Wednesday, May 30, 2012

P & O Orient Lines Passenger Ship "ORIANA"

This was a deluxe ship in a cruise ship but called a passenger ship.  You could travel around the world sailing on the Oriana.  My parents and sister sailed to New Zealand on this ship while I will still attending college.  I was jealous but did take one cruise in the Greek Islands and got sea sick.  I would rather fly, drive or go in our RV then get on a ship.  But I guess the new ones are pretty smooth.  I am listing this postcard on eBay

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wool Roving

What a find!  At a group yard sale.  A box full of 100% wool roving.  I have been making felted wool beads using the needle method.  It is relaxing but not quite sure what I will do with these beads.

I have been taking a break from online selling.  Actually I am just looking for more new interesting postcards.  I just may purchase some Christmas (mainly Santa) or Halloween postcards if the price is right.  Meanwhile I just stab away with my felting needle.  Did I say relaxing?  Maybe its out of frustration.  Not really.

Loving Nail Polish

I am into wearing nail polish again.  My next color is teal or one of the pale blues.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Twitter Account

If you follow me on Twitter JudyannM and got a "not so nice" tweet from me, I did not send it...I was hacked.  First time this has ever happened to me.  In disgust I just closed the account.  Might open a new one with a new name!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Night Time Humor "Beach Nuts"

The dog had tummy problems, the dishwasher stopped working, the old cat is really senile tonight so I thought I would share a comic postcard.

Nice RV Park Bordertown Nevada near Reno

I would much rather be back at Bordertown RV Park but need to be home for awhile.  We did have to have some work on the trailer with wonderful service which I will share later.  Meanwhile the dishwasher is not working and need to buy a new one.  Try finding someone to install it in the foothills.  It will cost to remove the old one and put in the new one.  We can install most things but not a dishwasher.  Off to go look at them.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cute children, one on tricycle - Cabinet Card

One child is riding (or rather sitting for a pose) on a steel tricycle.  The sister is standing by holding onto the bars.  They are not exactly dressed for riding, but I am not sure that steel 3 wheeler is ready for the road.
This cabinet card photo was probably taken in the late 1800s in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
On eBay

Friday, May 18, 2012

What a cute baby in a bonnet Cabinet Card from Milwaukee

I wonder if this baby is enjoying wearing all these clothes including that fancy bonnet.  I hope she (or he) have padded that rattan basket.  This cabinet card was probably taken in the late 1800s.  I had to use my camera and its hard to get the true sepia coloring.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RVing in Reno NV area

Wonderful 4 day trip so have not being doing much with blogging and entrecard.  Might get to it tomorrow.  Ah retirement is great. Stayed at RV Parks in Minden, and a night at Bordertown RV Park 10 miles north of Reno.  Lovely park

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A cool spot for the cat

Little Killer sleeping in the shaded pot of Lemon Balm.  The summer heat is starting so by mid afternoon she will be moving to another cool place in the shade.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Joey - Lady about Town

Joey is a Lady about town.  Well not exactly as here  she is stretched out relaxing.  We have never had a dog that likes to walk everyone on her leash.  She prefers town streets with lots of activity so she can see whats happening.  Joey likes sitting at Starbucks while we drink coffee outside.  Of course she expects a quick stop at Petsmart or Petco for a treat or two.  Last week we stopped at a dog run and was excited because she had 2 small dogs to play with.  And RV parks are full of fun people and other dogs.  She has a ramp to get in and out of the truck.  She is a shelter dog and hobbles a little if tireddue to a bullet that had grazed her back leg.  We took her anyway.

She is a Dachshund mix, some have called her a Dutch Hound.  Well she is waiting for her morning walk.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tourist Advertisements Bumper Tie Ons -

When traveling as a kid I always noticed the advertisement bumper tie ons for cars stating you visited Trees of Mystery or Shipwreck (Eureka CA) or Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz California.  We never stopped  at any as my parents would mumble "Its just a tourist trap."  As an adult I finally visited Trees of Mystery and they were not so mysterious.
 Another souvenir I aways grabbed were paper placemats at restaurants.  Found this one at a yard sale even though I have been to Harolds Club in Reno Nevada.  I was very disappointed when they closed the casino.
Now you see bumper stickers maybe a paper placemat or two still exist.  I expect the cars that had these -bumper tie -ons also carried those bumper water bags (burlap).
I will be listing these on ebay eventually.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Postcards for 2 and 3 year olds

 I have seen a number of these Birthday Postcards printed in England.  The photos of the children, toys and other items are RPPC (real photo), with verses added.  I don't think a 2 or 3 year old would enjoy the postcard, but the parents probably would.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Picture Perfect Thursday

 Love having a zoom on my new Canon Digital Camera.  Watching the 2 tiny birds making a nest inside.(not in photo)
 I think Joey feels a nap coming on.
 Our 25 year old cat sleeping among the Lemon Balm
This pot has been growing Chives for many years.  The blossoms will be opening soon.  They taste good.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Large Letter Postcards Greetings from Richmond Virginia

Large Letter Postcards are very collectible.  They usually add the words Greetings from.....This particular postcard is GREETINGS FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA.  This style of postcard usually has mini views within each letter.  Often the state flower and capitol building is pictured.  One can find Large Letter postcards with City Names, Military bases, National Parks,  the 50 States and special highways like Route 66.  Many are of the linen style.  One can still find modern chrome postcards with the Large Letter Style

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