Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Crossing the Snake River by Ferry, Idaho

Note the horse and buggy. This postcard was mailed in the early 1900's.
Glenns Ferry, Snake River Idaho

Friday, July 25, 2008

Yosemite Firefall 1880 to 1968

An event happened each evening in Yosemite National Park for 88 years. The management of Camp Curry for its visitors established a gorgeous spectacular custom which continued until 1968. A huge bonfire was built on Glacier Point at 3300 feet directly above the camp. The burning embers were pushed from the point and over a cliff above the camp creating a cataract of fire and sparks making a sheer drop to the valley below.
These postcards are from the 1940's to 1954. I especially like the second postcard with half dome in the background. I always thought the fire was mixed in with a waterfall, but it seems the embers just shot over a ledge and didn't hit anything on its way down. I get to Yosemite often but never got to see this specactular event.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pavilion of France, 1958 Exposition Brussels

Heres a chrome postcard from the 1950's.
Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles, 1958
Wereldtentoonstelling, Brussel

Beach Scene Los Angeles CA 1955

This is a beach scene that is 55 years old. Fashions have sure changed.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Dogs

Another Sunday Postcard Challenge. I started making a postcard remembering my departed dogs. I ended up doing Circus Dogs!
To check other Dog Postcards go to http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/

Friday, July 18, 2008

I won a Prize from Primtiques!

Look what I won. I guessed what the mystery picture was at Terri's blog, so check it out.
I should have taken a picture first of the beautifully wrapped prizes. I was overwhelmed with all the goodies. Terri knows I collect postcards so she sent me three, said she couldn't find enough so made me some in different shapes sizes, and then some blank ones so I could make my own. Also got a copy of Woman's World. She has more on her blog. And to top it off 3 soldered key chains. WOW Thanks so much for the prize.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oceanarium - Marineland of the Pacific

This postcard is from the 1950's or early 1960's. Marineland was built in 1954 in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County. It was sold to Sea World and closed in 1987. All the sea life was moved to San Diego. At the time it was the worlds largest oceanarium and housed the world most specatacular Circus of Maine Life.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ladies Perfumed Blotter

There is still a faint perfumed odor from this pretty flowery blotter. It advertises Hoyt's Eau de Cologne one of the most fragrant and lasting of perfumes.
Pretty cheap prices for this perfume. The smallest size goes for 25 cents,and the largest size is $1.00.
Printed in the USA by the American Lithographic Co. Inc New York.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tag You're It - Color Challenge

This was a fun challenge sponsored by Tag, You're It...http://weekendtaggers.blogspot.com/
Every month they have a colour Challenge tag. This month the main colors are Red, Brown, and Cream. I managed to get a lot on this small tag of only 2 in by 4 in. For red I used red brads, tiny red roses and red gimp trim. For the Cream I used the tag itself with a cream/beige wooden disc for the face , the muslin strip with words printed out Just for you and the 5 petal flowers below the face. For brown I used brown curly doll hair, brown button and the ribbon tied to the tag. Check out the other tags at the above web address.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Old Hawaii Postcards

This map of Maui and Molokai is from the 1950's or early 1960's.
I use to teach a song about the Hukilau, The old Hawaiian way of fishing.
I think this postcard is the late 1960's. I love the hairdos. I think the ladies are taking pictures of their husbands who are boating in the lagoon at Coco Palms Resort, Lihue, Kauai.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Birds

This weeks theme is Birds! http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/
I first used wordle.com for the layout of the names of birds. These are the ones that visit our house. I washed the background with Delta acrylic paint, then sanded it for a more interesting surface. To finish it off I ironed on some appliques I found at a yard sale.

Wordle Tags with Postcard Cut Out

The tags I made by arranging words as a background, but I didn't plan the layout for the words I used http://wordle.net/ Give them a try. Its so much fun. Then I found a badly damaged postcard and cut out the embossed roses. Makes for an easy project.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rack Postcards

Rack Cards are usually advertisements displayed in Postcard racks at different stores. I found these free about 8 or 9 years at a Gourmet Grocery/Liquor store. The Lee Overall postcard is published by the same postcard co as the bubbly one...Nationwide Postcard Advertising and has the Tower Records Logo. They measure 4 1/4 in by 6 in.

Yellowstone National Park Postcards

These Yellowstone Postcards are from the 1930's to 1950's. They are linen and all are copyrighted by Haynes Co . They have been postmarked and are available for auction on Ebay. 4 days left. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220251505543&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=012

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