Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vintage love - Embroidered silk flower cards from Kensitas cigarettes

I collect lots of things. I'm not really one for ornaments, I like to collect things which are small, flat and inexpensive. Some of the prettiest things that I have in my collection are these embroidered silk flower cards which were given away with Kensitas Cigarettes in the 1930's and were given to me by my Grandma. I've had them for a few years, and I often take them out to admire them. Thanks to the wonder of the internet I have found a whole website devoted to them - Kensitas Silk Flowers - and I've been happily browsing. I'm happy with the ones that I have, and I don't have any inclination to try and collect a whole set, but it's fascinating to learn all about them!

Vintage embroidered silk flower cards from Kensitas

Vintage embroidered silk flower cards from Kensitas

5 comments:

  1. They're absolutely stunning! You must have kept them somewhere suitable..they look like new :)

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    1. Thank you! They've only been kept in an old cardboard box!

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  2. They are so pretty, and how lovely that they were passed down to you. I think they would look beautiful framed and displayed too!

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    1. I have thought about displaying them and you're right, they would look lovely out on show. Something to think further about!

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  3. Iam pleased you like my website www.kensitas-silkflowers.co.uk!

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