Saturday, February 20, 2010

vintage finds

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vintage 6

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Happy weekend to all! After a few weeks of craziness I finally have a moment to sit down and blog. {while not doing a million other things at the same time} Last weekend, while needing a little cheering up, made my way to the Cambridge Antique market with my parents. As you already know, I love vintage things, and this market is filled with so much and takes hours to go through. Which is SO fun for me, hunting to find the perfect cool thing...and DID I! I lucked out on this trip with an entire set of vintage rubber stamps. This includes the entire alphabet, numbers, glyphs and a few little extra things like flowers and such. They come set up in a beautiful wooden box. The fun thing, is that they all work and the font is beautiful, though I have yet to figure out what it is.

I also found a printing block from what looks to be used on medical textbooks and an old map of New Brunswick from the '50's. My family is all from out east and I love how the old illustrations and colours are on this map. Who knows what I will use it for! I also found a beautiful old cigarette tin. I have a few of these in different brands and colours, and am so attracted to the typography and the "official-ness" they give. This one even said issued by The Queen of England...how fun is that?

P.S. Wanna see more of the vintage stamp set? Short & Sweet paperie is showing more...Check it out!

Photos from myself


3 comments:

snap + tumble said...

i'm crazy jealous over your stamp set! interesting printing block you picked up too. looks like i need to head to that antique market :)

Sandi said...

thanks Tanya! I still can't believe I found that stamp set...unbelievable, I was so happy all week..lol!
The block too, though I'm not sure what I'll use it for, it was so unique that I couldn't help but get it, ya know?
I can't wait to see your new project too that you posted...

Raru said...

So beautiful :)))))
I just discovered your blog and I love it :)))
Have a great day!!!!
Raru

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