I’m Erin Dollar, the creator and maker-in-chief ofCotton & Flax. I’m currently living in Los Angeles, California, but I am a native Oregonian, and a Portland girl at heart. I’m obsessed with printmaking, textile design, snail mail, reading books, and geeking out about handmade culture in general. Visit myblog,shop, ortwitterto learn more!
I am a big fan of vintage postcards, and I keep an eye out for them whenever I step in a vintage shop, or visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I just bought a handful of great ones a few weeks ago, and I'd love to share them with you all.
I love the strange, colorful charm of old travel postcards. They feel so much more romantic than contemporary travel postcards, and the nostalgia factor makes them even more charming. There is something about an old postcard that harkens back to an age where people seemed to be much more conscious of the grand majesty of the natural world around them.
The captions on these old postcards are intriguing as well. Who wouldn't want to visit the "Land of a Million Smiles"?
I keep an eye out for postcards that feature a more bland local. The contrast between these two postcards is pretty fun: one depicts a beautiful mountain landscape, and the other, a goofy looking bakery. I'm not a big collector of vintage stamps, but I think these owl stamps would be a great match for this postcard, featuring a "perfect tree."
Postcards are such a simple way to say hello. Do you prefer vintage, or modern stationery?