If you thought this was just another slightly worn but charming house in NE Portland, you would be wrong. I would forgive you and still love you, but you would be wrong. It is, in fact, the nirvana of vintage greeting cards and stationery. I had been at an estate sale in this house for about 45 minutes when I heard some gal say something about vintage Christmas cards. "WHERE???" I hollered. I might have even grabbed her by the collar...I don't really remember. She pointed towards the back bedroom. I took off like the house was on fire. Here's what I got:
Parchment Christmas cards with envelopes...full box.
"Just-A-Notes". I remember these from the 70's. Complete and pristine in their folders including the gold stickers used to close the cards. I got a dozen different designs. This bird one was my favorite.
Don't think I'm not sending the partridge ones for Christmas.
This was the best box. Rosalie had organized the cards by theme. Many even have the date and price written in pencil on the envelopes. Something tells me that Rosalie must have had a lot of time on her hands.
These are just a few from the Valentine section.
And how did I know that the gal who lived in the house was named Rosalie? Because I found these notecards at the bottom of the pile. Gorgeous. How come they don't make things like this anymore? I might have to change my name to Rosalie.