May 15, 2009

Such A Pretty Postcard...






Marie Reed is hosting
POSTCARD FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY
so I thought I join in! This will the prefect
thing to make me gather, dust off and
just plain remember all the postcards
I have stashed in various "safe places"!






I have been collecting vintage postcards for
a million years...I always tell myself that I
am buying them the USE!!






To make something really neat...but that was
just a big fat lie! Only recently have I been
able to use a few a gift tags...they are like
children, so hard to part with!!






I have some for every season & occasion, so
I do use them for decorations and I have a few,
that I really love, out all the time (although
they had to be put "up high" since the furry
monster came to live with me!).














I may not be able to bring myself to part
with my postcards...but I did scan these
for anyone who might want to use them
for a crafty project!!!

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your vintage postcards with us. They are beautiful! Have a nice Sunday! Twyla

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love your stuff and your blog!
    xoxo
    Dollybelle

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  3. I have the same problem buying vintage postcards and paper. I want to cut them and turn them into something beautiful. I just can't make myself use them. You have a beautiful collection!

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  4. When I first got here I am scanning down thru your post thinking how much I love your old postcards and what a great pink Saturday post...not...this is your Sunday post. LOL...And you were so sweet give us a change to grab a copy which I did ...thank you very much. ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn

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  5. They are beautiful! And I know just what you mean! I have tons of vintage greeting cards and just cant seem to part with them either, unless they are scanned, lol!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  6. Oh I have the same problem with postcards and especially pretty greeting cards. I have so many greeting cards and just recently went through them and took some of the cards to a place in Mich where they recycle. Teachers buy them for school projects and such. But postcards are different. I have many old beautiful ones from my aunt & uncle that traveled to all 52 states. So hard to get rid of any.
    I love your vintage postcards. They look so pretty framed!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  7. Just beautiful! love the bluebirds! t.x

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  8. I love all these old postcards. I can't resist them either!

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  9. Ohhh thanks M.... I love the one with the bible verse and the one with blue bird.... don't part with them they are just glorious.... you need them really you do..
    HUgs
    Linda

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  10. oh, your postcards are just gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Beautiful cards. thank you for sharing.

    Karen

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  12. Oh I LOVE that bluebird card...beautiful!

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  13. I love vintage postcards too! Aren't they fun? I have some tucked here an dthere and the rest are in a basket on the family room side table.
    I loved seeing yours!

    Have a sweet week!

    Love,
    Sue

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  14. Lovely vintage postcards!
    Thanks for sharing them with us
    Hugs
    Marcela

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  15. Thanks for your visit, glad you enjoyed the flowers. Your vintage post card collection is absolutely wonderful. You have quite a grouping, I know they can be hard to find at times...ENJOY YOUR COLLECTION>

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  16. I totally hear ya. I can't seem to cut the few I have. Thanks for sharing the scans. I'm gonna have to use the one with the pink roses. It's so pretty! Thanks!!!
    -Karoline

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  17. I have vintage greeting cards that use to belong to my mother. I found 6 boxes of them when we cleaned out the house. I just love looking at them. They are to me better that what we get now.

    You gave me an idea to frame some.

    Ciao
    Glenda

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  18. I DO NOT think I would part with those. You know you'll just end up regretting it. That's what always happens to me anyway!
    Brenda

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  19. Those are some really dreamy postcards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh, so pretty! Thank you so much for taking the time to scan some. I collect a few for holidays and such. I love when they've actaully been used.
    Nikki

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  21. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. About the baksets, my hubby got those for me (15th anniversary!)in one of those subscriptins. So I got one every other month for a year and then got the shelf with the last one. They are made by the Bradford Basket Co and are minis. I also have some Longaberger & Peterboro, but am not actively collecting them since my house if bursting at the seams! LOL!
    Please come visit me again! I am adding you to my list.

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  22. Your vintage postcard collection is wonderful! Thanks for sharing them, I have enjoyed looking at them!

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  23. Your are so funny! You make me laugh!--your little match box thingie turned out beautifully!

    Hugs

    cielo

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  24. I love vintage postcards too and have a small collection of them. I love the Santa Ones and Valentine ones the most.

    I love your little matchbook covers. Do you sell them? They would be perfect to go with a candle as a gift.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  25. Beautiful cards!!! I understand not wanting to use them. I often scan mine to use in artwork but save the originals.

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  26. I so happy that you joined! I'm clapping and jumping for joy! TYour postcards are just beutifulll.. so dainty and feminine! I like that you have to hide them from the furry monster;) I'm going to scroll through your blog to see if I can find a picture of him!

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  27. Agreed; they are very hard to part with. That's why I could never be in the vintage postcard business!

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  28. I buy Birthday and Sister cards to send to my sister. I keep some of my favorite birthday cards for myself. One thing you can do is print the scanned cards you want to keep on cardstock. I use the kind that they sell in office supply stores and fold in half after printing. Sometimes I print inside, but you can also leave the inside blank.

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  29. Hi
    Happy PFF.
    Happy to find out I am in good company.
    Parting with the many cards I have stashed for projects is not going to happen any time soon.
    I always get detoured when going through them and have so much fun they go back into their special box for another day.
    Blessings of joy to you
    for the weekend.

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  30. Love your postcards. I've got a few that I keep in my china cabinet to brighten things up a bit.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing these, so kind of you!

    XX

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  32. Wonderful cards! I'm like you...I always have a hard time parting with postcards I buy. I buy them with the intention of sending them, but then I always want to keep them. So, now, I just buy extra! :)

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  33. What beautiful sometimes exquisite postcards you have here.

    Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  34. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful postcards. They are all awesome, I can't pick a favorite!
    I found you through Marie's Pastcard blog but I have yet to sign up for it. I think I must!

    Smiles, Cyndi

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  35. Oh, thank you for sharing those beautiful cards with us and for giving us the chance to use them too. I haven't seen some of these. You've got a good eye for vintage and I appreciate it. xxoo

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