This weekend I went to the Vintage Paper Fair in Golden Gate Park. It was essentially a gathering of older people reminiscing about their childhoods and a sprinkling of eccentric men with sleezy mustaches that made them look like criminals from an old silent movie. It smelled to high heavens of decay and history. It was strangely intoxicating.
There were millions of postcards and Victorian scraps. Aaron (my pre-ancé) won some major brownie points and rummaged around for hours with me. It wasn’t too far off from dumpster diving, and you just knew there was something amazing for you if you could just suffer through another hour and 100 lbs of sticky paper.
And alas! After 100os of cherubs, flowery boarders, family memories from people long deceased, and forgotten personal love letters, we came out with 6 gems- 5 photo backs from the 1800s and a neat little ticket of some sort. Now, considering how long it took us to find them, I’m going to let you experience some of the thrill of waiting by drawing this out into several posts :)
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