Sunday, July 20, 2008
1909 Antique Wedding Invitation
I found a treasure last week in an antique shop in Paducah, KY. The picture shows a beautifully hand-written wedding invitation written in 1909, almost 100 years ago. Since addressing envelopes is something I love to do, I was particularly drawn to it. The writer scripted with pen and ink on lined paper and also made hand-written envelopes. I have decided a new hobby is collecting anything old that is beautifully written or any old books used to teach beautiful handwriting. With the onset of email and computers in our day, anything beautifully handwritten is a work of art. As I have looked through antique shops, even the transfer of money on bills was written exquisitely. Signatures on checks, handwritten Christmas cards...the list goes on and on. They are simply beautiful.