Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vintage Easter Images For You

Today I can't wait to share my latest vintage finds with you. A local antique shop was having a Sale and I found all of these old Easter postcards marked 50 cents each...with another 40% off. The only challenge was that locating them was like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. The dealer had piles of dusty old boxes stacked on the floor of his booth. In order to find the hidden treasures, I spent quite a few hours over the past week kneeling on the floor digging through the stash. It was worth it to find so many beautiful old images for 30 cents each.
I chose some of my favorites and photoshopped them as best I could. is my Easter gift to you...feel free to grab any of these images to use for your own blogging, scrapbooking, card-making or altered art projects. Hope you enjoy them!

 I just love these fat chicks...

and these adorable children...

This card made me think of how much our language has changed over the years...Nature's "raiment"? I guess it just wouldn't sound the same to say
"Nature's cool threads"...

and today I doubt we'd see a Hallmark card with the word "happy" hyphenated as it is here.

I liked the back of this old card because it was postmarked from Troy, New York, where I went to college (No...not in 1911!)

My other find was an amazing  scrapbook from 1861...exactly 150 years ago! Some young woman must have wanted to make a scrapbook and, not having one, re-used a ledger from a store, pasting her photos and poems over its pages. Goes to show that, "Mother is the necessity of invention"

Each of these watches was cut out separately and pasted to a page in the ledger.

Here is a page from the ledger that she had not completely shows the date and some of the original entries.

On this page, she has pasted fairy stories and colored in the photos.

Here is more of my stash. The scrapbook is on the left in this photo but I also picked up a Scrabble game (for the letter tiles, of course) and another old Mason jar for craft room storage. When I opened the Scrabble game, there was another word game tucked inside...the word cards will be fun to use for collage projects.
All in all, a good week of junkin'. All it cost was about $10.00 and some very sore knees from postcard diving...well worth it and lots of fun!
I am linking up to:
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Vintage Thingy Thursday at The Colorado Lady
Treasures & Trinkets Thursday at My Cottage Charm
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show & Tell Saturdays at Be Different, Act Normal
The Best of Easter at Funky Junk Interiors
I hope you will visit these amazing blogs!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh you lucky girl! I love post cards and you hit the jackpot..dosen't it feel great!


The sore knees are worth those AWESOME Easter postcards! Fab find!!!
Thanks for sharing them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cheryl you really did find an amazing selection of post cards! I love them. I just purchased one on Etsy but its not nearly as nice as these! That scrapbook is also a treasure. hugs, Linda

AuntLou said...

Hi! I don't know if we are near each other, but I would love to know where you shopped! It couldn't have been Fort Andross in Brunswick ( a current favorite ) because I never found a "dusty" booth, there. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

These are truly such a wonderful find!!
They are all so wonderful!!

Love them!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cheryl! You hit the jackpot. The Easter cards are adorable and it is so sweet of you to share the images. Love the scrapbook too. Thanks for sharing your great finds at my party.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I would say that you had a GREAT week of junkin'!!!

My Cottage Charm said...

Well did you just hit he jackpot on those post cards?! I have been searching all over my little town for postcards to send in a postcard exchange and have had no luck at all...I need to come shop your town instead! lol
Thanks for linking up all your goodies..I love seeing all your junkin' treasures! :)
Hugs to you my friend

liberal sprinkles said...

aww these are so cute! I may have bought a whole box myself. That scrapbook is incredible, how wonderful to see people were doing this so many years in the past. Great finds!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the generous gift. I saved a few to my "someday" file.
I am sure I would have been in there digging with you.
Many years we have talked about going east in fall to see the colors. If that ever happens I want to include some vintage digging on the itineray.

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