Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two Posts In One Day?!!

Yes, two posts in one day. Unheard of for me, I know. But I couldn't wait to share these with you.
I have fallen in love with so many vintage bits of greeting cards, post cards and children's books that have been kindly shared online that my computer image files are bursting at the seams. A couple of months ago I began my own collection when I purchased some vintage postcards at a local flea market. As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have a wonderful selection of places nearby to go 'junking'. In these shops I always find vintage post cards. Many wonderful post cards from flowery greetings to places both local and around the world. What I'm not finding, are greeting cards.
Well, I have been rewarded and I will be sharing. We have slowly been cleaning out my MIL's house since her passing last fall. Saturday, I went over for just a bit to see what else I might 'deal' with. Two good sized boxes, bound in rubber bands, as so many of her things are, sat on a stray chair in the spare bedroom. Stretching off the rubber bands, I pulled up the cover of the smaller box. Inside was filled with letters and cards, saved through the years. OMG! Could the larger box be holding the same sort of treasure? Stretch off the rubber bands, pull off the cover... YES! More cards! I spent hours over the weekend going through them. Reading letters from the past and noticing that my MIL's mother always chose the prettiest cards. The cards seem to be from the 1960s through the '80s. The earliest ones are baby cards from my husband's birth in 1967. They aren't all wonderful. But I will show the best ones. I'll start with Mother's Day cards, as that is right around the calendar's corner.
This one was made by Ambassador Cards and my MIL has marked 1981 on the back.
This little bunny card for a Godmother is also made by Ambassador cards, no date.
The swans are designed by Robert Laessig, American Greeting, 1975
This pretty card has glitter on the tree, grass and water. Made in USA by Gibson. My MIL has marked 1968 on the back.
This adorable Grandmother clock is from Hallmark and my MIL has marked 1982 on the back.
And the last one for today is this American Greetings card. It's not dated, but from the signatures inside, I estimate before 1975. There's a piece of ribbon attatched to the girl's hairband. And don't you love the hot pink knee socks!!!
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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such a great find for you!! Loved this post!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh how fun! I have cards from the 50s- my favortie children's art era! ♥