Sunday, March 16, 2014

LOVE, of ephemera


ephemera, things that are important or useful for only a short time; items that were not meant to have lasting value

ephemera, paper items (as posters, broadsides and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles

ephemera, things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time

I even love the word ephemera... it's one of those words that just makes me smile, like serendipity!

I actually purchased this little statement book for the cover... to use on the Fourth of July,  but the inside (pictured above) is pretty fabulous too.

And these Dennison labels and a stack of cards from a library catalog system... well I'm sure they weren't meant to last forever.

I make it a habit to up old ledgers, tablets and well just paper of any kind when I'm thrifting, junking or antiquing.  Some of these can be had for less than $.50!

I found these alphabet cards on etsy... I use them to spell all kinds of words for holidays and seasons.  And the tablet below?  Isn't that paper just the best.

This little tablet is actually for spelling work... numbered and there is even a "missed" and "correct" tally area at the bottom.

Of course I couldn't pass up this Record Book for Students of Agriculture!  And the patina of old paper, well you can't get that anywhere else.

 Tickets, seals and stamps... You never know when one of these might be just the "ticket" for a project.

Even old labels are fun... like this almost empty packet of rick rack.  I'm sure no one ever thought this would be around decades later.

And all that paper?  Well it comes in handy for paper projects like my recent Valentine's project... and even the scraps can be put to use for little stars and big stars...

But that project, is a story for another day...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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