Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year's Greetings!


It is hard to believe the New Year is only hours away.  I look back over the past year and am amazed at all that happened.  It passed by so quickly--but so slowly all at once. 

May God bless you with peace, joy, laughter and give you wisdom beyond your own when you need it most.  God is so good.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Happy New Year! -Postcard Friendship Friday #486



Aren't these little fellows cute?!  It is hard to believe it will be 2020 in just a few days.  Last year seemed to go by so quickly.  I'm like an explorer in time--good times, or bad times--I can hardly wait to see what is around the corner. 

Happy New Year!



Friday, December 20, 2019

A Joyous Christmastide -Postcard Friendship Friday #485



I just love this postcard.  Though as a Mom I'm saying to myself, "Where is that child's coat?!"  With all the snow and what looks like ice, it seems pretty cold.  lol  But what fun they're having--Christmas is near and they've loaded their sleigh with holly.  I imagine it will be used to decorate their home.

I have a special place in my heart for the Netherlands.  I love their traditions and stories and some of my ancestors came from there.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Get Married on Friday, the 13th -Postcard Friendship Friday #484



I have to admit, when I saw this one I burst out laughing.  I couldn't help seeing the humor of it.  I was married to a wonderful man for over 30 years, so it doesn't apply to my own experience--but it did hit my funny bone.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Pine Cone Boy -Postcard Friendship Friday #483




Isn't this little fellow with the pine cone fringe cute?  I adore this unusual Christmas card.  As you can see there are windmills in the background--I wonder if this one is from Holland, inspired by a tradition I haven't heard yet?

If there's a story behind this beautiful boy decked with pine cones, I'd love to hear it!

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Friday, November 29, 2019

A Joyful Christmas?! -Postcard Friendship Friday #482



This postcard is a bit odd--that Santa mask looks downright dastardly!  What a contrast--the young lady is quite lovely and sweet looking.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Get that Turkey! -Postcard Friendship Friday #481





That child seems quite large next to that turkey bird!  I can see why the poor birdie is running away as fast is he can.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving -Postcard Friendship Friday #480



Thanksgiving will be held at my sister's home this year!  No cleaning for me, but plenty of cooking.  I'll be doing the turkey, gravy, carrots, pumpkin pie, berry pie and apple pie.  And Mumsie is staying with me for a WEEK!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

A Thanksgiving Moon -Postcard Friendship Friday #479



I would hug the turkey too--for protection from that creepy moon face!  I love this postcard.  It is just so odd!  The girl's costume seems to be Dutch--which is surprising, but lovely.

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.  These days I practice an attitude of gratitude as I go through my day.  I have so MUCH for which to be thankful--and not just during the holidays.

There are lots of sad moments, regrets, tears, yet at the same time there is also joy, laughter and love.  What a blessing it is to be alive!

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #478



Yes, can you believe it?  Halloween is past and here in America, Thanksgiving is on the horizon--then Christmas.  Time passes so quickly sometimes.  I remember as a kid, summer lasted for three years!  Not so now that I'm older.

This postcard is such a charming reminder of family and Thanksgiving.  Though it is my experience that wild turkeys are not very friendly!  These must be domesticated.

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To Peek in the Mirror



This postcard is so perfect for this evening!  In the olden days there was a tradition that if one waited until midnight to look into a mirror by candlelight, one would see the person one would marry someday.

This postcard has all the elements of Halloween, including a best Friend playing a bit of a trick on the lady looking in the mirror!  This postcard made me smile.

Have a great Halloween, sweet Friends!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Romance -Postcard Friendship Friday #477



Halloween has a long history of celebration across the entire world.  This lovely postcard has a theme from The Netherlands.  I love the background of windmills, and the wonderful traditional garb.  I hope this delightful postcard will bring a smile to your face too! 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dolly Wood and Dolly Dutch


I found this one online... Isn't it a beauty?  I'm SO curious as to the dolls--they look handmade, or maybe they were a toy which was available long ago?

I tried to find them online, but Dolly Parton's Dollywood was all I could find.  If you know anything about this wonderful postcard and the dolls depicted here, please let me know!

Have a lovely week!

Friday, October 18, 2019

When the Owls Begin to Hoot -Postcard Friendship Friday #476



This has to be one of my favorite Halloween postcards.  The child in the clown costume, sitting in a pine tree with owls over the full moon...and a stack of Jack o' lanterns to boot.

When the owls begin to hoot!
Quickly don your Mummer's suit,
Steal softly out and don't be late,
For Hallowe'en decides your fate.

I love owls and have often heard them singing softly in harmony in the forests of my childhood.  I know where that term "hootenanny" came from!  Owls really do sing in harmony.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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