Monday, November 29, 2010

Spooning in the Moon

I love this card!  Something about it is so charming - the two balancing on the edge of the sliver of moon, the happy moon face and it's changing expression, the dusting or tickling of the moon's nose, the clumsy man slipping, the woman catching much in these two photos.  So fun.
Project ideas: use in a scrapbook lay out, use in a larger collage with a sweet quotation, use as a greeting card, use your imagination!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Caption this!

This is one serious baby!  Not sure what to make of the outfit and the menacing looking toy clutched in his hand.  What do you think?

Add a caption:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baking Bread

Perhaps these two are baking bread for the holidays...I guess there were no child labor laws in play at the time this old black and white photograph was taken.  There is no postmark or correspondence on the back of this postcard.  If you look closely the big oven on the left says "CHICAGO" at the top - perhaps a Chicago oven company.
What a funny old photo!

(You should be able to click on the photo to see a larger version.  This should work on any of the cards posted on my blog.  If you right click to save an image, please respect and use for personal projects only.  Do not sell.)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tango Club

Another crazy German card.  Just like the one I posted earlier, all the people are on ice skates.  These six, all women, are in costumes.  Probably originally black and white photograph with hand colored touches with a vibrant pop.

This one would make a great party invitation or be fun in a funky collage.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


A colorful Poppy greeting...with a melancholy message.

POPPPY - Consolation
"As full blown poppies, overcharged with rain,
Decline the head, and drooping, kiss the plains,
So sinks the youth."

Monday, November 15, 2010

French Postcard

Original, vintage, French postcard back.  I don't read (or speak) French so I don't know what this card says.  (Can anyone translate for me?)  The script is beautiful, and the variation in color makes it a perfect piece of ephemera for scrapbooking, collage or cardmaking.  Click and save for your own use.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Caption this!

Take a look as this lovely couple and add your own caption:

Original, vintage black and white photo postcard. 
This one would be great for a collage or a funny scrapbook layout.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you

In honor of all the men and women who have served and are serving our country.  Thank you.
Vintage, full color photograph post card of men in uniform.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Uses for Postcards

Collage using a vintage photo postcard. 
The image of the tunnel is cropped from an original card.
 You may be wondering what I do with all these postcards.  My goal for all my postcards is to share them with others.  I have so many images which I may not use, but someone else may find them interesting.

You may be wondering what you can do with all these images.  You should be able to click on the image and see it in a larger format.  If you like it, print it or save it for your own personal use. What to do with them?  Here are some ideas:
  • scrap booking
  • homemade greeting cards
  • make a mini book
  • use in collage
  • school projects
  • print and frame
  • frame in a series
  • crop and use an image in your own art
  • print and send as a card
  • use as place cards or name tags
  • make holiday ornaments with the images
  • use in decoupage
For more ideas with postcards take a look at this post.  And for more on crafts and cooking visit my other blog Art + Food + Friends.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shopping Kitties

In the mood for holiday shopping?  I hope this isn't what I will find at the mall.
I love these sassy cats, shopping with their kittens.  Look at all the detail:  The cat walking the poodle, the mouse running away, the kids mussing the drawers.  This is a beautifully illustrated, vintage postcard from Belgium.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Caption this!

What do you think...
Vintage black and white photo postcard- curious things about this one, the strange looking family in the carriage, that woman on the porch.  And why isn't the camera level?  I don't normally see odd angled photos in early collections. And if you click on the photo to view it large, look a the blurry faced baby on the right.  She is a little scary!

Whatever you think....add a caption.... where are they going, what are they doing? Do all those kids belong to just one woman?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fiesta Cowgirl

Check out this feisty cowgirl postcard.  I love her spirit!

Take a look at art + food + friends to see what I did with her.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nun or Nurse, part 2

Is she happy?  Or is she sad?

Vintage black and white photo postcard is a pair with yesterday's post.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nun or Nurse, part 1

This one is interesting.  Is she a nun?  or is she a nurse?

Vintage black and white photo postcard is a pair with tomorrow's postcard.