Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vintage Sewing Buttons Lady Washington Pearls and my Created Card

When shopping at antique or collectibles stores I always look for buttons.  I especially like them if they are are on the original cards.

So that gave me an idea of printing cards on my computer and attaching vintage buttons.
I find it interesting how so many people who mail postcards to their family or friends, mark the office or room that they are in.  On this postcard the sender marks his office and wants to the receiver to think of him as he looks at the image of the building.   This is on Broadway in New York and copyrighted  1897.  Trinity Church us across the street. You find many X Marks the spot on Hotel and motel postcards.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Me and the Ocean Balboa California Vintage Postcard - PFF

What is this boy thinking?  Does he want to get in the water?  Are there sharks out there?  It could be cold?
I love this posed, rather an air brushed look.  Mailed in 1947.
It's Postcard Friendship Friday.  Visit Beth who sponsors it at

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jet Boats up the Rogue River, Gold Beach to Agness Oregon Vintage Postcard

I spent many summers on the Rogue River so my Dad could fish for Steelhead.  We stayed 7 miles up from  Gold Beach at Lucky Lodge.  In the 1950's the road was dirt and narrow.  We would meet Logging Trucks and I would hold my breath as we passed them.  We took the jet books like the ones pictured except ours was run by the Mail Service (delivering mail)  There was no road to Agness from the mouth of the river so residents and tourists took these fast boats up to Agness.  Now there is a paved road to Agness.  Fond memories.  I use to wave to the passengers while standing by the river.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Arch New Mexico Cover - Postcard Friendship Friday

I like this envelope because the sender lives in Arch New Mexico (post office closed in 1967) and he used an envelope with a picture of an arch.  Somewhere in Europe I would guess.  
Happy PFF

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baseball Season - Coke Ad and Cincinnati Redlegs 1957 Yearbook

Baseball has changed over the years.  I remember we would take portable radios and listen to the world series while at school.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Nasson College Springvale Maine Brown Hall 1969 Postcard - Are there hidden treasures in attics?

Message written on back......
We explored the attics and cellars of many buildings to find canning jars and I couldn't begin to describe all the junk we found.  I'll show you some jars you'd love when you get here.  When you coming?  Enjoyed your vacation letter - write again soon.  We miss you. Love Roy
Did they find these canning jars at this college?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rubber Stamped Postcards from my Pen Pal Collection -1994

I know I have not been blogging too much.  I guess it is Summertime Activities.  But then its Fall.
I have received many rubber stamped postcards from Pen Pals for many years. Here are 4 from 1994.  I would share the clever stamped sides but the senders might not want their name and addresses printed.
I still have hundreds of rubber stamps and need to get back to that hobby.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what my friends have stamped.  Its fun to make postcards.

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