The prize of my small collection is a group of antique post cards from the early 1900's. What makes these particular cards so special is that I inherited them from my great Aunt Dorothy. We moved a lot as a kid, so most of the time we only saw Aunt Dorothy once a year, but I cherish the memories of those special visits and family reunions held at her house.
Unlike today, at the turn of the last century, postcards were a common way to send greetings to loved ones and friends. In Aunt Dorothy's collection I have New Years, Valentines, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to name a few. In addition to the cards themselves I love the calligraphy of that age. The beauty of the script is a lost art form today in our technology driven world.
|Be My Valentine|
|Happy New Year|
|Beautiful script to Dorothy from her grandmother|
Inspired by these lovely cards I created a series of domino pendants called "DWT" for Dorothy W. Tusher. I photocopied some of my favorite images on high quality settings and then carefully trimmed and mod podged them to a vintage wooden domino. I then added some bits of whimsy to reflect the theme of the image as I saw it~ including buttons, sea glass, charms & beads to name a few.
I am happy to present these on my Facebook page, and eventually in other outlets as well.
Thank you for spending a few minutes here today. ~ Tammie