I don't know how long I've kept this. Decades for sure, because it reminds me of Sister 2.
I'm Linus and Lucy is Sister 2.
I can hear you thinking... "she has that much stationery to sort through, she can do a whole post on it? Come on!"
Letter writing pads from days when I wrote letters.
Oh yes, I do. And yes, I can.
My father wasn't around when I was born. He was gallivanting around Asia and Europe with some buddies. To be fair, it was a trip of a lifetime for him, and I'm sure he had at least 1 good reason why it couldn't be postponed.
Legend has it, my mother joined him a month or so after I was born [presumably after she'd recovered enough to wear a cossie and ride a camel].
Being #4 [and an accident], I think my parents were just a little over babies.
It's not like they forgot us though! They sent a lot of postcards.[Remember - this was way, waaaaaay before emails and mobile phones.]
And those postcards are what is in the can.
I could tell you what year they were sent, but then I'd have to kill you. Suffice to say, it was in the 50s.
The little Dutch girl postcard is very cool. Those are real threads on the skirt.
There were souvenir booklets and pamphlets as well.
More postcards, from later travels around Australia. A couple of these were from Sister 1.
I don't remember much about these old postcards below, but they're rather sweet.Does anyone recognise the drawings?
They're Hallmark cards, illustrated by Betsey Clark.
And, from the 70s...envelopes!
I love these to bits. They really send me back in time somehow. Uni days, all night parties, boys. You know what I mean.
For some odd reason, I went through a brown bags phase.And I wasn't particular about what they were used for either. [Though I hasten to add that these are NOT used ones!]
This has to be my favourite and was from a provision store [I think] in Kuala Lumpur.
Like any good would-be hippie, I collected and used handmade and recycled paper.
Some things that I no longer have g*!rr!^rrr!*!^!! are stickers and decals from the 60s and 70s. I had many of them back in the day, but had to resort to the internet to show you some of the designs I miss. Of course, I could still buy them today, but it wouldn't be the same.
This pic from HERE.
This pic from Wikipedia.
This pic from RedBubble.
This pic from eBay.
This pic from Etsy.
Isn't it amazing how many iconic designs and typefaces come from that era of love, peace and getting stoned? I can't seem to find the swirly time tunnel one anywhere though. Does anyone remember that design?
I could go on! But I think I might have taken up enough of your day already. So what do you think? Did I have enough stationery for a post?
No questions today.
Instead, please click this song.
Is it playing?
Have a GReAt day!
Peace out for now, The Typist :) X
The card was from Sister 1 to Sister 2 and was snail mailed on 21/6/73
PostScript. Though I managed to do a whole post on stationery, I won't be doing one on music because every CD we have is going. Every. single. one.
Viva ripping, iTunes, youtube and Shareaza!
Update 1.40pm. How rude! I forgot to thank you for sharing your fashion lows with me yesterday. It was very brave of you! Can we agree the 80s were the abyss?
Also, thank you for your suggestions on what to do with my old Ts. I like the quilt and cushion cover ideas best and think I should be able to handle that, even with my
limited non-existent sewing skills. You see? I can be an optimist when I want :)