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October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014

Swap - Greetings from Postcrossing

This card was designed by the Canadian Postcrossing Facebook group and sent to me by Hilary.  I absolutely love it! Thank you! 

Swap - Cheerleader

This card from Valerie made my day!  So cheesy and fun! Thank you! 

Swap - Lilacs

Lilacs in my mailbox again today!  This time they come from Marzze in Finland.  Thank you!  

Swap - Toy camper van

Inna sent me this adorable postcard form the Ukraine.  I love it! 

Swap - Mr. Pickles

Here is the adorable Mr. Pickles from Edmonton.   No mice are safe in Edmonton with a paw like that!

Swap - Diamond Jubilee

I love this very clever Queen Elizabeth II card from Hannah.  Thank you for adding it to my collection! 

October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Swap - Steve Allen

Fun postcard featuring Steve Allen in stamp art.  I can't say as I go back that far for the Tonight Show... guess I'm not that old after all. :)
Fiona makes me want to visit Scotland more and more with each wonderful card she sends me.  This is Winter Fair in Princess Street Gardens where there are various attractions including the ferris wheel and skating rink.  Looks like so much fun! Thank you, Fi!

October NA RR - Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'!

I love this reproduction sheet music cover sent to me by Diana. Many thanks!

October NA RR - Sitka Spruce

Located in Hoh Rain Forest in western Washington State.  Gorgeous photo!

Swap - Yonge Street

I love love love love this postcard from Alexander which captures Toronto's Yonge Street, circa 1971. Many thanks! 

Swap - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Wiebke offered to send postcards from her vacation to Washington and I love the one she chose for me!  Thank you! 

Swap - Rhino and baby

Such a precious card from Sally.  The baby rhino is adorable! 

Swap - Lilacs

This postcard from Alaleta has to be one of the prettiest ever.  You can't tell from the scan but it is edged in gold and has scalloped edges.  So dainty!

Swap - Utah Map

Thanks to Bert for this great Utah map postcard and bonus points for using Batman stamps! :)

Swap - Blue VW Camper

Another wonderful card from Angel!  I have alway been partial to baby blue VWs.  Thank you! 

China - Humble Adminstrator Garden

Such a pretty card.  I think it's so neat that the weather is printed on the card.  When you write your postcards do you include weather information?

Swap - A Royal Painting

Titled "Conversation Piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor" this is a painting of George VI, 1896-1952 with Queen Elizabeth and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret by Sir James Gunn, 1950. 

Thank you Eric for this exquisite and elegant postcard for my collection! 

October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

Swap - Batman!

How can you make a Batman postcard even better?  Use the new USPS Batman stamps of course!  Thank you Maura for a fun swap!! 

Swap - The Couch

This 1992 postcard was photographed in the UK by Martin Parr.  For reasons I cannot even explain I am completely in love with it.  Maybe because I've been there, done that. :)   Thank you Gina for making my day! 

Swap - Washington State Capitol

Lovely aerial view of the Washington State Capitol. 

Swap - Greetings from Hell

Jackie went to Hell in the Cayman Islands and can confirm it was HOT.  Fantastic card! Thank you! 

October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

Swap - Peace, Love and VW

Super great swap with Katrin who went out of her way to find me a copy of this groovy postcard!  I love it and really appreciate the extra effort! Thank you!!

October NA RR - Happy Halloween!

Cute Halloween card from Niki.

Swap - Paris Cute Invaders

What an adorable card from Thomas in France!  Thank you!

October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

October NA RR - Sach's Bridge and Dam

Sach's covered bridge was built in 1852. Located near Gen. Eisenhower's farm home.  Both Union and Confederate armies used this Pennsylvania bridge.  Wonderful card Susan - thank you! 

October NA RR - Royal Mail Springtime

Here is a card from Fiona featuring a 1995 Royal Mail stamp called Springtime.   Love it!

Swap - Regina Legislative Building

Thank you Krista for this little slice of Saskatchewan!

October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

October NA RR - Spring in the Garden

Beautiful flowers from Leah. 

Swap - Marilyn Monroe eats a burger

A wonderful card from Gina. Sure, it's really nice that Marilyn is eating a hamburger but what I love about this picture is the memory it evokes of eating at drive-in restaurants.  So fun!

Swap - Audrey Hepburn

Her look is so timeless and elegant.  Thank you, Alexander!

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Swap - Bucket of Flowers

Here's a pretty card from Lena.  Love all the colours happening here and especially that fabric on the bottom.  Thanks, Lena! 

October NA RR - Arcadia Round Barn

I love this round barn from Valerie. It was built in 1898 and not only did it serve as a home for livestock it also served as a dance hall for the town.  The round shape was designed to withstand Oklahoma's tornadic winds! 

Swap - Car Planter

I keep seeing postcards of cards used as planters but I don't actually see these out in the real world. I think this one is very pretty! 

Swap - Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

 Another successful swap from Kimberly!  Oscar Mayer has a way with b-o-l-o-g-n-a!

October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

Poland - Miedzyzdroje

Beautiful card from Kasia with the view she sees every day at work - the Polish Baltic Sea. 

Swap - Van Sandt Covered Bridge

Built in 1875 and located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Thanks for adding this one to my collection, Elizabeth! 

Swap - The Great Pumpkin

Chesmore Seeds are reliable. Perhaps these grew up to be Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin?  Wonderful postcard from my swap buddy Eric.  He's the first person to send me the new US Batman stamps and they are awesome!!  Thanks, Eric! 

Swap - Osijek night view

Beautiful night view of the bridge in Osijek. Thank you Zana!

Swap - You're a true Route 66 Road Warrior...

I love this card from Wayness and you can be sure I will stop in at the Ariston Cafe if I'm ever in Litchfield, Illinois! :)

October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

October NA RR - Broadway Musicals

This card from Michele is perfect and made my day!  I love musical theatre. How many shows have you seen?

Russia - Volozhar and Trankov!

I was thrilled to find this postcard of Tatiana and Maxim in my mailbox today. I absolutely love their skating!  Thank you Alexander!

Russia - Queer Cards #66-05

The details on this card are only in Russian so I'm not sure what it means or what it represents.  Ideas?

October NA RR - Camera Queen

Wonderful postcard of Queen Elizabeth looking so casual as she photographs the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1995.  Love it! 

October NA RR - Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Here is one of my new favourite postcards!  My love affair with dilapidated building was satisfied heartily today with this gem from Davida.  I LOVE it!

Hong Kong - City Magazine Issue 439

Official Postcrossing card from Bono.  I like magazine covers.

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

October NA RR - Hallelujah

Fun movie poster from Corinne.

October NA RR - Stone Mountain, Georgia Marina

Sally has sent me this wonderful vintage card featuring the marina that offers a way to Mark Twainland.  Great card, thank you!

Japan - Purple Flower

A very pretty official Postcrossing card from Kanie in Japan.  I love purple!

October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

October NA RR - Revenge of the Baby Boomers

Oh Barbie.  I've been a fan my whole life and I love this series postcards featuring the iconic doll.  Thank you Erin!