Eye Candy - Pretty Postage

I've been reading this gorgeous book about snail mail and it has me thinking about pretty postage. There's just something so inherently delightful about a good stamp, don't you think? Whether it commemorates a special event, an influential person or even is just pretty for pretty's sake like these floral beauties, each one is like a miniature piece of art.

When I was younger, I went through a stamp collecting phase. I can distinctly remember the ritual of soaking used stamps in water, peeling off the paper backing, then drying each one before carefully placing them in a special album. I'm not sure what happened to those stamps - I've come across a small album at my mum's house, but in my memory there were more. But then again, memory is an unreliable friend.

Anyway, all that thinking got me itching to do something stamp-y. So I ordered a big pile of stamps - most of which will end up in Omiyage's next batch of surprise packs - and sat down to sort and scheme and admire. These floral designs were definitely my favourite of the bunch! I think they'll be a bit hard to part with, so I snapped these images to soften the blow.

How about you? Have you ever collected stamps? If not, do you have any other collections?


  1. Isn't Michelle's book wonderful? Love your vibrant floral stamp collection, thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh I love these images! I recently started sending snail mail. I knew that in recent years I'd seen my two stamp collection folders in storage boxes and each time I'd seen them thought how pointless it was to be keeping them... Well, the newly snail mail loving me was sooooo cross when I couldn't find those folders and I figured in one of my cleaning rampages I'd given them to the charity store or something. THANKFULLY I found them and now they are stored very safely in my drawer and I love using them on my snail mail... and in special packages sometimes too! I have NO idea if any have any value - lots were bought as 'new' stamps and others were soaked and removed or bought as a bag of used/cleaned stamps. I am SO relieved that I kept them!

    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed I'll find mine too... more for sentimental value than monetary value. I also love the look of snail mail adorned with vintage stamps. xo