Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vintage Wallpaper Post 1

One of the many goodies we found in Madeline's attic were two large vintage wallpaper books.  These books were from her husband Archer's decorating business and I believe they date back to the 50's and 60's.  The books are huge, too big to scan the covers unfortunately, and chock full of the designer's mind from that era.  I pulled out some pages that appealed to me for this post.  There are children's room pages and many others that I will put in another post.  Hope you enjoy these!

They were doing faux treatments even back then!


  1. Somebody I knew when I was a kid had the brick wallpaper in their basement rumpus room. My favorite is the very first one. I would put that in my living room or bedroom now. LOVE IT!

  2. Vintage wallpaper books! How wonderful. Can't wait until you share another batch!