Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage bee illustrated envelope

Vintage bee illustrated envelope 1

This vintage stationery set was one of my favorite fantastic eBay finds. The paper itself is sort of a textured pink - I haven't photographed that, as it's not all that special - but the envelopes are amazing! This is the bee design, and there are 3 others with similar styles: illustrated and printed all over both sides.

Vintage bee illustrated envelope 2

These photos are fairly true to the color - sort of a yellowish green. Of course I love the directive to "Mr. Postman."

Vintage bee illustrated envelope 3

The back of the envelope is seriously amazing! I confess I am a bit of a sucker for puns, so I love all this cheesy word-play. And I adore the bee who is lounging on top of a mushroom, brandishing a fountain pen, with a cute little ink blot below.

My favorite verse is in the pink box:
"Is writing notes a thing you love,
or do you need a 'lil shove?
I'll furnish the shove!"

Tee hee. Bee well, springtime readers.
Now buzz off and go write a letter!


  1. I've never seen anything like it. What a find!

  2. Awesome! I've been seeing honeybee stuff lately (I guess for Springtime) and it's pretty cute. Great letter theme.

  3. I wonder if any postmen did ring the bell as requested. I once sent a letter with a note on the back that said: "Nice Postmen, sign here" and then there were three or four blank lines. One postman actually did sign it!

  4. @ChristineH - that is very cool!

    What great envelopes. When I find something like that I always wonder if they could be photocopied or scanned to make more....

  5. So cute! I took your suggestion and did write a thank-you note tonight using the Kartos stationery from my honeymoon 20+ years ago!Yikes!

  6. Love this envelope! I really need to teach myself eBay.

  7. Oh, PostMuse... eBay can be very, very dangerous.

  8. Bee-yond cute! I have an ink stamp for my "other life logo." It's a queen bee. :D Thass me!