Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ... in Vintage Paper

This has been a long - but fun - day of researching and listing vintage cards.  I have Christmas postcards, Christmas cards, photo cards, and even Christmas seals.  They're all going online tonight in my store:  click here to visit the Christmas department at Birdhouse Books!  I wanted to share a few photos with you. 

This fabulous 1920's Art Deco card folds out into a parade.  It reminds me a bit of the illustration style of John Held - absolutely lovely!

An old fashioned Santa Claus is ready to climb down the chimney with a sack of toys on this charming postcard:

A little girl on this Whitney postcard enjoys her sled:

I think this is my personal favorite.  In this early 1900's vintage postcard, children play with their new toys including a hobby horse and a bugle by their beautiful, old fashioned Christmas tree.  Santa Claus peeks in on the left bottom corner of card.

This Victorian era card features two angels decorating a little dollhouse sized church:

On this photo card, a little boy decorates the Mid Century fireplace mantle with a MERRY CHRISTMAS garland:

This charming 1960's vintage West German card features the Wise Men and their camels against a black background - very unusual design!

Another of my personal favorites!  A glamorous Mid Century woman paints a greeting, while wearing a red flocked coat. 

A sweet little angel is accompanied by lambs.  The angel's wings are made of feathers.  The picture inside the card shows the angel and lambs playing on the stars - lovely!

Remember old fashioned Christmas seals for Christmas card envelopes and packages?  I have 2 separately listed packages of them available for crafting or holiday paper decorating:

This lovely three-dimensional card has a winter scene of a Christmas tree surrounded by old fashioned people.  It stands up and is so pretty!