studio friday

lost & found...
my beloved sealing wax and seals. as a teenager nothing
was more important to me than a properly signed and
sealed letter to a friend.....colored inks and stationary
and the news of the day tucked into an envelope with
a plop of wax and the seal of choice to protect those
contents. i treasured these so. the aromatherapy.
then over years, decoupage,ceramics and rubber stamps
moved in and pushed the seals & wax to the background...
only to be found again for this edition of studio friday !

12 comments:

JUST ME said...

way cool way renissance.......

angelica

I hope I spelled renissance right???? Yikes

Tine said...

Oh wow, these are sooo precious! One of my dreams as a huge letter writer is a sealed one with wax. How I wished as a teenager to have one or to get a letter with it, wow! As time went by I had forgotten about it and now I don't write many letters anymore by hand. It's an almost lost art I think.
I am glad you found them again and kept them so well in that bowl!! :-)

naomi said...

Little plops of sealing wax fascinate me.

heidi said...

sealing wax always reminds me of puff the magic dragon!

love the old school look and feel of sealing wax...you should totally bring it back into cache, denise!

Becky said...

funny how as teens we were always coming up with ways to burn the house down...as usual a beautiful photo! b

Knit and Purl Grrl said...

I too had tons of these as a teen. Wonder where they went? Maybe they're still at my parents'... maybe it's time to find out! Thanks for sharing.

kiki said...

oh my goodness. i forgot all about seals and wax. i have some around here somewhere...

la vie en rose said...

I've seen those and always thought they would be fun to use.

Heather said...

I have never done this, and I really want to try someday.

Hanna said...

beautiful seals, hope you will start using them again soon now that you've found them again! some peolple of today really know how to cherish a REAL letter (like me!). :-)

nicly written too!

Marianne said...

I love sealing wax... a great way to make your mail special. Sometimes the old ways are so much better then the new ones.... it's time they invent a way to send email with personal wax seals on it ;-)

Bea said...

I have always been a huge fan of sealing wax, too! I loved the look of red sealing wax on brown packing paper most and always dreamed of getting a christmas parcel with a real seal and some red and white string wrapped around the parcel...oh, sweet memories!