Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Old Graphics & Fun Ephemera
I love the old graphics & old packaging of times gone by. Things just aren't the same today. As I unwrap something today I am usually angered & have profanities come from my mouth or a little ditty that my children always laughed at 'I bet an angry Chinese man had to package this' which really if you think about it, globally speaking & with today's economy isn't funny at all.
But these old hosiery boxes are absolutely the berries in my humble opinion. My mother saved these out for me when she helped a friend clean out her families home. Oodles of vintage 1950's & 1960's hosiery boxes some still with the hosiery still in them. This was the packaging....not what we see today. But rather interesting graphics & sturdy...flat...interesting boxes....ready for me to use one day when the time was right & the quantity perfect. Well that time has come & I have seized the moment.
This was the only one like it. Personally not my favorite....but for this project interesting enough. I am using these for my ephemera swap for Handmade U. I probably shouldn't be posting it yet...but since most are traveling tomorrow I don't think they will be blog hopping too much today. I packaged all my ephemera in these boxes & hey....it's another piece of ephemera for the collection right??? And it's all about the presentation for me any how.
Here's a little sneak peak at some of what I put into my boxes. Of course you all know that I am just a paper junkie....Can there ever be enough paper??? Just wait until I show you some of the new paper that came from France the other day....that will have to be a post all to it's own. Can I just say YUMMY! I will let you know that I was drooling...no I will say that I had tears welling up in my eyes it was so pretty. Some of the hotel receipts are from the 1860's....oh I'm getting ahead of myself. We'll wait.
But here's a little teaser for any of you who might just be peaking & who might just be in this little fun swap at Handmade U. And if you are....just know that I have lovingly packaged up this fun filled swap for you & no....it has not in any way been spoiled for you because there is oh so much more for you to behold. Many more delicious tidbits for you to go through & adorn your journals & future projects with! So have a wonderfully art filled & creative day. Blessings!