Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy New Year

Wishing you a Joyful Happy New Years. And happier than this couple appears to be!
1800's Tin Type

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Handmade Christmas Card

When I scanned the pictures they came out on the blog reverse. But I think you get the idea. I received this handmade card from a friend.
Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Casino Postcards

I got this postcard holder (slot machine) as an early Christmas present. It has clips to hold photos, but I thought what better use would be to display postcards. And it would have to be Gambling Postcards.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Wonderland

The view has changed from the last blog. We are at home.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our Christmas Present Travel Trailer

The inside is comfortable.
Slide out makes it roomy for two!

Fun FinderX 189 FBS Trailer
The pictures are small, but wanted to be able to load it quickly. Thats because I am looking outside the window a lot tonight.
There is now 4 inches of snow on and around the trailer.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Winter Scene Lake Arrowhead Village California

This older postcard of Lake Arrowhead Village in Southern California makes me think of December and Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Decorating

I HAVE FOUR ARTIFICIAL WREATHS AROUND THE HOUSE, SHARING THREE OF THEM HERE. They are decorated with handmade ornaments and commercial ones. The last picture has artificial boughs of pine with decorations and one of my favorite Christmas postcards. Next to it you will see an artificial tea lite (battery operated) Now Casper can prowl around and not set the place on fire.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December

Where I live it is above the Fog and Below the snow. Or so the Newspaper has for a slogan. And today I was glad to live above the fog. While visibility was 1/4 of a mile even in the late morning down below me, I enjoyed the sunshine. Once in awhile the fog will creep up and we do get snow once in awhile. Now it is time to get my Christmas boxes out of storage. I know the first thing I must find is my advent calendar. We already put up outside lights. We went with rope lights, as I always hated putting up those messy string of lights. And for the windows we put up lighted decorations which lie close to the glass. I will have lots of wreaths up but no tree. The cat would knock it over. Speaking of the cat he crawled out of his harness and is hiding under the deck. I must go get him before the coyotes or road kill gets him.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone enjoys their Festive Feast.
Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 21, 2008

Stagecoach in Yellowstone Park, Haynes Postcard

Published by Haynes, the official Photographer of Yellowstone National Park.
This is one of my favorite Yellowstone postcards.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - HATS

Here is my postcard for the weekly challenge. They must be 6 in by 4 in and this week the theme is Hats! I don't think this will be mailed after gluing on all the embellishments and lace. To see other postcards entered go to

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thanksgiving Reverie Vintage Postcard

When you've finished the turkey and stuffing

And sit quietly down for a doze,

With heart and mind in repose.

Just remember the feast is as nothing

Its the good folks at home give it flavor

For feasts far from home lack the savor

I love the serving girl carring the platter. I don't think the turkey will be too happy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Favorite Garden Stepping Stone

Just stopping by to say hello to all my Blogging Friends. I have had other irons in the fire so haven't been making any daily entries or entering any challenges. I am now sitting by the fire with this new laptop but do not have many pictures on it to share.. I do like the Picasa Program which is installed on this laptop, and their button you just click to get to Blog This. I am feeling a little sad because one of the deer that hangs around here was hit on the highway last night. This happens a lot but I always feel bad. And we use to have a wild peacock visit daily for bird seed but he seems to have disappeared. He has been around for years so hopefully he is OK or died naturally. Other visiters are possoms, racoons, bear, bobcats (rare) and coyotes. But country living is great because I had no line in front of me when voting. We had much needed rain and now it is cool and crisp outside. Happily Ebay sales have picked up for me and I need to list more postcards. So back to the desktop. I love wifi.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Cabelas Worlds Foremost Outfitter

I have been to two Cabela's and love these stores. This postcard shows the Cabelas located in Owatonna, Minnesota and is one of the many catalog showrooms around the country. Cabelas is well known for its catalog featuring hunting, fishing and other outdoor gear. All of their stores have this wonderful decor. Inside are stuffed wild animals and other great displays. Its a dream world for the outdoors person. You can buy whats in the catalogs plus lots more.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hidden Cat Waiting for Spooks

Actually my cat is not afraid of the wild Halloween creatures, he is hiding from the P.G. & E. man who is here to read the meter.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art Halloween

Heres my entry for Sunday Postcard Art. I used Fabric and my sewing machine! To see more entries go to

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CBS Dallas TV Show Postcard Folder

Are you a fan of the old "Dallas" Series. This folder has 6 pictures of where the TV show was filmed in Dallas Texas, the Southfork Ranch. I have shared 3 of the pictures. To see the others go to
It was popular during the 1980's.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Family Photo - Early Postcard

A lot of family photographs were turned into postcards.
Words - Postcard, correspondence and Address Only are on the back.
Quite stylish aren't they?
Are those the family pets sitting on the laps?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Laptop

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a few days. I have been so busy trying to hook up a new laptop to wifi and how to use the new Windows Vista. I want to find free hot spots and its a little harder than I thought but I love the Toshiba notebook! But I am wireless!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - MEN

Heres my entry for Sunday Postcard Art MEN. What to see more go to
The photo is of a relative of mine from Scandinavia, thats why I superimposed the photo over some fjords. (Actually looks like an iceberg) Then I went to my Microsoft word program, typed in men (and other words) and came up with a list of suggested word substitutions.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Glacier Point Hotel, Yosemite National Park

I have visited Yosemite many times, including Glacier Point, but until I found this postcard I never realized there ONCE was a hotel located on the overlook of Yosemite Valley. It is no longer there. What a view the patrons must have had although it can't be seen in this card.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Halloween Postcard w/ Stitchery and Fabric

Here is my second Halloween postcard. I am back into embroidery which I did when young. Except I call it primitive stitchery. Added is a piece of Halloween fabric showing a town view with witches flying among the bats and stars.
Pumpkin faces, dance and gleam, and Ghosts walk by on Halloween.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Photographer with Fashionable Lady

I don't usually just show part of a postcard but this time I cropped the edges (not with scissors, but scanner!) to enlarge the photographer and his subject. This is dated 1913. I like the green background with pink flowers, and the fashionable lady. The edges of the postcard are pretty worn.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Postcard Beijing 2008 Olympics

I just received this picture card, similar to a postcard celebrating the Olympics in China, 2008. I listen to China Radio International on shortwave so they send me souvenirs now and then.
Below are linen postcards showing Chinatown, San Francisco.

Telephone Exchange
Reading a Chinese Newspaper

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Joyous Halloween Postcard

I own 3 Halloween postcards, and thought I would share one now, and the other two in October.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - FLOWERS

Heres my entry for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art. To admire others go to

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Prize from The Feathered Nest

I won this beautiful Lavender Sachet by Dawn at The Feathered Nest. It is so lovely. Thanks so much. Check out her blog at

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Horrible bug

I seem to be really adding pictures today to this blog. This flying bug is 2 to 3 inches long, sorry my picture isn't bigger. There were 100's of them on the highway near Mountain City Nevada. We put Casper the cat on a leash for a break from driving and he wouldn't get near them!You can enlarge picture with a click and see it closer up!

Main Street America - Old Cars Postcards

Herman Avenue, Coeur D' Alene, Idaho 1965
The city by the lake! Red Apple Restaurant...Southfields, New York
Includes a 50 unit motel. Love the parked old cars from the 1950's.
Motor Motel in Ashland Nebraska.
Here are 3 postcards I bought while traveling in Nevada.

Clark's Spool Cotton Sewing Bin

Here we are in our pop up Tent Trailer in an RV Park with hook ups. Sort of camping with the good life thrown in!

I bought this sewing bin at a quilt store in Idaho. Its new, not vintage. 10 in by 6 in
On the last day on our way home I went to an antique store and bought this vintage crocheted thimble cover.
Here's the cover on its top with thimble. I also bought these two fat quarters. Love the swirls and polka dots.

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