PrettyPaper09

PrettyPaper09-Vintage Greeting Cards, Travel Ephemera

Onarga, Illinois · 2955 Sales

PrettyPaper09

PrettyPaper09-Vintage Greeting Cards, Travel Ephemera

Onarga, Illinois 2955 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1455)

Announcement   Summer is in mid-stride, and I am happy to say some challenges may be behind me. Family and health issues slowed me down but I am hoping to "rev up" more listings! Travel ephemera is a new focus for us, and I hope you will visit this category which is detailed below. Of course Christmas cards are still the top seller, and remember, there are a million things you can do with vintage cards. You can frame them, trim them for gift tags, punch holes in a corner and tie with ribbon or yarn and hang them. Put several together for a banner, or scan them and make your own designs. Some of my customers email me what they have done with vintage cards, and I LOVE receiving those!

TRAVEL EPHEMERA is a new venture for us, and as a former travel agent it really excites me! Now with technology, everything is on your phone or computer generated. I miss the days of pretty paper luggage tags or Cruise ship menus! Others do too, so check out this category!

SPECIAL NOTE: I did not invent the "Reserved" process, but when a lot is reserved I have an ICON listed, and I put it in the text AND into THE RESERVED Section. For some reason, some people don't notice it, and Etsy doesn't have a way to block it being purchased by someone other than the"Reservee" and I have a problem on my hands. Please note reserve means I will have to honor the original request. Whew~! Thanks. ALSO - putting an item in your cart does NOT hold it for you - it can be purchased by anyone.
We have paid more attention to the "Stats" this past year, so instead of selling just what I love, I had to adjust finding more of what YOU love! :) I am replenishing my inventory, but expanding into different areas. Please email me if I am neglecting something that interests you!!

We are happy to announce we offer Etsy Direct Checkout so credit cards are accepted. For those repeat customers, you will see small increase in my shipping rates, as First Class is what I do the most!

We now have a PrettyPaper09.com website, and we use the Etsy mobile app as well for your convenience. To all of our friends and the new ones we hope to make, feel free to peruse our store, and email with any special requests. Don't forget to prepare for all coming holidays year round and Christmas is never too far away!

We hope our little shoppe can enhance the Etsy experience for you. The world of ephemera is our passion, so enjoy an avenue for for Victorian, Edwardian, Retro,Vintage paper items, scraps, engravings,, photos and advertisements! Victorian Trade cards may have been advertising, but they are a glimpse of our history, and wonderful items to frame or decorate with. Vintage advertisements are often humorous to peruse, as some of the items are obsolete, but they also provide provenance for your collectible!
Check us out on Twitter also -https://twitter.com/Paperrose05
FACEBOOK page is https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaper09/

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 9, 2017

Summer is in mid-stride, and I am happy to say some challenges may be behind me. Family and health issues slowed me down but I am hoping to "rev up" more listings! Travel ephemera is a new focus for us, and I hope you will visit this category which is detailed below. Of course Christmas cards are still the top seller, and remember, there are a million things you can do with vintage cards. You can frame them, trim them for gift tags, punch holes in a corner and tie with ribbon or yarn and hang them. Put several together for a banner, or scan them and make your own designs. Some of my customers email me what they have done with vintage cards, and I LOVE receiving those!

TRAVEL EPHEMERA is a new venture for us, and as a former travel agent it really excites me! Now with technology, everything is on your phone or computer generated. I miss the days of pretty paper luggage tags or Cruise ship menus! Others do too, so check out this category!

SPECIAL NOTE: I did not invent the "Reserved" process, but when a lot is reserved I have an ICON listed, and I put it in the text AND into THE RESERVED Section. For some reason, some people don't notice it, and Etsy doesn't have a way to block it being purchased by someone other than the"Reservee" and I have a problem on my hands. Please note reserve means I will have to honor the original request. Whew~! Thanks. ALSO - putting an item in your cart does NOT hold it for you - it can be purchased by anyone.
We have paid more attention to the "Stats" this past year, so instead of selling just what I love, I had to adjust finding more of what YOU love! :) I am replenishing my inventory, but expanding into different areas. Please email me if I am neglecting something that interests you!!

We are happy to announce we offer Etsy Direct Checkout so credit cards are accepted. For those repeat customers, you will see small increase in my shipping rates, as First Class is what I do the most!

We now have a PrettyPaper09.com website, and we use the Etsy mobile app as well for your convenience. To all of our friends and the new ones we hope to make, feel free to peruse our store, and email with any special requests. Don't forget to prepare for all coming holidays year round and Christmas is never too far away!

We hope our little shoppe can enhance the Etsy experience for you. The world of ephemera is our passion, so enjoy an avenue for for Victorian, Edwardian, Retro,Vintage paper items, scraps, engravings,, photos and advertisements! Victorian Trade cards may have been advertising, but they are a glimpse of our history, and wonderful items to frame or decorate with. Vintage advertisements are often humorous to peruse, as some of the items are obsolete, but they also provide provenance for your collectible!
Check us out on Twitter also -https://twitter.com/Paperrose05
FACEBOOK page is https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaper09/

Reenie Kietzman

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Very hard to find adorable anthropomorphic vintage valentines! Love the butterfly!
Some of the prettiest stickers I have ever found! Embellish your holiday package with these unique cards and stickers!
Juvenile vintage cards always make me smile. Too cute! This group includes some pop ups that add charm.
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About

Love of Paper and History can Fill a House...or a Website!

When I started attending auctions regularly about 23 years ago, I noticed I was always drawn to documents, old greeting cards, and ephemera of any kind. Antique valentines drew me like a magnet, and well as anything Christmas. I used that big auction site that is a household word, and had some success, but it wasn't until I discovered Etsy, that I really found my niche! I learned that while I have a good eye for great graphics and interesting items, I truly don't know what to do with them. It is a joy to supply all your Etsy artisans with vintage and antique paper items to use in your craft projects, scrapbooking or digital endeavors. It is not all I sell, as I love jewelry, and am a sucker for vintage figurines, particularly Lefton, and particularly Christmas. It has given me great pleasure to unite some of you with a memory, and restore something lost. You can't imagine the number of times people have told me "I had this when I was little, and lost it" or "When I was a kid we had a fire, and this was destroyed." The stories sometimes are funny, and sometimes bring a tear. Old books,especially wonderfully illustrated books "speak" to me too. So browse my shop, and feel free to ask questions, or inquire about something you are looking for!

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  • Maureen "Reenie" Kietzman

    Owner, Auction Stager, Estate Helper, Buyer

    Born and raised in New York, I lived in St. Louis for 16 years before I met the above wonderful man who was raising 3 kids alone in the middle of nowhere! 22 years later, here we are, and I am able to work from home, and indulge in my antiquing!

  • Steve and Reenie Kietzman

    Owner, Curator, Sales And Scouting For Pretty Paper

    Steve and I live in in a rural community. I was a city girl, and was raised by antique dealers. Moving here, it was easy to find auctions, flea markets and fairs that yield ephemera of all kinds. Greeting cards are my favorite and I pass them on!

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