Thursday, 14 July 2011

I Love... Vintage Postcards

This time of year is all about holidays - my son has been on school summer holidays for a week now and we've got another eight weeks to go! We do days out, trips around and we like to collect postcards for my son's summer holiday journal. Sometimes they get sent, sometimes they don't but every one tells a story and that's why I love even the tackiest ones that my son picks out (forgive him, he knows no better!)

And I have the softest of soft spots for vintage postcards and these are just gorgeous for weddings. There are so many things that you can do with them from using them as stationery to creating decorations from them. They're full of personality, they're always talking points and they're just lovely. So, here are some ideas for you - lots of great DIY, lots of options and everything is full of vintagey goodness...

Above - such a simple idea for a banner and it's so effective. Little squares of postcard and stuck on to twine, string or ribbon. These would look great strung across a marquee or lining a pathway. Image - Cori Kindred

Above - totally love this table centre, the books, the nest and that beautiful vintage postcard. I really do so love creative, personality packed table centres and this definitely falls into that category. So easy to put together and ever-so effective. Image - Elizabeth Anne Designs

Above - gorgeous letterpress postcard style invitations with a fab vintage vibe. I really do love the colour here too, such a warm orange glow. - I would love this for an autumnal wedding, especially because that motif looks fabulously vine-y. Image - Golden Rectangle Press on Etsy

Above - fabulous table number cards (often forgotten in my view) with a great look. And the best thing about these cards is that when you buy them, you get a downloadable file so can use them for many things (mini seating cards?) Image - KF Collection on Etsy

Above - I love these vintage postcard seating cards. Each is pegged onto the ribbon with the table name on the face of the card and the guest's details on the reverse. You could then use the same design for the table name card and place markers too. Image - Little Pink Book

Above - I really like the print of the postcard sat on the gingham napkin. It's fabulously country! Image - Project Wedding

Above - what a fab guest book station! postcards in a traditional wire spinner and those aqua pens are just such a great bright touch. Then more postcards are lined up in those wooden drawers and are great seating cards. Love this look! Image - via Craft Gossip

Above - what a brilliant menu card! You could print them yourself or running them through an old style typewriter would also give a brilliant effect. Image - Wedding Bee

Above - A final image with lots of pegged on postcards, covered with lovely messages from guests. So many things you could do with these after the wedding to keep them on display so those gorgeous postcards and wonderful messages are never forgotten. Image - Wildflower Photography

1 comment:

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