When I saw that "Sunday Show and Tell" was featuring vintage paper collections this week, I thought it would be fun to show off the vintage postcards that I picked up at the Wooden Shoe Antique Market in Holland, Michigan a few days ago. My favorite booth is the huge postcard booth - what a collection, all organized by place or theme. I was looking for postcards from places that I visited on my trip out west this summer, and it had a large selection of cards from the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks. Here is what I ended up purchasing (sorry about the glare on the images, the light today is terrible, and no time to edit right now):
Vintage postcards were the inspiration for the colors in my travel themed office/craft room. I use them as decoration and on my inspiration boards. (You can see more pictures of my office here on Flickr.) Postcards are from Yellowstone and Washington State.
I recently organized this old screen to display postcards, tickets, and more. I had a hard time figuring out how to attach things - finally discovered small paper clips could be stuck into the screen holes if you have a steady hand.
Well, I have lots more vintage postcards, but hopefully these pictures show you some of the clever ways you can use your collection to decorate.