Monday, March 29, 2010

children as wildflowers 1902

These are from a collection on Flickr. Children in costumes made up to look like flowers. Wildflower Preservation Society, Illinois Chapter. 1902. Tinted glass slides.

Aren't these wonderful? More here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

paper hats

hat party

I love the way hats make the party a party. I was noticing that in the Valentines Party book I posted about last month.

In this case, everyone made paper hats and that seems even more fun. Something to keep in mind for your next gathering.

close up hats

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tinted Girl - Postcard Friendship Friday

Welcome Home Children,
Wonder when you will arrive. So anxious to see you both.
Edna J Bush

Tomorrow afternoon we are going to Vic's and stay for supper, so should you return then you'll know where we are.

No date on this postcard. Must be around the turn of the 20th century, though. This is has just been listed in my shop.

I am glad to be able to participate in Postcard Friendship Friday today, now hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy blog. Visit her blog to see all the other posts for today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

love postcard 1967

I had to get this postcard when I found it among a lot of other postcards from twenty years earlier. It so encapsulates 1967 and the depth that people gave to things like this. I remember seeing postcards like when I was a kid in Pier One and other places hippes hung out (yeah, Pier One used to be almost like a head shop).


It has many holes in it, indicating that the recipient did indeed get why she sent it and held on to it for a long time.