Friday, October 30, 2009

Angelic Face - Happy PFF!

This young lady was featured in so many Tuck postcards which were published in the late 1800-s, early 1900's. Her face is positively angelic. When I see her face, I suddenly long for my pencils and art paper!

This wonderful postcard is a part of my cyber collection.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sparrows Bringing Good Cheer

I love the rhythm and pattern of this delightful get well card. The artist caught the beauty and grace of these birds beautifully.

This card is another from the vast collection of Cards our darling Grandma Jenny left behind. What a wonderful legacy for her children, grandchildren and great grand children!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Charite' - Happy PFF!

Here is another postcard of the sweet little girl who has so caught my imagination. It was graciously sent to me by Jann. I believe this is one of the earlier photos taken of her--she looks a lot younger in this postcard than in others.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Garden Without Flowers


This is one of the wonderful cards our Grandma Jenny's best friend Ruth sent most likely in the late 1950's. This card touches my heart--I have such wonderful friends. Dear precious friends. I am so grateful for the fragrant friendship flowers in the garden of my life.

Life without friends would be like a garden without flowers.

So I have to ask--if you were a plant growing in a garden, what would you be? I'm thinking I might be a purple cauliflower combined with violets and a rose. . .

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Little Boy


This wonderful baby announcement was in my Grandmother's things. She'd saved nearly every announcement sent to her over the years. This darling card was sent to Grammie in the late 1940's. It was from her best friend Ruth. I especially love the, er, unusual "back" view inside.

Ruth writes: Dear Jennie, another little boy. And the Lord was good too. Only four and a half hrs. labor. How good to us He is.   Love Ruth."

Ruth's cards and notes were treasured gifts. I'm so grateful Grammie Jenny saved these wonderful old testimonies of life back then.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I Love My Fan - Happy PFF!

I love this lady! She is laughing and to hold that pose for the cameras available at the time, she is amazing to me.

Her face is full of humor and grace. Her pose is unusual and intriguing. I deeply admire her spunk and I LOVE that fan!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cherry Fairy

Here is another of my favorites by Cicely Mary Barker--she is inspiring--her fairy children are so realistic! This little Cherry Fairy is especially dear--reminding me of all the happy, mischievous small boys I've taught and loved--who've given me cause to laugh with them over the years.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sombrero Kitty!

I love this illustration--what a darling kitty! It fits for this month of ghosts and black cats. I happen to love the way a black cat's eyes glow in their dark furred faces.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Meadowland

This gorgeous postcard by Sulamith Wulfing only recently became a part of my "cyber" collection. I have a weakness for fairies and all things whimsical, so this wonderful drawing with it's beautiful colors and unique style especially caught my imagination.

Thank you, sweet SissyDea!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fairy Bread - Happy PFF!

I know this isn't a postcard. Instead I hope you will enjoy this lovely poem with accompanying illustrations from my beloved, but tattered ancient book of Children's verse.

Come up here, O dusty feet!
Here is fairy bread to eat.


Here in my retiring room,
Children you may dine
On the golden smell of broom
And the shade of pine;
And when you have eaten well,
Fairy stories hear and tell.