Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Antique Halloween Postcards Turned Into Awesome Jewelry

 Antique Postcard Jewelry by Laura Beth Love
Vintage Halloween postcards transformed into unique jewelry
(don't worry - no original post cards were harmed in the process!)


I love the change in season from summer to fall. By late August/early September our local grocery store already has Halloween candy on display! Is it a bit too early for that? Maybe, but the lure of Halloween is one that I’ve always found especially charming. I love vintage Halloween items. Decorations, masks, costumes and postcards from years past have quite a different charm than those we see today.






The nostalgia of yesteryear is apparent in these vintage collectibles, and for many, brings back memories of childhood fun and games, costumes and trick-or-treating.





Halloween truly is a timeless holiday. What other time of year allows us to be something we are not, to fully use our imagination and allow reality to slip away, even if just for one night?





Halloween Postcards


I once read somewhere that Halloween collectibles are more desirable than collectibles from any other holiday, with Halloween postcards being some of the most sought after items do to their rarity. The illustrations and color lithography on these cards are beautiful. 

Depictions of witches, black cats, jack’0 lanterns, as well as fortune games and scenes of children bobbing for apples are common designs. I personally am intrigued by those with anthropomorphic figures; the corn-cob man and the grinning pumpkin head girl, vegetable people with smiling faces.

It’s amazing to think that at one time (around the late 1800’s and on) Halloween postcards were once as popular as Christmas cards!

Be sure to check out my Halloween Postcard Jewelry. A few of them are reversible, with a different vintage Halloween image on each side. Others feature a single image on one side. Each is very cool!






 



  


I’ve been making jewelry from antique and vintage postcards for a number of years now, and in my opinion, the Halloween images are the most intriguing than those of any other 
holiday. (Aside from Halloween I also make them with Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day 
and St. Patrick’s Day postcards) …And don’t worry, no original postcards are harmed in the process!








What do you think?

Have a great week & Happy Fall!
Laura




My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns





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