Sunday, October 5

Patina Postcards...


Somewhere in the middle of our chair project~
While we were waiting for help from our saw-man...
;)
We took a little time to CLEAN these
bargain postcards...


Little bit of mold...WHOLE LOT of dust, dirt...
gorgeous antique~patina that we could
never get to look so good!


Can't just let them rot away!



Because we would have missed this!


And this...


Treasures & sweet words...


Rare & old...


Endearing...


Beautiful foundations for some
wonderful decoupage, collage~


Before bed...2 antihistamine tabs & a cup of tea!

3 comments:

Diane said...

Michelle, what are you cleaning them with? These are all beautiful!!
Diane

Michelle Palmer said...

Hi Diane~
So far...all we have done is brush them off.
They came pretty clean...a certain amount of the dirt was probably brushed into the tooth~ so I don't think we would try anything else...maybe a piece of small velvet?
Several of them were completely stuck together...as we brushed the top one~ the others came loose. Just amazing! We have well over 75 cards in the pile...I would say 60 of them are in "lovable" shape.
The others have character!
:)

Debra said...

Beautiful cards, and boy do I love those turnings you found. Oh my, a whole box of them too. I have a small collection. I wonder sometimes at myself for wanting that stuff. Guess I'm not so nutty after all!
Love, Debra
I'll try that hardware store...thanks!