Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

I decided to try a card making challenge using a Sketch by Katharina. Its the first time I have used a designers sketch and it sure was fun. This challenge is sponsored by Stamp Something. Please check their blog and enjoy other card samples using this sketch.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Girls with Flags and Uncle Sam Postcard RPPC

I think this is a very old photo postcard. No information is given about the group of children mostly girls and where they are waving their flags. It might be in front of a school house. They look like they are wearing uniforms, 3 different kinds and are posing in groups with the same uniform. Maybe it indicates the grade they are in, an organization they belong to. At the right hand side is a boy who is dressed like Uncle Sam.
This cute child is posing in not so comfortable chair.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rubber Stamped Postcards

These are a few of the handstamped postcards from pen pals I have received over the years.

Stamping buddies are great!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Winner!
If you are into PRIMITIVE, wonderful handmade items I recommend this site.

Souvenirs of the Sea - Panorama Postcard Leesburg, Florida

I love this postcard showing an old souvenir store so typical of beach towns....shells, novelties of the seashore, some food items. This postcard is not the standard size, but measures 9 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The older cars add interest to the scene.
Message is written on the back in pencil....."This is really only half the bldg. Now there is a bldg added at the extreme right of picture as long as the one shown Be sure to stop. Reasonable too!!"

Friday, May 23, 2008

Coca Cola No Drip Dry Protector

Heres something for the Coca Cola Collectors. These sleeves were put over Coke bottles to keep condensation from collecting. These sleeves were in dispensers that were placed next to Coca Cola Machines. Copyrighted in the 1920's and 1930's they are fun to collect. Some are rarer than others, like this one above has a red meat patty which is unusual.
Available on Ebay.

A display of postcards

I like using old doilies to display my postcards and other pieces of ephemera..

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vintage Carved Metal Buttons on Card

These buttons have intricate designs two with floral patterns. I attached the 3 buttons to a computer generated card with thread so they may be used in your sewing or craft projects. They are listed on Ebay. Click on the above picture and it should take you to the auction site.

More Swap Trading Playing Cards

My pictures of my trading playing cards did not show up in the previous post.
These old playing cards have blank backs. Almost any subject or topic is on the front of these cards. Flowers, animals, village scenes, boats, state maps, National Park Views etc.

Swap Trading Playing Cards

If you saved old playing cards from decks years ago they could be collectible. Some come with blank backs which I prefer and may indicate they were rejects from a regular pack of playing cards.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Free Givaway DRAWING

My friend Cora is having a free drawing. Please go to Coras blog and sign up.

She is part of a group that is participating with more drawings. Glad Tidings Primitives & Folkart. Their link is given below. A chance to win more goodies.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

More Vintage Postcards

The Los Angeles Freeways stacked up in the 1950's. Wheres the traffic?
Hollywood, Harbor, Santa Ana and Arroyo Seco Freeways with LA Civic center in background.

This charming girl is viewed through a broken Tambourine and ready to garden.
Older cars, older swimming suits, parked at the Desert Inn, Miami Beach Florida.

These postcards are on Ebay along with others.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Bulletin Board Show Me - Wednesdays

This weeks theme for Show Me Wednesdays is Bulletin Boards. To find out more and to see other bulletin boards go to She has a great blog to read!
Heres my bulletin board. Store purchased, made of cork and always changing, and rather messy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Postcard from Butte & Class Reunion

This novelty postcard has an added photo, and envelope with message written from Butte Montana and mailed to British Columbia in 1907
Mini letter reads...."Dear Nellie, If you come to see 'Girlie' let me know when you are coming so I can meet you. Jake is working at Cable (?) Montana and is ten miles from any saloon.....Chrissie"
Front of Postcard from Butte
This postcard is from 2006....The sender says Have a laugh! Not sure why. Who are these men in the photo. I would guess a picture of classmates? Brothers? Fraternity? Soldiers?
Mailed to a lady though who is living at the Y.M.C.A.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Springtime at Home

Blue Wildflower with Lemon Balm
Golden Oak Tree
Ponderosa Pine Tree that we planted when 6 inches tall.
I thought I would take a break from Postcards and enjoy the nice weather outside. I carried my camera and took a few pictures to share here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mans Best Friends

This cute girl has her 2 doggies helping her read.
This little baby is enjoying an outdoor bath in this big pot/bathtub.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Vintage Cars and Vintage Furniture - Postcards

Jade Restaurant located on Route 66 in Kingman Arizona. Its not only on a famous highway but has a wonderful group of older cars parked in front. This postcard has never been mailed and is in good condition.
Allerton Hotel, Chicago Ill. After the Theatre Rendezvous for Midnight Chats.
The Tip Top Tap. This is a linen postcard probably from the 1950's. I love the style of furniture! Never mailed and also in good condition.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Felted Wool Postcard, & Waiting for a Letter PC

I took a piece of wool felt (blend) washed it again to give it a more felted look. Then I made this Valentine postcard.This postcard is ready to be filled in with your name and address and mailed to someone you want to hear from. I like the picture of the woman looking out the window. It looks like the flowers might be Dogwood.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ebay Auctions

I added 2 more postcards to my Ebay Auctions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Handmade Postcard and ATC's

Making Fabric Postcards has been increasingly popular with Mixed Media Artists, Quilters, and others. I had bought several books about making Fabric Postcards and decided to just get out the sewing machine and have my hand at it. I started with a basic piece of felted wool, stitched on lace, word phrases (I printed them on my computer) and tag. Added a handmade yo yo I made. Added a piece of muslin on the back and a strip with words Post Card, and Place Stamp Here. You can mail these direct but with the button I would probably put it in an envelope. Below are Artist Trading Cards (ATC) small versions of ones art work which are traded with other artists. They are usually 2 1/2 in by 3 1/2 in. This was new for me and I have lots to learn.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Old Fashion Kitchen 1911 Postcard

I love this postcard. It is fun to see the washtub and scrub washboard on the table. Other Items I am guessing at are muffin tin, oval wooden mixing bowl, buckets, various containers, grinder etc.
The postcard was mailed from Enterprise KANS. Jul 12, 1911 and mailed to Milford, KANS.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rummage Sale Find

Well I went to several yard sales today and two rummage sales but didn't find any postcards....but I found this framed 1934 counted cross stitch piece. I think it was actually framed in the late 1950's or early 1960's. It has a sealed brown paper backing so I don't want to open up and check the linen. Hopefully its authentic. I wonder if its from a nursery rhyme. It measures about 8 inches by 10 inches. I also found some doilies which I love using in craft projects.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Lady with Quilt Postcard

I just found this postcard while browsing around in an antique mall yesterday. I think a quilter might enjoy having this postcard. Tucks postcards are plentiful but still collectible. I have decided to list this postcard on Ebay.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Extraterrestrial Highway, Rachel Nevada - From my archives

I think this postcard is computer generated. It shows you can make your own postscards. There are many postcards with the message Greetings From......but I particularly like this one. I picked it up in Rachel Nevada which is near Area 51 where of course the aliens are!! If you ever listened to Art Bell on the radio you will know about Rachel. The highway is in the middle of nowhere but has beautiful scenery and the town is a lot of fun. I bought a lot of souvenirs at the Little Alien Inn. But I didn't see any aliens.

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