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.

9 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

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

dollybelle said...

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

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!!
-Karoline

Couture de Papier said...

OMG! Beautiful Treasures! LOVE YOUR IDEA OFF TO FIND A SCREEN!
Thank You Denise Nantasket Beach,Mass.

Brad said...

Karen,

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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