Monday, February 28, 2011


Greetings from Wisconsin....With this vintage, large letter postcard.

The back of this unused card tells of all the attractions of Wisconsin.
Thinking of the people of Wisconsin as they continue to make history.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Rally Day

Happy Rally Day!  This little gem of a card is a Rally Day Invitation - a reminder of a bygone holiday.  Celebrated to honor George Washington's Birthday, this year's Rally Day is February 23.
The card is a cute, color illustration showing three children with alphabet blocks.

Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day

To commemorate President's Day

A fabulous color pamphlet

It folds out to show caricatures of all the presidents,

from George Washington to Waren Harding.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Caption this!

A vintage, black and white photo post card, used in the 1980's. The typical postcard template is printed on the back of the card. It was probably found at an antique store.  The front is labeled "Margaretta & Edith"  there are no other clues as to who these two are.  What's their story? 

Finding photos like these reminds me of the blog Forgotten Old Photos.  But at their site, they actually find a good number of the people (or their descendants) that are in the pictures.  You can find some amazing stories at that blog.

I, however, am not so persistent.  I just make up quotes for my old photos.

For this one:  Margaretta "I won't tell, if you don't tell."  Edith "Quit pulling my hair, will you?"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

President Johnson

In honor of President's Day, next week

Part of a large collection of Presidential postcards, ranging from Washington to Clinton, and even a few Bush thrown in.  Some are serious, some are humorous. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby in a Basket

I love this little guy...

"Some of the products made by our American Indians"
This is part of a larger collection of vintage Native American photos and post cards.  Although the language on the card is dated (ahem, not PC) the cards depict a variety of people, art, geography, and culture. 
This one has bright colors, printed on textured paper.  This little guy is anything but happy.  Poor kid!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Wish

My Valentine Wish
Just a friendly greeting
That to you will say--
How much I wish
You happiness
Upon this Valentine's Day.
A bright and colorful Valentine's post card.  A lovely girl is a flouncy dress, and metalic gold hearts complete the card. 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hearty Birthday Wishes!

Happy Birthday, my friend!
A week filled with birthdays and celebrations! 
I love this quirky vintage card.  It has a beautiful flower horseshoe and it's fuzzy!  What a fabulous vintage card.  Who wouldn't like to receive a furry floral birthday message?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my 12-year-old daughter!  Wow! 
(Beautiful, vintage color and gilt postcard with relief texture.  I love the colors and the sweet meadow scene in the center.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

St. Valentine's Greeting

Dear girl, I send
my love to thee
As pure and true
as love can be.

  Another vintage Valentine's greeting, this one with a sappy little poem. To borrow this image for your own art or craft usage, right click and save to your computer.  Personal use only, please. 

Another postcard over at Art + Food + Friends, perfect for Valentine's greetings.

Monday, February 7, 2011


being asked one day
True Beauty to define
With magic touches He produced
Your Portrait,

 A sweet Valentine sentiment on this vintage Valentine postcard.  To borrow this image for your own art or craft usage, right click and save to your computer.  Personal use only, please. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Caption this!

An intriguing black and white vintage photo postcard.  This one has a little imprint in the lower right corner C-A-P. 
Perhaps she's singing a love song.  What's her story?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A great Chicago postcard.  The colors and textures are great in this photo collage of the Windy City.  (never mind the unfortunate little pen scribble in the upper right)  Thinking of my family in Chicagoland, today.
Stay warm, Chicago!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Little Honey

I'm looking for a Little Honey Like You
  A cute color postcard - a sweetheart message.  Reminds me of the Valentine cards we traded in school.
To borrow this image for your own art or craft usage, right click and save to your computer.  Personal use only, please.  Enjoy!