paper goodness to sort and list online, too. Gorgeous collection!

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    1. Don't you just love them? I can't bear to part with any of mine yet. Maybe one day. :)

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  2. I just found your blog! I love the old papers. It's like taking a step back in time. And they're cute too!

    Amanda @ Running in Heels
    amandarollo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Me too. There is just something about them that is comforting. I'm not sure what. :)

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  3. I'm hopeful to win some of your beautiful paper via Postal Society!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for entering! I love to share them. :)

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  4. What an awesome collection! I had to part with mine a couple of years ago, because of lack of space :(

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    1. Thank you! :) Awww...it's hard to let some of them go. I packed up as much as I could, and was able to keep most!

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  5. you have such a nice collection. i'm far too envious.

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  6. Wow! What a lovely collection!

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  7. Wow~ I'm so amazed and jealous at the same time. You have such a brilliant collection. So amazing.

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    1. Thank you! It has taken quite a while to get them, but it's fun going on the hunt!

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