With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Vintage Postcards

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Vintage Postcards

I am usually not a collector of things but I do hold dear my very sweet, vintage postcards.
They fit perfectly in this gorgeous crystal box that was given to me from my daughter.
More contemporary in design than my other pieces, I love the facets on the lid that catch and play with light!
Here are a few of my favorite postcards:
Lots of Christmas Postcards
Sentiments for Best Wishes!
Birthday Greetings
Happy Easter Wishes
I love the beautiful handwriting on this one!
A one cent stamp postmarked 1909.
Someone who took advantage of every inch of space for their correspondence.
Love the upside down, askew stamp too.
Remember when little boys were addressed as Master?
My favorite postcard, received as a surprise from a very sweet and thoughtful blogging friend!
Thank you again, Marie!
Joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

22 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness!! How lovely these all are! The vintage images were just so sweet!! and they do fit wonderfully in your crystal box!!

Great post!! iI eally enjoyed it!!

Debbie

Mildred said...

I love vintage postcards but only have a few. The illustrations are so sweet and the handwriting and names are always interesting too. That's a lovely box to keep yours in. I remember seeing a postcard in a special frame one time that was glass on both sides so that you could see both the front and back without actually handling the card.

Deb said...

They're all so beautiful...what a precious thing to collect...and they don't take up much room!! ;)

marie said...

Postcards are a wonderful thing to collect and your collection is really beautiful! I love the bluebird birthday postcard...there's something about those "distant scenes" surrounded by a close-up that appeal to me!

It blesses my heart to know that the postcard I sent you is a favorite of yours!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

These bring back so many memories. My grandmother kept every postcard her relatives from Germany would send to her. And they were all written in German. When my grandmother passed away, my cousin quickly went through her things and took most of all the really nice things, like her postcard collection. I miss seeing them. I have a few that she had given to me when I was younger. Great collection!

Julie Harward said...

I love them...and what a nice way to collect and display them...I wonder if any of the future generation will know anything about..handwriting!

Dishesdone said...

Lovely, lovely postcards! and such a beautiful box to keep them in! I love the old postcards, such rich history!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

All so very pretty. The cards have a certain old time charm...and the way you photographed them?--------outstanding!!

My Victorian Ribbon Afghan------done!!!

Shelia said...

I, too, love these olden postcards and that handwriting was so beautiful! It's a shame we don't learn to write like that today. I have a few little friends in their eighties with a similar style handwriting.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stefanie said...

they are gorgeous!!!!

Dayle said...

Such treasures. My sister has a stack of old postcards, too. Love looking through them.

Jennifurla said...

Oh I love them, so pretty & simple

EG Wow said...

The postcards are wonderful!

Diane said...

Lori, thank you for visiting and for your very kind comments about my new blog look and the creations Holly and I have been making for our etsy shop.
I so agree with you about old postcards. They're really a view into the thoughts and feelings and tenor of our past and ordinary people, aren't they. What always amazes me is the beautiful script they had. We've lost that. I know I have - I tend to get so sloppy with handwriting because my thoughts go so much faster than my hands can keep up as they do on the keyboard.
Again, thank you for visiting, beautiful lady.
Blessings,
Diane

Diane said...

PS: About taking up every available space in correspondence: I have several letters from the 1800s where the person wrote over the previous words perpendicularly to save paper!
It's very difficult to read!
Hugs, Diane

Ann said...

What a lovely collection you have and that crystal box is beautiful. Imagine only one cent to send a postcard, and then it was probably thought to be quite pricey :) I do remember when my children were little, my mother would send cards and always address my sons with Master on it

crochet lady said...

Those are beautiful vintage postcards! My mother was a collector of postcards of all kinds from all over. I have some of here collection of few of them are quite old, postmarked early 1900's from Paris and Germany with landscape scenes. I like the beautiful artwork on yours.

One thing I like to do when I shop at antique stores is look at the postcards. I am always intriuged to see what people wrote on them.

Linda said...

That is indeed a lovely collection! My husband and I always send postcards to the boys when we are out of town...even for a couple days, but they are the touristy kind. The thing is...the have kept them all! Once, being silly...we sent them one from our hometown to them in college and wrote "Wish you were here!"

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a wonderful collection and I love the pretty crystal box you keep them in. The handwriting is amazing, along with the 1 cent stamp, and of course I'm admiring all the beautiful birds! I wish we still exchanged greetings this way. It is truly a lost art. Thanks for a sweet "blast from the past!"

Ann Martin said...

It's so interesting to see things from the past like this. My dad still has a collection of Valentines my grandmother received in the early 1900s - just fascinating and very ornate compared to cards nowadays.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Such beautiful objects. I have a few vintage post cards and some greeting cards from my grandparents's gas station/grocery store in the country. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a great place to keep or display them. jan

Daisy said...

ahhh - I love those!!! I like to send postcards but mine are always pictures of the places I'm at ... I should try sending a random cute one like those :)

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