Hi everyone! We’ve had some lovely, almost spring-like, weather here in upstate New York the past couple of days. Today I ran some errands in a sweater–no coat. Of course that doesn’t mean we won’t have more snow. I’ll never forget one day in May, about ten years ago, when 6″ of wet snow fell early in the morning.
Of course, I didn’t let a little snow stop me from attending my favorite neighborhood garage sale (Woodlawn area of Schenectady), held every year on the third week-end of May. The snow kept many buyers away and I scored some pretty amazing deals. But I digress, that has little to do with today’s topic: paper goods with a spring theme.
I find Easter chicks almost impossible to resist. And nothing shouts spring louder than these fluffy little balls of yellow sweetness.
And this “clutch” or “chattering” of six chicks certainly fits the bill. Announcing Easter salutations, this post card dates to about the turn of [last] century. Available here.
Another vibrant, chick-filled Easter card. Available here.
An old trade card with pretty pooches and their flowers–for all the dog-lovers in the crowd.
These bright white mother-of-pearl buttons on their pretty robin’s egg blue card evoke springtime, too, don’t they?
This Victorian scrap looks like a calling card, but it has come loose and written on the card is the price of these scraps: 12 for 12¢. I suspect it came out of a catalog, offering various scraps for sale. This one contains multiple Victorian motifs–a hand, a dove, and a rose. Available here.
This elegant lady in her rich, velvet wrap wishes us a Happy Easter, but I’m not sure what she particularly has to do with the holiday. Available here.
Making it even more interesting, the message on the back reads, “Dear Brother, Thought I would send you a card. From, Ova” It’s a rather serious card choice for a sister to give a brother. Note the date on the postal stamp–1913.
The Huyler Cocoa and Chocolate company, where Milton S. Hershey got his start in the business, ran from 1874 to 1928. This little booklet, with its darling graphic, contains several recipes for chocolate treats, like chocolate parfait and chocolate ice cream.
It also dates to about the turn of [last] century. Available here.
Seed packets are, of course, a beautiful harbinger of spring. I picked up this fine, vintage example at at the Greenwich (NY) Flea Market last year. The colors are practically glowing.
I’d like to offer these lovely stickers with doves and roses as a small give away to say “Happy Spring” to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment by March 7th indicating that you would enjoy receiving this package of four large stickers, and I’ll enter you to in the give away.
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