Antique Greeting Cards......Absolutely Divine, Come and See !
Today I bring you postcards from my travels.....
Words are not required, just enjoy the eye candy !
Divine French antique greeting cards !
Are you loving these ?
Aren't they just adorable ?
Meet this lovely lady.........Madame Lamballe.
Painted by Le Brun who was one of Queen Marie-Antoinette's favourite artists.
I'm sure that you will all agree that my new found treasures are sooo beautiful. I haven't found a home to display them yet. I think they will go pride of place somewhere though.
Gone are the days of the handwritten letter or card in the mail. Gone is the caligraphy scrawl used by many a lady and gentleman in days gone by. I guess that's why I love antique greeting cards so much. They are so quaint and old and full of gesture. They were an ordinary way of sending love across the miles to a loved one. They were a happy message wishing someone a Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas.
Messages of love and hope fill many a card in my collection.
They aren't always written in the most ledgible handwriting but somehow it doesn't matter.
I love the old fashioned names on the cards.........Rose, Winnie, Alice, Ada, Lily, Ruby, Walter, William and the list goes on.
They speak of times gone by, war, friendship and many a hardship. Many speak of losing loved ones who passed whilst still so young. It goes to show just how much times have changed over the years.
This blog post represents the squeal of excitement as I walked in the door of this antique store and found these little treasures.
I had quite the smile on my face as you can imagine.