Friday, October 30, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for October 30

For show and tell today, I want to show a few of my antique cards. Most of these are not dated, but one that I looked at today has a date of June 1898 written on the back.

First, a few of the Scripture cards. I imagine these may have been given to the original owner by her Sunday School teacher, many years ago.

Psalm 25:14

Psalm 37:5

Psalm 37:7

1 Peter 5:5 -- I love the autumn theme of this card.

Another with a fall-like look.

This late-fall or early winter scene is framed with pansies and a robin.

Lastly, this harbor scene framed within a teapot is an ad for Corticelli Spool Silk.

I have a shoebox full of these delightful cards, and have scanned more to show next week.

For now, that's my Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to My Romantic Home.

Happy Show & Tell Friday!


  1. Oh wow...thank you! I hope you don't mind that I saved them...I didn't read anything on your blog asking otherwise.

  2. What a beautiful collection of cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Those are wonderful, i too collect vintage greetng cards.. The graphics are so colorful and nothing like todays..

  4. those are gorgeous! Why aren't things like that still made today?? How did you get them? did you find them at thrift stores and yard sales?

  5. What beautiful pieces. So glad to know that people treasure these type of things.


  6. They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Cards are just not that pretty today.

  7. I love your cards Mrs T, they do not make cards like this anymore and it makes me sad. I did find a cute Holly Hobbie card the other day that reminded me of some that were popular in the seventies.

  8. Those are gorgeous! I really love the last one! The colors in that are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi ladies,

    Thanks so much for stopping by to see my cards! And thanks for all of your sweet and thoughtful comments.

    Cami, I don't mind at all that you saved them. In my opinion they ought to be out of that shoe box where they can be used and enjoyed.

    Amy Jo, this old box, a pasteboard box which is literally falling apart, was given to me by my mother. The cards had been given to a relative of hers, who was the original recipient of most of them. I am thankful to have these family treasures in my possession and will try to share more of them as time goes on.

    Thanks again for visiting, everyone. Come back anytime!

    God bless,


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