Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday's Postcard: Niagara Falls, NY

View of the Whirlpool, Niagara Falls, NY

Horse Shoe Falls from Table Rock, Niagara Falls, NY
These cards are from the 1930's and 40's.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday's Postcard: Bermuda

I discovered these postcards of Bermuda when we went on a cruise there in 2008. I was mesmerized by these paintings that were made into postcards.

I bought as many as I could find and then I found out that many of the images were collected into a book called, Glimpses of Bermuda, and I bought that too!
The artists were two ladies who lived in Bermuda. Many of their paintings are in the Bermuda National Gallery. Here is a website with some more details:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday's Postcard: Tulips

I am a huge fan of tulips, they are one of my favorite flowers and these postcards are from 1917 (the Happy Birthday card) and 1952 (the dark card). I have relatives in town visiting for the annual Skagit Valley Tulip festival. And I would like to wish a Happy Birthday to my cousin, DeAnna whose birthday is this week during tulip season!

Monday, April 08, 2013

Monday's Postcard: Valley Forge, PA

I began collecting postcards as a child while accompanying my Mom and Granny to Antique Stores and Flea Markets. I got dragged along on these shopping expeditions and after playing with the resident cat, my sister and I would be extremely bored. In order to give us something to occupy ourselves, my Mom would give us 50 cents and tell us to find something to buy. Postcards were often 5 or 10 cents. You could buy one or two and still have money left over for a Coca-Cola and a package of Lance crackers. While the older generation was debating the merits of chairs and tables. My sister and I were poring over boxes of cards trying to decide on the perfect one to buy. These postcards of scenes from the Valley Forge area were likely purchased while on a trip to Pennsylvania and Delaware visiting relatives.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Monday's Postcard: Easter Chicks

My Easter Chicks are from 1909 according to their postmarks. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter Monday!