Monday, February 25, 2008

Tucked Away In A Box....


(When I first posted this,I can't believe I forgot to add what may be the sweetest ones! The ones with bluebirds - and pink roses, even! I'd sure love to have a pair of little birdie bookends like those shown. Had to add this picture as soon as I remembered)

Yesterday I got to digging around in a closet again, and found nearly 60 (!) more vintage cards tucked away in a box!! I love finding stuff like these shower cards, above, from 1944. (and, speaking of showers - we had a LOT of rain yesterday!) And these cute and colorful birthday cards, below, from 1950.

And these adorable baby gift and announcement cards from the 30's and 40's.

But this one is the oldest, and perhaps my favorite. It was tucked into a high school yearbook from the 1920's. I love the little Gypsy-costumed fortune teller girl.And it's mechanical! The little arrow spins, and it folds just above the sentiment, so that it can stand up. And how about her little cat helper?

Sometimes I can't believe I am still finding treasures in this house after we have lived here for over 8 years.

8 comments:

Tammy said...

I just love the artwork of bygone era's!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

linda t said...

Waaaa, I want to live in a house where I can find treasures!! I really do! You must feel like you are living in a vintage/antique shop! That would be heaven!

Mama Brook said...

You are just one lucky gal!

Annette said...

The little gypsy and the cat are so cute. I love that card! Was it given to someone in the family or is it blank? Love T

Heidi Ann said...

It was in the original envelope, given to my mother-in-law, apparently, by one of her high school chums.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I just love vintage cards, and the ones you have are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You must have a wonderful home with all of these sweet surprises tucked here and there. LOVE your cards and the bluebirds and gypsy are my favorites. Have you ever thought of scanning these and selling them on eBay? They sure are cute!

xo

Monica said...

Love the artwork on vintage cards!!!! wow!!!