Friday, February 05, 2016

Two tiny vintage treasures

Recently I was cleaning some old papers out of a cabinet at my parents' home.   For years, my mother saved each year's Christmas cards (the ones they received) in stuffed-full ziplock bags marked with that year's date.  But in this cupboard there was a stuffed-full paper bag labeled "old Christmas cards."  This one, apparently from Christmas 1976, obviously predated ziplock bags!

I will be sharing more finds from this bag in the days ahead, but meanwhile I just want to share two tiny treasures.  The first one is this little enclosure card, seen at the top of the post.  It's from Marian Heath, and the artist is Molly Brett.  How beautifully she has captured the squirrel!

And here is the second one:

This tiny card was a thank-you from the wife of our family doctor "for remembering the doctor's birthday".  I imagine his birthday was remembered with some of my mother's Maple Fudge!

As you might guess, this exquisite little card is also from Marian Heath.  The red and white design is striking, and the quote is from Charles Dickens.  Lovely, isn't it?

More treasures to follow on another day ...


  1. Anonymous12:56 AM

    Treasure indeed! Can't wait to see the rest . . .


  2. What a fun find! I love vintage cards!!

  3. Hi ladies!! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing these little vintage treasures. I will try and get some more of my finds scanned soon, so I can share with you.

  4. I can remember you just didn't throw away anything.
    And keeping pretty cards was always on the list of keeping items, also bread twist off loaf of bread, rubber bands off the evening newspaper, empty jars of peanut butter or jelly, oh yes the 1940's -1970's ? was keep all years,now I wish I had some of the things my grandmother saved
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog

  5. Welcome, Janice, to my Christmas kitchen! I am very thankful, I DO have some of the things my mother and grandmother saved over the years. Of course, they kept a lot of things I would have thrown away, and I am finding this so true as I pick away at cleaning my dad's house. But they also saved many, many treasures. I found some beautiful, unused Christmas cards yesterday. It's like a treasure hunt!

  6. Hi, I love old cards too! I keep these beautiful treasures in a box!
    Have a blessed Easter,

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed seeing these little cards, Roberta! Thanks for visiting my Christmas kitchen, and please stop in again anytime!


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