We have all heard that saying, right? Well, I realize they weren't talking about envelopes, but...
I actually showed you this one before on my blog, but it's worthy of an encore. See how gorgeous the inside of this envelope is? It held the lovely bookmark, and was mailed from Sydney Australia in December of 1945:
Now, not all of them were as wonderful as that - but they were still nice, like these ones simply lined with red tissue paper. The patterned one with the gold background isn't vintage - that held a card that was sent to me recently. I have a tendency to save every little scrap of pretty paper that catches my eye - I'm a little crazy that way! And, mind you, each one of these envelopes held a lovely sentiment thoughtfully sent by friends and family:
These three beauties held Christmas cards in the 1930's. These envelope liners are SO gorgeous, the tissue paper almost looks as though it were hand-painted! :
Another beauty, this one in blue:
Oh, yes, I saved the best for last! All I can say about this one is WOWZA!
I don't think we will see the likes of these pretty lined envelopes again - no, not unless you spent a pretty penny at a hand-made stationers shop!
Aren't they fabulous?