Vintage postcards can be a great way to add some character and charm to your home decor. Not only are they a unique and interesting conversation piece, but they can also serve as a reminder of a special place or time.
Condition of vintage postcards
When buying vintage postcards, it's important to consider the condition of the card. Look for postcards that are in good condition, with minimal wear and tear. Avoid cards that have been damaged by water or have excessive creases or tears. Cards that have been used might share a personal story, adding an unique insight into the life (at the time) of the sender and perhaps the recipient.
Framing your postcards
Once you've found some vintage postcards that you love, it's time to frame them. A great way to showcase your postcards is to use a passe-partout, which is a little border that surrounds the postcard and adds space between the picture, the glass and the frame. Quick search: you can find a variety of frames with a passe-partout at IKEA (search query opens in a new window) or any other big furniture retailer.
Ideas for displaying a vintage postcard collection
When hanging your framed vintage postcards, be mindful of the placement. They can be used in a gallery wall, or as standalone statement piece. Grouping postcards with similar theme or design can make it more visually appealing.
Not only are vintage postcards a great way to add some character and charm to your home decor, but they can also be a fun and affordable way to start your own art collection. With a little bit of care and attention, you can create a beautiful display of vintage postcards that you'll be proud to show off in your home.
Vintage postcards from the Soviet Union
You might have guessed it… We’ve got some wonderful vintage postcards from the old days of the Soviet Union. We’re always collecting these little artworks on our travels – and so can you! Check out our vintage Soviet postcard collection for more!