This tiny little card (appr. 2x3") is so joyful. These brilliant little birds look so at home with their cute little red house in the background ...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This tiny card (real size is appr. 2X3") is made of very heavy cardboard. It was in a small box with Mildred's other tiny cards, most from her graduation and wedding. The delicate springtime flowers are tinted with surprisingly vibrant pastels.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The Francis Motor Car Company was founded in 1913 by C.E. Francis. The name of the company was later changed to Francis Ford Company. I'm not sure when this Christmas card/flyer was sent out. Ivor and Mildred were married in 1932, so it had to be after that ...
I love the old doll and car. Any ideas as to their vintage?
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I love the way the candles glow, and match the red and yellow colors in this pretty girl's dress. I wonder if she is sneaking to see what gifts Father Christmas brought this year ... I think the kitty knows, judging by the smirk on his face!
Monday, June 8, 2009
These vibrant red and yellow birds are flocked with velvet (red). They must be singing a heavenly song!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I found this wedding shower announcement for Mildred! Now I know that she and Ivor were married in 1932! Probably shortly after this shower in June of that year. It was sent to Mrs. Tena Davies who, I believe, was Ivor's mother.
Friday, June 5, 2009
This beautiful wildflower card has a slip-in pocket with a packet of seeds tucked in. Believe it or not, there are still seeds in the packet! I wonder if they would germinate after all these years ...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Ivor was a man of few words. He let this beautiful card tell the story of his love and birthday wishes for his wife while they were separated by a continent. The discoloration of the card comes from a silky material inset for the lampshade.