Sunday, February 28, 2010

1961 Postcard - Bavarian Alps

It sounds like Sophia had a wonderful vacation!

Friday, February 26, 2010

"Grandson Le Chateau" - Happy PFF!

"Grandson Le Chateau"

Mailed in 1903 ... I am intrigued by the beautiful delicate writing.
I only wish I understood the language, I would love to know what was written here!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Postcard - North Shore Animal League

Adorable kitties always make for adorable cards ...

But this one represents the North Shore Animal League. I did some research, and found the following history ...

For the past 65 plus years, the North Shore Animal League America has been the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world, housing an average of 300 animals at any given time. As of the end of 2008, the Animal League had found homes for nearly one million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. However, this exciting achievement did not happen overnight. The road was long and the efforts great. Many dedicated individuals shared their passion and perseverance in making North Shore Animal League America what it is today. To read more about their history and their mission, click on the link above.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Postcard - Hildur Jonsson Weaving and Drawing

I love the color and texture of this intricate weaving.
Not so sure about the artwork tacked onto it.
But it certainly catches your eye!

This must have been quite an exhibit!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday card

A Birthday Wish ...

Some wishes cover just one day
And some are for a year -
But this is for a lifetime
Of happiness and cheer!

Effie & Frances

Monday, February 22, 2010

Postcard - desert vegetation

"A few varieties of desert vegetation"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Birthday card

The colors in this birthday card are so beautiful.

And no, I don't know who Mr. Williams is, but someone he knew had excellent taste!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

1954 Greeting Card

The colors on this card are amazing ...

Having lived in Germany for 3 years, the message in this card surprised me. I guess in 1954 the Germans were a lot less receptive to the American presence than they were in the mid- to late 1980's.

On the other hand, for a member of the military to be able to afford a huge house complete with maid and gardening service? Wow. We had a tiny apartment in the basement of a house on a hill overlooking a small town complete with castle. No maid.

But the German family who lived in the house loved Americans and made us feel welcome in their tiny little town.

The people who wrote this card didn't want to stay ...
We didn't want to leave!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Valentine for Auntie Tena

This delightful card came out of the dumpster at Uncle Ivor's (not my real uncle, that's just what everybody called him) place. Tena may have been his mom.

I love the precious kitty holding the tiny "Love" cake. Her apron is embossed with delicate velvet highlights.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

1920 Postcard

"Heaps of good wishes for the new year.
Your Martha"

Postmarked 1920
from Switzerland

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1919 Postcard

"10591 - Couvet - Ateliers macaniques Ed, Dubled & Co"

Written and postmarked 1919 and addressed to M. Besson in Portland, Oregon.

I know nothing else about this postcard, other than I found it in a box with some other old cards and postcards I had put away some time ago.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentines 1931

This handmade Valentine from 1931 is so delicate. The arrow is cut from very thin paper, and passes through tiny slits in the heart.
So romantic!

Which is why the words inside are all the more special ...

To My Valentine.