Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: It's My Birthday

It's the Birthday Edition of Vintage Thingies Thursday! I'm very excited to have my actual birthday fall on a Thursday this year! In honor of this important occasion, I am sharing some vintage little girl birthday cards that I own.
What a graceful young lady we have here, sweetly holding some little chicks. She must have been modeled after me. I love the pantaloons peeking out from under her skirt!
I'm sure every little girl has received a ballerina card at some point!
The hat on this girl seems a little bit overwhelming, don't you think? Is it bending her head over?
I have several kitten themed cards for a girl's birthday, but I am more of a dog person. I only have this one with the funny shaggy dog being tormented by the butterfly on his nose.
And just for something slightly strange, why is this squirrel wearing a hat? At first I thought it might be a skunk, but either way it's weird. Anyone who finds squirrels cute obviously hasn't had them eat through window screens or trash barrels!
For more fun and fantastic Vintage Thingies, hope on over to ColoradoLady to enjoy a vintage-themed luncheon party, and see the list of all the participants!


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28 comments:

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh these cards are just so precious! And they are so pretty and soft. Love them!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So sweet!
*hugs*deb

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday! Love the cards!

Postcardy said...

Happy Birthday! Those cards are sweet!

Miri said...

Happy Birthday! Sweet cards!

Coloradolady said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love the cards, the pup is adorable!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Love the cards. They are really great!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Love the cards, and especially the doggy one because I have one exactly the same. How cool is that!

LV said...

You have some real treasures in those little cards. I think it is a squirrel and not a skunk.

CC said...

Ohhh,I love your cards..and Happy,Happy Birthday sweet Elizabeth.
I hope it was a wonderful day for you....and I'm almost afraid to say..I do think little squirrels are cute, but I've never had one act up and be mean and destructive..that would change my mind. Happy VTT..

GardenofDaisies said...

Such sweet illustrations. Reminds me of the picture on the lid of a jewelry box that my grandmother gave me. Same time period I bet.

Neabear said...

What wonderful cards!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I have not blogged much lately and not much visiting, but your post about it being your birthday jumped out at me. I just had to come by and wish you a very Happy Birthday!

~Linnea

Ann said...

First of all Happy Birthday. I really like all of the vintage birthday cards. happy VTT
Ann

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Cute cards. They remind me of something but I can't put my finger on it....

DollZandThingZ said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!

Kind of chilly for your birthday. I am off to Brimfield today and hope it warms up!

Those cards are charming--I love that era of illustration.

Vonlipi said...

That is one cute squirrel!

Happy B-Day! :)

P. said...

Hey, happy birthday, Elizabeth! Hope you have a great one. The cards are adorable and they look vaguely familiar, like I may have received something very much like it as a kid. Squirrels in hats? They thought of some weird stuff, didn't they? Ha.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hugs and Best Wishes for a very Happy Birthday!! Your cards are so sweet!! Have a fun day and many more happy ones!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! I hope you have a wonderful day today, doing things that you enjoy!
I love those old greeting cards for little girls, and have actually started collecting them. You've got a great collection! The squirrels around here should be wearing hard hats, because sometimes I just want to pummel them!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! Oh, how I love these little olden cards! The art is so sweet on them! I understand about those cute but mean little boogers - the squirrels! :)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherrie said...

I love the squirrel, yes I think it is a squirrel and not a skunk. Thank you for sharing your sweet cards. Happy Birthday to you.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Happy Birthday! these cards are just adorable! Love them all! Thanks for sharing them.

Debbie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Have a WONDERFUL BirthDAY!! Your cards are all precious :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Your cards are so darling! I especially love the one with the girl in a hat and the doggie one.

Happy VTT and much fun on your Bday!
Sally

Sarah said...

Awww...those brought me some happy memories! My great grandmother used to send me cards like that when I was little. Each of those looks familiar except for the squirrel one. Thank you so much for sharing!

Sarah

ewenique said...

Delightful cards, and wishing you a happy VTT birthday!Margaret

bermudaonion said...

Happy Birthday, a day late! I hope it was a good one!

cancer type said...

Many many happy returns of the day and God bless you.The paintings are very beautiful.