|There are lots of ways to spend a pleasant afternoon.....and one of them is to go to a SF Correspondence Co-Op meeting....|
|You can sit around and socialize...and you can make things at the same time.....|
|I like to collage...and take photographs.....and inspect the swap table.|
|Just look at this fabulous two-tone bird made with rubber stamps from Paris....|
|It takes two stamps and two ink pads and look what you get....oh lala!|
|I packed my special mail pouches up for the meeting.....The one on the left from the fabulous Dori Singh and the one on the right from my pal CeCe in NYC.|
I'm pretty lucky.
|Another rather delightful way to spend an afternoon is at the Vintage Paper Fair,|
some thing I did just last weekend.
|How could I pass up these postcard folders for $1 each? I couldn't.|
I love the old graphics and they are fun "as-is" or to cut up for collage or use in travel journals.
|One seller was selling old snapshots for .25-cents each. I don't know what they go for where you live, but around the Bay Area they are A LOT so I sifted through two large boxes for a stash of old photos to use in collage and cards.|
|And envelopes! Oh yes please. I just love vintage envelopes. (One day OURS will be vintage!)|
|Old handwriting? Old stamps? Cancellations?|
What's not to love?
|They really new how to make good letterheads back in the day, didn't they?|
|Picked up a few face value stamps too...|
|I think these are my favorite finds. Tiny little pictures of fancy ladies all dolled up with great hair and hats.....|