Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Christmas Stamps


Yesterday, I told you how the kids and I had fun on Friday making our first Christmas crafts of the year. On my last trip to my parents' house, when I was rooting around in the basement (as usual), I found some Christmas stamps that my siblings and I used as children. As I have said before, if I used it as a child, sadly that makes it vintage.

By the way, my mom also gave us the rosemary plant. She is handier than any store. And free!



Anyway, I am glad my mom saved these, because they are just sorta sweet. And I discovered on my trip to the craft store last week that stamps can be quite expensive.


This set has lovely greetings too, so it's great for making homemade cards. You can see that the kids and I got the green and red inks mixed together. Bummer.


Do you have any Christmas crafts or decorating in the works?


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30 comments:

  1. Oh those are wonderful. I covet. Those would be so fun to make package tags.

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Selling that Ironstone pitcher is breaking my heart because it's so different. I haven't seen that pattern before. We have high school and college age children with expensive teeth and student loan bills. *sniff*

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    1. Making package tags is a fantastic idea! Thanks!

      Too bad about the pitcher, but I understand the bills thing. We will be into braces soon! Tuition is a ways off, thank goodness! :)

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  2. Looks like fun! Brings back childhood memories for sure... :)

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  3. You seriously always come back with full arms from your moms! I love stamps and those are very sweet. I'm not sure about Christmas crafts but I will be crafting some gifts :)

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    1. Yes, it's like a shopping expedition every time! :)

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  4. Those are so cute!! Love the little tin case!!

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    1. I love the case too, but it just has powdery dust inside. ;)

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  5. So adorable!!!! What great gift tags they'd create-- can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    1. Hopefully I can get my butt in gear. ;)

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  6. They are fantastic!!! Love love love 'em.

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  7. Those are wonderful stamps. So great that your mom hung onto them! I'm going to ask mine if she has any of our stamps, but I think I might be out of luck because my folks downsized and moved to a condo a few years ago.

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    1. Let me know if you get any. I want to see them!

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  8. Rosemary (I've been meaning to but a plant) and childhood Christmas stamps... I want to go to your moms house, she has all the cool stuff! :)

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    1. I think I have all her cool stuff now. ;)

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  9. Oh those stamps are FABULOUS! really really beautiful you are so lucky! We are currently SICK in this house but when I can slip off I am making my son curtains, a bed spread and pillows from an airplane sheet set--really cute!!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I hope you all feel better soon, and boy are you ambitious with your sewing projects! Cool!

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  10. ah the memories!....mostly of us kids stamping our arms and legs much to mums dislike!...Once upon a time christmas was the only time we had stamps (in our neck of the woods anyway)....i bet you get lost in that basement for hours!
    Allison :)

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    1. That's so funny -- and now I understand how your mom felt!! The kids don't let me get lost in that basement for too long...otherwise I would.

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  11. I love these! I think the deer is my favorite :)

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  12. These are soo adorable!! :) Have a great weekend! xx Holly

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  13. I love them! They are pretty fab. I've featured them on the blog today!

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    1. Thanks so much! What a special treat!

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  14. Oh what an awesome find! I would ahve snatched those vintage stamps up in a heartbeat too! I love rubber stamps and these are too fun! Thank you for sharing them with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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    1. They have been a lot of fun for us. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful day yourself! :)

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