Watch the birdies

16 May

Major car boot fail last weekend. Less about the quality of the markets, more about the incompetence of the planning. I caught just the very dregs of one, and missed the other one entirely. Duh. Can only console myself that I’ve made use of a previous forgotten car boot find this week. I loved these vintage cigarette cards when I spotted the complete collection a while ago, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with them…

Vintage British Birds cigarette cards

Vintage British Birds cigarette cards

Anyway, finally, a flash of inspiration and here is a small selection framed and mounted:

Framed vintage British Bird cigarette cards picture by createvintage.com {available at Unique Chique, Alton}

Framed vintage British Birds cigarette cards picture by createvintage.com                                                {available at Unique Chique, Alton}

I’ve just prepped more, which are ready for framing any day now. You could say they’re waiting in the wings… {but that would be a terrible pun!}

Really happy with how my new branding is shaping up. Especially pretty when teamed with some of the lovely pressed glass pieces I’ve been selling in the shop. Here’s a little look…

Create Vintage branding

Create Vintage branding

Cute little pressed glass cake plate

Cute little pressed glass cake plate

One of many sweet little pressed glass trinket pots {yes, there is an obsession developing!}

One of many sweet little pressed glass trinket pots {yes, there is an obsession developing!}

All branding was done by the extremely clever Emma at Forty Two Limes. She’s a face from my magazine days, now to be found creating strong, stylish identities for  fledgling brands. I think she’s captured just the right look for Create Vintage.

 

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2 Responses to “Watch the birdies”

  1. Food,Photography & France May 17, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Cigarette cards – I remember having so many as a child at prep school.They were a sort of currency then. With the way currency is going now, you’ll soon be able to frame bank notes:)

    • createvintage May 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

      Oh, well if you ever dig out a stash of those long-lost cigarette cards I know a good home! Could a fiver cut the mustard? Maybe.
      Marvellous blog by the way – very glad I came across it.

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