Friday, January 30, 2009

collection: stamps

When my parents moved to Canada in 1975, the house that they were moving into was previously occupied by a divorcing couple. My mom had found an entire stamp collection thrown in the garbage by the ex-wife occupant (one of the many discarded remnants that had belonged to the absent ex). It sat in the closet for years, and since she didn't know what to do with it, the collection is now in my hands. In the past ten years, I have been adding stamps to the collection here and there. I really have no knowledge of stamps whatsoever, but they are all so pretty... I'm not sure what to do with them... perhaps frame them?

13 comments:

iSew said...

I think you should frame them, definitely. I love stamps and have a bunch of them framed in my house. What a lucky treasure.

halloweenie, smile! said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing to find! I'm sure you will find a creative way to use them :)

Boutique By Bonnie said...

Oh I'm sure there are some fabulous things you could do with them! Make sure you don't have million dollar one before you glue to a lampshade, though.

Creative Coquette said...

Stamps are extremely beautiful and you can use them for all sorts of crafts as well. You may want to think of some as supplies, if you can part with any that is :P

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Incorporate them in your collage work...they are great fun!

Renee toeNja said...

Dang, I was going to make that exact same joke about the lampshade. LOL.

That's a really neat hobby to have. I've always liked the idea of stamp collecting--it seems like such an intelligent pursuit.

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh i love stamps! just saw your etsy shop which is FAB and then found you via Ismoyo's blog...

Caroline D. said...

i have a stamp collection that i don't know what to do with either! :)

Jacaranda Designs said...

I love this photo! It reminds me that I have thousands of stamps in the basement that need sorting out...I've been collecting since I was 6 and won't say how old i am now but theres a lot of stamps!

kim* said...

i have unused vintage stamps...i wouldnt dare to use those on crafts lol

cabin + cub said...

lol! i never though of a lampshade!

yes, i'm a little hesitant crafting with them too... so perhaps one day i will frame them...

Christine said...

Those would make AWESOME pendants. You can give them to me if you want. :)

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Madie said...

That`s A lot of stamps maybe there a rare one stamp in there :)

D Liche