Friday, November 26, 2010

A Very Vintage Christmas

Hmmm . . .
I didn't realize it has been a month since my last post.  I am getting very close to my 100th post!  Since I want to do something special for that, I put off posting, then I got out of the habit, and here we are almost December!

I signed up for Cristina's Ephemera Swap.  I met Cristina and her mom, Catherine at Silver Bella 2009.  What wonderful ladies.  They were one of the highlights of SB for me! 

Advertisements from Better Homes & Gardens  December 1954.
All the ads I sent for this swap had some kind of Christmas theme. 

I had to keep this for myself!
No idea what kind of collage this will end up in, but I couldn't resist a line like "You belong on your Christmas list!"

Scallop circles from wrapping paper inherited from my grandma!
 I love those scallop punches!

I know I have a problem with hoarding collage-able paper.   So I decided to send more than the required number of pieces for this swap.  I added both 2" & 3" scallop circles.  Also pages from an 1877 book.  The heading on each page is "Great and Memorable Events,"  which pretty much sums up holidays for me.

The packets wrapped up.

I can't wait to see all the wonderful vintage paper.
This swap really got me into the Christmas mood.

Here's a preview of how
I'm decorating the shop for an open house next weekend.
Also I think this is what Cristina has put on her wish list!

1 comment:

Beth Leintz said...

I love my scallop punch too!