Adding character to your home with vintage postcards

Adding character to your home with vintage postcards

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.

Postcard Peach Bloom / Blossom "Xunhabasa, Hanoi", Vietnam, 1960s

Above: Postcard Peach Bloom / Blossom "Xunhabasa, Hanoi", Vietnam, 1960s

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.

Postcard, "8th of March, International Women's Day", USSR (CCCP), 1970s

Above: Postcard, "8th of March, International Women's Day", USSR (CCCP), 1970s

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.

Postcards in little frames will add character to any interior

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!

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