Thursday, June 07, 2007

Vintage cards, the real thing!


Easter cards

My mom gave me these cards last weekend. They were sent to my uncle Troy "Orin" Branscum in the 40's, so they are at least 60 years old and are in perfect condition! I think they are beautiful for cards that are not hand made (grin) He was in WWII, a tank commander in the 2nd Armored Division and KIA on 1-3-45. I only wish I could have known him. My grandparents kept these all through the years, my mom got them and now I have them. Since cards are our thing, I was so happy to get these. The colors and design of that era are so pretty and I notice a lot of the same now in new vintage designs.



These are Valentine cards. The one on the far right has a sheet of thin foil laying inside, it shows through the cutout heart.


Here are the Christmas cards. The one on the top left with the soldier is one my uncle sent home to my grandparents.



Look at this one, it's so unusual, there's a greeting for every month of the year. I love the sponged look on this. Did they have creamy caramel in the 40's? :)

I hope you enjoyed the trek to the 40's in card design, I'm off to put these away, very carefully!





























10 comments:

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

These are wonderful!! What a treasure for you!!

Tandra Boyer said...

Oh Iris how wonderful to have these family teasures!!
I also collect vintage cards/postcards, but unfortunately I dont have any family ones. I do have stacks of vintage cards I call my faux-family! Reading what they wrote to each other in that wonderful handwriting of then, I like to make up a story about why they are apaprt or the reason for the card!! OK Im rambling on..
Lucky you!!

Linda Bullard said...

Oh Pam, these are wonderful! How lucky you are. I don't have any myself, but love vintage and retro. The inside of the Christmas card was fascinating. I found myself trying to figure out how I would create that look with masking. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing those. Linda

Stefanie Staniak said...

What a wonderful "hand-me-down" to cherish. Isn't wonderful to think that with a little care our paper arts can last this long. Thanks for sharing this Piris, the story is as beautiful as the cards.

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

What a treasure! Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

Linda

Tex said...

Piris, this is such a delicious treasure journey! I'm so glad these have found their home with you. I'm amazed at the quantity & condition of these! Wow!

KardKrazy said...

What a great collection. I collect greeting vintage greeting cards, so I can appreciate what a treasure you have. Enjoy them!

Aunt T said...

WOW - such beautiful treasures. I do love vintage - so pretty.


Teresa

LeAnne said...

Pam, these are beautiful...I just got some very similar to these at a family auction. It is a wonderful reminder of a slower-paced time, as well as the senders and recipients!
Enjoy them--paper crafts never go out of style, do they? Maybe someday people will "reminisce" about our creations!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, WOW, how wonderful to have all of these vintage cards -- what a keepsake!!! I am sure you have spent many hours just looking and looking at them -- I certainly would!!!

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