Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine Remembrance



I love Valentine's Day and I adore the artwork on the cards celebrating that holiday--especially the older ones.  My fascination with vintage cards, postcards and photos began at a very young age, when sweet Grammie gave me a box of her old cards complete with things like feathers and glitter.

I still have them and treasure each memory.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful postcard.  I found it at Card Cow, one of the best sources for vintage postcards I've ever encountered.

Have a wonderful day, sweet Friends.  If you are from America, enjoy the holiday weekend.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Your Heart is Mine -- my Valentine!


I have always loved Cowboys.  Perhaps it is because my Grandfather was once a cowboy in real life.  He lived in Idaho, and eventually went from cows to sheep. 

He passed away before I was born, but it was his joy to know I was on the way.  I wish I could have met him.  He could play any instrument and was once a member of a traveling country Western band.

I'm sure he's in heaven with my Daddy and they are looking down upon me and mine.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!  What's left of it, that is. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

I Have a Dream -Postcard Friendship Friday #440




I was ten years old when Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Even at that tender young age, this great man captivated my imagination.

I loved him.  His dream became mine, too. I have always been captivated by his inspiring words.  Especially these:  "I have a dream... ...that little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Growing up, my parents taught us a great truth--that people are people no matter what color their skin is...that God made human beings like flowers, in all shapes, colors and sizes--and they are all beautiful.

Blessings and peace to all peoples and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stand and Deliver Your Heart!



Now this is a masked bandit I would LOVE to meet!  Isn't this cherub the picture of cuteness and determination?

Happy Valentine's Day!  Have a GREAT week!

To my Sweetheart


I adore Valentine's Day postcards.  The artists of old had a beautiful way of illustrating the whimsical feeling of that tradition.

Though Valentine's Day makes me sad sometimes--my Beloved is no longer here--I still love the work of those fabulous vintage artists!

Have a GREAT day, sweet Friends!

Friday, January 11, 2019

To the One I love -Postcard Friendship Friday #439



It is getting close to Valentine's Day already.  It is a little more than a month away.  I used to love that holiday, but it has been a sad one for me since my Beloved flew away to heaven.

This year I am going to do something a little nutty.  I'm keeping the Christmas tree up with its lights--putting away the Christmas ornaments.  I am going to decorate the tree with valentines and hearts, then I'm inviting all my nieces and nephews to come over for the weekend.

We will eat Valentine's Day cake, enjoy some fun games, sing and play instruments and best of all, laugh together.  I think this is the perfect solution for Valentine's Day.  It will become a new tradition.  :D

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, January 4, 2019

A Happy New Year! -Postcard Friendship Friday #438




Happy New Year!  As I get older the years seem to go by more and more quickly. I can still remember when I was a child, summer lasted at least two years.

This postcard tickles my funny bone a bit.  That holly leaf dress must be incredibly prickly!  

Today I am thanking the Lord for His kindness and compassion over the past year, which has been one of great struggle.  I believe I am on my way back to strength and peace.  For that I am grateful.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the new year holds!

Happy New Year and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, December 28, 2018

A Joyous Fairy Christmas and a Happy New Year! -Postcard Friendship Friday #437


Hello sweet Friends.  I love fairies.  From the time I was a little girl, I imagined they were real.  Indeed, I had many vivid dreams about them which were quite convincing!

This wonderful Christmas Postcard features the joy of the fairies celebration Christmas and the New Year.  It is rare to find fairies, Christmas and the New Year in one vintage postcard!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, December 21, 2018

A Happy Christmastide -Postcard Friendship Friday #436


Hello, sweet Friends!  Christmas is right around the corner.  I love this little Christmas Fairy with her butterfly wings.  I am sure this must be the bright little fairy I dreamed flitting around the twinkling Christmas tree.

When my children were tiny, I used to blow tiny bubbles next to the tree--they were convinced there was someone inside the tree blowing the bubbles.  Ah, what a magical time in life!  They are all grown now.  I miss those long-ago days.  They passed by so quickly.  <3 br="" nbsp="">

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Friday, December 14, 2018

A Day of Joy! -Postcard Friendship Friday #435


This child is using Holly to decorate the Christmas pudding, also known as Plum Pudding.  Regardless of it's name, it wasn't made of plums.  It was created with raisins, also called plums at that time.  The pudding also contained a variety of dried fruits held together with egg and suet.  They sometimes moistened the pudding with molasses and then flavored it with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and other spices. 

The pudding was usually aged for a month or more, or even a year ahead of time!  One might think it would spoil by the time it was eaten, but  the high alcohol content of the pudding prevented that from happening. 

Merry Christmas dear Friends and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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