Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Vintage Postcard Caper.

So...... 
I have this stash of vintage postcards
Dozens of 'em.  They are originals.

They range from 1907 to 1916.
I collected them 10 years ago.... then forgot I had them.
Shame on me for forgetting!
I rediscovered my long lost stash in a shoebox in my daughter's closet.


There are all seasons and all occasions.
How fantastic are these!?
From 1920.


This set is my favorite. 
They were all sent to a little boy named Jerome Spies. 
They are from his Sunday school teacher. 
Where have you been Jerome?  



There are plenty of cute ones.


 

And a few creepy ones too.  They were morbid in 1910!


At the time....
I had an office in my house and used them on the walls like a border.
That office way before blogland.  I have pictures of it someplace.
That office was pretty dang adorable.





The notes on them are pretty charming. One says:

Dear Helna,
I am wondering how you feel?
I feel with my fingers.
Bye - Bye.

Silliness.
Can you believe I had lost track of this haul?
I bought most of them for $1 to $3 each.
Family members heard I was collecting them and sent me some too.
These are not nearly all of them.  I'd forgotten them for 9 years. 
Crazy Talk. Sheesh. Slap me already.  


xo jeanne.  



6 comments:

  1. Postcards are one of my favorite things to decorate with..so much for such a small price!

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  2. What fabulous postcards! What a fun time it would be going through them and leaving them out and about. I have a few, but might just look for more! Blessings, Linda

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  3. Great collection! I love the ones wondering where the person is at!

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  4. I love postcards... My husband and I have postcards we sent to each other when I lived overseas clipped to swags of twine with clothespins over our bed...

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  5. If anyone has any to.sale or swap, I would be very interested. I have vintage keys (from small to long, skinny skeleton keys) also have vintage European sheet music. Just send me an email.

    Carpenter's Daughter 2

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  6. If anyone has any to.sale or swap, I would be very interested. I have vintage keys (from small to long, skinny skeleton keys) also have vintage European sheet music. Just send me an email.

    Carpenter's Daughter 2

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