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June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014

June NA RR - A Room for the Night

Great card from the Troy Litten Wanderlust series of postcards.  Perfect for my love of motels!

Swap - Forever Tall Mural

Forever Tall was a mural painted in Manhatten in 2001 in tribute to 9/11.  Although it was started before that it's focus shifted after the events of that day. I think this is such a beautiful card and a lovely tribute to the Twin Towers. Thanks so much for sending it Gina and for sharing your thoughts. 

Swap - Beautiful Malaysia

Thank you Cendy for this pretty multiview of Malaysia with Perdana Putra as the focal point.  It houses the offices of the Malaysian Prime Minister.

Swap - Shaman of Lapland

I love this card!

Shamen are very popular in Lapland and many tourists to Lapland will meet with one during their guided visits. 

Swap - China Scene

I think this card is absolutely beautiful but there's no information on it as to where or what it is.  Hopefully Zhong will get back to me with more info.  Thanks for the the swap!

Swap - Volkswagen Vans

How adorable is this trio of VW vans!? I love them!  Thank you Romina! 

Swap - Red Phone Booth & Mailbox

Fiona and I have  swapped again.  Love this card from the  They have some beautiful cards!

She also send me this lovely from the same collection:

June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

Swap - Greetings from Rochester

Mimi sent me this awesome big letter card. On it she wrote me some delightful Minnesota trivia - SPAM was invented there, and children believe that if they drop an ice cube down the toilet there will be sooooo much snow that they will get a snow day!  Thank you Mimi!

June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

Swap - Memphis 1974-75

I love this card!  This is a William Eggleston photo from Memphis, Tennessee, c. 1974-75.  It completely screams 70s. Courtney realated this fab card to memories of her childhood and her cousin who resembled the girl on the right.  I really enjoyed your story Courtney, thank you!

Swap - Year of the Americas '72

Look, another amazing card from Eric!  This very cool airmail card was published by the USPS in 1972 as part of a series.  It is prepaid with a 15 cent Niagara Falls stamp.  Of course Eric jazzed it up with some vintage stamps to bring it up to today's rate.  Love it!

Swap - Mini Bus

Angel sent me this cute little mini bus card that I adore.  Looks a lot like a certain camper van I'm very fond of, don't you think?

Swap - Food Package

I recently made and sent my first food package card.  It was more fun than I thought and it arrived safe and sound at it's destination in B.C. I had visions of Canada Post thinking it was a piece of trash and tossing it in the recycle bin!  

Today I received my first food package postcard and I love it!  Kaori decorated the back so beautifully! It's a spicy Chinese food called Mabo-doufu that she eats nearly every day.  Looks yummy! Thanks Kaori!

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

June NA RR - Porch with a View

Pretty porch scene with pots of flowers.  Imagine the breeze you get off the water on a hot summer day.  Thank you Kelly for this beautiful card!

June NA RR - Mabry Mill

Beautiful winter scene featuring the Mabry Mill.  It was built in 1910 and operated by Edward Mabry and his wife until 1936.  It was restored in 1945 to become part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

June NA RR - Hotel America Washington

"Beautiful Hotel America with its domed, tear-round Hawaiki Pool, famed for superb food in the lusty Beef 'N' Bird and good cheer in The Haypenny. There's nothing else like it in Washington!" reads the back of this gem.   Lusty?

Formerly the International Inn.

Love it Susan, thank you!

Swap - More Murmansk

Victor has sent me another lovely card from Murmasnk.  I'm more intrigued with this city with each card he sends.  This one is the center of town and the main street.  Pretty colours.  He also used amazing stamps featuring Russian national clothes/hats.  Thank you Victor!

Swap - Spring Garden

Tulips. What's not to love here? 

Swap - Beautiful Greece

Elena sent me this stunning card and it is exactly what I am referring to when I say how beautiful Greece is.  I love the blue and the white with all the flowers that is so synonymous with the country.  Thanks, Elena!

Swap - Little Red House

A darling little red house from Finland that I could happily live in.  How about you?

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

Swap - Beverly Hills Hotel

The oh-so posh and swanky Beverly Hills Hotel.  It's been a second home for Hollywood royalty including: John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and more. 

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

Swap - Grafton Covered Bridge

This bridge is in Grafton, Vermont and is adjoining the Grafton Village Cheese Plant; inspiration for the name "Covered Bridge Cheddar".  Thank you Jackie!

Swap - CBGB

The famed NYC club that revolutionized music and was so important to the punk rock scene.  Love love love it!  Thank you Gina!

Swap - Canal Grande

Beautiful card from Roberto in Italy! Thank you! 

Swap - The House of Juliet

I'm a sucker for a love story.  The house in Verona known as Juliet's house was owned by the family dell Capello, a name not too far from Capulet, right? The house dates from the 13th century and the family coat of arms can still be seen on the wall. A slight problem is the balcony itself, which overlooks the courtyard – it was added in the 20th century. Thank you Katja for the beautiful card!

Swap - That 70s Nightie

I'm beyond excited about this card!  I love 70s stuff like this... I think I watched too much Brady Bunch as a kid because I drool over 70s catalogues and fashion, so this card from the Advertising Archives is perfect.

From: "Catalog Woman: Mail-Order Fashion Foxes" by Chronicle Books.

Swap - The Penguin Knitting Book

The collection this postcard comes from is mostly novels so I was very excited when I realized this was in it.  Thank you to Au for sending me this and the Love-Bug card! 

Swap - Win this Love-Bug

Today I had a very happy mailbox filled with so many amazing cards.  I love this one so much!! It just may be for my favourite, except for all my other favourites that were in today's mail. :)

Swap - Colourful Buenos Aires

Caminito means little walkway or path in Spanish.  This is a street museum located in the La Boca neighbourhood.  The colours are so amazing!

Swap - Wawona Tree

Famous giant sequoia in Yosemite Park, California.  A tunnel was cut through the tree in 1881, enlarging an existing fire scar. Two men, the Scribner brothers, were paid $75 for the job ($1,833 in inflation-adjusted terms). The tree had a slight lean, which increased when the tunnel was completed. Hired by the Yosemite Stage and Turnpike Company to create a tourist attraction, this human-made tunnel became extremely popular. Visitors were often photographed driving through or standing in the tunnel. The Wawona Tree fell in 1969 under a heavy load of snow on its crown. The giant sequoia is estimated to have been 2,300 years old.

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Swap - Hand Over the Postcard!

This card from Arlene completely cracked me up.  It rings true with me, how about you?  Thanks Arlene! 

Swap - Chili's

In addition to the Starbucks ad card, Ya-Lin also sent me this great Chili's card.  Yum yum yum!

Swap - Starbucks

I quite enjoy ad cards when they are from places I frequent.  This is a typical scene for Starbucks no matter what country you are in.  Thanks Ya-Lin! 

Swap - Sochi

Oleg sent me this gorgeous Sochi card in exchange for one of Canada Post's new UNESCO cards.  He treated me to a Sochi beautiful Sochi stamp on the back featuring the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort which is the only  one at the Black Sea coast.  Beautiful, thank you!!

Swap - Memorial Hall

This is Memorial Hall in Taiwan.  The arches are absolutely spectacular.

June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

Swap - Stewart Crossing Lodge

Another great card from Alida!  This is Stewart Crossing Lodge located at the old ferry landing on the Stewart River in the Yukon.  Features accomodation, coffee shop, gas and tire repairs.  Alida noted that the take-out part looks like an outhouse!  And could they not have removed the garbage can before taking the photo? :)

Swap - Longworth Post Office

Angie, who sent me the Penny Post Office also sent me this Longworth, BC postcard. Both made from photos she took.  She writes it is the tiniest post office she has ever seen and is only open for 2 hours, 3 days per week.  Thanks for the two charming cards Angie!

Swap - Penny Post Office

The community of Penny is located in central British Columbia.  Penny Post Office opened 1 February 1916 with Nels Pederson as postmaster. Penny was the last  community in Canada that still relied on the railroad for postal service. Unforutnately, the Penny Post Office was closed by Canada post on Dec. 30, 2013.

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

June NA RR - Empire State Motel

Another wicked vintage motel card.  Just look at the beautiful room.  As Rocky writes in his message it looks like you can only view the tv from the lavatory!  Thanks Rocky, this is an awesome addition to my collection! 

Swap - Victorian Houses

I never grow weary of scenes like this with the beautiful Victorian homes in Montreal.  It is a shame that nothing is being done to preserve them and that they are dwindling in numbers. Thank you Daniele!

Swap - When one Door Opens....

... you get a duplicate card!??!  Gosie sent me this in a surprise swap.  I actually selected this in a 'you choose' swap so bravo for Gosie, she knows my taste!!  Lovely message from her and I'm not at all disappointed in getting a card I already have.  Thank you!

Swap - Kastav Multiview

This is beautiful card from Antonella featuring the historic town of Kastav, Croatia.  It's a wonderful little medieval town full of history.  Thank you!

Swap - Vintage Mailbox

Cute vintage mailbox with the famous "On this date in such and such nothing happened".    Thanks Christa, very fun!

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

Swap - Greece is the Word

Constantinos sent the most beautiful card from Greece.  Someday I think I need to go to Greece.  The scenery is breathtaking.

Swap - Rotterdam at Night

Alex conacted me to swap cards.  He sent me this lovely night view of Rotterdam which is the largest city in Netherlands.  Thank you so much!

Swap - Imatra Finland

Arja-Liisa sent this pretty Imatra hotel card which is near the Russian border.  Thank you!

Swap - Herbie

I'm never going to let a VW postcard feel unloved.  Especially not Herbie!!  Thank you Angel! 

Swap - Recycled Stamps

Winkey offered this up on Facebook so we arranged a trade.  She sent me this amazing card she made with used stamps.  It is so much fun!  I believe I sent her some boring old Ottawa card in exchange.   I really feel I got the better end of this trade.  Thank you Winkey!

June NA RR - Postal Love

I was so excited to receive this from Donna!  I LOVE this series of cards from Postal Love.  They are so clever and informative and really unique. 

June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

Swap - Happy Mailboxes!

Your daily dose of colour therapy!  This card makes me soooo happy! It is so fun and vibrant.  Thank you Lars!!!