Thursday, 18 December 2008

Perks of the job........

Sometimes its not what you know but who you know. Being self employed, you miss out on those bottles of gratitude at Christmas, birthday chocs and gifts for thanks. Sometimes we get gifts but not that often!! Yesterday however i was offered this lovely box for £15. It contains 700+ postcards, mixed, not sorted. It was a chance. I took that chance and im sooooo pleased that i did!!

It came from a converstion with a customer. Having his haircut discussing random things. Like i say, a perk of the job. How else would you know that this box of loveliness could be bought for £15!!! Christmas cards from 1927, birthday cards from 1930. Greetings from 1947 and every two years there after. Postcards from far flung destinations dated various years in the last 100. Sometimes people dont realise what treasure they have in their rubbish. He was going to throw these out. He had no use for them. What use have i got for them............ none whatsoever. But i have saved them i wont throw them out.... Ever!!!!

I have some special ones but im saving them to show you another time.... x x x

Happy Christmas thrifting x x x


claire said...

ooh you lucky thing :)
I dream of finding a huge collection like yours - who needs bottles of plonk when you can have postcards :) X

thriftymrs said...

Oh wow you lucky, lucky thing. I keep finding boxes of old postcards, sadly the 1970s Benidorm postcards aren't quite as thrilling as those lovely ones that you have.

Anonymous said...

You Lucky Lady !!
They look amazing ,I love the one of the Queen .
Make sure you show us some more,
Postcards are very collect able and worth Lodas Money .
Well done you I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Jealous
Happy Christmas love from sesga xx

Anonymous said...

The one of the Castle is of Castell Caernafon ,its not far From me .
from sesga x