Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Greetings for a Joyous New Year + PFF

A Bright and Joyous New year

Happy New year to you all! 2010 has only several hours left and then it is on to 2011! Seems unbelievable that the first decade of the 2000's is over. This year went by really fast.

I hope you do indeed have a bright and joyous New Year and happiness and good fortune to you. Thanks so much for keeping up with my blog. I love sharing my collection with you.

New Years Greeting

Today is Friday, which means Postcard Friendship Friday and I can actually get in on this one. Visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy blog and see other postcard bloggers New years Greeting. And thanks to Beth for hosting!

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Dolly for Sue

Christmas Eve is here. Santa has been spotted over Romania at this time. I'm finishing up some wrapping and getting things together. I wanted to post a couple more Christmas photos before it's over.

christmas tree

This is a lovely Christmas morning tree. Look at all those Christmas cards! So pretty.

christmas family

Here is a perfectly posed Christmas card from Dick, Violet, Christine, Ricky and Gretchen.
The little one (I assume Gretchen) seems to have gotten the lesser deal here. Her sister has a microscope and her bother a trumpet and and she gets a book of mazes.

I hope you all have a Christmas full of beauty, love and laughter. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Still time to get some Christmas postcards in! Hopefully I'll get in another post before the day is over. it sure is moving fast!

This is a really neat Christmas card. I appreciate it when the designers choose uncommon colors for Christmas cards. This postcard has nothing written on the back except 1928.

christmas and an orange moon

And I like this one becasue of the tea kettle - another unique Christmas image (at least in the U.S.) and that they used the term Christmastide. I always mean to use that more. I have seen it on a number of old Christmas postcards. No writing on the back of this one.


Monday, December 13, 2010

The Holly and the Ivy

10 days till Christmas and I have so many Christmas postcards yet to post. I collect them all year and now I'm running out of time! Oh well, there's always next year.

Here are two pretty ones for you. Hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday season.



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gifts for Postcard Lovers

I love seeing postcards used for arts and crafts items. That's why I originally started collecting them - to use them in art projects (and to "save" them) and now I just collect them. Although I do still have many ideas all the time of projects to do - just little time.

Here are some neat things I have seen online that uses postcards. Maybe it will inspire you for a gift for the postcard lover in your life (and it's okay if that's you).

a post a plate from justnoey

A lovely way to keep your favorite postcards or love letters from Tuuni

There are lots of pendants on Etsy made from vintage postcards. I love that this one has the postmark on it, too. From Smokinmudproductions

Here is a pretty garland made from copies of old postcards. This is something you could make yourself or get from VintageScraps

This is an interesting way to use your vintage postcards. As a divider for a diy calendar. See more about this project on DesignSponge

Hope that gets you inspired. It totally gets me inspired. If you have any neat ideas for postcard crafts or postcard related gifts, please let me know. And if you need postcards or some unique stocking stuffers, please check out the shop. Thanks!