Easy DIY Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera

by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 15, 2015

Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera, DagmarBleasdale.com

A few weeks ago I showed you Don’s new office nook in our bedroom.

I was so busy telling you about our fab new Sauder desk that I didn’t get to tell you about my little DIY project: the framed vintage items in the gold frames I hung on the wall.

I absolutely love vintage ephemera like postcards, number cards, bingo cards, photos, checks, and milk bottle caps.


Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera

When I wanted to add something to the office nook wall, I looked over some of the vintage ephemera I’ve collected for a while.

I have so many that I’m thinking of selling some in my Dagmar’s Home Decor Etsy store.

The note pages were a freebie, the vintage photos I bought at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium, and the sets of vintage checks and milk bottle caps are from my trip to the Country Living Fair last year.

003a005aI can’t get enough of the charm of vintage photos.

004aI used one of these postcards for my repurposed glass jar candle, remember?


upcycled glass jar with post cardAren’t these checks just beautiful? And they were written over 120 years ago, in 1891. If that isn’t something.

008aAfter I looked over all the options and the size of the little gold frames I’d been collecting, I decided to fill one frame with a vintage family photo, another one with a vintage milk bottle cap, and the last one with a page from a vintage song book.

Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera, DagmarBleasdale.comWhen I hung them up, I just eyed the spacing and it’s not perfect, but in my opinion it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera, DagmarBleasdale.comInstant wall art: a framed vintage milk bottle cap. It doesn’t get much easier.

Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Milk Bottle Cap, DagmarBleasdale.com

Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera, DagmarBleasdale.com

These three framed vintage items added just the extra touch I wanted on this wall, and I added a few similar items to the desk decor to make it all cohesive.

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Gallery Wall With Framed Vintage Ephemera, DagmarBleasdale.comOne gallery wall done: I have several more to go in our Blue Cottage and can’t wait!

Do you like vintage ephemera? What do you think of our new gallery wall?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction November 28, 2015 at 10:09 PM

Your gallery wall is just lovely ~ thank you so much for sharing @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia


Zan May 25, 2015 at 11:55 PM

Yep, I usually just eye my photo hanging spaces and try to get it as close as possible. I do not even understand how to do it the other measuring ways. But anyway, I love this vintage gallery. Can’t believe those checks still look so great. Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters #homematters linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again.


Dagmar Bleasdale May 26, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Thanks, Zan!


Tania May 21, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Love it! I especially love the book letter on the table!



Dagmar Bleasdale May 21, 2015 at 11:15 PM

That letter is from Antropologie – they are now on sale in their stores! Thanks for coming by, Tania!


Karen May 21, 2015 at 9:38 AM

I really love this! What wonderful touches to the space!
And those checks are great!!
Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk About! karen


Dagmar Bleasdale May 21, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Thanks for coming by, Karen! Aren’t those checks so neat?


Marissa May 21, 2015 at 9:06 AM

What a great finish to the room, or rather nook. It looks like a nice little space to spend time in. The gold really looks sharp and pulls both sections together nicely.

I was your link neighbor in Idea box, thanks for sharing a fun idea, hope to see you again!



Dagmar Bleasdale May 21, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Thanks for coming by, Marissa, I appreciate it!


Cathy May 18, 2015 at 1:32 PM

I love vintage ephemera and your use of it on your gallery wall is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy


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