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January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Swap - Aloha From Waikiki

Is there anything more awesome on a day that is minus eleventy billion degrees than trudging through the snow to your mailbox and pulling out the most beautiful sunny hot beach scene postcard?  I think not.  Thank you Bert for bringing some warmth to the Great White North today!

USA - Barn Under a Sign

A rare survivor of a bit of Americana, the barn sign conveyed messages and interest to countless millions of travelers until Interstate Highway standards limited billboards.   This sign is located in St. Charles, MO along the I-70.

Thank you Laurie for such a wonderful and nostalgic card! 


Australia - Burj Al Arab

Angela from Australia sent me this postcard while on vacation in Dubai featuring the world's tallest and most luxurious hotel and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.  Fancy fancy fancy!   Thank you, Angela!


Czech Republic - Prague - Golden Lane

Beautiful postcard form Lucie. I love the little houses.

January NA RR - Philadelphia Cityscape

The largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia was founded in 1882 by William Penn. It is commonly referred to as the birthplace of the nation because of the crucial role it played in America's struggle for independence from Britain.

Thank you Teia! 

January NA RR - "It Happened at the World's Fair"

Fantastic card from Rocky!  Thank you my friend, I love it!! 

Swap - Off to Freedom

Astrid has done it again, sending me another cool VW card for my collection. The text translates into Off to Freedom.  No kidding.  Just a VW bus and the open road.  What fun!

Swap - Think Pink!

 Here is "Think Pink, artwork by Joe Petruccio. Isn't if fab!?  Thank you, Denise!! 

January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Swap - Perfect French Fries

Love this card from Barbara!  I want to start a potato postcard collection. Is that too "out there"?  I love potatoes: fried/mashed/baked/roasted/scalloped/etc. and so on. Nom nom nom.

January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015

Russia - Vase

Lovely art card from Elizaveta.


January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015

Netherlands - B/W Elvis portrait

Love those sideburns!  Thank you Jessica for adding this great card to my collection!


Netherlands - Provence Le mas aux trois olives

Beautiful French farmhouse that Maartje picked up on a vacation in France. Thank you!

Swap - He Was Not as Fascinating As He Once Appeared

Thank you to Ania for adding this one to my Anne Taintor collection! 

Germany - Vac-u-society

For someone that hates to vacuum I love vacuum postards! This is a great one from Antje! Many thanks! 

Netherlands - KLM

Vintage KLM Airlines ad from Annelies. Many thanks!

January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015

Swap - Colourful Knitting

This scrumptious knitting card is courtesy of Christine.  Love that yarn!

January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

January NA RR - Elvis in black suit

Tacky Elvis is the best Elvis. I love this one!!

January NA RR - Barbie Couldn't Sleep

My friends in the North America Round Robin are totally indulging my love of Barbie and I couldn't be happier about it.  This one is from Lori.  Many thanks!

Russia - Church

This is truly one of the most beautiful postcards I have ever seen.  I love the colours in the photo and  the silver details. 

December NA RR - Birthplace of Elvis

He came from such humble beginnings.  Thank you Valerie!

USA - The Carrier Dome

Here's a wonderful postcard from Ruth featuring the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.  I get to Syracuse several times a year but  don't think I've ever attended an at the Carrier Dome.

Swap - Elvis in Bronze

This magnificent statue of Elvis is made of bronze, 9.5 feet tall and weighs approximately 1000 pounds!

Thanks, Denise!  I love it!

Swap - Pantalaine

Hands up if you are ordering one of these for Valentine's Day!? :)

January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

Swap - Crocheting Women of Greece

This image is one that I find synonymous with Greece.  I've wanted a postcard like this for quite some time so I was happy to have Maria from Athens grant me this from a wishlist tag.  Many thanks Maria, this totally made my day!

Swap - Times Square Broadway Show Billboards

Any time I see a Times Square card with Mamma Mia on it I just have to have it! 

Swap - Cross Stitching Bunny

Ronda had a little contest on the Canada Postcrossing FB page which I won.  Yay!  Isn't this little guy adorable?  Thank you Ronda! 

January NA RR - Trenholm East Inn

This card from Dana is fantastic!  The Trenholm East Inn in Victor, NY features 105 rooms with an Oriental Flair!  Superb Japanese and American restaurant, exciting Jade Tree Cocktail lounge with live entertainment. Absolutely perfect!

January NA RR - Bourbon Street

I think my younger self would have loved all the excitement of New Orleans.  Older self, not too sure.  Love this card from Laura though as it really seems to capture the feel of things!

Belarus - Sleeping Christmas Bear


Russia - Elvis in Sepia

Marina very graciously offered me this duplicate Elvis card from her personal collection.  I love that suit he's wearing!

Swap - Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park

This postcard from my best swap buddy Eric is a perfect example of why I love vintage postcards. It is just a bad photo.  The composition is not the best for sure what with the extraneous frames on the left side of the picture, not to mention the glare on the photo of Alex.  The girl's expression is priceless and the tour guide looks so stiff he could be a statue. All in all a wonderful postcard!!  I love it Eric! 

January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

January NA RR - He Went Well with the Drapes

Bahahahahahaha! Another awesome Anne Taintor postcard for my collection.  She is so humorous!  I particularly love this card because of the vintage furniture and lets not forget the delightful drapes!  Wonderful card Michele!!

January NA RR - Retro Trailer

A wonderful postcard from Valerie.  Love this retro trailer from Found Image. I adore all their retro cards and wish I could find a place to easily purchase them. 

January NA RR - Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Restaurant

Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House, established in 1908 is now a restaurant serving mid-day dinner to guests. Located half a block off the Square in Lynchberg, TN according to this 1998 postcard.  My friend Google reports that this is still a cool place to visit today and is sort of a must after you take the nearby Jack Daniels tour.

January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015

Swap - Vatican Museum

This is the final postcard from my multi-card swap with Sveta.  Her friend who lives in Italy sends her postcards from there for her to use on Postcrossing.  I was fascinated with this postcard of the Vatican Museum because of the big silver ball, or fractured sphere by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro that sits outside the building.  It reminds me of the unfractured satellite ball that sits outside the NRC not far from my home. 

Swap - Half Timbered Houses

Beautiful half-timbered houses in Wernigerode.  Thank you Silvia!

January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015

Swap - Jolly Fishermen

This is one of the first postcards I fell in love with upon joining Postcrossing.  It really reminds me of my maritime roots.  Thank you to Wiebke for sending me this. I'm so happy to have it finally! 

January NA RR - Dickinson Railroad Center

Love this vintage-y rail card Dikinson, Texas.  Very fun.

Swap - Auckland in Chocolate

I adore this postcard from Debbie in New Zealand!  It's no secret I'm a choco-holic so this one really makes my mouth water!  Icons of the city of Auckland in chocolate!

Swap - Annapolis Valley Apple Blossoms

Apple blossoms at Cape Blomidon in beautiful Nova Scotia!

January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

Swap - Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll

Thank you Sveta for this fun card, the first to arrive in our multi-card swap!

Swap - Keep Calm and Watch Friends

My favourite part of this postcard from Sveta is the picture frame at the top.  I loved that Monica framed her peephole.  If I had a peephole in my house I would have done the same thing! 

Swap - Lviv Doors

This postcard left Russia in October and finally reached me today - almost exactly three months later.  Worth the wait though as it is a beauty!  Thank you Julia! 

January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015

January NA RR - Switzer Covered Bridge

Switzer covered bridge, situated over Elkhorn Creek, is one of Kentucky's hidden jewels.  The bridge, built in 1885, is 120 ft long and was last restored in 1998. 

January NA RR - Elvis Art

A lovely piece of Elvis art from Susan. Many thanks!

January NA RR - Hipsters a la Paul Frank

Aren't these two quite the cool kats? Thank you Naomi!

RAS - Elvis, the RCA years

Kelly picked up a couple of these postcards in an antique store and very kindly sent one of them to me!  Thanks so much Kelly, this card is awesome!! 

Swap - Winter Tree

First in a multicard swap from Sveta.  I think this tree is so pretty!

Swap - Large Letter Vancouver

Thank you Katri for adding this one to my collection!

Swap - Elvis' Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

A great trade from Davida!  Here's a secret... I HATE bananas, but every once in awhile I just have to have a couple of small slices on a peanut butter sandwich.  Blame the king. :)