Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time to check out all the beautiful vintage postcards and travel back in time. Today I am sharing a postcard I framed. It's from the same time frame as most of the others I have which is early 1900's. Most are 1908-1916. I found them in my husband's grandparent's very old farmhouse in a box ready to be thrown out!!

This is one of the delicate vintage lace doilies from my husband's grandparents house.

Below are this week's flea market finds.

This is a jar filled with small buckles. These will be great for scrapbooking or artcards.

This key is quite a treasure. It is the "Key of Heaven".
It quotes:
"What does it Profit a Man to Gain the Whole World If He Lose His Own Soul"

Here are some great buttons. I will probably use them for centers of my homemade clay seals.

This is the back of the key. Such beautiful detail. "Saint Christopher, Be My Guide"

Here are more of my Vintage postcard projects if you are looking for ways to display your cherished treasures!

My last post has a link to the Creative Scrapbook Diva's Bloghop. It was pretty successful for me. It helped me finish 4 pages. Here is one of them. This challenge was using a sketch of a lay-out to help with the placement of pictures, journaling and embellishments.


Sreisaat said...

I love what you did with the postcard and the crocheted doily! Lucky you to have saved them just in time from being lost forever. I also inherited my husband's grandma's postcards - they're mostly touristic postcards which was sent to her by friends (and some she sent to herself) years ago. Coincidentally I'm also fond of going to flea markets :D

Enjoy your weekend!

Postcards Crossing

Beth Niquette said...

Wow--I also love what you did with the postcard. What a creative person you are. Lovely.

Have a lovely PFF!

Beth Niquette said...

Hi, Lisa! I'm not sure who it was who has the post stamps. My sissy Clytie might know--she's over at Random Hearts.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

papel1 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I need ideas of making vignettes for my postcards and you have plenty. Your photos are very nice.

MrCachet said...

I really like the Key of Heaven. Splendid find. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks for playing along on PFF!

Funoldhag said...

I am so glad you got that box before it was thrown away! Your display of the postcard is beautiful. Will be back again to check on your lovely blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. Carol

Joy said...

You have had some great finds, hours of pleasure in store for you with them I think. I have never seen a key of heaven before, beautiful. The box of cards must have been waiting for the right person.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

You've displayed that very pretty postcard beautifully. So many treasures. :)

viridian said...

happy PFF! the first card and the lace are wonderful!

MuseSwings said...

The doily is so beautiful! I love the way you've framed it. Wonderful finds for your artwork - especially all of those old buckles.

Heather said...

I very much enjoyed viewing your two framed pieces at the top of the post.

Postcard Perfect said...

Those beautiful postcards are a real treasure.Thankfully, you rescued them from being thrown out.

Joining PFF for the first time.
Postcard Friendship Friday#1

Carole said...

Great postcard.

The rest of the finds are great too. I have a few of those buckles and occasionally incorporate them into jewelry pieces.

Jessica said...

Hi Lisa,
Stopping by all the CSDivas Blogs and saying hello.
What awesome the buckles and keys and....darn it all!