Its been a hectic week this week and so I have not managed to achieve all that I set out to do. My hubby has been away working in Germany for the week and there have been lots of things going on with my girls.............so as a chill out activity to do in the evenings, I decided to sort out my collection of vintage greetings postcards.
I discovered this antique music book a while ago. I loved the fact that it is shabby, worn and well loved! Some of the pages are dated to the mid 1800's and have wonderful old repairs.
I decided to use it like a scrap book, mounting the postcards inside with photo corners, so as not to damage them or the book.
I've arranged them in sections to make pleasing displays. Beautiful painterly roses.....
....Forget-me-nots for loved ones......
Violets for faithfulness.....
And Easter greetings.
Within the book are stunning title pages for each new section of music. I chose to leave these on view to add interest to the book.
I have only ever discovered two postcards with names printed into the design; unbelievably, the two that I have found, are my two grandmothers names! (Gertrude and Elsie.) I have surrounded these with hearts and hands.
Lovely ladies in their finery.....
And fancy French cards....I could go on!!
It will end up as rather a chunky book when it is complete, but should be a joy to pick up and look through now and then.
I hope to add a few music books to my website soon - they make delightful scrap books. The pages can be reproduced on a computer scanner and printer and used for crafts too.
The papers can be fun to use in all sorts of ways, such as binding lace and ribbons and creating vignettes around your home - I enjoyed gathering this little collection together for a future project.
I've also been creating some postcard storage boxes, covering and lining a simple box and embellishing with braids and a vintage postcard.
Have a great weekend,