Tag Archives: Ephemera

Vintage Valentines: Part II

Monday we started out on the Victorian end of my mom’s vintage Valentines collection, but today we’ll be looking at some fun ones from the 1930s and 40s. Many of these were actually given to my grandmother while in school—we discovered she had saved them all these years. So, things obviously changed quite a bit […]

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Vintage Valentines: Part I

For as long as I can remember, my mom has collected antique ephemera, or paper goods. From Victorian calling cards and die cuts to cabinet cards, advertisements, photographs and magazines, she has managed to build quite the collection over the years. With the most romantic holiday of the year on the horizon, I thought it […]

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Snapshots of the Past

Last fall I went to a church sale a few hours after it had started. I wasn’t expecting to find anything, but I did find this old scrapbook of someone named Helen Child. I instantly became super intrigued with it. I wanted to know more. I did ask a worker about its history and she […]

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Antique Christmas Greetings Cards

I’m not sure what it is about old Christmas items but there is not much I’m not drawn to. For example, these three antique postcards. I found them in a consignment store a few weeks ago. I paid $2.00 per card and really don’t know much about their value, I just liked them. They fall […]

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Old Time Tricks and Pranks

I picked this group up at a church sale last week. They were all piled on top of each other in an old cardboard box with a rubber band wrapped around it. The sale was packed with shoppers so I didn’t take the time to look though the box and decided on just buying it because it was […]

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