Sunday, August 3, 2008

The weekend | Treasures

Did you have a nice weekend? I did. It was very relaxing which is good because I have a busy week coming up at Cartolina and then we are off to Vancouver for a few days at the end of the week. On Saturday morning we headed into Nelson for our usual Saturday morning routine - coffee at Oso Negro and then down to the farmers market to buy fresh fruit and veg for the week. On the way we took a detour past a yard sale that turned out to be an ephemera lover's dream. Boxes and boxes of vintage magazines, wood type, type catalogues, maps, newspapers, postcards, posters - you name it. Doug and I felt a little overwhelmed at first but by the time we had got our breath back we were walking away with an armful of treasures.
So what did I buy? Well I bought a lot of vintage magazines from the 1930s to the 1950s. I love this 1937 New Yorker. I also bought a Shanghai poster for my friend Linda who has been searching for one for a while now. These posters are quite collectable these days. Originally printed before the war, as advertising, they have survived quite well and look fabulous framed. We also bought some vintage litho'd children's books(I'll show you those another day.)




You can find these Shanghai posters on line here there are lots to choose from - I think they are really pretty and unusual.

3 comments:

corine said...

I have a few of those. Mine are reproductions but I love them

Linda said...

I adore my poster and I am a very lucky to have such good friends. I know Fiona and Doug were as excited finding the poster for me as I was to receive it.

poppy said...

oh lucky you!

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