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French Vintage Friday: A Vintage Easter

Happy Friday, y’all! Is it a glorious day where you live?

We had an unusually early spring here and so much less rain and more sunshine than usual. However, in the past week we have had mostly stormy, windy, rainy days. Today dawned relatively clear and there are signs of sunshine on it’s way so to me – it’s a glorious day!

Y’all know what today is, right? Yup! Time for Emily and I to share something amazingly vintage, stunningly french or maybe…just maybe….BOTH!

I actually had it all worked out in my mind as to what I was going to share this week. I have shared something vintage every week since we started this and so after a conversation this week, Emily and I realized we need to start sharing some french style as well. Even if it’s not vintage. After all, french style is my one true love.

But then….

Something caught my eye.

And everything changed.

Literally this morning as I prepared to publish my other blog post.

Vintage easter postcards.

And then? I knew what I had to share today.

Aren’t they just amazing? It seems every season and every holiday you can find vintage postcards or photos that you can use in your decor. Assuming you adore vintage postcards like Emily and I do!

And then! An idea struck me!

Before I knew it I was doing a 5 minute DIY to photograph and share with y’all this morning. Wanna see?

Oh good! Me too!

I removed the vintage sheet music garland that I had up on my mantel and I removed the gold beads I had draped there too.

Then I strung a piece of pale pink ribbon across the front of my mantel allowing it to hang down on either end. I have tiny little gold cup hooks on the ends and middle of my mantel specifically for hanging garlands from since I like to do that a lot.

I made a big loose bow from ribbon as well and added that to each spot that the ribbon garland came to one of the hooks.

Then with a tiny dab of hot glue, I added some vintage postcards here and there along the ribbon.

I would have used vintage lace instead of ribbon but I didn’t have any that was long enough to reach across the entire mantel and of course – the stay at home order and all being what it is – shopping for vintage lace isn’t an option at this moment. And so we make do with what we have on hand.

Now, an important thing to know is this. If these particular ones were real, genuine, vintage postcards, I would NEVER, EVER put hot glue on them. Oh no!

See I did a little trick for these ones.

Ever heard of scanned documents? These ones have been scanned from the original genuine postcard and then I printed them off for this particular project. I get the look without ever doing anything to potentially damage a real vintage postcard.

If you do a google search for vintage easter (or any occasion) postcards you can also find countless free printables that you could use for projects like this.

Aren’t they the cutest?

It took longer to print them than it did to put the garland together.

Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to use vintage postcards in your decor.

Emily’s Post

That always cracks me up. Because….you know….Emily Post? Anyways while I amuse myself with my jokes over here, you can just click on the photo below to go straight over to Emily’s blog post for today.

Until next time, sweet friend…

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4 Comments

  1. Emily says:

    I adore these vintage postcards!! Soooo cute! And, that banner that you made is adorable! I’m totally going to make one for myself!! Love this post, as always!! You are so talented and have such a fun writing style!
    Happy Friday, my friend!!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      I’m so glad you liked the banner and that you enjoyed my blog post, sweet friend. I can’t wait to see if you make something like this. I already know it’s gonna be amazing!

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    I like the sheer ribbon. It almost disappears and lets the postcards take the spotlight. Cute.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate that and you are absolutely correct. That’s why I used the sheer ribbon when I found I didn’t have any vintage lace taht was long enough. Thank you so much for stopping by today, friend.

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