some vintage goodness

Back in the Fall one of my sweet cousins sent me an amazing box filled with all sorts of goodies that my grandmother had saved: A box of amazing paper goodness was wrapped up in this great little quilt (which was quickly claimed by my son) and it’s been so much fun going through all these papers over and over again.

Probably my most favorite thing in this box so far is all the awesome vintage postcards. There are postcards in there postmarked from 1919 and even earlier. Most of them are written in Norwegian (my grandparents native language) and so I really don’t know what’s written but the fact that they are in such amazing shape after so long is just awesome.

I pulled out a few of my favorite last night and thought it would be fun to share some of the great illustrations.

First off was this little book I found. It’s missing the cover and many of the pages so I can’t really get the gist of the story, but I totally love the illustrations. These are two of my favorites.

Family postcards circa early 1920s

The mouse in the top hat is just the coolest ever.

Family postcards circa early 1920s


I came across this little good luck postcard and thought it was pretty cool too.

Family postcards circa early 1920s

I especially love the little poem on the front. If only I could translate the words on the back to know what they were wishing good luck for!

My son, the avid fisherman, loved this one

Family postcards circa early 1920s

and we are looking into ways to frame this one and another fishing related one to hang in his room.

And lastly, this is one of my absolute favorites:

Family postcards circa early 1920s

Wouldn’t you just love to be that woman?

Hopefully in the coming months I can pull out some more and share the awesome illustrations. What’s probably the craziest is that most of the oldest postcards aren’t just flat. They are almost all embossed paper with just amazing graphics.

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