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September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Swap - Talk'n Maine

Thanks to Arnold next time I'm in Maine I will know what the Maine-iacs are talking about! :)

Swap - Nancy Drew - The Secret in the Old Attic

Every time I get a Nancy Drew postcard (which isn't that often... hint, hint) I want to run down to the used bookstore and pick one up to read.  Thanks, Liz! 

Swap - Super Awesome! Gravy

Gravy.  Yum.  My favourite is turkey gravy.  What's yours?

Swap - Samsonite Luggage

Reproduction of a Samsonite of Canada ad featuring Miss Canada of 1957.  So awesome! 

Swap - Happy Postcrossing!

This postcard just makes me smile.  It's perfect.

RAS - Greece is the word...

My friends Helene and John visited Greece and were thoughtful enough to send me this gorgeous postcard!!  So beautiful! 

Belgium - Greetings from Belgium

Thank you to Karin for this great card.  Who doesn't love this series of informative postcards created by PostalLove?


September 2015 NA RR - Windsor

Beautiful card from Amanda courtesy of her parents who visited England this summer.  Great choice for me! 

September 2015 NA RR - Barn Advertising

I totally adore these old barns with their advertising.  Mike sent me this one and writes that he is lucky enough to live in an area that has a lot of these old barns. A blast from the past.

September 2015 NA RR - Mammoth Cave Hotel Lounge

Erin wins.  Erin wins all the things.   This postcard is epic!  Mostly because Erin writes that she was there and the decor is still the same!  (Bigger TV though!)

"Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.  This elegant lounge has been designed and furnished for the comfort and enjoyment of Park visitors."

Swap - Holiday Inn - Boston Charles River

Another fantabulous postcard from Eric.  Well timed my friend as I just returned from vacation near Boston but did not stay at this gem of a Holiday Inn.  My loss!

RAS - Blue Cat on a Toboggan

Thanks to Hilary and Mr. Pickles for this adorable card!  

Swap - World

With best wishes from China.

Swap - Ramones in Concert

A band I regret I never got to see live.  Thanks to Sher for this one. 

Swap - 60s Television

I love love love this fun card from Dymphie.  From the Philips Museum this is a tv set circa 1961. What a gem! 

Swap - Niagara Falls

Alida has found the most gorgeous Niagara Falls card ever.  It is such a high-quality card, made even better by the special Niagara Falls cancellation she had done. Perfection!

Swap - Gates of Yale

The historic gates of Yale are gorgeous!  I hope to get back there one day to further explore the beautiful campus.

Swap - Elvis in Concert 1977

The concert that never was.

Swap - Mount Washington Summit and Cog Railway

One of my favourite vacations ever was North Conway, New Hampshire.  We drove up to the top of Mount Washington though instead of taking the train. So happy to have a postcard to remind me of that wonderful vacation. Thank you, Heather! 

Swap - Did She Do It?

What do you think?  Did she?

September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

September 2015 NA RR - Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens.  Williamsburg, Virgina. 

August 2015 NA RR - Owyhee River

This gorgeous Idaho postcard from Lisa showcases a canoe floating down the Owyhee River Canyon in Southwestern Idaho.  The Owyhee canyonlands have been referred to as the most remote area in the lower 48 states.   What a gorgeous place!

September 2015 NA RR - Glenwood Springs, Colorado

So much to love about this postcard from Craig:

"Old Doc Holliday rests in the cemetery overlooking Glenwood Springs.  Visitors enjoy the charming town with its hot mineral springs and historic Hotel Colorado built in the 1890s."

England - Love Campervans

Looooooove this card from Suzan. Many thanks! 


Swap - The Queen Mother's 80th Birthday

Reproduction of a stamp issued on August 4, 1980 in honour of the Queen Mum's 80th birthday.  <3

Swap - Big Chef Burger

This postcard from Nan has a printing date of 1998 on it and reads:

"Brighton, Missouri.  Near Lambert St. Louis International Airport on Lindbergh Boulevard the Big Chef Burger was a thriving restaurant with '24-hour Walk-In Service'. Sadly the Big Chef sign has been torn down and the building is now a cigarette store."  

Boo to that.

September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Swap - Museum of Death

Thanks to Kimberly for this piece of awesome. I know where I'm going when I make it back to Hollywood - what fun! 

Swap - Charming House

Isn't this a pretty little house from Zxin?  Charming!

September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015

Swap - Los Amigos

Here's a charming little restaurant in Costa del Sol called "Los Amigos".  Looks like a fine place to dine! 

Swap - California Wildfires

Part of me thinks this card is tasteless and then part of me just had to have it. Thank you Kimberly for adding this one to my collection! 

Swap - Carolyn Beach Motel and Restaurant

Big thanks to Kate for this gem!  Located 50 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie on the Trans-Canada Highway 17.  Features quiet spacious rooms with large picture windows and individual heat. 

September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015

Swap - Tally Ho Sightseeing

What a fun way to tour Victoria.

Swap - Quartier Petit- Champlain

Thanks to Paulette for this wonderful Quebec winter scene. 

It's Pandanus Time!

There are no Postcrossers in the Marshall Islands.  So how does one get a postcard from there if you don't know anyone who lives or is travelling there?  Drop a note to the MIVA of course and politely request they send you one.  I was thrilled with the super quick response from them! 

Pandanus trees are seen everywhere in the Marshall Islands, second only to coconut trees.

September 2015 NA RR - Fire & Ice

“Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic,” was an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Titanic and Hindenburg served demands for rapid worldwide communication and transportation. Both operated as the world’s largest mobile post offices. Each in its day promised the fastest possible worldwide mail service. Each offered onboard gentility and opulence. Each met a tragic end.

This would have been such an amazing exhibit to see!  Thank you, Susan!  I'm so glad you enjoyed it.  

September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015

Swap - Romantic Irish Home

This postcard came to me from Astrid and is from "Romantic Irish Homes".  This space looks so cozy.  It would be fun to be surrounded by all those books everywhere.  Thanks, Astrid! 

September 2015 NA RR - Milk for Health

Reproduction postcard for a 1940 ad from the Cleveland Division of Health.  Love it!  Thanks, Sarah! 

Swap - 1950s Minicar

Super cute card from Anna-Maria.  She attended a Postcrossing Meetup in Hameenlinnal and had this signed by everyone who was there.  Thanks so much, Anna-Maria!

Swap - Saskatchewan's Autumn Splendour

This card from Joyce is beautiful!  I just love autumn colours, don't you?

September 2015 NA RR - Flagler College

Flagler College is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine, Florida.  The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture in America. 

Wonderful card! Thanks you Lori! 

Swap - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, known as "Town of the Holy Faith" is an ancient city located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Santa Fe is magical with its brown adobe architecture that blends in beautifully with the high desert landscape.

Love this card!!  I'm such a fan of this style of architecture.  Isn't that chili cut-out the cutest thing ever?!  Thanks, Joceyln!

September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015

Swap - Cavallini Bird

Cavellini & Paper Co. make some fantastic postcards and this is one of them!  You can't see from the scan but there is just a subtle amount of glitter...just enough to accent the elegance of this card even more.  Thank you Joyce! 

Swap - Pemi Covered Bridge

Gorgeous harvest die-cut postcard from Barbara.  Love the autumn colours surrounding the Pemi covered bridge in Franconia Notch State Park, N.H.

Swap - Liberace Grave

Flamboyabnt to the end, popular pianist Liberace (191-1987) is now at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. 

September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015

RAS - Poutine Recipe

Huge thank you to Christine for this great recipe card from my favourites!  Such a favourite she tells me I had it in there three times!  Merci, Christine! 

September 2015 NA RR - New Orleans Jazz

On a stroll through the streets of the French Quarter the sultry sounds of jazz permeate the air.  Love it! 

September 2015 NA RR - La Conner

Scenes like this, just a slice of everyday life, are one of my favourite types of postcards.  Thank you, Meagan!

September 2015 NA RR - Elvis Presley's Gold Cadillac

Located on Music Row in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Thank you Laura... I love it!!

September 2015 NA RR - The Legend of the Cherokee Rose

Before dinosaurs were in existance, the sea covered Oklahoma depositing barium sulfate into the sand.  As the climate changed, the sea dried up, and crystals (rose rocks) were formed. Iron oxide in the sand gave the rocks their reddish colour.  These beautiful, rare, rose rock clusters can be viewed at Timberlake Rose Rock Museum in Noble, Oklahoma. 

Swap - Jeepster

Another great vintage ad card introducing us to the Jeepster.  A new experience awaits you at the wheel of a Jeepster... created for the young-in-spirit, this fleet fun-loving car will remind you that motoring can be something more than transportation.