Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pretty Papers

I know I haven't been using my blog in quite the way I always used to. Time has got away from me somewhat this month- And I have so many family commitments in the next couple of weeks (on top of everything else that has to be done), that I am hoping things will slow down a little next month.
- But just to calm things down a little on my blog at least, I thought I'd share with you a few of my recent antique paper finds...all from a more gentler era. I hope you will enjoy taking a look.

There is this fabulous album filled with an assortment of old postcards. I love how these were collected and treasured by the recipient over the years.

Another discovery was this photograph album dated 1899. It charts the first few years of life of a little girl called Winifred...

Here she is at just eight days old.

She obviously thrived! ;-))

Definitely from a well-to-do family is she is often seen with a Nanny as well as her mother, and is always beautifully dressed.


I love to find intricate Victorian Valentine cards - This little collection made me very happy...

The fact that these flimsy pieces of embossed and cut out paper survive so intact is always a surprise.




Then there are these sweet little calling cards. They must have made receiving a gentlemen-caller even more special! ;-))

And colourful pop-up cards sent with love...
Inside miniature decorated envelopes...

Victorian paper scraps made creating these little treasures even more personalised.
The ladies dressed in their finery below, are hand-tinted examples and probably date from the mid-Victorian era.
The detail, colour and quality of printing of all of these, in my view, is unequaled in their modern counterparts today.
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Niki x


  1. Beautiful papers, Niki! My oh my, did little Winifred "thrive" - such a charming collection of photographs.

  2. What a lovely load of 'eye candy'! SueXXX

  3. What lovely papers and photgraphs, they are charming and beautiful
    Julie xxxxxx

  4. What a wonderfuk collection.Wish I knew where to find such things.

  5. You do find some wonderful treasures, Niki.
    Thank you for sharing them.
    Carol xx

  6. i would like to thank you for the beautiful red and white handbag i purchased from you. it has arrived safely and is a happy addition to my home. thank you and hope to visit in person soon. will keep you close.

  7. Hi Niki.
    You know I really love these old pictures! ;o))
    They make me travel through time.
    Thank you for this, hugs... Maria.
    (With translator)

  8. How wonderful, I´m absolutely impressed!!! How I wish I could find something like this here in germany! Lovely treasures!

    Have a nice day,


Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx