sweet vintage baby cards ...
Tags: Vintage, vintage ephemera, vintage birth announcement, vintage shower invitation, vintage baby card, thrifting, estate sale, baby shower
The nasty upper respiratory virus that's got so many snuggled on the couch, Kleenex in hand, has hit the cottage-by-the-creek.  I haven't had a cold like this in years!  So I'm laying low and planning Kelly's baby shower.  Or at least thinking about planning it.  All the wonderful women in the family are standing by to help so it should be easy to orchestrate a lovely celebration for Kelly and Jeremy, whose first baby is due to arrive in April.

Today I remembered a box of vintage birth announcements and shower invitations I bought years ago at an estate sale.  I remember being really excited when I found them because I just love the graphics on the old cards from the 40s and 50s. 

I don't know how we'll incorporate these into the early March baby shower, but I'll find a way.  The majority of them are birth announcements, with just a handful of invitations.  Aren't they cute?

The box is marked $.50 but I think I paid about $2.00 for them, if I rightly recall.  The original price of the box was $1.20.  It's marked 80 @ 1-1/2 cents.  I just read on Wikipedia that the 1/2 cent coin was produced in the US from 1793 - 1857.  I guess merchants must have still used the denomination in bulk pricing in later decades.  The cards were manufactured by Rust Craft of Boston.

I think it's time for a cup of tea to sooth my throat.  I'm allergic to pain meds so no Tylenol or Advil for me.  I took some Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine on Saturday and broke out in scary hives.  I just thought I'd "experiment" with the Alka Seltzer to see if I could handle it ... nope.  So stay well, Friends.  And I hope you enjoyed seeing my little baby cards.  If you have any ideas for how to use them in the shower, please let me know.  XO ...

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Reply from: andrea on 1/14/2013 8:10 PM
 Even the box is a treasure! Love those old pinks and blues!


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