Friday, October 29, 2010

Black Cats - Postcard Friendship Friday



First of all, dear friends, I apologize for getting PFF up so late in the day--I have been quite ill this week, and fell behind. 

I adore this postcard!  The little girl's dress is just adorable.  I think I want one!  I have loved black cats since I was a little girl and am now a collector of them.  When my father was a boy, he had a black cat named Snow.  When I was small we also had a black cat named Snow--and today my children are loved by a black cat named Snow--though her name has reverted to Snowbunny. 

Most of what we hear about black cats is bad.  But in fact, folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. In Great Britain, black cats are a symbol of good luck. The Scottish believe a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.  I rather thought today's postcard fit that bit of folklore!

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13 comments:

MrCachet said...

Great card, Bath. I'm sorry but I'm passing again today, as I've spent the last week INSULATING my attic. I didn't find any bats up there, but a lot of cob webs! I'll follow along on more time.

MrCachet said...

Way to go, Dave. Edit would be my friend if it was offered. Sorry, BETH!

Postcardese said...

Hope you're feeling better Beth! Look after yourself.

Guy

Bob of Holland said...

A sweet card and a beautiful dress indeed. Our favorite cat at home was also black, Bonkie. He was verrrry naughty and funny. He used his tail to knock on the window, when he wanted to enter the house from the other side than where his cat door was. Thanks for visiting my blog last week. I was on a short holiday in Norway. Get well and happy PFF!

Funoldhag said...

Sorry you were not feeling well and hope you are almost like new again. I think that card is one of the prettiest I have seen. The illustration is wonderful--I adore the old vintage pictures and artwork. Carol

MuseSwings said...

I hope you are feeling better Bath, I mean Beth. I love your coce of cards. The little black cat dress is darling - except I thing the bow stuck on her head is an aerodynamic impossibility.

Beth Niquette said...

Hahahaa...took me awhile! You guyz are so funny. with much warmth, Bath, er, Beth. (grin) Made my day you did!

Sheila said...

I'm sorry to hear you've not been well. I hope by now you're improving.

I need to go and get myself a black cat, after reading all about the here. :)

Dorincard said...

Be well!
By suitors, I hope you don't mean lawsuitors. :)

Joy said...

Hope you will feel better soon.
No problem being late the whole broadband system crashed in Scotland and Northern England, even made the national news. Hope it was not those black cats dancing on the Edinburgh exchange.
Cute card, love that dress.

Lyneen said...

Get well soon... Love your Halloween postcard!!! THanks for being our gracious host!

Debs said...

hope you're feeling much better! black cats have the sweetest temperament...temple grandin even talks about them in her new book!

viridian said...

Dear Beth: I hope you feel better soon. I have another of my pink Saturday cards up, with an inspiring quote- you might like it.