All of those who love vintage ephemera will appreciate this score. A huge bag of vintage cards, stickers, seals, wrapping paper, Valentines, and a few little trinkets for $1.50!
Old Dennison Halloween stickers! These alone are worth more than the entire bag!
I've got about 10 of these 1980 Santa Claus postcards. Loved the art work.
Sweet kitten cards
A never-opened pack of 1994 Mary Engelbreit cards!
Stickers, old seals, wrapping paper
These reminded me of Thomas Kinkade work.
These are various items I picked up during the trip. I use the miniatures and clothes for my needle felted Santas and elves. By carving Santa faces into the old wool spools, I make some very festive Christmas ornaments.
The old clothes give that antique look to the characters I create.
An elf would look really cute in this outfit, don't you think?!
I suppose some people may look at all the stuff I've been collecting and think, "What is she going to DO with all that?" The question is, "What am I NOT going to do with it all?" If I'm not using it to make folk art, I'm joining swaps, donating it, or simply being inspired by it.
Something as simple as a piece of cotton trim, a sparkly bauble or bead, or even an old wooden spool can give me a bounty of ideas. One idea *pops* into my head, and suddenly the visions come pouring in. Sometimes the ideas come in so fast and furious, it keeps me awake at night, wishing for the floodgates to close!