LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

To : Mine, From : Yours, With Best Love






I collect Vintage Postcards, and Religious Ephemera. Mostly Roses, Violets, Angels, Birds and Scripture. I started collecting about five years ago, due to a lack of room to collect anything larger. :) I am sure that some of you can identify with that !! lol. However, I just couldn't keep them boxed away. I found some old frames that I painted and distressed, added some soft green ( and lavender ) Gingham, and framed them. I had a few pressed pansies in there, but they faded so badly I had to take them out. One of my Angel postcards that I purchased here in a local Antique store is part of a series, so over time I was lucky enough to find two more on eBay. There are three more styles out there, but they were marked way too high, so I will watch and wait and hopefully collect the other ones. I bought a Vintage scrapbook the other day, to house the rest of the papers I have. I currently have them in a photo album, but decided I wanted something Vintage feeling like that would be more appropriate somehow. The pansy card is one of my favorites ( other than Roses, pansies are my Favorite flower ) Its cut lace design is so fragile, abd sweet. But The best part of the card is what the person wrote inside. Christmas, 1911, To Mine, From Yours. That is so romantic and sweetly simple but speaks volumes. I will post a pic of my new album when it comes. * smiles *

7 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

These are so pretty! I love the pansy one too. And they look so lovely in the pretty frames!

Amy

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

These are gorgeous Rhea. I love all of them! They look so pretty in the shabby white frames.

My sweet dolly came! Thank you so much..I love her!!

Heather

Secondhandrose said...

What a beautiful collection. They do have the sweetest sentiment don't they? Can't wait to read more.
Karen

Ele said...

The cards are so pretty as well as the scrapbook. I like how you displayed some of them in shabby frames. Oh, when I think of the old greeting cards that were thrown. :(
Ele

Dolly said...

Oh Miss Rhea... I LOVE your post cards!
I love the idea of displaying them on pretty fabric or paper!

You have such good ideas!!!

Luvs ya,
Dolly~From my CHERRY heart

Sharon - Sweet Victorian Rose said...

Those precious memories have found a good home with you.

Sharon

Stephanie said...

What an awesome collection. Love your choice of fabric backgrounds & frames, too!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents