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Vintage Postcard Art
Decorate your home with meaningful and familial pieces. Today we are sharing how to make vintage postcard art.
Welcome to this month’s installment of our Thrifty Style Team. A big thank you to our friend Julie of Redhead Can Decorate for hosting this monthly hop! This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends every month. We each makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or the thrift store. Let’s get started!
We are Family
It’s no secret that Jenn and I love most things vintage. Houses, furniture, glassware, family photos and more. We love that these items have stood the test of time and they bring us great joy. Over 25 years ago I inherited these vintage postcards when my maternal grandmother passed away. They are all 100+ years old!
Their only value is extreme sentimentality on my part. Vintage postcards hold a plethora of information. Family member name, address, date, city and more. If you’re fortunate enough, there might be mention of current events of the day or other family members. Most of these postcards were mailed to Mrs. G. G. Fisher of Dublin, GA. This would be Mrs. Georgia Fisher, my great-great-great-grandmother!
For Christmas one year I gifted Jennifer this piece of vintage postcard art.
The postmark is Madison, GA. Who knew that more than a century later I would be living right down the road?
This is how you do it
- Vintage postcard or envelope
- Photo paper or high quality printer paper
- Printer – at home, drug store or office supply store
- Frame .
- Mat, optional
- Enlarge the postcard to your desired size. I chose to print 16×20. A home printer is limiting, so I chose to enlarge and print my art on photo paper at FedEx Office.
- You can also choose an office supply store to enlarge your print to even bigger sizes.
- Add to a frame – with or without matting.
Jenn loved it and added it to a gallery wall that she created in her home.
This project cost less than $9.00. Had I chose to use paper it would have been even less expensive.
I sincerely hope that you were inspired in some small way today. Please be sure to see what the other team members have created!
Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board!
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