This blank card arrived on Monday all the way from the Cotswolds in the UK, and it makes a fine addition to my collection of greeting cards and valentines with ruler themes. The card looks even better in real life than it did on the etsy site! I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I didn't notice the small bee in the design until I opened the envelope...
I have over 10,000 rulers in my collection, and am almost 100% certain that until last week the collection didn't include any made out of sandpaper. That situation is now remedied!
This one is an advertisement for Gem City Blue Print & Supply Co. in Dayton, Ohio, and has sandpaper on the back to sharpen fish hooks. The ruler part of it is a standard fish-measuring joke; what looks like 12 inches is actually just under five inches.
Purchase (etsy) - MyDaytonOhio, Mike J. Nauman, Englewood, OH - 16 August 2016
Had a vacation day yesterday, and we went with our neighbors to Salem to see the Childe Hassam Isles of Shoals exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum. I could have stayed in that gallery all day. It's up until November 6, so if you have a chance, get yourself to Salem before then.
When I got home I made some rulers....
Images cropped from scans of postcards purchased at the PEM;
Normally I'd wait until February to post this new valentine, but this one is too adorable to save. It was an etsy purchase from a great vendor named Catherine, of Scrappy Bird, and this one includes a glued-on embellishment: a very small try-square that has the name "Dick" written on it. No clues that I can see about who manufactured the card, and when.