12/12/11

CHRISTMAS: Old German SANTA SCRAPS


A crazy antique dealer relative gave this to me a long time ago. If only I'd been able to get my hands on the hundreds of sheets of scraps she had. But she wasn't that crazy.

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4 comments:

  1. What were these for? I'm baffled by the paper connections and numbers.

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  2. My not-so-crazy German grandmother gave me lots of sheets like these, with pictures from fairy tales and holidays. Unfortunately, I was too young to appreciate them. My grandmother was more than disappointed when she discovered that I had separated them all from the sheets and glued them into a notebook. Oops.

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  3. They were popular in the Victorian period and used in scrapbooks. The number, I imagine, was the item number for ordering. You'd buy them by the sheet and then cut the tabs off that held the images together.

    Christine, that does give one pause. But you had fun with them so they served their real purpose.

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  4. Reminds me of stuff I saw as a kid in a candystore, managed by two german sisters. Lovely ladies!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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