Friday, April 30, 2010

Old Postcard, Sandpoint, Idaho - Postcard Friendship Friday!

"Two Mile Bridge Across Lake Pend D'Oreille, Sandpoint, Idaho"

Another Goodwill rescue ... probably because this card is a bit tattered.

When the picture is enlarged, you can see three very old style cars parked in the middle of the bridge, and people standing outside these cars - looking at the view.

To see postcards from around the world, please visit The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday!

Happy PFF!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Postcard, "Bad Dog"

Meet Basia.

Another of my Goodwill rescued card series titled
"From the NY Times Bestseller Bad Dog".

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Disney Postcard, Cereal Box

Hesitant hands.
Holding scissors much too big for them.
The lure of the postcard too big to care.

Do you remember these?
I do!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Postcard, Oregon Coast. Sigh.

I have many postcards of the Oregon Coast.
It is my favorite place in the world.

This particular scene shows Cannon Beach.
Double sigh.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Postcard, "Bad Dog"

Isn't Elvis adorable?

Another card from a collection I rescued from Goodwill.

"NY Times Bestseller - Bad Dog".

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rhododendrons and Mt. Hood - Happy PFF!

The postcard is a bit dated ...
But the beauty remains the same!

To see beautiful postcards from around the world, please visit The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.

Thank you sissie, for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Postcard, San Francisco

Lombard Street, San Francisco, California, USA

"The crookedest street in the world"!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Athens Postcard - Happy PFF (a little late!)

Athens - The Unknown Soldiers Grave. A very powerful, very moving scene.

I found this postcard (with a bunch more!) at the Goodwill surplus store. I had to rescue them, as the next step for all "paper" not sold is the shredding machine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Altered Postcard - How cute!

Just a plain pink postcard, with white flowers.
Someone added the adorable sticker.
Making the plain ... into beautiful.

Yep, beautiful.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Cute Doggie Postcard

From "Bad Dog", which I guess was a book.
This delightful little pooch is named Macy.

Definitely a "Bad Dog".
In a really cute sort of way!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Postcard, "Bad Dogs" - Happy PFF

From The NY Times Bestseller "Bad Dogs"

Isn't this just adorable?
And he does kind of resemble a llama ......

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Monday, April 5, 2010

1949 postcard - Peterson & Dering

This is a 1949 advertisement card from Peterson & Dering ... rose growers and researchers in Scappoose, Oregon. It apparently came with their catalogs.

If you enlarge the top photo, you will see someone's dream list - names of roses they wanted to someday buy. It is hard to read, having been written in pencil.

I could find no listing for Peterson & Dering today. Most of what is written about them was written back in the 50's. I did discover that they were best known for their wonderful catalogs. They in fact were recognized for beautifully describing the scent of their roses, in an age when so many companies were developing roses with very little scent, who relied on the beauty of the plant alone.

I love the scent of roses. I would never buy a rose that didn't smell like a rose!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Another card I rescued from (Ivor's) dumpster some years back.
There are other cards to "Aunt Tena", so I am assuming she was a relative.
I just love these old cards!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Postcard, Maryhill Museum of Art, Happy PFF!

High on a bluff in Washington State, overlooking the mighty Columbia River and Oregon on the other side ... this amazing art museum has a wonderful, but sad, history.

The museum is housed in a grand mansion, built (1907) on over 6,000 acres of property owned by Sam Hill, a wealthy businessman and Quaker pacifist who planned on founding a Quaker agricultural community on the estate. The project received its name from his adored daughter, Mary Hill. His fondest wish was that his family would live here.

Unfortunately, his wife hated the area - and Mr. Hill realized she would never live there. He gave up his dream. He agreed that it should become a museum of art.

In 1926 the museum of art was dedicated.

Even then, problems surrounded the estate, mostly involving irrigation and location.

The museum finally opened to the general public in 1940.
Unfortunately, Samuel Hill passed away in 1931, and never saw this final triumph.

“Sometimes the things dreamers do seem incomprehensible to others,
and the world wonders why dreamers do not see the way others do”

— Queen Marie of Romania
at the dedication of the unfinished Maryhill Museum of Art, 1926

Thursday, April 1, 2010

1986 Postcard, Nestle's Food for Infants

Nestle's Food
For Infants

The original artwork was done in 1897.
The postcard was published in 1986.

I had no idea Nestle marketed baby milk products.