Free shipping on orders over $99* (exclusions apply). Free scarf with collection orders over $300.

0

Your Cart is Empty

May all the Joys of Christmas Time be with You

by 1 December 24, 2009 1 min read 1 Comment

l

The family of Double D Ranchâ„¢ would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and blessings to you and yours throughout the New Year.

1
From the Archives:
The featured greeting card is from Double D Ranch's ephemera collection of leather postcards.  Leather postcards became popular around 1900 and were produced by about a dozen companies including the W.S. Heal Company.  These 3"x5" mini missives were made from scrap leather and produced the old fashion way -  one at a time.  Many are hand tinted and include greetings, campy cliches and humorous play on words.   Some cards even had pre-punched holes to encouraged crafty recipients to fashion pillows and throws from them.   Then in 1909, the U.S. Postal Service banned leather postcards because the card's thickness kept jamming the new postal sorting machines. [caption id="attachment_1702" align="alignright" width="224" caption="antique leather postcard pillow"][/caption]
1
This "Why Don't You Write" pillow was produced by Double D Ranch™ Home Collection in 2005.  It is inspired by an antique folk art pillow I collected on a junking adventure.
1 [caption id="attachment_1698" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="'Why Don't You Write" pillow"][/caption]
For more on antique leather postcards see PostcardCollector.org


1 Response

Jessica Montoya
Jessica Montoya

May 16, 2016

I absolutely love this, and I’ve never seen such a thing before! Guess I have a new thing to add to my radar to hunt for at antique/junk stores…and maybe another idea to make use of my leather scraps (as long as I hand-deliver the cards!)

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Double Talk

TAKIN’ A SHINE TO LIFE
TAKIN’ A SHINE TO LIFE

by Halley Sanford February 05, 2023 1 min read

You should never let anyone dull your sparkle, but when it comes to fashion, it’s ok to take it down a notch.
PURPLE AS A PUGILIST
PURPLE AS A PUGILIST

by Halley Sanford February 05, 2023 2 min read

As much as we’re loving lavender in apparel, we’re really digging it in accessories! An unexpected pop of purple can really take your look to the next level.
DDR HEALTH & WELLNESS: YOU VS YOU
DDR HEALTH & WELLNESS: YOU VS YOU

by Halley Sanford February 05, 2023 2 min read

We’ve just turned the calendar page, we’re in our second month of 2023, the new has worn off of New Year’s Resolutions, and it’s so easy to slip back into the comfortability of your status quo. We’re challenging you not to.