Wednesday, 9 June 2010

vintage postcards

I recently bought these two gorgeous vintage postcards and had them framed as part of Mel's birthday present. Both cards are from early 1900s New York City and I found them on Etsy at The Postcard Depot. I also found a few for myself at Vintage Plum. A tip for framing two (or more) photos of a different size or layout is to keep the outer dimensions and colour of the frames the same. So, here, one postcard is portrait and the other is landscape, but they sit well together in identical square frames.

11 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

They look beautiful in those frames...Love the feel of vintage postcards...ahhh
Kisses darling:)

Cara said...

what a great idea! I love it!

Silver Strands said...

Neat Heidi! Hey - I thought I was following you long before now ... sheesh! Well, I am now. You're NEWEST follower :)
oxox
Denalee

mel said...

oh my god you're totally right!! They are different layout ie landscape vs portrait. I didn't even notice, and you gave them to me!! Framing in the same size frame is the best tip ever!

Next time you're over you must photograph them in their new home, arranged as inspired by Carrie and Big :)

m xx

hip hip gin gin said...

Oh this looks so lovely!! I like the idea of using the same size frames, I may have to start doing this in my house. We need to hang more of our art and photos, but I can never commit to where I want things, so silly.

KristiMcMurry said...

They look great! I love square frames. I used them for a gallery show once for the same reason you did. Horizontal and vertical look just fine together in square frames!

Bridget said...

they look great, nice job.

heidi adnum said...

So pleased that you like the idea. There's some gorgeous old postcards around. :)

liz stanley said...

these are very cool. nice work!

Emma said...

Great idea

Danny said...

That's the very cool present for the giving at occasion on the birth day finding this much postcard is nearly impossible to us.
MOre thanks for sharing.