Whenever friends and family travel, I always beg them to send me a postcard, or to bring back some coins. I love to have things from foreign places.
I used to have a “pocket” shower curtain that I bought at Urban Outfitters, and I filled the clear vinyl pockets with US postcards, arranged by geographic location (from Hawaii on the left to Maine on the upper right). However, after years of use, the curtain ring holes kept tearing and I couldn’t use it anymore. I keep looking for a replacement.
Until then, the only good uses I can find for my collection of postcards is:
2. A homemade wallpaper border
I’m almost positive I saw pictures of this on a blog recently, but now google is only finding me the SpongeBop SquarePants variety….here.
Ah ha, Decor8 posted here, although I can’t remember where I originally spotted this photo from the book Photocraft.
4. Enlarged to create Giant Wall Art
Kind of like the blown-up antique letter from Blueprint.
As for coins, I don’t have much exciting to say. I guess I’m a coin-collecting geek. I was very sad when the Euro came along and replaced all those beautiful European coins….