Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Aquamaids on Parade

This is one of my all time favorite beach cards:
I think these 6 ladies are fabulous!  Mailed in 1960, this color photo card, is a great advertisement for Florida tourism.  The text on the back says:
The beautiful group of girls have
made the sport of water skiing popular over the
whole world by performing wonderful stunts
on skis during the four ski shows held daily
at Florida Cypress Gardens."

Monday, May 30, 2011

Heartiest Congratulations!

A beautiful, embossed congratulations card.  This one has lovely violets and shamrocks.  It is perfect for the season:  Congratulations on your (you fill in the blank) wedding, graduation, new baby, job, etc...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Caption this!

Another wise looking woman from an old, vintage black and white photo card.  She is dressed for the photo - hat, scarf, gloves and a fancy skirt.  No identifying markings on this card.  I wonder what her story is...
Caption this....
"Now look here, hurry up an take the darned picture. 
No body going to mess with me!"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vacation in the Ocean State

This one is a great travel card for the State of Rhode Island - not always the first place I think of for sun and the beach - but, it looks great in this card, doesn't it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wild Rose

A great reproduction, color postcard, labeled "Rosie 1909" 
I love how goofy she is - what a silly card.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Caption this!

She looks like a wise woman, doesn't she?  What advice do you think she would give?
This one is from an unused vintage black and white photo with a basic postcard back.

Caption this...
"Now, look here, deary, don't do anything I wouldn't do!"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vacation, anyone?

This is a nice tourist card from Fisherman's Warf in San Fransisco.  Funny card, though.  Look at all the people in the background who weren't really part of the photo.  They guy in the hat, on the right is wondering what the heck is going on!  Not sure all the flailing crabs will entice me to a vacation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another little piggy...

This is a lighter take on the pig card:

A fun vacation card proclaiming: "Met a lot of suckers here!"
The illustrations is a bit playful and fun on this color, vintage postcard.

Monday, May 9, 2011

This little piggy...

This card is not very glamorous!  A color photo of a sow and her piglets - the back of the card says "Almost a Dozen."  And, if you count, there are eleven little piggies in the photo. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flowers for Mom

Happy Mother's Day!
This is a lovely embossed and gilded flower postcard.  The back is a blank, traditional postcard back with not identifying markings.  The front is colored, cut out, and embossed.  It really is a pretty card.  Perfect for mom on Mother's Day!
Have a lovely day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Caption this!

This is an interesting old photo card.  It seemed so faded, I hesitated posting it onto the blog.

Original photo - faded and forlorn.
But when I used the "auto color correct" the details came through.  I think that the details are so interesting.  They seem to be sitting on some porch steps in front of a door, there's a rug beneath their feet.  She has a bird pattern on her stockings.  He's wearing a large pinkie ring and white socks. 
Antique photo postcard, color corrected.
The postcard was used, but there is also writing that says "Mabel + Jim" What's their story?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Gift for your Mother

Here's the perfect gift for your mother in law.  I love this humorous, vintage card!  I would suspect it's from the 1950's.  What do you think?
Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dear Friend!

Happy Birthday, dear friend!
A lovely vintage card with a sweet little poem.  This one was published in 1909.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Girl with Geranium

I love this beautiful hand-colored springtime postcard. There is just something about it that is so sweet and innocent.  This comes from an undated, hand-colored photo card printed in France.