National Stationery Show

I just printed off my boarding pass for my early flight tomorrow.  I’ll be at the National Stationery Show Monday and Tuesday and will share my findings when I return.  I’ll be posting more regularly on Twitter @savesnailmail while I’m at the show, so please follow me if you’d like an inside perspective.

In the mean time, I wanted to share some vintage stationery that my mother-in-law found in some of her mother’s belongings.  She gave them to me. She thought they would make me squeal with delight and she was not disappointed!

These Wildflower Floral Notes were designed by the Tichnor Brothers in Boston.  I’m not sure how old they are, but I think they’re at least 50 years old. 

They are so vibrant! Here’s a detail of the water lily:

And hiding in the box were a couple of other cards with this cute design:

I assume that’s a mirror she’s looking into (telling it her biggest secrets). Either that or she’s headed off on what will be an unsuccessful butterfly-catching expedition. And is she a fairy or an angel?  With wings like that, what do you think?


3 Replies to “National Stationery Show”

  1. Hey there,
    I’m about to write to you! This is such an awesome post.
    I have to say though, what’s in a name? Fairy or angel she’s gorgeous.
    Just by the way, there has been a huge revival of old, rather risque post cards – I think they’re fabulous. I have also found some lovely post cards of this area (Ballito) and will definitely send you some. Keep on writing! Much love, Marilyn XOX

  2. Oh, what a beautiful find! How nice of your MIL to pass the stationery along to someone she knew would appreciate the treasure.

    I think the girl looks like a Shirley Temple-like angel. Very cute.

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