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December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014

Swap - Greetings from Postcrossing Canada

Homemade card from Josée in Montreal.  Many thanks!

December NA RR - The Piety

Craig was fortunate enough to see this masterpiece by Michelangelo in person. 

December NA RR - Ohio Winter Wonderland

The good old post office managed to eat part of this postcard for lunch but luckily the beautiful image remained intact!  Thank you Mike!

December NA RR - Domestically Disabled

Susan always sends me such wonderful cards.  Here's an Anne Taintor card that is totally me! 

December NA RR - Joyous Christmas

December NA RR - Orchard House

Located in Concord, Massachusetts this beauty was once the home of Louise May Alcott and it was here that she wrote Little Women  in 1868.  Thank you Michele, I love this one! 

Germany - Bayreuth

Hans-wolf has sent this lovely card from his home city of Bayreuth.  The architecture is beautiful!

Germany - Norddeutschland Doors

Wonderful collage of German front doors from Katrin! Thank you! 

Swap - The Eh Team

Canadian humour at its' finest.  Thank you Denise for another fun swap! 

Swap - Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake and this one looks deeeeeee-lish!  Thank you Michele!

December 30, 2014

December 30, 2014

USA - Pinup Detective

So cheesy and fun!


RAS - Santa and his Owls

Here's an adorable surprise card from Hilary and Mr. Pickles! Absolutely too cute for words!  Thank you! 

Swap - Olive Oil Ad

Wonderful vintage ad reproduction from Colleen! 

Germany - Girl with Earring

Is that a Christmas tree in her ear?


December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014

Swap - Schiermonnikoog

Charming old houses on the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands. 

RAS - Birthplace of Mark Twain

Colleen was sweet enough to send me this RAS card from my favourites.  Many thanks, Colleen! 

Swap - Elvis Portrait

Another Postcrossing Forum swap with Marina.  She has such great cards! 

Swap - From Finland with Love

This little snow couple from Finland is so cute!  Thank you Marko!

December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014

Spain - Vintage Berlin street scene

Wonderful vintage card of Berlin from David. Classic b/w with scalloped edges.  From his grandfather. 

Germany - Vintage Soup Ad

Another wonderful vintage ad reproduction postcard.  Thank you! 

Taiwan - Needlework

Hsien-Chang has sent me this beautiful needlework postcard.  It's absolutely lovely, thank you!

Swap - Elvis, Tupelo Mississipi, 1956

Hard to believe that if Elvis were alive he'd be turning 80 next month. I love this postcard from Eric as it is just a very cool shot.

I think I just set myself a goal for 2015.  Since Elvis turns 80 years old, how about I have 80 Elvis postcards in my collection by this time next year?  Hey, that sounds fun! Can you help me out?

RAS - Mr. PG

A contest win!  Thank you to Angie Joiner for this lovely self-designed postcard.  Happy Anniversary to Prince George, BC. May you have many more! 

Swap - Groovy glittery VW Bus

What a wonderful card from Rebekka!  I love the groovy flowers and the glitter.  Such a fun little camper van! 

December NA RR - Charlie Brown Christmas

What a perfect postcard to receive on Christmas Eve!  I adore it!  The artwork on the back by 4 year old Sofia makes it extra special. :)

December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014

Swap - Stuck on Canada

Woohoo, another Grimm card!  I love this series of postcards as they are witty and oh-so-Canadian! Thanks for the swap Denise! 

Swap - Handmade coffee

What a darling card created by Vela! She has hand stamped and hand coloured the front and on the backside there is a recipe for Salted Caramel Coffee.  Yum!  I love it, Vela.  Thank you! 

Swap - First Beetle Poster

This is a reproduction of the first Beetle poster from August 1938.  How cool!  Thank you Nika for this awesome addition to my VW collection!!

December NA RR - Best Wishes for Christmas

Pretty vintage (or vintage style?) postcard from Dana.  Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014

December NA RR - New York Big Letters

Fun big letter New York postcard from Amanda.  I love when I spy the Golden Arches on a postcard for some reason.  Thanks, Amanda! 

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

December 2014 NA RR - Snowman

This pretty card from Robin came with a gorgeous Christmas postmark from Star, NC.  Very nice!

December NA RR - Christmas Joys

Lovely vintage reproduction of Santa in his workshop. Thank you Alicia!

December NA RR - Christmas Flakes

Rocky outdid himself with this gem from I Love Lucy!  It's perfect!

December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Germany - Ulmer Munster

I love this beautiful card from Bettina. It features the highest church steeple in the world - 534 feet!


Swap - Chocolate Avenue!

Yum, yum, yum.  Thank you Colleen for this delicious postcard.  Someday we will make it to Hershey.  Sounds like my kind of town! :)

December NA RR - Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, one of my favourite vacations. This comes to me from Javier who lives in the suburbs of the city.  Thank you! 

December NA RR - New Hampshire Christmas

I love the covered bridge in this scene with the Christmas lights.  Two of my favourite things! Thank you Sally for a such a beautiful postcard!

December NA RR - California Redwoods

Gorgeous postcard of the California Redwoods from Victoria. Some of these trees are over 2,000 years old and are among the oldest living things on earth. Amazing!

Swap - Windsor Big Letters

Seems the Facebook Postcrossing Canada has gone nuts for these cards all of a sudden and everyone wants to collect them.  So I've been trading big letter Ottawa for various cards.  From Daniella I received this big letter Windsor in exchange. 

Germany - The Pflaumentoffel

Maik has sent me this adorable card he created and introduced me to the pflaumentoffel, a Christmas tradition made out of dried prunes that represents a chimney sweeper.  Many people eat this sweetie up after the Christmas season is over.  I absolutely love it!   The bonus on his hat - a four leaf clover for luck!  Many thanks Maik! 

Swap - East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall

What a beautiful view of this Chinese Pedestrian Mall.  Thank you for swapping WenJing! 

December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014

Germany - Altes Kapitanshaus Front Door

Lovely card from Sabine featuring the front door of an old German captain's house.  Pretty!

December NA RR - One Charming Perfect Doll

Awesome Barbie card from Lori!  I'd love to get my hands on more of these as I love Barbie! 
Thanks Lori! 

December NA RR - Amish Country

The Amish are of Dutch/German descent and are deeply religious.  Farming is their chief means of income and many are skilled craftsmen as well. 

Thanks Lana for this wonderful card!  I love to buy baked goods from the Amish whenever I see them on the roadside. 

Swap - Islands of Bermuda

Wiebke took a lovely holiday in Bermuda and sent this wonderful map of the Islands. Thank you! 

December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014

Swap - Vintage Vermont Covered Bridge

Here's a beautiful linen postcard from Eric featuring the covered bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont.  It's perfect, thank you! 

December 2014 NA RR - Eureka Inn

Erin sent me this wonderful postcard featuring the Eureka Inn in Eurkea, California.  A lovely tudor style inn with many amenities. Many thanks!

December 2014 NA RR - Esther's Inn

Esther's Inn, Prince George, BC.  It has a large courtyard, Polynesian decor, 90 units, bridal suites, restaurant, coffee gardens, lounge, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna baths, colour television, air conditioning.  Not to mention wedding, banquet and convention facilities with ample parking!  Best of all it is still in business today!

Thank you Kelly for this great postcard! 

Swap - Cozy up the Holidays

Elizabeth got this ad card in a Barnes and Noble and it really does make a nice postcard. What a pretty photo!   If you don't follow Starbucks on Instagram you should... their photos are always so lovely.  

Swap - Michigan's Rustic Relief

Colleen has so many great cards and this one is one of my faves!  I love this photo and the humour title.  Thanks for another fun swap!