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Sunday, May 7, 2017

My Fabulous Vintage Paper Fair

That's right -- Greetings from California.
.25-cents and how could I resist?
(You know the answer to that)



I never go into the VPF really knowing what I will find -- it's more fun that way. I just settle in with the 25-cent cards and see what pops up.
And these sure did.....what lovely sweet sentiments.....

I kinda think sending your sweetie babies in box might scare him or her away...but that's just me. I'm more like the gal on the bottom card -- mad if I don't get mail!
And, BTW, I haven't been getting any good mail and I am getting cranky.

I do always look for any cards with a postal theme...


This year I discovered BIRDS.....I wonder why I never thought of looking for bird postcards before?

And I found lots of birds delivering letters...that's what birds do, right? Deliver mail and deliver babies?




I admit I do always have my eyes peeled for flower postcards. There is just something about them....

I found three very charming and falling apart old books....cheap.....and I know I will think up a wonderful project to do with them...

My fav this year? I just happened to flip a few cards over and WOW -- those  postmarks!! And the cursive and the stamps.
Who cares what's on the front?

I mean, just look at that handwriting. So beautiful.

And those postmarks......as Miss Polly from PDX would say, "I'm swooning"....

Want to come over and sift through the cards? Such a simple pleasure...
it doesn't take much more than some .25cent postcards to make me insanely happy...

I leave you with a couple of post boxes....
SEE YOU IN THE MAIL!!!!!!

16 comments:

  1. Looks like you found some real gems!

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  2. You would see me sniffing at those cards like a crazy lady. I love the smell of old paper, and that combined with postcards and stamps.... perfect!

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  3. What a fabulous day! So many wonderful post cards! I'm always fascinated by flower, bird, mail themes. However, I don't always think to look on the back if the front isn't interesting because most of the cards I find are $1 and up. But, if I could find 25 cent cards I wouldn't have to be so picky.

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    1. cjsrq -- my limit is .25-cents! I see the same cards in antique shops for $5.00 and up -- no way! Wish you could sit beside me and paw through the boxes.....

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    2. I sent you a nice little something in the mail but the tracking said it was delayed....but today it finally says delivered....so I hope it cheers your mailbox...

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  4. Wow, what great finds! It's unbelievable that you found these beauties for 25 cents each!

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  5. I left a really nice comment, and it disappeared! GAH! So now you'll get the abbreviated version: I've bought postcards because of what was on the back. And, it's a shame that many schools don't teach cursive writing anymore.

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    1. Well..geeze....it disappeared? Thank you for taking the time to write another one.

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  6. Great haul. Love the writing on the Nord Amerika card.

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    1. me too......very cool writing.....And how are you, my friend?

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  7. I'm envious of the postcards you found. I adore the old and vintage images, and the handwriting is out of this world. So I suspect you left with a much lighter wallet than when you arrived.

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    1. Well.....at .25-cents each....it wasn't too hard on my wallet....I love the old cards too. I just wish I could think up something interesting to make with them....

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