Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vintage Timely Correspondence Ensemble

Vintage Timely Correspondence Ensemble

It's been a while since I've blogged about any of my vintage papers, so I'll return to that today. This is the lovely "Timely Correspondence Ensemble" I snatched up on eBay eons ago. The box is a little worn, and the "all-occasion captions" weren't present, but otherwise it's great.

(Oh - if you buy old stationery much, you'll come across the problem of gummed envelopes. I find if you work them very gently with a proper letter opener, you can pry them open while still retaining enough of the glue to reseal. Guess I'll have to demonstrate that in photos sometime!)

Vintage Timely Correspondence Ensemble

If you've read this blog for a while, you know how much I love meta-themed stationery - about the postal service or letter writing. So I'm very charmed with the little letter-writing scene here. The papers, folded, fit inside the cards with the writing scene, and all fit inside the matching plain blue envelopes (not shown).

This is very similar to the White Lace stationery ensemble about which I blogged back in December, with the old-style blue paper. It takes fountain pen ink BEAUTIFULLY, dries quickly and hardly ever smudges, even with my most saturated, slow-drying ink.

And yes, as I write this, I'm well aware that my own correspondence these days is hardly timely!