Friday, February 26, 2010

Deal me in!

I love vintage playing cards. Especially when I find 2 companion decks for a quarter at the bottom of a box at an estate sale.

Happy Spring Birdies....

Stylish Unicorns? Elk? Reindeer?

Tutti Fruiti...

1970's Peter Max style butterflies...

These cards are the tiny "Tom Thumb" brand. I especially like the duck with the turquoise bill.

Tell me your favorites!

17 comments:

Vonlipi said...

My faves are the birds and the poodle, he's histerical!

Linda said...

Love these cards, but I think the birdies are my favorites!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Oh, those are all great but the doggy is definitely my favorite!!

Chickens in the Basement said...

I wanted to say the birds are my favorite, then I saw the face on the poodle and decided he was my favorite. I like to use vintage playing cards to sew buttons on to sell.

Happy yard saling in the morning!

Midcenturymadam said...

I love the tutti fruiti and the spring birdies.

Heidi Ann said...

It's hard to pick a favorite but if you twist my arm, I guess I would say the birdies. All of them are great!

~~Carol~~ said...

I like the spring birdies, but my favorite is the poodle! I can't wait for garage sale season to start!
Happy Weekend,
Carol

Vintage Christine said...

Oh, the butterflies, most definitely. I LOVE Peter Max and Peter Max-ish stuff. The gallery I used to work for in New Orleans had a booth every year at ArtExpo at the Javits Center and one year when I worked the booth I actually met Peter Max there! What a cool guy!!!

Jane said...

I always look at playing cards for some interesting decks but I've never come across any as cute as yours....my favorite too is the cute little poodle.
Jane

Amber Von Felts said...

OOh! I definitely like the impala cards! They are popping right off of the paper!

Anonymous said...

Ah...the good old days when my mom would set up the card tables in the living room and have "the girls" over for bridge club! I gotta say, I'm partial to the flower power butterflies!

Sandy said...

The poodle!

icandy... said...

You and I share the same love... (go figure) I have the neatest sets of old playing cards... found for the same prices.
BUT THESE, are AWESOME!!! I am so jealous... they are so much better than mine! Waaaaa!
*teehee*
Lots of love and evil!
oxoxox
Christina

EverydayMe said...

I love the birdies... they are just too too cute!!!

Have a wonderful day... and don't worry about tomorrow... it's only a birthday... ENJOY TODAY!!!

{{hugs}} Michelle

EverydayMe said...

i thought tomorrow was your bday... so it's today... I hope you have a super happy one... Enjoy every moment.. and 50's not so bad... feels just like 40's... no change... just the number!!!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
{{50 BIG HUGS}} Michelle

Amy said...

Oh WOW. What a haul! The birds! The dog!Whaaaaa!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the Tutti Fruiti ones best.