TheReimaginedPast

The Reimagined Past

California, United States · 313 Sales

TheReimaginedPast

The Reimagined Past

California, United States 313 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(160)

Announcement   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

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

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(160)
Laura Marec

Laura Marec on Apr 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love this card and how nice you are to take special orders! Thank you so much for all of your very helpful communications!

Sophie Makanoff

Sophie Makanoff on Mar 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is so perfect for the father of two Scotties! Thank you so much. Wonderful customer service as well and will for sure be shopping with you again!

McleanArt316

McleanArt316 on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cutest scottie dog birthday card ever! Thanks so much!

McleanArt316

McleanArt316 on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My husband absolutely loved the card! Thanks!

McleanArt316

McleanArt316 on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much!

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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!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal only please. Payment is due at the time of your order. California residents will be charged 8.75% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship within 2-3 business days after your payment - via USPS - and will confirm by email after your purchase has been shipped. If you would like expedited shipping, please contact me for details.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted within 10 days of receipt of your purchase - minus shipping costs.