This is a set of Sears cards with great graphic roosters in turquoise and pink. I can just imagine a bridge table all set in this theme! (These are available here.)
Or this set from the venerable Tiffany & Co. The box makes a little drawer with ribbon pull that opens to reveal the tasteful cards in mint and Tiffany blue. But the real fun begins with a glimpse of the faces:
Check out that king of hearts with his giant jam jar! (Available here)
Or there's these cool cards, also from Tiffany. While these are a little less elegant than the set above, I just love the red and blue drummer boy graphics. (Available here)
Do you have a soft spot for playing cards? I love these little works of art that can lend themselves to hours of social entertainment. Or solitaire! At this point, I could give you the book report on the collecting of such cool playing cards, but instead I'll send you to the place where all the information is: Vintage Playing Cards--Collectors Weekly.
Enjoy the wealth of information about these fun works of art!