Feb 27, 2009

PSF- Something Old

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Back in the late 1970's, while visiting a client, my Dad noticed a unique piece of art work hanging on his clients office wall.

The piece of art that caught his attention was a collection of old cancelled stamps.  They were carefully cut out and mounted on tiny black squares in a beautiful frame.  

My Dad was so intrigued by the collection that he decided that day that he would start his own collection.

After more than 20 years of collecting cancelled stamps (and not doing anything with them) he handed the huge dusty box over to me.

The girls and I spent several hours cutting the stamps and their cancellation date away from their dusty envelopes.

The new, and much smaller box, is sitting on my breakfast bar begging me to play with them. 

31 comments:

Mom24 said...

Fun, but now what do you do with them? I'll be curious to hear.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

With your craftiness, the creativity never ceases!!

A Crafty Mom said...

Cool!!! We used to collect them when I was a kid, I wonder if our box of old stamps is still at my parents' house somewhere. Have fun with your new adventure!

Wifey Dessert said...

those are so cool!! can't wait to hear what you do with them!!!

Straight to Your Hart said...

WHat a great collection! Makes me want to get my collections out and restore for my girls to have.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh neat! What a fun project! Are you going to mount them somehow?

K said...

I lovelovelove that idea. If you did nothing except put those little squares of color into a glass jar to occassionally dump out and look at, I would still love it. If you mounted them like you remember seeing them, I would love that, too. I even love the photo. Guess it is LoveItFriday. :-)
hmmm... now there's a blog post theme...
lol! (is that Lots o' Love?)
Later!

Emily said...

Wow...what a neat project! Can't wait to see what you'll do with them.

sassy stephanie said...

So very cool. That would be so neat to browse through!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

How fun!! I am dying to see what you do with them!!

Jen said...

that is a really cool photo!

Wayne said...

great story and the pctures are so cool

I was also wondering if you would like to take part in my blog called tell a joke tuesday. it has mr linky so the world can laugh at you funny story or jokes you tell

lisaschaos said...

So is your plan to now frame some? I used to collect but they got taken from me. :( I never started back up.

blueviolet said...

I'm so curious what your ideas are!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I don't know why... but that got my heart fluttering...

What a totally groovy idea!

OMG... the things you could do with them! Mosaic frame, write words with them inside a frame, decoupage them to a vase or lampshade, make a unique modern art piece by placing them exactly 1 inch apart in rows...

sooooo cool! I'm going to steal this and start my collecion now!

I should finish by 2025!

Sharon said...

I am sure it'll be a great work of art! :) Love the picture of the stamps. It makes them more intriguing!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

are you going to scrap them

Kacey R. said...

Ooooh the options! Sounds like a lot of fun and can't wait to see what you do with them!

Indrani said...

That is a precious collection and I am waiting to see what next?!

Chris said...

Hey you really ARE a crafty momma!

That's a neat shot.

kaye said...

I'll stay tuned in to see what your imagination decides to do with them--great shot

Lindsay said...

I used to collect stamps, too! But not cancelled ones.....cool. You know they could make some neat coasters, or something. :-)

Rachael said...

it is so weird that you posted this, because just this week i have come across 3 different images of cancelled stamps and have started thinking i should collect them. one of those things i love for no reason.

Debbie said...

What a nice heirloom for your family to have!

Jenners said...

What a cool idea! I bet you -- being crafty and all -- can make something really special and amazing. I can't wait to see what it will be!

Krystyn said...

What a fun/crafty idea...can't wait to see what you come up with.

Nightowl Mama said...

I have a ton of old stamps and some food rashing stamps that my grandmother had saved from when she was little. I should put them up as well.
cute blog

The Blonde Duck said...

That's really neat!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Alrighty, you've blogged it, now you'll have to finish it so we can all see the masterpiece!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I guess because you're crafty, this is a great project for you. If it had been my dad, though, I might have said, "No thanks!" I hope it turns out great.

ella said...

Gosh I totally remember the carousel horse and that LOVE stamp in the right corner of the photo. They would look fantastic like the piece that inspired the collection: mounted on black paper.
You could give it to your dad for father's day...!

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