Monday, September 10, 2007

New Admiration: Vintage Postcards



Recently while searching for inspiration for painting, I became instantly taken with vintage postcards, more specifically Holiday Greeting Postcards. The images on these little treasures are so sweet and each one is a work of art. The style of painting for these cards; cherub-faced children, little girls in aprons and dresses, little ones in bonnets and mary janes, young boys in trousers and two-toned shoes, is so endearing,..... I just had to paint one, or two. Holiday Greeting Postcards were printed in the 1930's and many artist from all over the world contributed their talents.


Here is one of my paintings using these vintage cards as inspiration. This one (on the left) has a new home, but
I've painted another that will be available on The Primitive Gathering the 15th of this month. For now, here is just a peek.






(Vintage prints courtesy of Dover
Publications)

16 comments:

the feathered nest said...

I love vintage holiday cards! I have a couple Easter ones and the art work is so beautiful. Your painting is wonderful - can't wait to see all of the other one!

Manuela

Lana said...

I collect vintage postcards and cards. I love your painting ~ there's a lucky owner out there somewhere!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how fun, can't wait to see the latest offering!!
smiles, Deena

Ruth Welter said...

Your painting is just beautiful and fits in with the cards so well. The painting has a very vintage era feel to it.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful idea and I love how it turned out, it's beautiful! You are so talented!

Cathy :)

Sunnie said...

Hi Suzanne...I love the vintage postcards too and I always enjoy visiting your Blog. Not only because of your lovely paintings but I always learn something new!!! : )

Happy Tuesday! Sunnie : )

Lorraine said...

Those are too, too cute!

PAT said...

Vintage cards are a favorite of mine. I love the painting and I can't wait to see another one!

Pat

Wendy said...

Love your version of the vintage postcards, can't wait to see the whole piece! I, too, get so inspired just looking at old postcards.

oak wind farm said...

I love old postcards too, and have always wanted to collect them. So good for you!
And as always, your artwork is fantastic!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Suzanne!
What a sweet painting! Just lovely & what a great inspiration to use old cards ~ I love old postcards & greeting cards too! You've done a beautiful job as always!

Kathy

Lorraine said...

I am always on the lookout for vintage postcards...your painting is beautiful, as always!!!:o)

Suzanne said...

Thanks everybody...it's nice to know so many of you share a love for vintage postcards...and I'm not the only one! :) These have been a lot of fun to paint too.

Sylvia Anderson said...

I too love the old postcards!! They are so inspriational! :) I love your new painting, and am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with! :)

Miss Maddie's said...

The postcards are great but I'm waiting to see the little miss holding what looks like a pumpkin that's bigger than her! What a tease.'Till tomorrow then. Susan

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

The old postcards are always a source of inspiration for me....my CornKeeper on pgks update was inspired by an old postcard that sarah found.

Your painting is wonderful, can't wait to see the rest of your new pieces.

Barb