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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two for One!


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This week I get a Two for One! I get to share my December Monthly Craft Challenge AND share my craft at Vintage Thingies Thursday!!

I LOVE vintage postcards! There is something about them that inspires me. Although I have never been lucky enough to come across originals, there are many great sources online to find copies of the originals. These days I've been using them in my crafts.

For Christmas I created a wall hanging using my favorite Vintage Christmas Postcards. I printed them on card stock, added a little bling and antiqued the edges. I attached them to thin green satin ribbon by using mini library clips (Heidi - *wink* *wink*). The hanging is in my front room. I have a big empty white wall. I have some ideas for it (my husband's idea, an Elk head, ah, NO!) but until I figure out what to do with it, it has come in handy for my crafty creations. Enjoy!



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33 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely! I am always hesitant to use vintage paper goods - copies are perfect!

Manang Kim said...

You are very creative and that is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!


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Shirley said...

A nice idea for decorating for Christmas. Wish I would've saved some that belonged to our grandparents.

Postcardy said...

Copies are good for decorating. Also you can sometimes get slightly damaged or common ones cheaply.

LV said...

What a great way to display your vintage cards. I loved seeing all of them. Nice collection.

Keri said...

You're so clever!! GREAT JOB!!

CC said...

Your work is beautiful..I love how you've done the craftwork. Happy VTT..Have a lovely weekend.
p.s.I'm participating, tho I'm not able to get signed in yet.

Roslyn said...

Well the cards are a start but quick quick do something for that wall before the elk head takes over!
When we left TX I banned all things relating to dead animals from the house!

marian said...

Sarah, i love & collect vintage postcards & cards too and i LOVE what you've done with your sweet collection..GORGEOUS!!

Jane said...

That's a wonderful way to display the vintage Christmas postcards. The graphics on the old cards are art....they certainly don't make them like that anymore.
Jane

Coloradolady said...

This is a great idea...that way you can enjoy them for the holidays everyday! Psst...just so you know, my husband has the same design style...um....NO......hahahaha

Happy VTT!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great idea! And I love the little clippies...where did you find those?

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Precious!

Kelli said...

VERY cute! Um and I LOVE library clips...they are one of my favorite SU products.

The Mumpowers said...

Very nice! Love it. :)

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great idea, and they look stunning up there! This idea would work great for Christmas cards too!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Lemondrop Marie said...

gorgeous cards and display, love the little girl in the red cape!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow these look so GREAT! Love how you have displayed them. Happy VTT

Jocelyn
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Jamie said...

I love it!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Hee, hee! Glad you got use the library clips. ;) I love the little bling that you added to each card. Makes them pop! Thanks for sharing and passing along the inspiration!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

wow, thats wonderful! I love the ones you picked out but just that idea is terrific!

happy vtt!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a sweet crafting project you made with your vintage cards. They are really lovely.

Happy VTT,

Jo

concretenprimroses said...

Great idea!
Kathy

Virginia said...

Those are gorgeous, I love the type styles!

Virginia
http://livinglocalnh.blogspot.com/2009/12/vintage-thingies-thursday-my-kitchen.html

Elizabeth said...

I have vintage postcards and cards today, also. I print mine out like you to keep the originals as nice as possible.

Susan said...

Very nice way to display your collection. Happy VTT!

grace said...

What a cute idea.I collect and sell vintage post cards and love them. You can find them at antique stores sometime at price not to bad. Best to buy off season of course.
Making copies is a great idea for decorating or even scrap booking

but the originals are out standing. I especially love the ones that have been written on and stamped. Full of history
thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

Such a pretty hanging for Christmas. You can find vintage postcards on eBay sometimes but even if you buy some it is best to use copies for your crafts. That way you have the image to use over and over or share with others!

Sherry said...

I love the vintage cards they are beatiful!

Katie said...

I love it, I was totally kicking around the idea to do something similar. I saw one on a blog with Halloween ones and thought that it would be great to do a holiday one. Good to see how cute it turns out. Maybe I'll have to find some images at the Graphics Fairy and make my own too.

Miller Racing Family said...

You are very creative. Using vintage postcards is a simple way to give a little bit of interest in a room. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

burlap + blue said...

This is so, so darling, and so easy!...thanks so much for sharing with us!

♥Georgie♥ said...

oh i agree so lovely!