Jess Hutch.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

wow

Thanks so much for the nice comments and all the wall hanging advice! There were so many good suggestions, I'm so glad I asked! I'm sure one of these ideas (or a combination of a few) will work. I'll show you the results when I've figured it out.

I got these exquisite birthday cards at a local Salvation Army, in the "Bric-a-Brac" section, I think (click on the image to see it larger). I have a profound love for this sort of late 60s/early 70s design, the stuff directed at girls that was typically pink, more pink, yellow, lime green and white. It often had a Victorian flair, mixed with a bit of psychedelia, and can be a little tacky. In a good way. The Brady girls' bedroom is a good example of this trend, and you also see it in greeting cards, posters, and stuffed animals from that time. I love this stuff!

I'm really inspired by these color combinations - especially now that the weather's a little nicer!

9 Comments:

At 8:27 PM , Emma said...

Those cards are gorgeous, I especially love the owl so thanks for sharing.

PS. Your blog is so inspiring knitting-wise. My grandma started teaching me how to knit yesterday so I will be keeping motivated by seeing all your lovely creations ;)

 
At 8:33 PM , Leah said...

Wow! What a great find!!

 
At 10:11 PM , laura r. said...

birthday happiness, indeed!

 
At 5:27 AM , Kim said...

Those are fantastic! Lucky you!

 
At 6:31 AM , sarah said...

Jess - The pink one reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake! Everyone remember her? Did anyone else have those little scratch & sniff figurines? : )

not a yarn snob

 
At 12:33 PM , JanetinPortland said...

Great cards! Love the colors and the needlework!!!!!

 
At 6:28 AM , Pink Cat Shop said...

OMG!!!!! They are soooooo nice!

 
At 6:25 PM , chocolate2004 said...

wow!! I love the design especially the owl!!

 
At 3:04 AM , LOrs said...

Why cant i find lovely stuff like that over here in London?!!!!!

 

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