Thursday, 20 March 2008

Ready-Made Vintage

I walked home from work this morning with a spring in my step, no work tomorrow and a long-awaited lie-in (I'm not at my best first thing in the morning so getting up at 5am is not my idea of fun). I visited a few charity shops - no pickings today but when I got back, a parcel arrived in the post which made up for it at least ten times over.

I had come across these on Ebay when looking for something completely different, they are vintage cards and scraps. I had a project in mind using cards so I placed a moderate bid, not expecting to win - well you can see that I did.

They had been described as mounted on card - I assumed they would be lightly mounted and could be removed, but these are very firmly pasted on, so I have ready-made vintage scrapbook pages.

They are much prettier than they looked in the listing, and probably my photos don't show just how lovely they are (the sun hasn't got his hat on today!).

The backing cards have been covered with a pale pink fabric and the cards and scraps beautifully arranged.

Quite often when buying things in lots there will be some you like and some you don't particularly care for. I can honestly say there is not one single card or scrap here that I don't like. Of course I do have some favourites...

These won't be going into a scrapbook though, I think they will look stunning framed and hanging in a group. I'll be on the lookout for some vintage frames now... oh dear, it's neverending, isn't it!


  1. Don't you just love winning unexpectedly on ebay? Great items, well done!
    Julia x

  2. They're beautiful Lucy, have fun searching for those frames! Wishing you and Mr Bloom a very Happy Easter

  3. What lovely scraps! And always nice when you win something from eBay!

    Happy Easter

    Victoria x

  4. What a fabulous find Lucy..!!
    Have a well deserved and LOOOOONG lie in and a very Happy Easter,


  5. Oh wow! What a find! They do look stunning, just as they are. Happy hunting for those frames and a happy Easter to you.

  6. Just discovered your blog. It's SCRUMMY!

  7. What a lovely treasure found ebaying!!! Those are so beautiful - the colors and designs so pretty! I don't thing I've ever been that pleased finding something on ebay - I'm glad you were so successful! =)

    Happy Easter to you!

  8. They are so gorgeous! Have a good Easter,Lucy ;-)

  9. How gorgeous Lucy, I can see why you were thrilled with these. I love it when items turn up from ebay and are better than their photos. They are going to be beautiful framed.

    Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your lie in (you lucky lucky girl!)

  10. They are gorgeous! I have a thing for old cards too.

    Happy Easter!

  11. Hello Lucy, how lovely these are. What a great find. Ebay can be wonderful when it all goes right! If I buy something that I am really pleased with, I save that seller as one of my favorites and check back with them. Happy Easter!

  12. fabulous find, happy weeknend!!

  13. They're so pretty, isn't it great when you win on Ebay especially when you don't expect to....they would look good in old picture frames painted cream or white, something else to look out for at boot-sales!

  14. Hi Lucy, these vintage cards and scraps are just gorgeous. I could look through these pages for hours. What a great find you have had. I am always very tempted to buy items on this theme, not that I would know what to do with them? I hope you and Mr Bloom have a very happy Easter weekend. x

  15. These are so beautiful! You really have quite the eye.

    Wishing you a very blessed Easter. I hope you enjoyed your lie-in.

    xx Nancy

  16. Oh, how beautiful!! You are right, they would look wonderful framed on the wall!!

  17. How lovely they all are. I can imagine youre excitement looking at each one. They are all lovely. You are excellent at peicing things together and spotting beautifull items.
    X Dominique

  18. Ohh they are all really lovely!! Well done for winning them.


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Lucy x