Lately, vintage collage materials have been landing in my lap.
When I was in Indiana a few weeks back, we went into an antiques store and got talking with the woman who works there. She mentioned that someone had just brought a whole box of old greeting cards and a few old photos into the store. They just gave them to the store to see if they could do something with them. The woman asked me if I wanted to look through them and take what I wanted. She ended up giving me the whole batch.
Then when I was home in Kansas, my mom gave me a huge container of stuff for collaging. It's a huge pile of photos, greeting cards, post cards, booklets from just about everywhere on the planet, stamps, ticket stubs, and other miscellaneous stuff. I just sorted through it tonight. It looks more manageable now that it's all divided up.
Here are a few fun samples out of my new stash:
Oh, and I found this booklet from 1939 in another box of stuff that I brought home. It was my great uncle's and is an "interesting" conversation between a priest and a young couple.
AND we went to the flea market where I purchased some vintage sewing patterns and a book from 1934 called Health Stories.
I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to do with all this stuff yet.