junk'n with my mother is not for the faint-at-heart! Her combined energy and knowledge makes for an EPIC and INFORMATIVE day! Mom has been dealing antiques all my life and pretty much all of hers, too! We covered 4 counties, hitting 9 of our favorite thrift shops! so FUN!
like all good "JUNK BRATS" it is not uncommon to find me digging through boxes, crawling around in dusty~musty places and rescuing discarded treasures.....
here is one of my FINDS from our day of hunting.........
circa 1980s Hallmark Gold Crown wrapping paper!
|The Hallmark Gold Crown is, of course, recognized worldwide and symbolizes the "very best"!|
in 1949 Hallmark began using the five-point gold crown
soooo.... I was inspired to pull some more Hallmark wrapping paper examples from my
piles collection :)
|too adorable... what a Birthday cake! Happy Birthday "A Hallmark Wrapping"...original price 25 ¢|
|"Brides Lace" 2 sheets 25 ¢|
The Hall Brothers essentially fell into "inventing" what we think of as modern day gift wrap. In the early 1900s solid color tissue papers were used to "dress" packages. As the story goes..... the Hall Brothers ran out of this gift paper during the busy 1917 Christmas season and resorted to selling sheets of pretty decorative French envelope lining papers, which were well received by their customers and sold out quickly! The Brothers began printing their own sheets of decorative wrapping papers.
|Hallmark All Occasion Wrap....packaged in cellophane... original price 35 ¢|
|Bridal Shower Gift Wrap original price 50 ¢|
|Shower Gift Wrap original price 50 ¢|
|Victorian style Birthday Wrap original price 65 ¢|
|Baby Shower Gift Wrap original price 65 ¢|
|Baby Gift Wrap original price 90 ¢|
source and further information: Hallmark Early Innovations 1910s-30s
you can find old store stock Hallmark cards listed in my Etsy shop....
check out my Mom's vintage finds, too!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/nancesnostalgia