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June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Swap - Four Generations

Courtesy of Andy.  The official portrait of the Christening of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge featuring four generations of the Royal Family - the first photo of its kind since 1894. 

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

June 2015 NA RR - Hollywood Sign

The iconic Hollywood sign and a peak at a few of the beautiful homes nestled in the hills.  Just beautiful!  Thank you Gloria! 

Swap - Prince William and His Bride

A lovely postcard from Andy featuring Kate and Wills on their wedding day, April 29, 2011. 

Swap - "Elvis" 1968

The incomparable Elvis singing "If I can Dream", the finale of his television special "Elvis" filmed in June 1968 and broadcast in December. 

Brazil - Corcovado

This is Corcovado, a mountain in Rio de Janeiro known for it's statue of Jesus at the peak.  A really beautiful postcard. Thank you Wagner!


Swap - Desert in Bloom

Beautiful brittlebush cacti in bloom.  Just beautiful. Thank you, Elena!

Swap - Halsingland Farmhouse

Beautiful interior view of of a Halsingland farmhouse, on the UNESCO World Heritage list.  Love it! 

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

June 2015 NA RR - The Palomar Hotel

The Palomar Hotel opened in 1928 as Hotel McCulloch.  Since 1928 the hotel has been in continuous operation.  Rooms are still available, just ask for Carlos.

June 2015 NA RR - 450 Million

Hahahahahaha!  Love this fun Barbie card from Valerie!  Thank you!!

June 2015 NA RR - Colourful Fabrics

This card from Carmen makes me think of Mexican blankets.  Love these colours! 

Swap - Strawberries

This beautiful card from Liz is very timely as it is the peak of strawberry season here right now.  Yum, yum, yum! 

Swap - the Elusive Ogopogo

Also known as "Devil of the Lake" sightings of the beast known as Ogopogo are a long standing tradition in BC.  It is believed the enigma resides in a ave off Squally Point on Okanagan Lake. Whether fact or fiction, imagination or Sea Monster, the legend attracts the interest of all.  Stark evidence of it's existence is just as elusive as the monster itself. 

June NA RR - Elvis Memorial Garden

Victoria was so kind with her RR card this month... she included a few bonus Elvis cards for my collection.  Thank you! 

Sweden - Pippi Longstocking!

Adorable Pippi Longstocking card from Mattias.  He used very cool Astrid Lindgren stamps for this card too!  


China - Taiwan 1640

Lovely vintage map card from Estelle. 


Singapore - Elvis in Wax

I would be more excited about this likeness of Elvis from the Singapore wax museum except it is only a photo on photo paper, not a postcard. 


Swap - Latchis Hotel and Theatre

The Latchis Hotel and Theatre in Battleboro, Vermont.  Beautiful artwork by Tim Wood.  I love this card from Eric, not only because it is a beautiful piece of art, but because of the movie that is showing. :)  Eric also treated me to some wonderful movie stamps as well.  Great choice! 

June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Swap - The Bash Street Kids

I confess I was not familiar with Beano magazine until I discovered some postcards at a local shop a few months ago.  Now I have a Beano card for my own collection courtesy of Liz who read it as a kid.  Many thanks, Liz! 

June 2015 NA RR - Santa Barbara Mission

I find this postcard stunning because of the contrast of the white building against the deep blue sky.  Palm trees never hurt either! 

June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

Swap - Helgoland

The beautiful North Sea island of Helgoland.  What a pretty place! 

Swap - Knitted Elvis

Johanna and I have swapped a few times and we both discovered we enjoy knitting postcards. It seemed like the next logical thing to swap.  Look at the beauty she sent me!  Isn't it fab!?!

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

Belgium - Purple Flowers

You can never go wrong with purple flowers.


RAS - Short-eared Owl

Fantastic owl postcard via Hilary... all decked out on the backside with an owl postmark, owl stickers, owl stamps, owl washi tape. That's a lot of owls!  Great card!!!

Spain - Sunset at Sopelana Beach

This gorgeous photo was taken by Jose himself. Thank you for sharing it with me! 


Norway - Låtefoss Bridge

Låtefoss is know for it's magnificent twin waterfalls.  Marit has kindly sent me this beautiful card depicting the bridge there.  Love it!!  

Philippines - Manila Cathedral

Manila Cathedral is also known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and is the only cathedral in the world that was built and renovated six times. Inside are a gilded altar, a 4500 pipe organ and rosette windows with beautiful stained glass.


Swap - Lawrence Welk Theater Museum

How lovely, campy and over the top!  The Theater Museum at Lawrence Welk Resort displays a fascinating collection of Lawrence Welk memorabilia.  Thanks, Barbara! 

Swap - Chicago Skyline

Fantastic Chicago skyline from Tina! 

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

Swap - The Spider Sapphire Mystery

Love this fun Nancy Drew postcard.  Bonus, it is magnetic so is proudly displayed on my fridge!  :) 

RAS - Elvis, Elvis, Elvis!

The very kind and generous Timofey strikes again!  Look at the wonderful package of Elvis postcards he sent my way.  All written and decorated!  <3 <3 <3

Australia - Spring Cleaning

Krystiina very kindly sent me this postcard from my favourites.  I had no idea this was actually an ad card for the Salvation Army soliciting donations for their store.  I think this is a fabulous card!  Krystiina also included a few other ad card from Australia all of which were very cool.   Thank you! 


Hong Kong - Street View

A lovely illustration of the denseness that is Hong Kong.  Beautiful card!  Thank you! 


Swap - The Grand Canyon

A stunning view of the Grand Canyon from Arnold!  Love it! 

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

Swap - The Big Banana

Australia is home to many "big things".   I love this fun fact card from Alison and would love to see more of Australia's big things! 

Swap - Orchids

Beautiful orchids!! 

RAS - Wonder Woman

A RAS from Laura!  I love this card from "On Tender Hooks" by Isabel Samaras.  In fact I love that whole book, full of interesting pop culture inspired art work.  Thanks Laura!! 

June 2015 NA RR - ...and Then She Realized They Were All Alike

Anne Taintor FTW, as always!  Thanks go out to Michelle for this new AT for my collection! 

June 2015 NA RR - Groff Mill Bridge

Mike sent this pretty winter covered bridge scene. The bridge is the Groff Mill Bridge in Hamilton County, Ohio.  I love it! 

Belarus - Like a Bat out of Hell

This Belarusian proverb translates to English as "like a bat out of hell" and this card is absolutely adorable.  Many thanks! 


June NA RR - Lorne Greene

The legendary Canadian actor and singer (and Ottawa born) Lorne Greene.  Remember him on Bonanza?  Lorne Greene's New Wilderness? Singing Ringo?  Thank you Kelly for sending me this fantastic card from my faves! 

June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015

Swap - Pyrex!

Beautiful, colourful Pyrex!  This is such a wonderful card from Eric but the fun doesn't stop there. I was delighted to flip it over to find....

this awesome cancellation!! Love it!! 

June 2015 NA RR - Flip Flops

I get a real 70s Brady Bunch vibe off these flip flops.  It's that daisy pattern I think.  Great card from Sally.  I will enjoy pulling this one out to look at again when the snow and cold comes.

Hong Kong - Night Sklyline

Hong Kong skyline with a symphony of lights. 


Swap - Green Day

One of my all-time favourite bands! Very excited to receive this from Aileen. Thank you!