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July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

July NA RR - Whispering Pines Motel

From 1968 comes this postcard featuring the delightful dining room of the Whispering Pines Motel in Accomac, Virginia.  This motel features perfectly appointed accomodations, dining room and soda fountain, t.v. and pool.

Sadly this motel burned just last year. :(  

Swap - The Most Canadian Card, ever!

Joanna has absolutely slayed me with this epic Cows Dairy card.  It just doesn't get any more Canadian than this!  Love it!

Germany - Hildesheim

An official card from Germany!  This one came from a family of three in Hildesheim, a town with a population of 100,000.  They love to travel and take pictures.  Living somewhere as scenic as Germany must afford them plenty of "Kodak moments".  

Germany - Swedish Royal Family

This is not a postcard but rather a printout on photo paper made from a scan of a postcard from the sender's collection.   While I'm sure the sender is genuine in his efforts, I'm not sure how I feel about this... copyright??? 

July NA RR - Camper Van

Susan has made my mailbox happy with this adorable camper van.

Swap - Russian Steam Locomotive

I'm in love with this card so I was happy that Irina had a copy for trade.   I loved hearing her memories of growing up with a railway working father. How fun! 

Swap - Door #22 - View 2

Here is card #2 from Svetlana, a slightly different view of door #22.  I love it!

Swap - Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture

Hsu has sent me this adorable little camera shaped card.  Normally the shaped cards hold little appeal for me but this one is utterly adorable!

Swap - Tombstone Arizona

Swapping with Kimberly again!  She always has awesome cards... like this one!   In it's heyday of the late 1800's Tombstone, Arizona was a booming mining town.  Gold and silver ore made men's fortune but also unleashed the dark side with the town's share of card sharks, thieves, and murderers.  This was the site of the famous shootout at the OK Corral in 1881.  Today it is but a popular tourist attraction.  

Swap - Los Angeles International Airport

Whenever I travel to Los Angeles or hear a story about LAX this song I haven't heard since my childhood gets stuck in my head. This postcard from Kimberly had the same effect. I'm pleased to have an LAX card in my collection though so I will put up with the earworm!  Thank you Kimberly for the card and the care you put into decorating the back! 

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014

Swap - Door #22 - View 1

Svetlana has sent me two cards featuring this beautiful house and flowers.  I can hardly wait to see the second one when it arrives.  Thank you Svetlana! 

Swap - Nine to Five

Another great Harlequin book cover.  They are so cheesy, I just love them!  Kelly writes that she wants to find copies of these books so she can find out how things turn out for these girls!  :)

Swap - Main Street of America

Ah, Route 66...always awesome.  What a wicked multiview from Lori.  She just came back from a trip through Arizona on Route 66 where she saw man cool old motel signs! 

Swap - Dilapidated Bridge

Bloomingdale Covered Bridge , No 82-01 located over Reedy Creek in Sullivan County North of Hwy 11 W about ekeveb nukes west of Bristol, Tennessee.  This old bridge on a private road had a 44 foot span and was constructed on or about 1880.  This card shows it's dilapidated condition in the summer of 1965.  I'm sure there is nothing left of this bridge today. 

Thank you Eric, for this wonderful card!

July NA RR - Bite Me!

Ashley has sent me an awesome Anne Taintor card!  Love it!

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

England - Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

I always smile when I receive a Royals card in my mailbox and until I joined Postcrossing I never even realized I was a fan.  Funny how that worked out.  Thank you Paula for this lovely card!

July NA RR - Remember the Alamo

An interesting trip to take would be one to see the historic sites (including the Alamo) associated with Texas' war of independence from  Mexico.  Great card! Thanks Deanna!

July NA RR - Keep Smiling

Sometimes Google fails me.  I'm pretty sure this is a series of cards but I cannot seem to locate the info?  Does anyone have details to share?

Thanks, Carmen.  It is super adorable!  Will go great with all the VWs in my collection. :)

July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Swap - From Gloucester to Gloucester

Liz is over in England and very kindly sent me this beautiful card of Gloucester. From Gloucester, UK to Gloucester, ON... thanks Liz!

Swap - Quilted Coordinates

Pepto-bismol called.  They want their colour back.  These are the ultimate lounge wear pieces, don't you think? So comfy. So pink. #love

Swap - Lovelorn

Another great comic cover from July 1953!  Love these cheesey  romances!  Thanks Sandra!

Netherlands - The Beach of Zandvoort

Beautiful beach card from Renske. She was lucky enough to spend some time at the campsite where this beach is located - Zandvoort.  Wish I was there.

July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

June NA RR - We Can Do It

The iconic "We Can Do It" adapted from a World War II-era poster created to inspire workers on the home front, particularly the emerging group of female workers who were filling jobs vacated by men who had gone to war.  It was designed to display in factories where it would motivate the workers.

Thanks, Sher! 

June NA RR - War Heroes

I'm developing quite an appreciate for vintage book and vintage comic covers!  Thanks Sher for this fun card!

Swap - Drink more coffee and send more postcrossing cards!

Thank you Christine for sending me this super cute card designed by Maria.  Fun card for my collection!

Swap - Old Ferguson Place

This is a photograph taken in Prince Edward Island by George S. Zimbel who says:

"Sometimes the meaning of a photograph transforms from what the taker felt when he/she took it to a new meaning dictated by events. So it is with “ The Old Ferguson Place 1980 “  Prince  Edward Island Canada. 

I took this scene after vowing I would not. I didn’t want to show how beauty could be demeaned by circumstances and neglect."

Gina, I love this card!  Thank you so much!  

Swap - Painted Mailboxes

This darling row of painted mailboxes was sent to me by Astrid.   It's very cute!

Swap - Xiamen University

Carmen sent me this card from her dream university - Xiamen University in China.  She's studying very hard to try to get accepted.  You can do it Carmen!! 

Swap - Be Happy - Go Lucky!

Another great vintage advert courtesy of Rasa.  I love these old ads! 

Swap - Irish Mailbox

First postcard from Ireland.  The boxes were once red during the British days but they painted them with independence!  Thank you John for this beauty! 

Swap - Love Summer!!

Cheers, Snoopy!  Wakana sent this Japanese Hallmark card.  She cares enough to send the very best. :)

Swap - Atlantic City!

Anthony is so sweet, always offering to send cards from his travels. Last time it was Cleveland, this time Atlantic City.  This was a working vacation but he did find time to enjoy the beach and the Boardwalk.  Thanks, Anthony!

Swap - Salem, Oregon

Thank you to Krissy for this pretty Salem, Oregon card!

July NA RR - Ocean Palm Motel

Awesome vintage motel card from Erin!   Look at that beautiful room!  The Ocean Palm Motel was "the gem of informal living" in Miami.  Private beach with oceanfront patio, this gem existed from 1949 to 2009 according to Youtube.

July NA RR - Norman Rockwell

This is a darling Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover from May 15, 1920 titled "The Stoway".  How far do you think that adorable little fellow got?

July NA RR - Lions Gate Bridge

Lovely image of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.  The colours are beautiful!  Thank you Katrina! 

June NA RR - Mission Dolores

Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco, founded in 1776.  Thanks, Victoria! 

July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

July NA RR - Dancing on My Heart

Valerie has sent me my first Harlequin Romance postcard.

"Alma Craig thought Michael Jefferson was an ideal dancing partner and the man she was sure to marry one day - but she could be wrong on both counts!"

I used to read these books as a child!  :)  Love this card and hope to collect more of them. Thank you Valerie!

July NA RR - Sautee Valley Georgia Covered Bridge

A new bridge for the collection!  This one is from Davida... isn't it a beauty?

July NA RR - Puckett Cabin

Another picturesque card from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This is Puckett Cabin at Milepost 189.9 in Carroll County. The site is a preserved log home that was the last home of Orlean Hawks Puckett (1844-1939). Puckett was a mid-wife who helped assist with the delivery of over 1,000 babies from 1890-1939.

July NA RR - Diana Guernsey Stamp

Fiona has sent me another great Diana card this month!  This card reproduces one of a set of seven stamps issued on the 29th of July, 1981 for the Royal Wedding.  Love it! 

Swap - San Francisco Bay Fog

Beautiful card, marred by heavy cancellation.  Doesn't really detract from the beauty luckily. Thanks, Jackie!

Swap - San Marco Quarter

Great Venice scene.  Love the little bridge going over the water!  Thank you Doris!

Swap - Toscana

I'm moving.

Swap - Blue house

I love this card because if I were out walking I would have stopped to take this photo.  It is very much the sort of scene I like to photograph.  Beautiful card from

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Swap - Chinese Food

Adorable card from Freya featuring some yummy Chinese dish.  Thank you Freya ... I'm now craving for some Chinese food!  :)

July NA RR - The Chateau

Another fine card from Mike in this month's NA RR.  This is The Chateau Resort and Conference Center - a new 150 room hotel situated at the foot of the Camelback Ski Area on Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA.  Such a pretty winter scene! 

July NA RR - Motel Rooms of America

This card made me giggle the first time I saw it.  So clever.  A great addition to my motel collection from Dana. Love it! 

July NA RR - Campbells Covered Bridge

Beautiful covered bridge in Greenville, the last one in South Carolina.  Thank you Michael for this great addition to my collection! 

Swap - Family Picnic

Another great VW dealer (reprint) card from Anna-Maria! I love the avocado green colour of the VW!