Monday, December 26, 2011

Vintage Postcards



REMINDER: Linky Party January 1st, 2012

 Alison @The Polohouse is having a linky party on January 1st,
and since the topic is "Collections", I was looking around the house for something to use for a party post. 

Unfortunately, I tend to accumulate odds and ends, rather than  collecting beautiful or interesting objects. 
But, I do have a collection of antique and vintage postcards that I "inherited" from my mother and grandmother, and one or two cards I found at an antique mall.


Let me show you a few Christmas and New Year's cards.




This one has a 1930 post mark and is addressed to my mother.






I bought this card at an antique mall. The sheep, and castle in the distance, makes me think of Ireland...




...it was sent to the wrong town.  I wonder if Mrs. McDougall ever got it?





New Year's cards are a good idea. I never seem to get all my Christmas cards sent on time.






Love the little roof tops on the houses. 






This one was sent in an envelope to my parents the year they were married...1939.
Such a formal message from a dear friend. :)


I hope you enjoyed these vintage post cards. There are lots of them in the shoe box, so you may see more of them before the party.
See you at Alison's on January 1st 
and Patti and Paula @ Ivy and Elephants for What's Up Wednesday.


Hope you had a great Christmas.
Babs

30 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great collection of old cards. So neat that you have a couple that were your family members.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Babs,
I love your collection of vintage cards! I hope you show more of them.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great collection Babs! Love the vintage cards! Martina

Sarah said...

Babs, these are delightful. How special that they are from your mother and grandmother. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Really enjoyed seeing your collection of vintage postcards, dear friend! I, too,look for seasonal postcards when we are at antique malls and flea markets. They are getting harder to find, lately. How precious that these belonged to your Mother!
Fondly,
Pat

Kelly said...

It's so great that you have those old beautiful cards! I have some old postcards that I bought at an antique store years ago and I love seeing the old handwriting on them and the dates. It definitely captures how different times were back then. It's even better that you have some that belonged to your own family!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful vintage postcards! I love the one addressed to your mother the best.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love anything vintage! Thanks for sharing.

New End Studio said...

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Gloria at New End Studio.

Richard Cottrell said...

The old post cards were so extra beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Richard from my Old historic House.

Mary said...

Babs~ I LOVE your collection of vintage cards! I only wish mine were from family members~ they were all found at a flea market! I love the graphics & the sentiments expressed! Your sheep herder scene is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these :)

Kathleen said...

Oh they are lovely! I gave up on Cmas cards a few years ago. I remember my mom writing cards for hours night after night! Now you get one with computer labels and not a word written on it.
Things change!
Does dust count as a collection? :)

CAS said...

I think that is a wonderful collection. They are each so exquisite & detailed. They are beautiful.

Thanks, Babs, for taking a peek at my "studio." It is truly wonderful to have that space. My "grands" absolutely love spending time doing things in there -- so much fun!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, & I wish you a very Happy New Year!
xoxo, CAS

Sue said...

Hi Babs and a Happy New Year!!......I love this post....I love old greeting cards...I have many that were my parents...sent from my father to my mother when they were dating......he was so romantic....he would sign them just with his last name and year.....like...
"Lackie 36'".......we still laugh about it.....
Stop by the blog......Sophie's calendar is posted....daughter only makes one copy.....just for me!! so I like sharing it with my blogging friends....I know she enjoys the comments eery one leaves......Hugs, Sue.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your post! You are so cleaver! Happy new Year!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Babs,
What a wonderful collection of antique postcards. I have some that i made into a garland that hangs from my mantle at Christmas. It's awesome that some were sent to your parents. Thanks for the heads up about the linky party. I will be joining. My problem, I collect TOO much! Have a wonderful New Year!

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness... those are beautiful!!! I love the vintage postcard graphics... I would paper my walls with them if I wasn't skeert of messing them up. LOL

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Happy Happy New Year!!!

;-D robelyn

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a great collection sweet Babs, I so love vintage post cards, I don't have any, though. Wish my mom would have kept hers. I love the idea of framing them and placing them on a special part of the house. Thanks for sharing about the Polo House party, I didn't know. I would like to wish you my dear lady the most wonderful and happiest New Year 2012! Love,
FABBY

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great collection! Oh, my! I'd better try and get some collection together soon!?
Hope you share with us, too at "What's It Wednesday". We'd love to have you.
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Patti

Audrey said...

What a lovely collection...love the graphics and the faded colors.
Audrey

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love the vintage post cards. Anything vintage is wonderful to me. My daughter and I found a booth that has tubs of them in our local antique mall..and it was so much fun going through them. Yours are so extra special! :)
Happy New Year, my friend...
I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better in the new year.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

These are fantastic Babs!
I wish I had some from my family. I do have some of their old cards, but not a single postcard!
Thanks so much for having this ready to link up! Love the old graphics and artwork. Nothing better.

Happy New Year!
Thanks again for the shout out about the Linky Party!

xox
Alison

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your vintage post cards, they are one of my favorite things to collect. Have a great New Years, Laura

Sarah said...

Babs, it's fun to see these again. I have some vintage Thanksgiving post cards and some from the 4th of July, but none for Christmas or New Year's Eve. Such fun to see these graphics. Thanks for sharing!
Happy 2012! ~ Sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful collection! I love the old vintage cards, for all occasions!

Happy New Year!

Katherine

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thanks again Babs for linking up!
You are such a sweetie!
xoxox
Alison

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Babs! Happy New Year to you. I love your collection of vintage cards. The graphics on these vintage cards are so lovely I would want to frame them and see them all year. Thank you for sharing them. All the best to you and yours in 2012!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

One of my favortie things to pick up. How nice you have some that were your Mothers's and grandparents.

Paula said...

I can't get enough of old postcards. The designs are so pretty and I love reading the messages, too.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Hi,
Stopping by from The Polohouse. I love that some of your old cards are family heirlooms. They are all so pretty.

Lynette - Sweet Posy Dreams