A few summers ago in the Cornish seaside town of Tintagel I bought my first metal tin sign. I have been hooked since. Every place that we travel to I keep my eyes peeled for retro postcards and tin plaques. Postcards are the poor man’s option often. They cost a fraction of metal tin signs – because those metal beauties can be priced pretty high depending where you are. Because you cannot buy just one.
This weekend while rummaging through a box, I came upon a bunch of postcards that I got on our various travels in Europe and England. I should not probably try and put a number to them because there are hundreds of them. Some day they shall go up on the wall of a library that we shall have in our home. I have such plans for them. A bit of daydreaming feels good. Rather on the lines of creating hygge in the mind, that Danish word for eking out pleasure from the ordinary, every day things in life; which is all about recreating an atmosphere that spells cosy. It is one of the nicest concepts to come out of the end of last year, don’t you think? Winter seems more alive with it. Anyway, I shall leave you to enjoy Saturday with these few.
I shall post a few every weekend because why not bring some vintage loving into our lives. Because as that Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith put it, “I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”