Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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.


  1. Oh I am hopping on a plane today and coming over there so we can go here together! it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How are you! How is school! sending you and yours tons of hugs and then more hugs!!!!! : )

  2. Melanie, I can hear that squeal! And I certainly would make it also if I found such a fabulous group of treasures. They really are wonderful. I love Madame Lamballe. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  3. HPS!

    Love anything Marie and these vintage cards are fabulous!


  4. Gorgeous cards & what a lucky find!

  5. I love vintage ephemera. Thank you for sharing these. Happy Pink Saturday from The Patchwork Ark and Warm Heart Bears!

  6. Your PINK is very pretty!
    thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

    ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

  7. Happy Pink Saturday Melanie Sweetie...
    Oh how beautiful these cards are. I cannot believe that
    you found so many in such great shape along your travels of shopping.

    My Grandma was a Minnie and my Great Aunt a Dot. I also had an Iona. I love the older names. Beautiful don't you think? So pretty.

    I am your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you share next along our way. I love meeting new friends dear one. Many thanks for the lovely share today. Country hugs, Sherry

  8. Nicely done, I love the excitement you have over these.

    hardship letter