Maybe It's Because I am Vintage...
I just love vintage stuff. Anything that is old and worn and looks well loved is preferable to new in my book. My husband can't understand why I would prefer something old to something new. His theory is that since I am getting close to being classified as vintage myself, like gravitates to like. I won't tell you how I responded to that!
My theory is that it must have been all the years I spent going to garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores and antique malls with Loretta. she had a good eye and taught me a lot about vintage linens, jewelry and furniture. I have such fond memories of her telling me stories about things they used in her era (she would always begin her stories with the phrase "In my day'). It was so much fun learning about things like a celery vase (What??? I had no idea there was such a thing). Loretta explained to me that in the Victorian era (a little before Loretta's time), cooks cleaned and scraped raw stalks of celery, then put them in cold water in tall glass vases called celery vases. I have serveral of these vases in my dining room holding silverware. Love them!
Being a card maker, I also love vintage postcards. I don't have a large collection, but I try to pick them up when I see something that appeals to me. I am especially drawn to the embroidered postcards. I am going to have to find a way to make something like this myself. Loretta taught me to embroider a long time ago and I always have a project in progress so I have kept up the skill. I have been thinking about how I might make something like these embroidered cards. Wouldn't it be special to receive something like this in the mail? Or how about this one wishing you a happy new year?