Tuesday, July 07, 2015

"Home for Christmas" ~ a beautiful vintage card

As you can see, "Home for Christmas" is lettered across the bottom of the card.
Some time ago, my friend Ann sent me a packet of gorgeous vintage Christmas cards.  I've been sharing them here in my Christmas kitchen from time to time.  This is the last one.  I wish I knew who the artist was.  I have looked with a magnifying glass plus enlarging the scan of the card, trying to see a signature, but I can't find one.  On the back of the card is the brand -- The Wishing Well-- and USA, plus a wishing well logo, but no indication at all at to the name of the talented artist.

Click on the photo to make it bigger -- there are some fun details here, like the boy running with the sled and the dog.
The message inside the card.  As usual, love those fancy fonts!

The vignette inside the card.  Try as I might (again, with enlarging the scan full screen and looking with a magnifier at the card), I can't figure out what he is holding in his left hand.  I keep thinking it's a railroad lantern, but it really doesn't look like it.  What do you think?
Hope you have enjoyed this beautiful vintage card!  And thanks again, Ann, for your thoughtful gift!


  1. What a beautiful card. The graphics are awesome. Don't you just love vintage? I know I do!

  2. I do love vintage, indeed!!! Yes, the graphics on the old cards ... well, they just don't make them like they used to!

  3. I have some old cards of my grandparents that I just LOVE!!!!

  4. I love seeing your beautiful vintage cards, and am so excited to check out your blog every day!

  5. A very happy Christmas card indeed, warms the heart! I bought a book last year called Mystery in white which was a reprint of a 1930's book by the British Library, the cover drew me in, similar to your picture!

  6. Those vintage cards had so much effort put in them! they are lovely

  7. Thanks, ladies!

    Ian's Girl, so glad you are excited to check out the blog every day! Hope you are enjoying it!

    Pinksparkle, that book cover sounds fascinating!

    Luludou -- I agree, the vintage cards were so much more special.

    Thanks for visiting, all of you! So much fun to see such a crowd in my Christmas kitchen!

  8. Beautiful card! I think you are right, it looks like a railroad lantern to me.

  9. Glad to get your thoughts on it, Pamela! I kept wondering if it was supposed to be the same man as the one standing at left on the front of the card. The object in HIS hand is definitely a railroad lantern.


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