Thursday, July 18, 2019

Two pretty vintage Christmas cards

As I've been sorting through items for my Etsy shop, A New Hampshire Attic,  I recently came upon two pretty, classic vintage Christmas cards.   Interestingly, both have titles.

The one you see here at the top of the post is titled "Christmas Memories".  Although it is muted in color, it boasts a wealth of details!

The only real color is in the very center of the picture: a sweet little red house with yellow light spilling from every window and smoke rising from the chimney.  There's also a little red bridge spanning the stream.

Other than these touches of color, the tints in this scene are very muted.  There are evergreen trees, leafless bushes, and a clump of birch trees.  There's a stream and a little waterfall.  The full moon, with a ring around it, shines overhead.

The edge of the card is scalloped and features evergreen sprigs in gold.  This scene also has touches of glitter.

The back of the card has a tiny, very similar scene complete with red house and bridge.  So sweet!
The second card is titled "Christmas Wishes".  It is slightly shiny, with a moire-like texture.

The background is a lovely green, much nicer than it shows up here.  A pretty garland of holly and poinsettias twines around the scene of a a horse and sleigh about to enter ... what do you think?  Is it a small barn or is it a covered bridge?  I'm leaning toward it being a bridge, but probably only the artist knew for sure.

This card is edged by a sweetly textured ruffle with touches of gold.  Just a very pretty card!

Hope my readers enjoyed this vintage sweetness as much as I did!


  1. I'm with you, I think it's a bridge. Both cards are lovely!

    1. Thanks, Vicki! I so enjoy these vintage treasures and never tire of them.

  2. I love the look of cards with little houses in the middle of the snow. That first one, with the bridge over the stream, is just gorgeous. I think that's a covered bridge in the last one, too.

    1. So far we all agree that it's a covered bridge!

      I love these vintage cards. So sweet! Good thing I love vintage ... I still have tons of cards to go through and list on Etsy.

  3. I love the card with few colors, it is really interesting.

    1. Yes! It seems quite unusual.


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