Friday, June 19, 2009

1930's Scrapbook Renovation!

This is what I'm working on right now. As you can see I'm in the middle of my project to protect and save these amazing 1930's cards and mementos from further damage.

We were shopping one of our favorite antique malls recently when my husband brought this beautiful old scrapbook to my attention. "I think you're going to love this," he said. So we bargained and got the price down to an acceptable (not such a thrifty find after all but still awesome) and brought it home.

But I discovered that many of the cards were damaged from minor water spills and bending from people flipping through the book. The book is heavy (with treasures) so it weighs down on the little cards of long ago.

So I am taking it apart so the cards can be saved. It's really a challenge but I'm loving every minute of it.


  1. Wow! That's amazing. I learned a hint at a scrap booking class once. Use dental floss to get pictures (or postcards in your case) from the backing paper.

    Enjoy all your postcards!


  2. That's a great idea, Christine! I still have plenty more to go and that dental floss trick will help tremendously!!! Thank you so much for the hint!!!

  3. Oh how wonderful to still have all those old cards! I think my mom has several of hers too. I love all the old images and sheet music on your blog. Those songs from your childhood can sure bring back the memories!

  4. That looks like a huge job, but how wonderful, too! I love my Gramma and PaPa's old cards!

  5. Aw what a neat find. Good thing you saved it!

    All the best,

  6. What a wonderful idea. To restore something and bring it back to life and purpose. I can't wait to see the finished project. Good Luck!

  7. Hi Coralie, thank you for visiting, I decided to post here because I just love what you have done with all the postcards, a great idea to save them all, what a great find :)

  8. Hi Coralie, I have many cards given to my Mom and Dad over their 60 years together. What a great idea to put them together in a scrapbook to be passed down to my daughter who was the apple of their eye! I love your project! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. What a very persistent person. I know that renovating scrapbook is really difficult. Anyway I like this post very much thank you and keep up the good work.