This post is all about assorted ephemera eye candy. I know we are not the only ones who are ga-ga over this stuff. So all of you vintage ephemera junkies out there--enjoy!
This vintage baby book is on loan to us from my sister, Sheila. It has the most beautiful and incredible illustrations. There is a handwritten inscription on the inside cover that says,
"Dec. 25th, 1889, Our Little Ollie, Grandma Rich"
Stack of Scrap Journal pages ready to be bound. That is an old travel trunk in the background, complete with its original luggage labels. Inside it has a full set of bakelite-handled brushes, shoe horns, nail files, etc. How cool is that??!!!
Beautiful endpapers in an old prayer book
Some old daggeurotypes in my dining room cabinet. I love the shattered one. She is the first one I ever bought. Note the hand-tinting on her face.
Stack of Scrap Journals
Recipe for Layer Cake, Devil's food cake, White Solid Cake (solid cake?)
Stamp Note with old letters in the background
Detail of Chansons de Bilitis Scrap Journal cover
Vintage sheet music and old keys on Ephemera Album covers
Cigar Box kit contents
French Hen nestled among recent ephemera finds
If you would like to see more assorted ephemera, I recently posted a bunch of new shots on our Flickr photo stream.