Monday, May 31, 2010

Things are not what they seem. 1906 Undivided Comic Postcard

Here I have shared 2/3 of a postcard leaving the complete picture down below. 
Things are not what they seem.

The cartoon on this comic postcard from 1906 tells it all.

Happy Memorial Day

I just want to acknowledge all the service men and women who have served our wonderful country the United States of America.  A big THANK YOU to everyone. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday Texas Oil Well Aflame

I guess I picked this postcard because I have been thinking of the oil spill in this gulf. Been busy getting ready to go RVing so short on words. Happy PFF to everyone.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hoffman Bali Pops Batiks Pillow made from these colorful strips.

I just love Bali Pops by Hoffman Fabrics.  They are so colorful, easy to work and feel so luxurious.  This is a small pillow for a chair and measures about 9 inches square.  If you click the first picture at top at right you will see some of their new Bali Pops Batik Prints.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bathing or Swimming in the Great Salt Lake Utah

Floating like a cork!
These bathers look quite relaxed.  I would think the salt would be kind of itchy, and I notice they are wearing little shoes while floating, even reading the newspaper.  The lake is 75 miles long and 21 percent is salt.  It is so buoyant that they say you cannot sink.  Lots of activities were on the Great Salt Lake like a dance pavilion

Monday, May 24, 2010

Buffalo Cafe & Curios, Brooks, Oregon, Vintage Chrome Postcard

Buffalo Cafe & Curios, BROOKS OREGON

Rt 1 Highway 99E 12 miles south of Salem.

Oregons only cafe and antique shop with a life size buffalo statue welcoming restaurant guests and antique hunters.

Sculptured by Everett Sloan of Salem. We serve delicious lunches and dinners. Antiques at dealers prices.

Hosts Harley and Vivian Barrick

This postcard is probably from the 1950's or 1960's.  Available on ebay.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Making Fabric Postcards w. Serger, Iron ons, Glue felted wool

Continuation of Handmade Postcards.....this one with fabric.  I really started this project to see how serged edges would look.  I was really pleased with the finished look.  A few months ago I had printed the postcard stamp box and lines on fabric so used that today with a backing of felted wool.  True the lines are a little crooked but I cant wait to make more!  The lines got a little runny due my ingenius idea to spray with sizing on the other side.  Well it went through.  I won't do that again.  I serged the two pieces together. 

Then I grabbed my Aleenes Tacky Glue and added the tag, phrases and lace on the front.  I forgot to mention on the address side I ironed on the picture of the boy and girl holding flowers.  I purchased this from ebay seller Lakebears.  You can often write a message with a micron pen on this postcard.  This one needs to be firmer so I would mail it in an envelope.  You can put a layer of cardstock between the 2 pieces of fabric.

I have been using my serger a lot more than I use to.

Make your own Postcards!

Take some card stock, open up Paint program (or something similar) and create this postcard backing. The front is blank and is ready for your picture, special message or whatever! I like Paint as I can make a square for the stamp box and type in a pre message if I wish.
You can also print out on sticker paper then attach a photograph to the front. Use your imagination.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Black Bear in a Tree Postcard

BEWARE of this big Yellowstone Bear.  He just might be after your snack!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vintage Almanacs Informative, Humorous, Collectible

I just love looking at the old almanacs published in the 1800's and early 1900's.  I was fortunate to acquire a large box of almanacs.  They certainly did not use archival paper, as they are brittle, torn etc.  But the articles, charts and advertisements are priceless.  Amusing, funny and great medicinal advice if you believe in the old cures. Tonics for cures, tonics for women and just about everything for every illness you have.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Postcard Magnets - and new blog

I am trying to cut back a little on the advertising on this page so have started another blog with just about the same name!  I like listing links to and will use that site for more than here.  So If you go to this site you will find out how to make Postcard Magnets.  This blog is with and registered it as a domain.  Seems I never run out of things to do.  I admit I bounce around from blogs to ebay, twitter, facebook and other social networking.  I guess I had better go outside and smell the flowers (oh no its raining again.)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vintage Pincushions From the Past

Do you remember these Chinese Face Pincushions? 
This knitted pincushion was part of an estate sale.  You can find patterns online on how to knit one.  Tired of knitting those neck scarves?  Try this.


This is a wonderful vintage pincushion with satin folded trim, crocheted and an added bow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Precious Children Cabinet Cards 1800's

These children are so cute although I don't think they are enjoying their day with the photographer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Souvenir Folder Boston Mass Postcard Friendship Friday.

Recipe for Boston Baked Beans
12 oz. (350 g) haricot beans

1 large onion
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons black treacle
1/4 pint (150 ml) tomato juice (or the liquid from a can of tomatoes)
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 pint (275 ml) unsalted stock
Soak, drain and rinse the beans, then cook them in fresh water
until they are almost tender, and drain them again.

Set the oven to 275 F (140 C), mark 1. Peel and slice the onion.
Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and fry the onion for about
5 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients and bring the
mixture up to the boil. Cover the casserole and put it into the
oven; cook for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally

I tried to find out the significance of Baked Beans from Boston. How it got its name. Could not find much so have included above a recipe for Baked Beans.  I wonder what treacle is?  Does not look a recipe I want to tackle!!

go to My Hearts are Crunchy to see more PFF....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I have heard of Used Car Lots but Used Cow Lot

Just thought this photograph I took in Montana was kind of interesting!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day to Edith

Happy Mothers Day to you Mom.  Even though you have been gone many years I think of you often.  The teddy bear card I made using an old piece of quilt, a real cutter as there were holes in it.  Made from feedsacks.
A Vintage Mothers Day Card

Can't believe my luck 4 Western Tanagers in a near by Oak tree.

I would like to claim these photos but 4 Western Tanager (like this one) were in my Oak Trees this morning.  Right after I saw the 2 Lazuli Buntings.  The Flycathers were gathering fluff for their nests and the rest were eating all my birdseed.

Lazuli Bunting Just visited my Garden

I am so excitied....2 of these beautiful birds, Lazuli Buntings just visited my garden eating seed that fell on the ground..  I have not seen them for several years.  Along with Grosbeaks, Lesser Goldfinches, House Finches, Nuthatches, titmouse,  Flycathers, Bluebirds  plus more.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hotel Manx San Francisco California Postcard Friendship Friday

Message from HOTEL MANX San Francisco California

A great message. Pre printed....Now is the time to enjoy San Franciscos invigorating climate. Hotel Manx offers every comfort. Location unsurpassed. Commodious lobbies and homelike atmosphere ideal for ladies traveling alone. Running ice water in every room. Rates reasonable. Reductions by week or month

Well I am glad Ladies are safe to visit here alone and I can just picture the ice shooting out of the tap with water of course.  The is  Hotel Manx exists now but a completely new one.  For more PCC action go to

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ghost Town Caldwell Idaho, More Old Vintage Cars

I thought I would share another postcard with old cars.  They are at the World Famous (or so the postcard claims)  GHOST TOWN located at the town of Caldwell Idaho.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chevys, Studebakers, Buick Special Vintage Cars at Jade Restaurant

First look at the previous post at the postcard with old cars.  I asked if you knew them.  Well here is what we think they are.  Could be off a year or two.  Starting at the left...

1952 Chevrolet PIckup
1956 Chrysler
1957 Studebacker
1957 Chevy Station Wagon
1958 Buick Special
1954 Pontiac

Have you travelled on Route 66? 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Can you Name these Cars? Jade Restaurant Kingman Arizona Route 66

Can you name the different cars parked here at the Jade Restaurant in Kingman Arizona?
This postcard is one of my favorites and is the PRIDE OF ROUTE 66.

I have driven on the Old Route 66 several times, but did not search to see if this Restaurant still exists.  In a few days I will write what friends think these cars are (and truck)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saucy Comic Postcards, Cute Babies cabinet cards

Pretty funny linen postcards.  Have the airbrushed art deco look.  Saucy postcards became popular in the 1930's.
This adorable baby is in his or her Christening gown.  I found another cabinet card  in this lot with the same chair, same fuzzy rug same photographer but different face and gown.

Boring Postcards

I am sure I have a few in my collection.

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