Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New vintage postcards

One of the best things about being an artist, designer or whatever it is that I am (a whole other post) is sourcing inspiration. I don't tend to do a lot of regular shopping as we are always on a tight budget but I can allow myself some vintage bits and pieces as  legitimate inspiration for my work. Like these wonderful postcards.

These are some of my recent purchases. For a few dollars they are such lovely things. Not all are good for my purposes, but they have become a lovely little collection.

I really like the used ones as they have so much more character, more of a story to tell. Sometimes I might not use the front image, but the writing on the reverse.

See those two at the bottom of the above photo? I have already printed some fabric up to make pouches from the one on the left. I adore the one on the right, but on closer inspection, the writing on the front actually talks about the person having appendicitis!I'm not sure if customers would find that appealing?

Such little treasures from a century ago. I do love them and adore working with them.
Speaking of, today I must get in front of my sewing machine and get some work done!
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Oh I love old things! I'd find it very interesting to read and look at old postcards.
    Happy sewing!
    Sarah xo

  2. I'd love to read what they say. It always seems incredible that people really think just like we do and yet they were around so long ago.

  3. Lovely collection. The writing is just as lovely as the cards, but you're right, appendicitis might not be that appealing. Why couldn't it have been a love letter?! x

  4. Lovely !!! enjoy the weel...love Ria...xxx...

  5. It's a sweet idea. I love that you get fabric printed of them.

  6. What a lovely collection Sarah. I actually really like the image on the 'appendicitis' postcard... not too sure about the subject matter though :)

  7. Love, love, love these. That connection to a different time and place...
    Even the appendicitis conversation!
    Amanda xx


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