TheReimaginedPast

The Reimagined Past

Marina del Rey, California · 378 Sales

TheReimaginedPast

The Reimagined Past

Marina del Rey, California 378 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(185)

Announcement   I'm adding more boxed card sets - 6 each, each box a different "theme." Dogs are in the pipeline!

I'm also adding pendants - featuring a variety of images - ranging from a collection of birth month flowers, to an image I "lifted" from an end page of a Shakespearean work dating sometime in the early 1700's. Or even a frog, if you go for them!! They're coming in the near future.

Vintage greeting cards - reimagined. Vintage greeting cards - whimsically reimagined. Hand colored. Hand sewn. Embossed, embroidered, embellished, glittered and glued.

Many of my treasures come from my mother's scrapbooks from the 1930's. I also collect old postcards and greeting cards from around the world: Flea markets - Les Puces in Paris, the Rastro in Madrid, the Blesi Trh in Prague, The Mercato delle Puci in Florence, Portobello Road in London, the Flohmarkt in Heidelberg and the Rose Bowl in Southern California - have provided many wonderful and captivating cards. The unique amalgam of styles, colors, shapes and sentiments (not to mention Scottish Terriers!) from the past inspired me to create these cards.

Welcome to my shop! I hope you'll enjoy my "reimagined" take on these vintage cards. Each rendering is one of a kind. Please check back often as I will be adding Birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Graduation and "just because" cards. Thanks.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 14, 2017

I'm adding more boxed card sets - 6 each, each box a different "theme." Dogs are in the pipeline!

I'm also adding pendants - featuring a variety of images - ranging from a collection of birth month flowers, to an image I "lifted" from an end page of a Shakespearean work dating sometime in the early 1700's. Or even a frog, if you go for them!! They're coming in the near future.

Vintage greeting cards - reimagined. Vintage greeting cards - whimsically reimagined. Hand colored. Hand sewn. Embossed, embroidered, embellished, glittered and glued.

Many of my treasures come from my mother's scrapbooks from the 1930's. I also collect old postcards and greeting cards from around the world: Flea markets - Les Puces in Paris, the Rastro in Madrid, the Blesi Trh in Prague, The Mercato delle Puci in Florence, Portobello Road in London, the Flohmarkt in Heidelberg and the Rose Bowl in Southern California - have provided many wonderful and captivating cards. The unique amalgam of styles, colors, shapes and sentiments (not to mention Scottish Terriers!) from the past inspired me to create these cards.

Welcome to my shop! I hope you'll enjoy my "reimagined" take on these vintage cards. Each rendering is one of a kind. Please check back often as I will be adding Birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Graduation and "just because" cards. Thanks.

Nancy Quintano

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Nancy Quintano

A Paper Moon Anniversary Greeting Card
A Paper Moon Anniversary Greeting Card
$6.00
September's Morning Glory Pendant
September's Morning Glory Pendant
$12.00
Boxed Note Cards with Sassy Dogs
Boxed Note Cards with Sassy Dogs
$14.99
Pendant Necklace with Anchor
Pendant Necklace with Anchor
$12.00
Birthday Skywriting Wishes
Birthday Skywriting Wishes
$6.00
It's Your Birthday Said the Kittie!
It's Your Birthday Said the Kittie!
$4.00
Boxed  Note Cards Mother's Day '60's style
Boxed Note Cards Mother's Day '60's style
$14.99
Boxed Set of Notecards Featuring Great "Broads"
Boxed Set of Notecards Featuring Great "Broads"
$14.99
Boxed Note Cards with Crazy Louis Wain Cats
Boxed Note Cards with Crazy Louis Wain Cats
$14.99
Scottish Terrier Notepads with Pen
Scottish Terrier Notepads with Pen
$3.50
Birthday Card with Scottish Terrier
Birthday Card with Scottish Terrier
$4.00
Sympathy Card for Dog Owners
Sympathy Card for Dog Owners
$5.00
Lucky Birthday Card with Scout
Lucky Birthday Card with Scout
$5.75
Birthday Baker Card
Birthday Baker Card
$5.50
Birthday Card with vintage image
Birthday Card with vintage image
$4.00
Happy Mother's Day to your Aunt
Happy Mother's Day to your Aunt
$4.75
Birthday Card for a Dear Friend
Birthday Card for a Dear Friend
$4.50
Happy Birthday to the Wee Bonnie Scottie
Happy Birthday to the Wee Bonnie Scottie
$4.25
pool party invitation
pool party invitation
$17.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(185)
Pam Madaris Hill

Pam Madaris Hill on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These sparkly Art Deco cards will be sensational at Easter.

Pam Madaris Hill

Pam Madaris Hill on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My husband will like the Scout on this retro-look birthday card.

Pam Madaris Hill

Pam Madaris Hill on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I adore the old-fashioned look of these cards.

Erica Wolf

Erica Wolf on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute!! My brother is a huge fan of Louis Wain, and this certainly is something that he will enjoy. Thank you for the great service!

Kristen

Kristen on Apr 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Got the prints today! Owner is super super nice & I absolutely love the prints. My roommates cat also loves the little bell that was on the packaging! hehe C:

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About

My mother before me

After my mother passed away, I found her scrapbooks that she made in high school and college. The mid-late 1930's.

I think she saved every greeting card she ever received her entire life, but the ones that really caught my eye were the ones in her scrapbooks.

I really came to love the art deco ones, and thought it would be fun to update them - "energize" them.

It's been a lot of fun working on these cards. I try to inject as much whimsy into them as I can, but many times I find the slightest touches of glitter (right on, Martha Stewart!) are a perfect accent.

I miss the older style of cards. I really miss receiving cards in the mail and am not fond of e-cards.

Receiving greeting cards in the mail makes me feel really special...

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  • Nancy Quintano

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    My life so far: Grew up in Arlington Va. College in Winter Park FL. Graduate school in Florence, Italy majoring in Italian Renaissance art. I'm married, have a daughter - a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design. Add 2 dogs, one being a scottie

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2014
Welcome to the Reimagined Past. All the greeting cards I sell are scanned from postcards or greeting cards I have collected over the years. Many of them come from my mother's scrapbooks dating from the late 1930's when she was at the College of William and Mary.

Each has been personally embellished with a variety of materials...whatever strikes me at the moment.

I hope you'll find them fun!

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Paypal only please. Payment is due at the time of your order. California residents will be charged 8.75% sales tax.
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Returns will be accepted within 10 days of receipt of your purchase - minus shipping costs.