Thursday, 13 September 2012

Parisian Postcard Bunting

When I was in Paris with my family last July, we visited a little flee market selling vintage clothes, books, antiques and general flee markety goods. It was lovely - I came across a whole stall full of postcards from years past, I couldn't resist picking up a few. Each one is so pretty and delicate, with so much character and history behind them, I just had to do something with them. This is just a simple way  of creating postcard bunting.








This is what you need -

Vintage postcards - You can pick these up from thrift stores and charity shops
Twine 
A variety of Bulldog clips, Wooden pegs, Paper clips

It's pretty self explanatory what you do to create this look, just fasten a piece of twine along your wall securely, then go clip away until your hearts content. It's something really cheap, easy and versatile to add a little bit decoration to a room, you can change up the postcards when your bored of the ones you have up already and it can be moved to another room or wall. Of course you can always adapt it to your own tastes or style of the room your displaying it in and you don't have to use postcards - it's up to you!

Do any of you like to collect old postcards or letters? Or have you tried my postcard bunting? I'd love to know xxx

36 comments:

  1. This look is so charming with postcards! Every time I go to a flea market in France, I always pick up a bunch of postcards because I especially love that elegant, decorative handwriting. At my apartment, we actually did the same thing with photos I've taken, and it really makes a place feel more cozy :)

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    1. Thanks Christine, they are so beautiful, I love the handwriting too! Sounds lovely :) x

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  2. I'm obsessed with vintage valentines cards. I should do the same thing, thanks for the tip :)

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  3. that's a neat idea, i wasn't expecting them to be actually written on. lovely. i had a thing about old photographs, thing i'll be getting back into it then after this!

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    1. Yeah thats what I love most about them, makes me want to buy an ink pen and get into calligraphy so bad and I love the stamps, amazing what you can do with them! x

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  4. Oh gosh, I wish that I have been collecting old postcards. What fun and how unique. Adore this!
    xo TJ

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    1. You can pick them up really cheaply, you must start! x

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  5. ohh great post! love the pictures!

    xx
    Jenny / Rocknrollerr.com

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  6. Oooh, I have a bunch of postcards I got in Paris, too, and they are displayed this way over my bed!

    http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com

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  7. This is very cute, I'd love one of these in my room :) x

    http://ohabbiee.blogspot.com/

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  8. I've got a shoe box full of old postcards, nice idea to display them like that!
    Definitely need to go to Paris... hoping that the other half will finally get the hint and take me one day! x

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    1. Paris is my favourite city, you have to go :) x

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  9. I've actually been wanting to do something like this for my son's room with these Eric Carle alphabet cards I have. Now after seeing this one, I want to scout out some vintage postcards at the antique mall and make one for my room too! This is really beautiful to say the least :) xo Marisa

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  10. oh my goodness, could that handwriting be any more gorgeous? what a unique find!

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, I would do anything to write like that! x

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  11. Hi Harri,
    what a stunning piece of the blog world you inhabit. i really love the washed out, kind of watercolour effect you have achieved with your photos, gorgeous.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful pictures! They made me so nostalgic.
    I college letters from penpals I've collected from all over the world. <3 I love my little chest of them under my bed. I'm' also insanely in love with postcards and other such things.

    xx,
    Bleah @ www.blonde4christ.blogspot.com

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  13. These postcard photos are so beautiful. Great idea to hang them with paperclips. I have seen similar ideas with clothespins, but I like the clips better.

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  14. This is just gorgeous!
    I've nominated you for an award on my blog.
    Lottie x
    blogginglottie.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Amazing idea!I collect cards and stamps :)
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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