Saturday, November 26, 2016

Vintage Christmas

Hello...I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Yesterday we spent the day in San Francisco, it is a Black Friday tradition for my family. I get dropped off downtown at Union Square and hubby and daughter head to Haight Street to Amoeba Records for Black Friday Record Store Day. All the stores I wanted to shop at did not open until 9am, so I had almost 2 hours to kill, so I walked all around downtown, checking out the window displays and then took a break at Peet's Coffee for a warm treat. By the time my family picked me up I had walked 5.5 miles, could not wait to get home for some yummy turkey leftovers. I went to Sephora, The Container Store, Paper Source and my all time favorite Britex!

I spent the evening in my craft room doing a bit of cleaning and came across these sweet vintage post cards from October Afternoon and decided to whip a few cards. They were so much fun to make and I love the look of vintage anything! Would love to have the kitchen on I Love Lucy show but with modern appliances. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by....enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Sweet cards & always good to use some of your stash making room for new goodies--haha! I'm glad not to be in a big town, but would love to drop in to see the Christmas decorations!

  2. I LOVE retro-vintage...
    and love these beauties! :)
    Sounds like a great day...
    fresh air...
    and shopping...
    sounds perfect to me! :)

  3. My hubby and I were just talking about taking a trip to San Francisco since we have never been. I will need to get some travel tips when we start to plan. Loving the vintage look!

  4. Oh Kim, fascinating post, trying to imagine going shopping in San Francisco, well done on finding your vintage postcards, you made some great ones, and knocked some off your list. I made or upcycled three this afternoon.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  5. Sounds like you had a great Black Friday! LOVING those cards!! LOVING the vintage feel to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sounds like a perfect day...I love San Francisco!
    These cards are wonderful...I love the vintage themes! Isn't it fun to find new things that we squirreled away?

  7. The old post cards are charming and love they are modern cards. Your photo of Britex reminds me of our trip to Mood in September. I bought a cool felt bag for my granddaughter. I love SF but my honey does not which is a shame as our son lives in Mt. View. Happy Holidays!

  8. Oh wow!! I LOVE these pretty, vintage images that you used on these cards. And I did not know you lived near San Francisco!! I would have looked you up when I was there this past summer!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time shopping!! I also wished I knew there was a PaperSource there. I would have gone in!!

  9. You've made such wonderful cards out of those vintage postcards, Kim.

  10. The vintage images are so sweet!! Love them all!

  11. You cards brought back sooooooo many happy, happy memories of past Christmas celebrations at my Baba & Gigi's (grandma & grandpa) farm! The tree was always decorated with beautiful vintage ornaments...although at that time...they weren't vintage! Love all your cards,but sweet little Bambi is my fav!

  12. Your Black Friday tradition sounds fantastic; shopping and exercise all in one go! Your vintage cards: so charming!

  13. What a fun day you had. I would have loved to be prowling around Union Square with you, racking up the steps. Your creations are so sweet--yay for discovering craft room treasures while cleaning up. A just reward.

  14. Sounds as though you all had a fabulous day, Kim ... so much fun! Your cards are adorable ... such sweet images, so beautifully showcased! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

  15. I find these cards a bit different from what you normally make, but I do love these retro styled colorful makes! They're are all fabulous in their own way but I've got a weakness for deer on Christmas cards, must be the Scandinavian in me.

  16. Oh Kim
    I love all the vintage Image here
    so adorable and remind me the year 1970 or so
    my fav one is the first card
    sweet image and great color combo
    they are all adorable Miss Kim

  17. These vintage cards are awesome Kim!!