Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pianissimo/Fortissimo



Ever since starting my vintage business, almost one year ago, I have been amazed at how the most fascinating items seem to cross my path. Perhaps they were always there and I just had to be receptive to their existence. I hope I don't sound sound too flaky, I'm actually quite the realist...

Again, I have responded to the 'beauty in the mundane'. I mean, how much more mundane can you get than flash cards? Take the concept however, back to 1937 and up the scale from a hand held pack of cards to full poster size of 20" x 27" and we are getting somewhere...

A house being gutted, a garage full of a lifetime of stuff that must be disposed of... Found... a cardboard sleeve housing 22 of these elegant, Art Deco musical flash cards.

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Pianissimo/Fortissimo.

Life distilled to it's essence.

13 comments:

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I completely share your sentiments! There are so many treasures that seem almost magical, as long as you are looking through the right lenses.

The lamps in your shop, by the way, are adorable! Cheers to an appreciation of simple happiness found in a vintage treasure :)

Sweet Love Vintage said...

I share your love for vintage typography. I love how simple they are, perfect for framing as a grouping!

Your shop is wonderful. Keep up the great success!

greavesdesign said...

thanks Grace & Sarah!

Grace knows I am a huge fan of her shop and Sarah... I love your shop & style. Your items, styling and humor are so distinctive... it's a real joy to visit!

whimsicalpam said...

So true! There are so many times that I can't believe some of things that I never noticed before.
Prior to opening my shops, my vintage/antique knowledge was limited to mostly furniture...but it's the little things that are oh so interesting! If only we could get back to those simpler times:)
Great post!!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

As our children in many schools no longer learn how to write cursive, I now appreciate things such as beautiful typography & vintage hand-written letters, etc. It is amazing how things lost hold such treasure to many of us. Lovely post ~

Waterrose said...

The simplicity is wonderful. We just moved and I realized that I have enough vintage stuff to open a brick and mortar shop.... think I'll open an etsy shop for vintage.

Celine said...

crescendo and decrescendos!

I used to play the piano, this images gives me nostalgic memories of my piano teacher yelling at me! Oddly enough, her memory of yelling makes me smile.

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