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August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

USA - Elvis in front of Graceland

Many thanks to Jeff for adding this one to my Elvis collection.  Elvis at Graceland, home on leave from the army and basic training in the summer of 1958.


August 2015 NA RR - Red Covered Bridge

Beautiful vintage card showcasing the Red Covered Bridge north of Princeton Ill.  Thank you to Mike for this one.

Swap - Rainbow Row

Typical of the English type of architecture are these double houses of eighteenth century aspect.  This East Bay Street scene is near the site of Vanderhorst Row, a three story building believed to be the first apartment house built in America.  Thank you, Elena!

Swap - Kisses from Texas

Pucker up!!

Swap - Tourinns Motor Courts

Open year around (sic), 100% air conditioned. Restaurant, service station. Recommended by Duncan Hines.  

Swap - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Steven Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 - August 27, 1990) born in Dallas, Texas; was an American musician and guitarist.  He was ranked #7 by Rolling Stone magazine in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. 

Swap - Missouri State Bird

Lovely 1968 bluebird postcard from Barbara.  The bluebird is a native of Missouri and was made the official bird of the state by the Fifty-fourth General Assembly by an act passed in 1927.  This scene is from the original canvas, painted especially to give true rendition to the official state bird by Ken Haag.

Swap - Barbie Trio

Barbie BFFs.  Great card!

August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

Swap - Spring Cleaning

This card makes me chuckle because I have seen so many people on Facebook make a big production out of cleaning up their friends list.  I guess I'm just too choosy about who I friend on Facebook because I've never had to conduct a cleaning exercise.  Thanks for the giggle, Sarah! 

Germany - Fashion for the Night

It was love at first sight when I pulled this card out of my mailbox today! Thank you to Torsten for this gem!!


Swap - Bela Lugosi Grave

One of my all-time favourite songs is Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus.  Yet, I don't think I have ever seen a Bela Lugosi movie.  Should probably fix that. 

Belarus - Ginger

Art by Irena Zeniuk. 


Swap - Knights Inn

Red carpet and purple velour bedspreads.  Oversize beds in quiet Old English atmosphere. Thanks, Denise!! 

August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

Swap - Elvis TV Special

Thank you to Lesera for adding this one to my Elvis collection!  This is during his "Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite" tv special, January 14, 1973.

RAS - Elvis at Memorial Auditorium

Huge thanks to Rocky for this fantastic postcard!  Look at that ticket price!! Wow!

Swap - Flowers from Seeds

Carrie Lippincott - "Pioneer Seedswoman of America" dealt exclusively in flower seeds marketed to women and grew her business from 6000 orders in 1891 to 150,000 in 1896.

Thanks Josh for this great card!

August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

Swap - Stay Away Joe

Elvis in Arizona during the filming of Stay Away Joe, 1968,  Thank you Michaela! 

Poland - Poznan

Beautiful multiview card of Poznan.  Stunning views of a beautiful city.


Swap - Dollywood Crafts

The time honoured traditions of mountain crafts are kept alive at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN through daily demonstrations by master craftspeople.

If I had a bucket list Dollywood would be on it.

Thank you to Heather for this great card! 

August 2015 NA RR - Maryland Fried Chicken

Well now I'm hungry!  Yum!  Thanks Olga!

August 2015 NA RR - Monument Rocks

How gorgeous is this?!  Located in Grove County, Kansas.  Thank you Diana!

RAS - Moonbeam Map

Another fantastic postcard from Moonbeam, Ontario.  Thank you L&L for this! 

August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

Swap - Parks

Three beauties from Sam.  Each cancelled with special cancellations.  I feel so spoiled.  Great cards, thank you so much!! 

RAS - Moonbeam, Ontario

My bffs went to Moonbeam and all the sent me was this lousy postcard!  Ha, just kidding. It's perfect and I'd been dying to have a card from Moonbeam.  This one is complete with the special cancellation mark.  Love it so much! 

August 2015 NA RR - Ferns

Ferns by Ernst Haekel, 1904.  Just gorgeous! 

Swap - Email, then and now

Hahahahahaha, so true! Thanks, Lisa.  I love this one! 

Swap - Sharon Tate Grave

Another great card from Jason.  Many thanks! 

Swap - Sammy Davis Jr. Grave

This is from a postcard book titled "Where the Bodies Are".  All the photos are terrible, yet someone felt compelled to compile them into this postcard book.  I actually love it... but I'm a bid weird that way.  Famous graves is another theme I want to collect so this is a great start to that!  Thanks, Jason! 

RAS - Elvis by Betty Harper

Thank you to Davida for this beautiful art card of Elvis. Artwork by Betty Harper.  Love it!

Ireland - Greetings from Dublin

I love this card from Claudia!  What gorgeous front doors! 


Turkey - Berlin Multiview

Sent from Turkey this card was purchased by Ayser when she was on holiday in Berlin.  I'm so happy she chose to send it to me!  Thank you! 


Germany - Barn

Such a pretty postcard from Sabine with a quote from German author/poet Theodor Fontane.


August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

RAS - Saskatchewan Wheat Fields

I am totally in love with this beautiful card from Krista.  So very Saskatchewan.  So very pretty.  Thank you, Krista! 

Russia - Russki Gorki Complex

This lovely Sochi postcard took a long time to get here but I think it was worth the wait! 


August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

Swap - Prince Albert's Miniature World

Thank you to Kelly for this card from my favourites.  The "Enchanted Royal Dollhouse" at Minature World has over 35 rooms fully furnished in period style. 

Swap - Tulips

Here's a fantastic shaped tulip card from Ronda.  So adorable!  Who doesn't love tulips!?

Swap - Front Door


August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

Swap - Glasgow School of Art

I find this building - the Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art, main entrance - beautiful!  Thank you Linda! 

August 2015 NA RR - South of the Border

The 200 foot tower and Sombrero Observation Deck framed with crepe myrtle blooms.  If I were to see one thing in South Carolina I'd want it to be this!!!

Swap - Mail a Moose

Thanks to Linda for my first Mail a Something card.   Love it!  Note: some assembly required.

Swap - White Rock, BC

White Rock, BC, Canada is known for its picturesque view of Mount Baker, quaint restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. t takes its name from the rock of Semiahmoo legend, standing sentinel on the sandy beach facing the USA across the bay. 

Swap - Triton Inn

Aerial view of the Triton Inn in Sarasota, Florida.  Coffee shop, lounge, heated pool, 200 feet of beautiful Gulf beach, 1 & 2 room efficiencies, Hotel Rooms, colour television, air conditioning. 

August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015

Swap - World's Biggest Lobster

Located in the lobster capital of the world is the Giant Lobster Sculpture.  Shediac, New Brunswick created this sculpture in 1989 to promote it's main resource.  Love it!  Thank you to Annik for this one.

Swap - Return to Sender

Barbara contacted me saying she'd like to send me a postcard.  Who am I to refuse a postcard!?  This card is a real gem!! She even went the extra mile by decorating the back side with Elvis stamps, musical washi tape and music stickers.  So perfect in every way!  Thank you so much for all your efforts Barbara! 

RAS - Nassau, Bahamas

A glorious view of Nassau from Eric. Many thanks for this inspired choice! I love it! 

Swap - The Secret at Shadow Ranch

Another fun Nancy Drew book cover from my good swapping buddy Eric!   I do wonder what exactly the secret is and why the horse looks so spooked!  Feel free to comment with your spoilers! :) 

July 2015 NA RR - Iowa Map

Fun pictorial map of Iowa from Diana. Many thanks!