23/01/2011

cards

Related links anticlockwise from top: Wolfram Lohr, Maxine Sutton

I love collecting cards and postcards from artists and crafts people, as well as other ephemera like greetings cards, tickets and programs. I'm all for collecting for collecting's sake, but there are lots fun things to be made out of the interesting card and paper we keep whether out of nostalgia or because we like pretty things. How about making a tiny building or a beautiful crocheted gift card box

 These are from the 'fortune telling machines' at the penny arcade at Carters Steam Fair which is an amazingly restored vintage fairground. Actually, I think the middle ones were from the 'x-ray' machine!

Vintage playing cards, Rider Waite Tarot cards, Mexican Lotería cards.

I can see why playing cards are such a collectible item. I've been reading a lot about tarot lately, what an intriguing world of symbolism! To see some really amazing playing cards check out this link to the playing cards in the V&A's collections.

1 comment:

Zoe said...

Hiya love, was wondering how you were getting on with your tarot. Will email you properly very soon. LOVE those fortune telling cards, incredible and very inspirational! All of these examples you've picked should be framed and on a wall, so nice to look at! xxx