Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Vintage Paper

I come across vintage fabric fairly often, but I don't come across vintage paper as often (other than letters and postcards), so when I saw a pile of these vintage tissue papers at Victory Vintage Home in Decatur, I thought I was going to pass out, overcome by excitement! They are so beautiful. I bought the whole pile. I'm not sure how they were printed but it looks almost like they are hand painted--you can easily feel the texture of the ink as you run your fingers across them. I can't believe I actually use these papers. I have trouble with that all the time--actually making something out of these kinds of beautiful things. They tend to sit around for a while because I'm afraid to take scissors to them. But, eventually, I get over that. I've used these papers to make cards, envelope liners and to wrap small gifts. I'd like to learn more about this company, "Tie Tie," whose name is printed on the edges of all the papers. I didn't come up with much info other than the company was bought by another company and then that company was bought by another and so on. (The paper is tissue, and seems very old, which is why the texture is a little rippled and you'll notice some staining.)


michelle said...

Wow, these are nice, and great tip on that store by the way, it looks like the kind of place I need to check out asap!

The Feathered Nest said...

Yaay Leigh!! What a wonderful find!! I love old papers too but in my little sick way, I love the staining, the crackles and tears...please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway...I need your input as well as your sweet mom's. xxoo, Dawn