Ephemera collection

Ephemera refers to written and printed matter published with a short intended lifetime. Something transitory; lasting a day. [from answers.com]

My ephemera collection is growing.

Flea markets are the only place where I can afford as beautiful things as these curled up borders. Paper that some may consider trash makes my heart flutter. This white and green paper lace for cupboads, the food cupons from the war with their patterns and numbers – and the scrap die cut album that some kid wrote FLYGPLAN on a long time ago.

I adore these things.

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10 Responses to Ephemera collection

  1. Nina says:

    Ser helt underbart ut! Lustigt, f?r jag har varit p? jakt efter s?dana band till sk?p, t?nkte g?ra om min garderob. Nu blir det ?nnu en sak att leta efter p? loppisar. :) F?r spetsliknande band till sk?p verkar vara l?nl?st att hitta ute i “vanliga” aff?rer.

  2. Hagit says:

    Wow! I love those lace paper borders! I also love ephemera, and this Friday I plan on going to the flea market for the first time since I started getting into the world of crafting… I just know it’s going to be a blast, and I’ll take many photos! Yes! :-)

  3. joleen says:

    Great finds- Everything is so beautiful! I love that “flying plan”- so super cute!

  4. maria says:

    Banden var verkligen vackra…

  5. Robin says:

    Oh my! What lovely treasures you have found! Love love love the paper borders! Love your sweet little amiguri in your other post too :)

  6. I use to go to the fleamarket and buy antique furniture…now I buy bits of paper, stamps; lace, tags, things that nobody wants…your lace boarders are a dream come true!! I have yet to come across such a find!! Lucky you!!

  7. weirdbunny says:

    Oh they are brilliant. I love seeing lace on cupboards, but I didn’t realise in the war they were out of paper.

  8. Marty Weil says:

    I’m glad you featured this ephemera. Old paper is often under-appreciated. I feature similar ephemera on my blog at http://www.ephemera.typepad.com

    I enjoy your blog and thought this was a very cool post. Thanks for featuring it.

  9. LJR Windwake says:

    I absolutely love the antique nature of these buys. Stumbled across your blog whilst searching for places looking to sell antiques. I have to say, the buys on this page are excellent and look like they each carry with them years of history in themselves, regardless of the value of the items. Its an absolute antique treasure.

  10. I would love to do an international ephemera swap … but I don’t know how! I have a large collection of American paper ephemera but I so love the papers & bits you use Hanna!

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