Mar 17, 2013

Vintage Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Happy St. Patrick's Day! The wearing of the green can get a little Halloween in my neck of the woods (i.e., the bars are overflowing with sexy leprechauns, sexy shamrocks, and sexy Saint Patricks) so I thought I would counter the sexiness of it all with a little sweetness. 

I just came across an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to vintage St. Patrick's Day cards and it's the kind of discovery that stirs the crazy in me. I used to work at a small publisher, and on books illustrated with vintage postcards and illustrations, so I have a bit of a soft spot for vintage postcards – despite long days trolling paper fairs and shows, and a lack of appropriate credit on a book that was my concept and work but I was too green to stand up for myself (note to self: you're supposed to be focusing on sweet here, not bitter.)

Anyway, here are some sweet postcard images. And you should check out Mary Ann Kolb's Pinterest Board and Ebay store for more.

Someone please save me from myself but I suddenly picture a whole wall of framed vintage Irish postcards ...

A happy, sweet, and sexy St. Patrick's Day to you!

1 comment:

kim Hathaway said...

I agree with your comment on the Halloweenish St Patricks day shenannigans. I have a very nice collection of old vintatage St. Patricks Day postcards. I have had the same vision you have had too! I always think I may find one that my relative perhaps sent. I think that is greatest part of collecting them is to read the back and see who was where and where from.

I like your blog too! Very nice!

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