Sunday, July 20, 2008

Vintage Travel Postcards

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.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love all your vintage post cards and how you display them! Have a very happy Sunday! Twyla

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have styled your collection! Colors and all! Beautiful!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Very clever indeed, Clever Karen! What a neat collection and I love that torn map and especially the screen...great looking office. :)Nancy

Lori said...

oh, i LOVE that loopy wire thingie you have your postcards displayed on...too cool!!!

Rosanne said...

Great collection of cards! Thanks for sharing!

cherished*vintage said...

Wonderful postcards! Your travel themed room is super cool!!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

Brad said...


I love the display. Can you tell me where I could find the wirey loopy thingie you put some of the postcards in?

Clever Karen said...

Hi Brad. I bought it several years ago at a store in Birmingham, MI. I don't remember the name - it had a mix of antiques and new items for home decor. It is no longer in business. Sorry I can't be of more help!


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