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April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

Japan - Be Happy - Go Lucky!

A fun retro cigarette ad from Reiko. Love it! 


Swap - Prince William and Princess Catherine

The lovely Royal on their wedding day - April 29, 2011. 

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

Czech Republic - Brno Night View

Gorgeous card!


Swap - Moose Jaw Street View

I love street views like this!  Thanks, Barbara!

Germany - Ostfriesland



April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Slovenia - Saltworks

The Sečovlje Saltworks is the largest in Slovenia and has been active since the 13th century.


Germany - Monument

Monument to the Battle of the Nations where French Leader Napopleon was defeated in 1813. If you climb to the top you are treated to a wonderful view of the city.


RAS - Statue of Liberty

Thanks to Michaela for this nice surprise!

April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

RAS - Cornwall- Salisbury Bridge

Joy is spoiling me silly with all these covered bridges.  Love them all!

RAS - Greenbanks Hollow Bridge

Another beautiful covered bridge from Joy!  This 1886 Queen post bridge crosses Joe's Brook in Danville. I'm in love!!

RAS - Hammond Covered Bridge

Last year Joy and I did some swapping.  She remembered my love of covered bridges and sent me this beautiful card that showcases the Hammond Covered Bridge. Built in 1843 it spans the Otter Creek in Pittsford, Vermont. I love it!!

Netherlands - Amsterdam's wilder side

A unique perspective on Amsterdam. I quite like it.  :)


Finland - Travel Poster

Fabulous reproduction of a 1936 travel poster.  Love it! 


April 2016 NA RR - Piece of Cake

Hahahahaha, what a well trained man!!! 

RAS - Pomona Tapestry

Dear Liz has sent me another RAS.  She always manages to put a smile on my face.  This is from Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton and is "Pomona", tapestry watercolour design (1884) by Edward Burne-Jones.

Finland - Elvis' Hat

Nice hat!


Swap - Love Is... the First Kiss

I adore this card from Miceu!  I hope to grow my "Love Is" collection so if anyone has an to trade feel free to get in touch! 

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

Swap - Mailbox

Thank you to Katya for sending me this one.  Loved the stamps she used too! 

April 2016 NA RR - Cigarette Job

Great card from Susan, a reproduction of the 1910 poster by Armande Rassenfosse "Cigarettes Job" .

Taiwan - Mountain View

Pretty art of a gorgeous mountain scene.


Ukraine - Royal Wedding

What a beautiful couple!


April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Swap - It's a Doll's Life

Eric always has something cool up his sleeve.  I never expected a Barbie card from him but here it is and I love it!   Thanks so much! 

Swap - Knitting Basket

Fantastic card from Katya!  She also used a great assortment of stamps on the back side for added fun. 

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

April 2016 NA RR - Covered Bridges of Oregon

Fabulous card from the fabulous Heather!  Weddle Bridge, Goodpasture Bridge, Antelope Creek Bridge, Shimanek Bridge and Jordan Bridge are all represented here.  

April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

Netherlands - Elvis in Uniform

Elvis during his army stint in Germany, c. 1959. ♥

April 2016 NA RR - Continental Divide

Looking west towards the Continental Divide on I-70.  Love it! 

Russia - Mailbox

What a charming mailbox on this rustic door.  <3


Swap - World Trade Center DYK?

Facts and figures galore here.  Lovely card from Nan. Thank you!

Swap - Ireland Signs

Thanks to Claudia for this one from my faves.   So fun!

April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

April 2016 NA RR - Roots

1955 art by Editions Rossignol. 

April 2016 NA RR - Estonia Home

This beautiful card from Craig shows a typical home in Estonia.  I absolutely adore this card!  I hope you had a fabulous time there!

April 2016 NA RR - The Kiss

The happy couple. Super thanks to Lori for this one! 

April 2016 NA RR - Point Loma Lighthouse

Today Point Loma lighthouse is no longer in service but still stands as a landmark and museum.  

Thanks, Amanda!

Germany - Window

Gorgeous!   I love the message she wrote:  "There are hundreds of languages around the world but a smile speaks them all."


Russia - Forest Art

This has the look and feel of some of the art my grandmother had when I was a child.  It's quite lovely I think.


April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016

April 2016 NA RR - Kentucky Covered Bridge

Gorgeous card from Mike showcasing the lovely covered bridge in Fleming County, Kentucky.  Thanks!

April 2016 NA RR - Elvis Mulitiview

Look at all those Elvises.  Elvi?  <3

April 2016 NA RR - Volkswagen Approaching Earth

I love love love this card from Michelle!!  Photo montage cover of the 1980 Donnelly Colt catalogue.  Thanks, Michelle! 

Germany - Persil

Another metal postcard!  This one is from Peko in Germany and is an advert for a classic German laundry detergent. Love it!


RAS - China Bird's Nest

Our friends thoughtfully sent us this card from their vacation in China.  It features the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest (can you see why?) and the National Aquatics Center or Water Cube. 

Thanks for thinking of us you guys!  We're glad you had a great time!

Netherlands - Tulips!

This is one of the prettier cards I've seen of Holland. I adore it!


USA - Washington Animals

Thank you to Terry for this lovely card showing some of Washington's wildlife. Very nice!


Swap - Clark Inn Motel

The fabulous Clark Inn Motel located in downtown Las Vegas.  Check that swimming pool - 25 ft x 50 ft!  19 modern carpeted units with tiled shower or tubs. Steam heated in winter, air cooled in summer.  

Thanks, Patrick!! 

April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016

Germany - Doublemint Camper Van

This is a postcard I've seen in other collections and was quite envious of.  It's metal, it has a VW camper van on it and it advertises a great product!  All that to say I was delirious with joy when I found it in my mailbox! 


India - Monkeys

These bonnet macaque monkeys are medium-sized and are endemic to southern India. 


April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016

Brazil - São Francisco Church

Located in the state of Bahia is the UNESCO World Heritage Site church - São Francisco, built and decorated in the 18th century.


April 2016 NA RR - Clearwater Beach

The beautiful coastline of Clearwater Beach, FL sent to me by Kate.  Many thanks!

April 2016 NA RR - Optical Illusion

As per usual I failed to see the hidden image in this card.   :(  I appreciate the opportunity to try, Emily! 

Russia - Trevi Fountain

The colours in this postcard featuring Rome's Trevi Fountain are so beautiful. I love it! 

This one travelled a long time, taking almost 2 months to reach me. 


April 2016 NA RR - Park City, Utah

A stunning view card sent to me by Robin.  Thank you!