Tuesday, December 20, 2011

vintage CHRISTMAS card garland

do you remember i mentioned finding vintagey Christmas cards
back in this post?

this is what is was! a gorgeous vintage book full of unused Christmas cards.
i wasn't totally sure what i was going to make until i started
popping the cards out of the book.
once trimmed up, i ran them through my new laminator
cut them out and hole punched them.
i then used some natural twine to string them altogether.

i had a few left over to hang on the tree,

and to use as Christmas gift tags.

Christmas decorations are already 50% off in many shops,
so i grabbed these colourful sparkly ones from Spotlight and added them to my
silver branches

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  1. Oh very well done. The vintage cards were a brilliant find.

  2. The garland looks SO good, and is a great idea, esp since mailing Christmas cards seems to be a fading tradition! Love the Christmas baubles in a vase - i've done that too! Also gave Will a few non-breakable leftover decorations to have in a bowl on his little table, to keep him away from Mummy's "special" ones :) He loves it and its worked beautifully!

  3. LOVE this idea!!
    merry christmas!

  4. Love the vintage cards! The garland you made looks wonderful! Happy Holidays, Laura

  5. Your vintage card garland is great - a beautiful way to show them off!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. Love it all Kate. Your glass collection is absolutely amazing - more stunning really! x

  7. Love the garland. I hang our Christmas cards on string as garland across the windows. I don't know why I didn't think to do it with the vintage post cards that have been in the family. Perhaps for Valentine's Day I will. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  8. So cute! I love the garland & all of your other decor. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower! I'd appreciate it if you came over to my blog and followed me back :) Thanks! http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

  9. The garlan is so cute. That's a great way to display them. Btw, I also like your milk glass collection!