Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I am having trouble with inserting pictures (again) so will wish you a
Happy New Year.  Have a fruitful 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beautiful Vintage Cabinet Card Young Child Bangor PA

I love these small cabinet cards which are usually under 7 inches in size.  They were very popular in the mid and late 1800.s.  They really show the fashion style of that period.  This cabinet card was photographed by Heisler of Bangor PA
On auction at

Sunday, December 26, 2010

How I remember the traffic would come to a stop in Yellowstone just for a bear.

Well this postcard shows a lady approaching that deer.  Does she not know that they can charge and hurt you.  This postcard reminds me of the days when we traveled years ago in Glacier and Yellowstone where people would be in the middle of the road taking pictures or feeding the animals. At least the chevy is parked off the road.  The traffic tie ups were crazy all over the wild animals.  But then we did want to see the deer, bear, moose, elk and buffalo!  This postcard is of GLACIER in Montana.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Old style telephones in this cute postcard of Kewpies

Have you called someone today to wish them a Merry Christmas?  But I bet you might be using your Blackberry or some other cell phone.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

RPPC Charming photo postcard children family grouping

This is a standard size postcard that photographers use to take years ago for families and then print them into postcards also known as RPPCs.. Sometimes family members would write the name of the people in the picture, sometimes the photographer would if the person in the portrait was well known or famous. Sometimes mailed cards will help identify the people or from what part of the country them came from.

On this lovely postcard there is no identification but did come from a collection of post cards from the midwest especially Kansas or Missouri'

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girl with Mom and Dad and her Doll taking a swim RPPC

This just struck me funny.  I don't think this little girl was going swimming unless she could take her doll.
This postcard is available on ebay.  Just click on swimming doll postcard

Kewpie Postcards Original and Reproduction Postcards Postcard Friendship Friday

Rosie O'Neill (1874-1944) was born in Pennsylvania and created and is most famous for her "Kewpie" cards. Her first works were published by the Gibson Art Company in 1915 but are scarce to find as the American Passion for actually collecting picture postcards was being replaced by the folded greeting card with an envelope to hide hidden messages. 

Many of O'neill's "Kewpie" drawings are in private collections and in 1976 were published by the Drays of Savannah Missouri. and The Ashers of Aurora, Missouri. These postcards were reproduced from Rosie O'Neills drawings. I just acquired about 80 of these reproduction postcards and they are charming. I only have 2 of her original postcards. While researching her early postcards most are dressed and do not have wings. The postcards from the 1970's are taken from private collections of O'Neills draws of "Kewpies"and have wings.  The above Christmas postcard is from an original painting owned by School of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO, and published by the Drays in 1976.  Even though newer reproductions these postcards are still 34 years old.

The 2 original postcards do not have the publishers name, are not signed one just has the series number on it.

This is an origina "Kewpie"l Happy Birthday Rosie O'Neill postcard postmarked 1920.
Thanks to Beth for sponsoring Postcard Friendship Friday.  Go to her blog to see more.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Wreaths and vintage Santa Claus Hankie

 We enjoy our Christmas Wreaths on the wall as Casper the cat will knock over a tree.  He will occasionally look at the dangling ornaments but usually leaves these wreaths alone. A number of the ornaments made have been part of exchanges from my online groups.
Cute Vintage Hankie that even a girl might carry in her pocket.  Not too many days til Christmas.
                                                      MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Carol Postcard, The Friendly Beast, Orientis Partibus

Christmas is a time to Sing!   This postcard that was printed in 1978.

Jesus our Brother, kind and good, was humbly born in a stable rude, The friendly beasts around Him Stand
Jesus our brother Kind and Good!
Merry Christmas
This comes from a series of 8 postcards with 8 different Christmas Carols, copyrighted by Paul and Joyce Stofft

Monday, December 6, 2010

Postcards Make Great Graphics, illustrations and projects

Have you ever noticed how pictures of postcards are everywhere?  I received my copy of Create & Decorate and found a postcard on the cover.  And there are postcards in the Editors Letter.  I am now browsing through the Table of Contents.....hmm under Rug Hook and Punch Needle....yes there is a project called Vintage Valentine Postcard.  Now its time to take off my shoes stretch out and read my Feb 2011 Issue. I bet I find more postcard graphics.  Have you seen a postcard today?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deer Christmas Card - Looks just like what visited our House Dec 4

Take away the snow and you have a view of what happened outside my window
yesterday.  I was watching TV on my bed when a buck like the one pictured above (Christmas card) walked by 
my window with a fabulous pair of antlers.  I jumped up and quietly went to the window and saw the Mother and 2 younger deer.  Dad was very weary and keeping an eye out for the three.  It was quite a site and
maybe they will return soon.  We see the female deer and babies a lot but rarely the Bucks. 
Well we do have some pine trees but not quite as fancy forest as pictured.  Still I love country living.

I attached a backing and now this Christmas Card is recycled into a new card.

Its a little smaller than the front but it should not have any trouble going through the mail.  Unless I keep it

Easy Hand Sculpture Fabric Designs for Wall Hangings

I love looking through my stash and finding fabric with people, animals, or designs that would look good with a 3 D effect. Here is a gal ready to go shopping.  (Lorelie designs)  I got on my sewing machine and placed the front piece on the backing face to face and stitched it up leaving an opening.  Turn inside out. I then stuffed it with fiberfill and made it lumpy, stitched the opening closed. Then comes the Fun Part.  I stitched around the borders like quilting and the gals face puffed out, her hair shoes etc.  Then I have a nice fun wallhanging after an easy project.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas Santa Postcard

I hope very one is enjoying the Christmas Holiday.
Busy this time of year but I hope to post now and then.
This is my favorite time of  year with all the Holiday activities.  The wreaths are up (no tree, Casper would attack it) and the outside lights will be on soon.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lindsay Sews: Twitter contest: Michael Miller 'Tweet Tweet' Give...

Lindsay Sews: Twitter contest: Michael Miller 'Tweet Tweet' Give...: "It's Wednesday night, and LindsaySews is almost at 300 Twitter followers. Tweet Tweet! Thanks to all you lovely crafters, I've been inspir..."

Search This Blog

Blog Archive