I love finding vintage stationary at thrift stores and estate sales. Somewhere, hidden in a drawer for 20-30 years, these papers stayed blank and never sent. Thankfully, at least they were preserved, and when I happen to find them still bold and bright and crisp and blank and often for less than a dollar, I have to get them. Kokoleo customers might recognize some of these prints that I've used for the hand-written thank you notes I include in my packages.
I'm drawn to the kitchier patterns, like day-glow daisies and patchwork,
butterflies and cartoon animals,
scalloped edges and fancy borders,
and unique invitations (Evite be damned!),
or anything offbeat. These notepads reminded me of R. Crumb cartoons:
I tried to write a thank you on one once but it just came across as angry and yelling, so I didn't send it.
And since I don't want to end this blog post with screaming and finger-pointing, I'll leave you with these sweet little girls...