Tuesday, June 30, 2009

1928 Birthday Card

This tiny little card (appr. 2x3") is so joyful. These brilliant little birds look so at home with their cute little red house in the background ...

This quaint little card was tucked away amongst some photos I found in the garbage at my storage unit. Which I promptly tucked away in my car and brought home.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

1954 Seasons Greetings

A beautiful palet of winter.

From Charles and Margaret

To Ivor and Mildred.
Note how the postmark year is upside down!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

1956 Sympathy Card

I think what I really like about this is the envelope. Remember when you could put instructions to the mailman on the outside of the envelope, and a real person would read them ... and the letters would get to their destination come heck or high water?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy PFF Friday - Ivor's Christmas 1919

I found this 1919 postcard amidst the Christmas cards and correspondence that I dumpster-dived at my sister's "house cleaning" party. Thank you lil' sissie!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gold Embossed Christmas

This delicate, gold embossed card has a bit of real silk ribbon attached to the side.

And the inside is just as lovely.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Graduation Gift for Mildred

This tiny card (real size is appr. 2X3") is made of very heavy cardboard. It was in a small box with Mildred's other tiny cards, most from her graduation and wedding. The delicate springtime flowers are tinted with surprisingly vibrant pastels.

Monday, June 22, 2009

1944 Graduation, Naval Academy

Ivor graduated from the Naval Academy in 1944 ... there was much correspondence between Ivor and Mildred during this time. It must have been hard for them to be separated.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Francis Motor Car Company was founded in 1913 by C.E. Francis. The name of the company was later changed to Francis Ford Company. I'm not sure when this Christmas card/flyer was sent out. Ivor and Mildred were married in 1932, so it had to be after that ...

I love the old doll and car. Any ideas as to their vintage?

Too bad there is no date on the cancellation stamp ...

Friday, June 19, 2009

1946 Wedding Invitation

I wish I could have attended this wedding. I can only imagine the pomp and circumstance; the lace and silk; the white and silver; the long train and huge organ playing the wedding march as the bride and groom started their new lives together.

They knew how to throw a wedding back then!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wartime Christmas Card

This beautiful card was tucked inside others sent to Ivor and Mildred.

From Ruth.

I don't have the envelope for this card, so I don't know the date it was sent. The hand written note tucked inside hints that it was sent sometime during WWII ... although the same feelings about our "boys overseas" could be expressed in many of the years since then.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissie!

My dear sweet sissie, Beth, has a birthday today!
And I'm taking a "paws" to let the cat out of the bag!

You're the Cat's Meow!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Flocked Tree

This beautiful tree and landscape is flocked with golden velvet.

Again, I am not sure where I got this card or its age. It seems to be a Christmas card, but is pretty generic.

I would love to have received this card at any time of the year!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Smirking Kitty Christmas

I love the way the candles glow, and match the red and yellow colors in this pretty girl's dress. I wonder if she is sneaking to see what gifts Father Christmas brought this year ... I think the kitty knows, judging by the smirk on his face!

I'm not sure where I found this card, or when it was sent, as it came to me without an envelope. I do know the "Lewis Tribe" sure picked pretty cards that year!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Birds at Christmas, 1951

These vibrant red and yellow birds are flocked with velvet (red). They must be singing a heavenly song!

It looks like "Aunt Mary, Uncle Gwillim and Aunt Babe?"

Note the stamp cancellation "Fight TB Support Your TB Association".

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Christmas, 1949

Ivor and Mildred had many friends, and kept in contact with them. I noticed this family, the Gwillims, hosted Mildred's bridal shower (see yesterday's post) in 1932!
This card appears to be hand stamped on a single sheet of paper, then folded to fit the envelope.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mildred's Wedding Shower!

I found this wedding shower announcement for Mildred! Now I know that she and Ivor were married in 1932! Probably shortly after this shower in June of that year. It was sent to Mrs. Tena Davies who, I believe, was Ivor's mother.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mildred's Birthday 1952 from Ruth

This beautiful wildflower card has a slip-in pocket with a packet of seeds tucked in. Believe it or not, there are still seeds in the packet! I wonder if they would germinate after all these years ...

I'm not sure who Ruth was, but she must have been a good friend who knew Mildred loved flowers.

I wonder when Mildred's birthday was ... this was postmarked May 9th, which is MY birthday! That is so fun.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mildred's Birthday 1945

Ivor was a man of few words. He let this beautiful card tell the story of his love and birthday wishes for his wife while they were separated by a continent. The discoloration of the card comes from a silky material inset for the lampshade.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Guys and Gals 1

This precious blue-eyed boy with his cute little kitten is the last of the Guys and Gals collection. "Friendship Plus" says it all.
Thank you for letting me share these with you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Guys and Gals 2

As my teenagers would say - this little one is a "poser" isn't she?
I love her deep blue eyes, and the way her cowlick is caught up in a cute pink bow.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Guys and Gals 3

I love the way this dreamy looking grad's beautiful blue eyes match his pants. A perfect card for someone with a June birthday, don't you think?