Design

Take a peek at my Mum’s card collection!

16 January, 2008

I am really super duper stupid busy right now with freelance, commissions, wedding planning etc. I thought I’d be nice and post some vintage ephemera for you all to enjoy!

My mum has an awesome collection of all the cards she has ever been given. From her birth til now – including her 21st birthday cards and wedding and engagement cards. She got them all out for me yesterday and I snapped some pictures with my phone camera. I grew up being influenced by illustrations like these!!! I just wanted to be able to share these pretty cards with everyone, because I’ve always loved them.

Mum's Card Stash

Mum's Card Stash

Mum's Card Stash

Mum's Card Stash

Mum's Card Stash

Mum's Card Stash
This is one of the most special things in there. It’s a card, hand screen printed, by one of mum and dad’s friends Sieg.

Mum's Card Stash
He also made this mulberry paper himself! It was used to wrap their engagement present. I nearly wet my pants when I saw it yesterday, it’s in such nice condition!

Unfortunately, mum has stuck all these cards in the scrap book, which means they aren’t in mint condition, which is sad :(

If you want to see more, head on over to the set on flickr.

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  • I loved looking through my parents old cards…maybe its why I’m such a hoarder of letters and cards myself!