Saturday, 18 February 2017

Gratitude

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend which this week is ‘Gratitude’.   If you would like to see what other folk have chosen to post this  week please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.

Since I am grateful for all the cards I receive I could have picked any card from my collection.  However, I settled for these -

0001 From Kseniya in Belarus - I'm grateful for all snail-mail.



0012 From Monica in Sweden -I am always grateful for flowers that peep through snow -


2179 - From Anastasia in Belarus.  I am, of course, exceedingly grateful for my new grandchildren.


2188 From Monica in Sweden - I am always grateful for the collection of family photos on the dresser and the happy days they represent.

2328 - From Sini whose travels from Finland take her all over the world.  A classic example of my gratitude for friends who think of me while on their travels.



3012 From EJ in The Netherlands - And we are all grateful to the postmen who deliver our mail.


Friday, 10 February 2017

Love

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend which this week is ‘Love’.   If you would like to see what other folk have chosen to post this  week please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.

2608 - From Gabriella, a postcrosser.



This is one I haven't received - it's one I sent.


0041 - A mother's love from a Finnish postcrosser.



0045 - A pet's love, from Danielle in Nebraska, USA.



4000 - And from Susanne in Germany - the love of life!



Sunday, 5 February 2017

Happiness

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend which this week is ‘Happiness’.   If you would like to see what other folk have chosen to post this  week please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.

I've chosen some Rena Zeniuk blue cats (from Katya and her mum, Marina, in Ukraine)  to show this theme.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

A miscellany

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend which this week is ‘Anything you wish’.   If you would like to see what other folk have chosen to post on this ‘free’ week please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.

Here are just a few of the wonderful cards I have received in the past couple of months.

4266 From Susanne in Germany – one of the super Findus and Pettson cards by Swedish author Sven Nordqvist.



4269 From Monica in Sweden – Barn Elves by Eva Wilsson


4307 Malaga in Spain from Eva in Morocco.



4308 From Danielle in the USA – The Knitting Girl (1869) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.


 4313 From Heleen in the Netherlands – the Rijksmuseum library.



4327 And another elf – this time one of Lennart Helje’s – the King of the Forest – from Monica.


 4328 Finally, from Susanne again – one of my favourite reading woman cards – 



Saturday, 7 January 2017

Trains and trams

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend.  If you would like to see other folk’s posts on this subject please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.



Trains and trams are not a subject I particularly collect so I more often send them than receive them.  This is one I sent to Yoshio in my early days of Postcrossing.


This is one I sent to JarieLyn, an acquaintance in the USA who collects train postcards.  You may recognise it - it's the Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter.  It runs up part of the West coast of Scotland and Partner-who-loves-tea and I saw it a couple of years ago.


1564 - From JarieLyn in the USA.


1526 From Natallia in Belarus - a super card which the trains merely create the background for.



Saturday, 31 December 2016

Clocks and time

This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend.  If you would like to see other folk’s posts on this subject please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links.  They are always well worth viewing.

In 2015 I had clocks as my theme and there is a special blog devoted to them at Scriptor's Clock Cards.   It is impossible to picvk out just a couple as favourites so I settled for these random ones...

2655 - From Eva in Morocco.



2891 - from Katya in Ukraine.



2437 - mail art from Heleen in the Netherlands.



2294 - from Susanne in Germany- 


HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone.




Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Reading

If there is one theme on postcards that I like without exception it is reading - women reading (the most common), men reading, children reading, animals reading...  Most of m,y friends are well aware of this and as a result I get quite a lot of them.  Here are just a few of the latest ones.

4267 - from Renate in Austria.


By Austrian artist Franz von Defregger (1835-1921).  And this was the super stamp on the card.


4282 - From Susanne in Germany.   By Carl Larsson (1853-1919)



4273 - Another from Susanne. The bookworm by H Fenner-Behmer.


4225 - From Eva in Morocco.  By Rene Magritte.


4239 - From Heleen in the Netherlands.  'I always stay with you' by Sjoerd Kuijper.


4252 - Owl by Jorg Block  from Susanne.


4253 - also from Susanne.


4254 - And another of Susanne's.  "Sitting nude with pillow" 1911 by  August Mackie.

4258 - Susanne -


4259 - Susanne - Findus by Sven Nordqvist.


4261 - Yet another from my German friend, Susanne.



4309 - From my generous Susanne by Rudi Herzlmeier.  I can't tell if the budgerigar is reading as well!


4319 - From Heleen in the Netherlands.  This Rembrandt card came from the Rijksmuseum.  The painting dates from 1662.



4314 - From Heleen.  Old woman reading by Gerard Dou.  This face has such character.


I have received many more but I had better leave it there for now.  I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed receiving (and of course READING them).