I thought I'd change handbags this morning.
Something I obviously don't do often enough, because not only was there that thrill of rediscovering a favourite Orla Kiely bag, but there was also the thrill of the unexpected treasures lurking in its depths.
Amongst the several hundred old tissues and eftpos receipts was a favourite lipstick, some lovely ribbon trims, an 'I'm sorry for my bad behaviour' note from Eva, a non-winning scratchy, and a vintage set of 'Old Maid' cards that I had bought ages ago, and had seemingly been looking for ever since.
I love old 'Old Maid' cards, and have several versions.
Most of them distinctly politically incorrect by today's standards.
I have one set where Mrs Punch, the Boxer's wife, is sporting a very obvious black eye.
Anyway, I think vintage games like this look amazing framed, and by their nature, make a unique & fun artwork.
So quick and easy breezy to do.
Truly, when I played about with the set in these photos, at the beach over summer, it took me longer to pull the back off the old frame, than it did to lay out the cards and stick them in.
Of course, you might take less of a gung-ho approach than me, and actually frame them properly, but hey, I was at the beach, lucky to have some sticky tape, and in the mood for a little instant gratification!
And now I've found another set, I can do it all over again.
Amanda xxPin It