Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1980's Postcard, tulips and windmill

A beautiful scene of tulips in bloom, a windmill in the background ...

Hah! Betcha thought this card was from Holland!

I did.
Until I read the back.

"Washington Bulb Co., Inc., Mount Vernon, Washington"
Largest grower of tulips, daffodils and irises in the United States.

"Printed in Italy"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1996 Postcard - Thatched Cottage

I love the lines of this beautiful thatched "cottage".
I also love the blue accents, and the green of the garden.

July, 1996

My favorite quote from this card is the part that says --
"... with all the walking and hiking, I sleep good, not long, but good"
It sounds like they had a wonderful time in "PONT AVON".

Friday, March 26, 2010

St. John the Baptist - Happy PFF!

St. John the Baptist

Velazquez, Rodriquez de Silva Y., 1599-1660
The Art Institute of Chicago

I ponder the expression of St. John in this painting.
Maybe the artist reflected this great sadness
of St. John - because the artist knew, as told in history,
that St. John would have been about this age (early 30's) when he was beheaded.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1984 Postcard from Vienna

I really love the line in this postcard that says ...

"There is so much to see, but I enjoy just relaxing and going about haphazardly."

I can so relate!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

1939 Postcard, Sitka, Alaska - Happy PFF!

I wonder what this same shot would look like today ...
It sure was pristine back in 1939!

Mailed on the 4th of July, 1939 from Juneau, Alaska

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Friday, March 12, 2010

1916 Correspondence Card - Happy PFF!

I love the way this card is addressed - to Master Ivor Davies,
Molalla, Oregon

"Dear Ivor, how are you enjoying your vacation? I know you are having a splendid time playing in the creek in your back yard. I'd like to go wading with ..."

you ..."

Best regards to your mother & father.
Miss Stuart

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not a postcard, but still a card

St. George and the Dragon, c. 1438
Bernardo Martorell
The Art Institute of Chicago

A true masterpiece.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Holy Cow!

Isn't he just 'adora"bull"'?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The More Things Change ...

With the exception of the "typewriter" part, this postcard could have been written today.
I had no idea we had this issue in 1982!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A New Dawn - Happy PFF!

A New Dawn - 12/96
by Fayme Harper

"Dear Bonita,
I was in the mood to paint today.
Then one thing lead to another & now I can share my art.
Not bad for a day's work!
The sun was originally pale orange.
Happy New Year - Fayme"

Monday, March 1, 2010

Card - Wedding

"The Wedding"
Anonymous, 19th Century

I have to say this is one of my most favorite wedding cards ever!