|We have been having some nice weather here in San Francisco. Warmer than our usual freezing summer weather and I've been out and about taking some lovely long walks. Always watching for a nice mailbox or two.|
|And then this weekend was my personal favorite The Vintage Paper Fair.|
Stop reading now if you feel faint at the sight of piles of wonderful vintage paper...
|I love to be surrounded by so much vintage paper ephemera.There are postcards, posters, vintage stamps, tin types and snapshots, maps and pages torn from old books, First Day Covers and old envelopes.....lots of friendly vendors...|
|Real Photo postcards -- three for a dollar -- the price is right and I think "Stamp Heads" -- don't you?|
(Yes, I'm still obsessed)
|One friendly vendor has loads of face value vintage stamps -- quite a popular item.|
|Some of my treasures....I can't resist those beautiful flower postcards (25-cents)...|
I got a very large paper that is a mortgage from Great Britain and all personally hand-writeen in calligraphy!
Can you believe this? The photo does not do it justice. It is a truly amazing piece,
|With three wax seals on it too.......swoon.....|
|Another hand written beauty -- Japanese, I believe, and an entire book of hand-written calligraphy by a student with corrections in red by the teacher.....|
And, no, I don't work for the Vintage Paper Fair. You'd almost think so, wouldn't you? I just love it and never want to miss going when it is happening.
I really don't think it would be a bad idea to plan a visit to SF around the same time the Paper Fair is happening, do you?
Happily, I live here!
Look here to see the VPF's schedule and other locations
and after all that, I got to have a terrific Thai lunch with two great pals...
|As if Saturday's event wasn't enough, Sunday night was our July SF Correspondence co-op's meeting at the SF Center for the Book.|
Socializing, food, a little wine, an artistamp for our passports....what's not to like?
|We had a demo of bee's wax collage.....very interesting..|
|A little food, of course and show-and-tell and sharing supplies and catching up...a terrific end to the weekend.|
|I kinda needed to go home and have a martini and calm down after all the excitement...|
(good excuse, anyway)