Monday, February 9, 2009

The Find: Colonial Curiosities

These greeting cards from Historic Williamsburg (the one in Virginia, NOT Brooklyn!) area absolutely charming. I found them from a vendor at the Brooklyn Flea's Pop-Up market the other day as I was just about to give up on finding anything that piqued my interest, or fit into my budget.

One set features authentic settings of people gathered, either in the middle of a chore or enjoying a meal, all in period outfits, of course. And then there's another box of authentic recipes to re-create over a woodburning fireplace and a cast-iron kettle. Clearly the person who purchased these back in the 1960s loved them so much that she couldn't bear to break up a set by actually using them, since all three boxes have their cards and envelopes in tact. 

In May, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders


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