just enough... CHRISTMAS EPHEMERA!
you will receive an 8.5 x 11" notebook-ready plastic page protector sleeve filled with more than *TWENTY* sheets of christmas-themed ephemera from different vintage books and booklets! Page sizes range from 4.5 x 6" to 10 x 14"... with a little bit of everything in between! Approximate dates range from mid 20th century to nearly current; paper types range from glossy bright white to middle-aged cream to seriously yellow-patina-ed with age... the latter either all over or in select areas. you can expect to find 4 or 5 various-sized pages of holiday-themed music, taken from songbooks, hymnals, and various sheet music collections; most with lyrics, but a few are instrumental. each packet also has 14 or 15 different christmas-related pages from children's books, ideals magazine, the louis allis messenger, highlights, cookbooks, crafts books, holiday "how to" books and... well, lots more! you'll get some sheets of plain text, some with photographs or illustrations, and many are a combination of both; some in color, some black and white or sepia or mono-tone; there are recipes, poems, how-to's, drawings, stories, holiday traditions and more. every conceivable style is represented from cute to elegant, fun to funky... and plenty of full-on kitsch; representing both the religious and secular aspects of the holiday season! it's a really eclectic and really ASSORTED assortment, if i may be redundant, lol? :) a fabulous "kit" for a christmas themed collage or decoupage project, a fine start to a collection of crafty ephemera, or an instant holiday scrapbooking or art journaling stash. use the originals as they are... or scan, re-size and print on the paper of your choice!
every packet is *GUARANTEED* to be gloriously, wonderfully, individually IMPERFECT!!! you'll find small tears, wrinkles, spots, stains, browning, fading, pen or pencil marks, antique scotch tape, smudges, smears, etc, etc, on virtually every page... and THAT (imo!) is the BEAUTY OF VINTAGE!
rest assured that i use books that are no longer in readable/pristine condition; most have been saved from a date with the recycling center. no "HEALTHY" books were harmed in the making of these assortments! :)
please note that photos show sample packs only! each collection is unique, but as equal in content and variety as humanly possible; i've made them as close to "the same" as you can get when working with unique vintage items!
(pages sized larger than the 8.5 x 11" page protector have either been trimmed, folded, or both, as unobtrusively as possible in order to keep packaging and postage STANDARD SIZED and affordable for both of us!)
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Shipping & policies
i ship within two business days of payment, via USPS, with delivery confirmation. you may add insurance for the price it costs at the PO--i think it starts around .70 cents. i ship paper packets in a RIGID envelope to keep them safe!
i re-use clean envelopes, boxes and packing materials whenever possible: it keeps costs down AND is just generally a nice thing to do, imo!
i'm happy to accept international orders, but be advised that postage from the USA can get expensive VERY quickly, and i have to charge you what the post office charges me! email or convo me for a shipping estimate on the items you're interested in.
i *LOVE* paypal because it's the quickest and easiest way to pay, but will also accept money orders in $US dollars. the faster i get it, the faster i can ship your stuff!!! :)
please remember that vintage items--especially those made of paper--are ALWAYS full of imperfections!!! this, in my opinion, is a large part of their beauty and unique charm!
i select the cleanest, nicest items for sale, but i GUARANTEE that every listing will have some "character" whether that be in the form of yellowing, scratches, speckles, stains, pencil marks, wrinkles, folds, little tears, rough edges, a faint musty smell... or all of the above! if you want the look of vintage without the flaws, there are some utterly gorgeous reproductions out there!