I took a break today and visited one of my favorite thrift stores. I found four boxes of vintage greeting cards "from the Coronation Collection." Have you see these boxed cards? My grandmother used to get these at Woolworths, GC Murphys, or K-Mart. The cards usually had art work in soft colors with wide-eyed animals, sweet girls, and lush painterly flowers. They are always very sweet and saccharine cute. I love them and now have a collection. I'll use the cards but keep the boxes. They are very nice and perfect for storing all sorts of little things.
I couldn't find anything about the Coronation Card Company to share with you. If any of you ephemera buffs out there know anything please let me know! Here are my cards and boxes:
Can you say just "too stinkin' cute?"
Look at these wide-eyed sweeties. These artworks remind me of the fun vintage/kitschy images collected by the Charles Anderson Design Company and found in their Pop Ink publications and products. I have two of their books with the coolest titles around: Happy Kitty Bunny Pony and Fluffy Humpy Poopy Puppy.
Now, these floral (and the little girl) images are just as too sweet and pretty. The pastel color combinations are so lovely.
These two sets of cards (above and below) are little more current in their design approach. Probably from the 1980's. But they are still cute!
This tiger box has its orginal K-Mart sticker which I don't want to remove. I don't have the cards in this box--used them up. It was the first one in my Coronation Cards box collection.
The side of the tiger box is very cute! Like a toy chest with a pink rope handle.
Here are the sides and titles on the boxes. I think "Waggies" is really funny and the "Soft Set" is very 60's-70's.~~Hope you all have a lovely, happy, thrifty, arty day!~~~XXOO, Beth