Happy New Year


Like the clock says; have your happiest New Year ever.

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Covetable cards and an eye-watering desk

A quick swoop in today to share some more vintage Christmas cards. Firstly, a classic scene, dripping in snow; I’d want to defrost in front of a fire if I was out in that:

Next a couple of different takes on candles; I couldn’t decide which I preferred, so included both:


Then a card from Florida to show that it isn’t all snow drifts and candlelight:

Finally, for those of you who are still here, I bring you one more treat:

This beauty is the product of Ralph Lauren’s imagination. I’m not sure how long I could sit at it before I got a headache, but if full on Highland getaway is what you want in your office, then look no further.

Here comes Christmas (a.k.a. covetable cards for November)

After weeks of resisting all things Christmas, avoiding tinsel in the shops and studiously averting my gaze from the vintage treats I keep seeing online, I have finally succumbed. Followers of our Pinterest boards will have noticed some Christmas cards creeping in at the end of last week and now the steady trickle is turning into a fast moving stream. Early favourites include:

This beautiful card, with a nostalgic scene at it’s centre and plenty of gold for some understated festive bling. I wish this one was part of my collection.

A friendly looking Father Christmas with some very elegant deer pulling his sleigh.

And some bold bells in primary colours for those who prefer their vintage Christmas designs with a more graphic edge.

This modern, pared down Christmas arrangement also caught my eye:

The fact that the wall is the same colour as our living room has no bearing on my choice!

If you want to keep up with our pick of the vintage Christmas cards, just follow our Pinterest board.

July & August’s covetable cards

I’ve just checked back and it seems I missed my monthly roundups of covetable cards and desirable desks in July and it’s not like I don’t have enough stationery to make a note of these things somewhere! So apologies for the slightly overdue edition, but here are my favourites from the old cards I spotted in July and August:
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A couple of cute birds to send your mail on its way.

A birthday card for someone who likes a sandwich.
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And a birthday card for your gran, although I’m not sure how pleased she will be with the likeness.

If you liked those, there are plenty more over on Pinterest

new arrival

The sun is shining, the housemartins are flying (as opposed to singing songs about caravans of love) and our lovely vintage gift tags have just landed in the shop.
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We’ve made them from our spring notecards and they’re £2.00 for a pack of 4, one each of the four designs.

Each tag features a detail from an original vintage card and has been finished with pretty coloured string. There’s plenty of room for you to add your message, so hurry out and buy a present for someone special.

Have a good weekend.