Friday, 23 March 2018

Victorian postcards

Some time ago I got a set of miniature reproduction postcards from Foil Play. They are gorgeous - replicas of the Christmas postcards that were often sent instead of Christmas cards in Victorian times, and they are actually double sided, so the back shows the writing and postage that was on the original card - it *almost* seems a shame to stick them down, which is why it's taking me so long to use them up.

I've gone a bit mad with them here though and used three of them, all with old fashioned Santa designs. I did giggle a bit to myself though, if you blow the photo right up you will see that two of them are smoking and the one on the left, although gloved on one hand, is using the other to make a rather impolite gesture!

The green background paper is printed from a Joanna Sheen CD, and the sentiment cut from a sheet from the same CD.

I am sharing this with

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Santa
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Spirit of Christmas Past
The Holly and The Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes   


  1. oh my gosh, those santas are AMAZING!!! i love that you've 3 of them AND doilies and buttons and lace. pretty much the PERFECT vintage-style holiday card! so happy you could celebrate the spirit of xmas past with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  2. Great card Jane and I love the 'improper' Santas! Foil Play sell some lovely things, they're sponsors on the Craft Telly forum.

  3. A super card Jane, fun vintage Santa images.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Quelle jolie idée Jane, ces cartes anciennes sont si charmante, je comprends ta réflexion, j'ai parfois aussi du mal à utiliser certaines choses de peur de les abîmer....merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  5. Wow, what gorgeous vintage images ... love how you framed them with ribbon & doilies ... so very glad you celebrated Christmas PAST with us at Jingle Belles.

  6. Very beautiful design. Your use of the doilies is fab. Thank you for taking part in our 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - Myrna DT

  7. Different times when we thought smoking was good for us perhaps! The doily really sets them off and adds to the vintage look as do the ribbons and buttons. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT


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