Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Laundry Line Notes

I have been finding more treasures - looking through boxes that have been stored away for years or while cleaning out the drawers of an old dresser.  Post cards, note cards, greeting cards galore!  Here's the first few to share, from a set of pretty note cards I found in the back of a drawer of an old desk; there are about 10 different designs, here are two, with the center one being what the backs look like - a little post card.
I love the kistchy laundry theme .  These would be great for scrapbooking or collage.  Feel free to "borrow" and use the image.  Right click the image and save to your computer for later use.  There are a few more images in this collection, I will post them over the next few weeks.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Caption this!

What do you think this old cowyboy would be saying in this photo.  I assume it's a re-enactment of sorts of a "Wild West" scene.

Caption this:
"C'mon, Bess, you need more git up in your giddy-up!"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vintage Bathing Beauty

A simple, vintage bathing beauty... I am not sure what she's lounging on, but it doesn't look comfortable. The back of the card has no identifying marks or name, perhaps she's a movie starlet from a time gone by.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Googly Gator

This googly gator gets me every time - he has a squeaker embedded in between two layers of card.  When ever I pull a new card to post, he gives a squeak!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Caption this!

The caption that comes with this image is "The first one I landed"  But surely something more clever than that is running through this fisherman's head.  This card is undated, but the image and paper indicate it is quite old. 
What do you think this chap would say?
Caption this:


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

No. 7 Lover's Lane


Ah! Sweet the hours of springtime,
       When the heart inclines to woo,
And it's deemed all right for the gallow wight
       To do what he wants to do.

This is a sweet, but odd, vintage card with a funny little poem.  There is no other additional information on the card.  What to you make of the sweet verse?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Welcome to my Kanga-Room

Thought I'd send you a picture of our room!
I think the color travel card is so funny.  I am not sure what the yo-yo has to do with the scene, but the Kangaroo looks pretty annoyed.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Caption this!

The back simply says Souvenir Chicago.

This is a silly card - probably a photo-prop with a hole for the person's head.  It is odd because it looks so disembodied. The signature on the front is hard to read, perhaps "Jill Carroll"?
What was this person thinking?!?
Caption this:
"Help, Help!  I'm stuck!  Get me out of here!"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Naughty Boys

I think this card is fun for it's naughty image - with those cute innocent boys.  Just the thing some little boys would do...
This illustrated postcard was sent in 1979, however the paper quality, printing and image would indicate that it's much older.  There is no caption on the back, however there is an identifying stamp.  I have looked a bit into the  markings on the backs of old postcards, but this was one I couldn't readily find.  Do you know the maker of this mark?

Unfortunately it's somewhat obscured by the writing.  It's interesting that the older postcard makers used some sort of printing stamp to mark their cards.  This is helpful when trying to identify the date and origin of the card.  Leave me a comment if you can offer some more information for this card.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A girl and her dog

A langorous [sic] mermaid and her adorable pet add to the
glamour of this Dexter beauty scene.
I think the caption on the back of this card is almost as cheesy as the photo on the front.  This is a Genuine Natural Color card, Made by Dexter Press, Inc.  Looking at the image, I would guess it was from the late 50's.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


It's been HOT here!  This funny illustrated postcard comes in many incarnations, each with a different desert-climate city on the top panel of the sign.  I have several of them, each with a different city.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Western Saturday Night

I love this silly card from the 50's.  It's fun to look at all the detail that went into this illustration.
Is this what your Saturday night looks like?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Caption this!

A unique vintage photo postcard of a woman holding a flower wreath around her face, with one big blossom perched atop her head.  The imges of people are blurred in the background.

What do you think she's thinking?

"Really, now, I am not sure this is what I signed up for."

As part of Friendship Friday, add a caption to my Friday postcards.  Take a look at The Best Hearts are Crunchy, where she hosts Postcard Friendship Friday, every Friday.