When I was home in Boulder, CO this past September, I got to do everything I wanted to do. When does that ever happen? I got to see my two best friends, not only separate but together (first time in almost two years)! I got to go camping and see the fall foliage start to change, spent lots of time with my family and had some great meals with friends. Perfection.
Elena, one of the two besties, has always been so artistic and has great ideas. We went to this antique shop on Pearl Street and it was filled with treasures and a lot of Colorado history. They had stacks and stacks of post cards from the 60’s and 70’s that pictured Colorado scenery, which if you don’t know has some of the most beautiful mountains and open space in the world. When Elena saw them, she shared how they would look so good framed on a wall.
Some of the post cards actually had writing on them as well! I love vintage things like this, something that at one point cost 5 cents. It’s like holding a piece of the past; looking at something someone bought to share his or her adventures with a friend.
Every place called home has it’s own special something that holds a fond spot in our hearts, and old photographs can remind of us of a different time in those places.
I chose the barn wood frames because it highlights the rustic characteristic of the post cards. For an extra step, you could paint them any color and then distress the paint to make the frames look older as well. I really love this idea, and every time I look at them I’m reminded of home.
Super personalized and unique, love this idea!