Antique Post Card Display

I love using the antique post cards that I mostly inherited as a part of my decor.  Over the years Mr. SP and I have collected many post cards from Lynchburg and Central Virginia but we’ve never displayed them so that they could be enjoyed.  I’m joining my Farmhouse Friends group to share my antique post card display.

Antique Post Card Display - Display your post cards so that they can be enjoyed. virginiasweetpea.com

 

This piece now hangs in our family room behind Mr. SP’s chair in a spot where we will both enjoy it daily.  The frame has been in my basement for ages, just waiting for a  use.

How to Display Post Cards - Use a frame and chicken wire. virginiasweetpea.com

 

The wood for the frame came from an old school house that’s on the property of the church my mom attends.  Mama discovered that the moulding in this building had been torn off and was to be thrown away.  Realizing that it was a treasure, not trash, she rescued some of it and had a family friend use some of it to make a frame.  Unfortunately the friend cut the angles incorrectly, so she gave it to Mr. SP to fix.  After fixing it, it’s been in our basement just waiting to be used.School at Rodes United Methodist Church in Afton, VA

 

This is Mama’s church which looks over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  If you were a student in that school house, it would be pretty hard to pay attention with a view like this.

Rodes United Methodist Church, Afton, VA

 

When thinking about a project for this month’s Farmhouse Friends event, I decided to use this frame to make a post card display.  Chicken wire from my shed was stapled to the back of the frame, a hanger was added, and I was done.

 

The arrows and license plate were my dad’s, the telephone belonged to my grandmother, and my father-in-law gave the the radio.Antique display featuring antique post cards. virginiasweetpea.com

 

The James River separates Lynchburg from Amherst County and I drive over it daily when I go to work.  The post mark on this card is 1908.  The cards are clipped to the chicken wire with mini clothespins.  (affiliate link)

James River in Virginia - 1908 Post Card

 

Miller Park is still a popular place in Lynchburg.  This card isn’t dated but you can tell that it is from the same time period by the attire of the ladies.Miller Park Antique Post Card, Lynchburg, VA

 

The Peaks of Otter are an attraction in nearby Bedford County.  A hike to Sharp Top is strenuous but offers a view not to be missed.  This card is dated 1909.Peaks of Otter Post Card 1909

 

Randolph Macon College for Women, now co-ed Randolph College, is a little over a mile from my home and I run or drive by it almost daily.  The trolley tracks were long ago covered by pavement and the hedge that you see in front of the school is now a brick wall.  My dog likes to visit Randolph to swim in the fountains and to hunt ground hogs on the hillside behind the school.Randolph Macon College for Women Antique Post Card

 

Rivermont Park was replaced by Rivermont Park apartments at some point in time.  This card is dated 1905.Rivermont Park, Lynchburg, VA 1905 Post Card

 

This is Mr. SP’s corner of our family room.  He desperately needs a new chair but this one will have to do for now.  The framed pictures are vintage sheet music from my mom’s side of the family.  The cherry pie was made from wood harvested on the farm in Maryland where my grandfather grew up.  I also have a dresser made out of the same cherry.

Framed vintage sheet music display with other antiques.

 

Can you tell that I like things that are old and that have story?

Antique Post Card Display

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Comments

  1. I love this. I love real home décor. Stuff that means something…and this is just perfect. So great that you saved that wood and those sweet postcards!

  2. How awesome so have a frame with such unique history – love it and pinned it!

  3. Love the story behind the frame, such a great way to display your memories!

  4. This is such a sweet story how your mom rescued the wood. I love how the frame looks with the chicken wire and how you displayed the antique post cards with clothespins.
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

  5. You definitely like things with a story and it’s fabulous that you have so many pieces! I remember my Nana’s phone just like your grandmas and the receiver was sooooo heavy. Love how you salvaged local and meaningful wood to make your postcard display. A walk through your home must be like a museum tour, Paula! Love it?

  6. I love pieces in my home that have meaning. What a perfect treasure you have there. Love it!

  7. I love your project and your entire vignette! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! 🙂

  8. Oh I love collecting antique postcards & this is such a beautiful way to display them! The whole room is just amazing. I especially love the framed sheet music. Vintage art adds so much depth & history to a space!

  9. I love this! I’ve always enjoyed looking through vintage postcards at antique stores and picking out my faves. This is such a great way of displaying them!

  10. Those post cards area so neat! I love seeing Lynchburg throughout the ages. That whole corner is just so well put together. I am LOVING those arrows arranged like that. They look so cool!

  11. Your frame is fantastic! And I love the idea of hanging postcards from it. Beautiful! Pinning and sharing 🙂

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