|My favorite event is happening right now here in San Francisco --|
The Vintage Paper Fair
If you live in the Bay Area there's still time to get yourself there.
It is still happening tomorrow in Golden Gate Park.
|If you aren't local, I suggest getting on the email mailing list and start planning your 2014 visit.|
It is definitely worth the trip for mail artists and paper ephemera lovers.
Check the web site for other California locations as well.
|One of my favorite vendors is always in the same spot, right as you walk into the paper fair......|
|And here she is now -- Michelle Lutsky is part of the team who makes this whole thing happen and she always has a lovely smile to welcome you as well as an amazing array of wonderful|
things I guarantee you will want.
|For example....there were several boxes of wonderful old snap shots for only 25 cents each...|
I managed to limit myself to 50 of them...
Oh...fun with collage....
|And there were boxes of really terrific 25 cent postcards as well.......|
another 50 or so purchased...
And guess what? I got about 30 vintage postcards of post offices!
|It is just such fun to sit and sift through all those postcards.......I heard a number of people say "I could stay here all day long"....and some probably did..|
|After I finally tore myself away from Michelle and Hal's tables I came across some other wonderful papers as well....|
|And right around the corner was a vender selling beautiful vintage stamps at face value -- don't mind if I do....|
He let me sort through his folders and pick out what I wanted...
I wanted these...
|and I do believe I wanted these too...|
Well, wouldn't you?
|So much lovely paper ephemera and so little time..Actually I did have the whole morning to drool...er..look at everything.|
|The lovely thing about the paper fair (besides being surrounded by lovely old paper) is there are many great things to buy at very reasonable prices. Postcards and photos for 25 cents and face value stamps|
|an entire box of lovely old wedding photos.....|
|Yes, you really could spend the day looking.|
|Postcards are calling your name...|
I'll show you what I bought on the blog next time....or you might see some of it in the mail....