Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ephemera packs

I have had so much fun messing around with paper, glue and scissors lately. Finding old books with beautifully aged pages, gorgeous old music scores, old diaries and ledgers, making collages and gift tags with these lovely old bits is such a pleasure. Perhaps some of you would like to give it a go as well. I have put together a big pack of vintage French and English ephemera, the kind of stuff I use all the time.

In the pack are -

3 large blank ledger pages from a Victorian ledger
4 pages with lots of lovely writing from a 1954 French diary
1 very vintage French paper bag, printed with the logo of a shop in Luzy ( long gone now )
1 small thick French paper bag, plain
4 pages from a 1911 Larousse dictionary, with illustrations
3 French Tarot cards, 1 number, 1 figure, 1 pretty scene
3 large sheet music pages
3 smaller sheet music pages
3 1970s Bingo booklets
1 piece beautiful floral vintage wallpaper border, approx 14 x 9.5 inches
1 landlord's rent receipt from the 1940s
1 Insurance Co. premium receipt from the 1940s, with stamp
2 pages from a milkman's weekly order book ( sigh, those were the days when the milk got delivered to your door step in glass bottles )
3 pages from a French play, 1888
3 vintage English Christmas postage stamps
1 vintage English tea card
1 vintage Lexicon (letter) card

These are all originals, not copies. They'll be tied with a 1m length of French lace or ribbon.
I have 4 packs available. The contents of each pack will basically be the same but of course will vary slightly as all items are orignals. If you have any special request for the lexicon card letter, for example, do let me know and I'll see whether I can help.



Rhonda said...

These are so great, Liz. I might just snag one tomorrow, after I get my orders out.

Don't you just love it when it all comes together so nicely?

Anneke said...

wow, these are lovely