Friday, October 11, 2019

Here's Some Luck -Postcard Friendship Friday #475



I adore black cats, and I love the idea good luck follows them.  I have a wonderful little kitten, SnowBug Da'Bean, who has long black fur and is a regular clown.

He's a blessing to me, that's for sure.  Have a lovely weekend, sweet Friends.  Happy Halloween and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

A Merry Hallowe'en!



I adore the artwork of Ellen Clapsaddle.  Her paintings of children remind me of my own when they were small.  She catches the essence of the mischief and beauty of childhood. 

Here two little girls are playing a familiar Halloween game, peeling an apple, then throwing the long peel over one's shoulder to see what letter of the alphabet it resembles when it lands.  The theory is that letter is the first initial of the guy or gal one might marry someday.  Haha

Have a great week.  Fall is here--but winter is not far behind.  Blessings and hope to you dear ones.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Watch the Flickering Flame -Postcard Friendship Friday #474



I like this postcard because of the cat.  The tiny black cat I dubbed "SnowBug Da'Bean" turns out to be a main coon.  In four months he is the size of my full-grown cat!  When he's full grown, he may be the size of a small dog--like the plucky black cat in the postcard.

Have a lovely weekend, Friends and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Picking Lilies


I came across this beautiful painting of a Dutch girl picking Easter lilies and I was charmed.  It is such a lovely moment--enchantingly captured...

This little girl, though in the garb of old, reminds me of my children when they were young. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wooden Shoes and Windmills -Postcard Friendship Friday #473



I love this artist's work.  These paintings have such a beautiful smooth quality about them.

It's getting close to Halloween...and though these wonderful traditional outfits are not costumes, I thought it to be sweetly fitting to post this vintage postcard.   I've always loved The Netherlands and the wonderful stories and traditions of that country.

Have a great weekend, sweet Friends!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

She's a Lioness!



This wonderful piece is by an artist who goes by the name Coffeepotion.  I love this--she is so perfectly Art Nouveau, in the tradition of Alphonse Mucha. 

I am in awe...


Friday, September 20, 2019

Pumpkin Faces Dance and Gleam -Postcard Friendship Friday #472


What a darling Halloween Postcard!  I love the hanging pumpkin, and especially that wide-eyed black cat.  I have two cats now, Toez the Polydactyl Cat, and our new little friend SnowBug Da'Bean, who looks a great deal like the kitten under the shock-haired boy on this postcard!

Have a lovely weekend, Friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, and Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Flying in a Pumpkin!


I found this one online.  This artist is a favorite of mine and I adore the idea of flying across the sky in a pumpkin.

I hope I dream of doing that!

Have a lovely weekend, sweet Friends.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Halloween Signs



There are so many spooky traditions associated with Halloween.  I love this postcard with its white bats, fairy wand and talking candle.  What a charmer!

Have a great week!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy Friday the 13th! -Postcard Friendship Friday #471


Yes, it is Friday the 13th.  I've never seen it as a scary holiday, just a fun day--this one was special, though, because the moon was full.  The next full moon on Friday the 13th will be in 2045--long after I am gone to heaven.  Happy Friday the 13th!


It is hard to believe Halloween will be here in six weeks!  Fall is here with a vengeance.  A storm has blown in and it is raining.

Tomorrow the weather is to become especially rambunctious!  I'm kind of looking forward to the thunderstorms they say may roll through here--we don't have many, and when they do come through, they're not dangerous as they are in the mid-western regions of the US.

Have a lovely weekend!  Happy Friday the 13th, Happy Halloween and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, September 6, 2019

A Thrilling Halloween -Postcard Friendship Friday #470



Now that school has started, Halloween is the next holiday in sight.  It is stormy and chilly today.  I actually built a fire for the first time since last Spring.  I will miss the mild summertime temps we had this year.  But Fall is here and winter is just around the corner.

Hope you are all having a GREAT weekend!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy Labor Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #469



In the United States, Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the men and women who's hard work has reaped tremendous contributions to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, structure, and well-being of our country. 

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unions proposed a day be set aside to celebrate labor and hard working Americans. "Labor Day" was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City.

In 1887, Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day Monday an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States already officially celebrated Labor Day.

Labor Day Weekend is often said to be "unofficial end of summer." Many fall activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time.  In America, most school districts resume classes around the Labor Day holiday weekend.

So, there you have it in a nutshell!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!


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Friday, August 23, 2019

Back to School! -Postcard Friendship Friday #468



Things have changed so much since the days of one room school houses.  My Grandfather, Mom, Uncles, my siblings and I, as well as my youngest daughter all attended the same school.  In fact, when I was there, we had choir in the old schoolhouse where my Mom went to school.  There were only five or six in her class.  There were over 30 in mine.  Since that time, the old school was torn down and new schools built.  There's a supermarket where I once played as a child.

I hope you had a great week.  Happy Postcard Friday!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Fall and School Days -Postcard Friendship Friday #467



It's hard to believe summer is almost over.  I have loved and savored this summer--I will miss its warmth, the flowers and sunshine.

Folks are excited about buying school supplies, school children are excited to begin.  It is a lovely, nostalgic time of year.

God bless you, dear ones, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

When Grief Crowds Your Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #466



This past week I received devastating news.   A young man whom I've known for many years, who had spent time volunteering in our non-profit organization, took his own life.

If you are thinking of taking that way out, please PLEASE talk to someone before going through with it.  The pain and devastation left behind a suicide is more than words can describe...It may seem like an easy out--but taking your own life is a final solution to a passing circumstance--even though it may feel the circumstances you face are permanent.

Nothing is permanent in life.  Please, get some help.  You know who you are.  God knows and I am praying for you.

I have no other words to say just now--only sadness.  Please join me in praying for his precious family.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Postcard Friendship Friday--Should I continue?


I have been hosting Postcard Friendship Friday for over five years now.  Sadly, there hasn't been anyone linking postcards, or leaving comments for a very time.

Is there anyone out there still interested?  Please let me know--even if there is just one person, I'll keep posting PFF.

Otherwise, though I will still post vintage items from my collection, Postcard Friendship Friday will become a thing of the past. 

Have a good weekend.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Summer Beauties -Postcard Friendship Friday #465




These two are having great fun.  I wonder what they would think of today's swimsuits?  They are delightful for the time.

I hope you are having a GREAT summer!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Eating Summer Apples -Postcard Friendship Friday #464


I adore this picture.  She looks so sneaky.  I remember swiping apples to take them underneath the back of our home where I ate them with glee.

I hope you are having a lovely day, dear Friends.  Summer is here!  And it is HOT!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Fishing Old School -Postcard Friendship Friday #463


Summer is in full swing.  I am not sure how this lovely lady is keeping a seat on that slippery rock while catching a fish.  Haha--I would not have wanted to be a nearby swimmer for sure!

One of my first summers in this town, I was sitting by the river's edge, when only a few feet away, a big old salmon leaped out of the water--twice!  Talk about a surprise--and the instant wish for a fishing pole.

It is just starting to get hot here in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  I am glad for summertime and its sunny days.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Modern Siren



Even in the age when swimsuits were not as small as they are today--this young woman is lovely.  I like the sleeves on that vintage suit--and there's no denying the young man finds her attractive.

Summer days are here!  I'm blessed in that from where I live, I'm an hour from the desert, the mountains, the forests and the ocean--it just depends upon which direction I decide to take!

Have a lovely week everyone!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July!


Happy Fourth of July!  I have a ton of people at my house today, and there are fireworks tonight and Saturday night.  I'm looking forward to all the folderol.

In the meantime, have a great weekend wherever you are! 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Uncle Sam is a Blast! -Postcard Friendship Friday #462


This postcard is so colorful and perfect for American's Fourth of July celebration.  However, I still can't help shuddering a little when I see how close the firecracker is to that boy's face as he lights it!  Vintage postcards sometimes have the most unlikely images.

In the meantime, next Thursday, here in the USA, we celebrate the Fourth of July.  I'm looking forward to friends and family arriving and the fun and fellowship we will share.

I am grateful for the freedom we have in America.  God bless America!  Happy celebrations, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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REMINDER:  If you post anything other than a postcard to share, your link will be removed.   Postcard Friendship Friday is specifically dedicated to postcards, both modern and vintage.