Monday, February 08, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Antique Labels





I found these postcards of Antique Vegetable Crate Labels on a road trip across country when I was moving out to Seattle. I never sent them to anyone, cause I just loved looking at them myself!!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

January 2016 Reading



The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig (library) I found this book on a list of stuff to read if you like Downton Abbey. It is set in that era of the 20's with changing social structure in England.
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (library) yes, the Lauren Graham that starred in Gilmore Girls. The book is about a young actress in NYC and it was a lot of fun. Chick Lit for sure, Reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada and that TV Show Younger.
The Revenant by Michael Punke (library) Very Good book. They made it a movie and I have not seen the movie yet, but I only hope it is as good as the book.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (library) great stories, I love his little commentaries before each story.
The Traitor's Wife by Alison Pataki (library) the story of Benedict Arnold's wife. I really enjoy this authors historical novels
The Color of Secrets by Lindsay Ashford (library) WWII about a British woman who falls in love with a black American GI. And all the complications that that brings. I enjoyed it.
Making History by Carolyn See (library) Meh, not my favorite....about a family in California....too much money, too entitled. Bleh
Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon (library) I like this author, she is like the fast food version of Gillian Flynn. (Gone Girl) same sort of Psychological Horrorish Thriller.
Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys (library) Very similar to The Orphan Train that I read last year about orphans in America, but this one is a little more disturbing....children were shipped off to Australia from England and often they were just taken from their mothers. There is a movie also!!
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (library) McLain also wrote The Paris Wife which was fabulous. This one follows the life of Beryl Markham! Out of Africa fans,you might like this one
A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George (library) I  just love her and this is her latest
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (library) I just love that I am learning all the history I should have learned in school from Sarah Vowell. Very interesting!! 
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (library) again if you are a Gone Girl, Jennifer McMahon, The Girl on the Train, etc fan....this is of the same vein with an unreliable narrator.  

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Space




These postcards came from a Planetarium or Museum. Pleiades, Saturn and Mars.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Ansel Adams




Some of the best Art cards ever, Ansel Adams Photographs!! Love these and I have sent and received these many times over the years.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Sting



One of my favorites! That middle card was on my bulletin board during college. "Brand New Day" was sent to me by a friend. These types of postcards could be found at record stores.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Crowns


These postcards are of crowns obviously and I think these are in the collection at the Louvre in Paris. The postcards were sent to me by a friend who lives in Illinois. With messages on the back about how their summer was going! I know my friend has not visited the Louvre and I know they have not been to Paris, so I don't know where they got the postcards, but they are pretty random and could have come from a museum gift shop or a bookstore.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Monday's Postcard 2016: Trees


So this year, I set out a challenge to all those folks who say.....it is easy for you to send postcards, Amanda, you travel everywhere. Well, I just have to say that you don't have to travel to send postcards. There are lots of postcards available everywhere that don't have anything to do with a specific place. And to prove it, this year, all the postcards from my collection that I am going to post are generic. They come from bookstores and card shops. They are pieces of artwork and photos of interesting things. They are cartoons and recipes. Cute animals and pretty flowers. And many of them were sent to me by family and friends! These particular postcards, I purchased in Sweden because I loved the artwork.