Sunday, December 21, 2008

CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS - THE HOLY FAMILY

One of my favorite Christmas collectibles for years has been vintage post cards. The golden age of post cards in America was from late 1800s to about 1915. The public wanted an easier way to send a quick note; and this included Christmas greetings. I wanted to share a few today of the Madonna and Child from our collection. I've also included this Hummel Madonna and Child figurine that belonged to my Mother.




To me the artwork on these postcards is glorious! They have such an ethereal quality to them.






I've displayed some of them this year in a huge red transferware wash bowl with fresh greenery.


In the next day or so, I'll show you some of the Santa Claus postcards we have collected.




Thanks for stopping by,

Sally

10 comments:

laurie said...

I love vintage post cards, and I collect them also. You have some beautiful ones. The Hummel figure is so pretty. laurie

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! I look forward to seeing your other ones!

Ma'dame French said...

Not only have you given me some history but displayed some of the most beautiful postcards I have ever seen;) Hugs French

nikkicrumpet said...

They are so pretty and they make a lovely display!

onlymehere said...

The figuerine is beautiful. I love this collection of vintage post cards too. Very nice.

Smilingsal said...

That's a creative way to display your cards and have a sweet smelling home at the same time.

Shelia said...

What a beautiful Mary and Baby Jesus! So lovely! I, too love those beautiful old vintage cards! Just lovely!
Oh, I'm so ashamed! I have so much to be thankful for and I've whined. Forgive me and yes my heart is right and I just need to settle down.
Have a very blessed Merry Christmas, Sally, my friend,
Shelia ;)

Susie Q said...

I love vintage cards and so enjoyed seeing these.

All of your decor is wonderful and your nativity is a beautiful treasure!

Love to you dearSally....merry, merry Christmas!

Love,
Sue

Carrie said...

I really enjoy the special beauty of vintage postcards. Thanks for sharing these...I have the second one pictured.
Your ways of displaying them are very appealing.

lvroftiques said...

I only have a few but I love them also! You have some wonderful ones! And I love the way you displayed them in the wash bowl! Thanks for the inspiration! Vanna