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March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

Swap - Elvis Presley by Luis Carreno

Thank you Bianca for this awesome Elvis postcard art! 

March 2015 NA RR - Claude Moore Colonial Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run demonstrates the life of a poor farm family in Northern Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War.  Tobacco is the main cash crop of the era.  It is harvested in August and placed in this tobacco house to cure.

Germany - Mudejar Pavilion in Seville

Spectacular view in Seville!  Love it! 


Swap - The White Door

Thanks to Irene for this lovely postcard. 

March 2015 NA RR - Atlantic City poster

Fun vintage travel poster from Teia.  Thank you! 

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Swap - Maroc Front Door

Here is a gorgeous Marrakesh front door from Diana.  It is lovely! 

Swap - Egg nog!

With this crazy winter-like weather still hanging on this drink doesn't really seem out of season.  Thanks, Melanie! 

Swap - Liefe is...

Wonderful "Love Is..." postcard from Kiki!  Many thanks! 

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Swap - Large Letter Houston

Another swap from Ronda! 

Swap - Loy Krathong Festival

A beautiful postcard from Beam in Thailand.  Love it! 

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

March 2015 NA RR - Bingham Copper Mine

More copper has been produced at Bingham Copper Mine in Utah han any other mine in history - nearly 16 million tonnes!  The mine is just 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.  If all the roads in the open pit mine were stretched out, they would equal 500 miles of roadway.

March 2015 NA RR - Hotel Ponce de Leon

Originally built in 1888 by Henry Flagler in a Spanish style with gorgeous Tiffany stained glass windows.  In 1968 the hotel was converted into a four year liberal arts college - Flagler College.

Thank you, Lana! 

China - Mount Song

Beautiful Mount Song.  The mountain is one of the sacred Taoist mountains of China, and contains important Taoist temples such as the Zhongyue Temple; however the mountain also features a significant Buddhist presence.


March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

March 2015 NA RR - Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

The oldest wooden school house in the USA is in St. Augustine, Florida.  It's exact age is unknown but it dates back to at least 1716 according to tax records.  Great choice of postcard Victoria! Thank you! 

March 2015 NA RR - Keep Calm and Smell Roses

Such a gorgeous postcard.  The only thing that would make it better were if it were scratch n sniff.  :)

March 2015 NA RR - Dickinson Growers

Another fun postcard from the Dickinson Historical Society.

Swap - Hooray for (Glittery) Hollywood!

Fantastic postcard from Victoria.  I wish you could see the glitter... it is just wonderful!

Swap - Sir Elton's Boot

I pulled this baby from Liz out of my mailbox and all of a sudden strobe lights were flashing and I was wearing polyester everything.  It was like a trip back to 1974 ... oooh baby.  I LOVE this postcard from the Bata Shoe Museum.  Thank you so much, Liz! 

March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

Swap - Rundown Vermont Covered Bridge

This poor old bridge over Black River in Coventry, Vermont is in desperate need of some TLC. I'm trying to find out if this bridge still exists today but without a name it is proving difficult.  Does anyone out there have more info on this bridge?

March 2015 NA RR - I've Been to Graceland

Fantastic card from Rocky!  Love it!  This card actually has a printing date on it (something I wish more postcards had) of 1993. Somehow it feels older than that though.

March 2015 NA RR - American Sign Museum

Now this looks like a place I have to visit!!  Located in Cincinnati, Ohio this is a neon trip down memory lane.

Swap - Love Is... A Natural HIgh

A perfect postcard from Susannah!  This series is high on my wish list so I am very happy to have another one in my collection.  Thank you!

March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Russia - Music Store Ad Card

Fun card from Svetlana.  Love how Elvis-y the image is.  :)


Germany - Fiat 500

I love this postcard from Matthias!  These colourful little Fiats are adorable!  


Swap - Penguin with Guitar

How adorable is this postcard?  Seriously!?

RAS - Jetoy

If you can believe it this is my first Jetoy postcard, courtesy of Krista.   I love the way she decorates the back of her postcards!!

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

Germany - Kassel reprint

Reprint of a 1907 postcard from Mandy.  During World War II Kassel had the misfortune of having 90% of its downtown area destroyed by a bombing. 

Ukraine - Camera

Charming card from Kateryna. Thank you! 


Taiwan - Tsu Shih Temple

Thanks to Kat for the very ornate door of the Tsu Shih Temple.  The two "gate door gods" at the door are there to protect the temple. 


Swap - Golden Gate Bridge DYK

These DYK postcards are so informative!   Thanks Kyoko! 

Swap - San Antonio Big Letters

I am starting to amass a collection of these more modern big letter cards.  I think I'm more partial to the older, more retro looking style.  What about you.

Ronda is certainly helping out my big letter collection... she spent some time in Texas and has been kind enough to swap several with me.  Many thanks! 

March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

March 2015 NA RR - New York Barn

Beautiful fall farm scene from Alicia.  Love it!  Thank you!

March 2015 NA RR - Humble Beginnings

The log cabin has been an American symbol of humble origins since the early 19th century.  Ohio's first settlers lived in a modest cabin such as this.

March 2015 NA RR - Barn Door and Window

Thanks to Julie for this great image!  Hard to tell if it is a shed or a barn but either way I think it is fab! 

Germany - Gartenstadt Hotel

Thomas wrote that this was his most boring card.  To each their own... I love it!


March 2015 NA RR - Enjoy Oneself

When I received a card similar to this from Carmen last summer I suspected it was part of a series.  Now she has send me this cute card .... and confirmed my suspicions about it being a series.  Thank you Carmen! 

March 2015 NA RR - Purple Beach Flowers

A very pretty postcard from Melissa of beach flowers in the sand dunes.  Taken at Padre Island National Seashore in Texas.  Thank you!

March 2015 NA RR - Holiday Inn, Quebec City

Look at all the happy people at the swimming pool!  Located in the heart of downtown Quebec City, close to business and shopping areas, adjacent to the unique St. Roche enclosed shopping mall, 250 luxurious rooms, 17 storeys with a dining room, cocktail lounge, entertainment lounge, indoor pool and saunas! 

Swap - Route 66 Cafe Sign

If you follow this blog at all you will know I love old signs like this so I won't repeat myself. :) Thank you Angeliki for this fantastic postcard! 

March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

March 2015 NA RR - Lafayatte Holiday Inn

The lovely Holiday Inn of Lafayette, LA.   This postcard is interesting to me because of the aerial view at the top.  I'm not sure why that should appeal to the road-weary traveller.   Thanks, Jason! 

March 2015 NA RR - Tennessee Scenic Beauty

Thanks to Robin for this gorgeous postcard showcasing some of the beauty that is Tennessee.

March 2015 NA RR - Venice Beach

Venice Beach, I heart thee.  Thanks to Gloria for this awesome card!

March 2015 NA RR - Dutch Elvis

Thanks to Mike for this great art card from a Dutch artist.  Wonderful addition to my Elvis collection! 

Malaysia - Largest Flower in the World

Rafflesia is found only in tropical South-East Asia, where 15 species occur.  Of these, three are known from Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.   This is the fully open flower of Rafflesia keithii near Poring Hot Springs in Kinabalu Park.   What a wonderful postcard!  Thank you Caroline!  

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

Swap - Long Island, the Big Duck

Larger than life.  The Big Duck was built in 1930-1931 and was originally used as a retail outlet selling Long Island Duckling.  Every December the Big Duck gets decorated for the holidays.

Barbara tells me the Big Duck has been moved around over the years but it still serves as a little shop to buy duck related items.

Great card! Thank you Barbara! 

March 2015 NA RR - Ocean Court Motel

Love it!  A modern day motel postcard from Craig!  I wish more motels printed postcards these days. 

"The Best of Both Worlds", the famous English Inn Keepers hospitality, the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and "The World's Most Famous Beach" is a perfect combination for a perfect holiday. Enjoy our large pool, sundecks, spacious lawn and picnic areas with satellite music. Most all of our accommodations are fully equipped efficiencies with cable TV and HBO. Fine restaurants and shopping are nearby. 

If you enjoy motel postcards as much as I do you might enjoy this article about them by DesignSponge.

March 2015 NA RR - Satellite Radio

This one from Colleen gave me quite the chuckle!

Russia - Thailand Tuk Tuks

Inna sent me this fun card showing the tuk tuks of Thailand.  What a great mode of public transit. 


February 2015 NA RR - Maryland Fried Chicken!

I love fried chicken.  Enough said.  Thank you Susan! 

February 2015 NA RR - The Smiling Peanut

The Smiling Peanut and his striking resemblance to Jimmy Carter stands 13 feet tall and is a very popular roadside attraction in Georgia.  He is in need of some repair these days after greeting tourists for nearly 40 years.  Thank you Olga!