Friday, July 24, 2009

Postcard Friday - Recent postcards

I received some postcards recently so thought I would post them. The first one is from an old friend who lives in North Carolina - she is DH's second mom and a huge influence in his life. Lovely wonderful friend and she sent me this beautiful postcard which is from a painting called "Cat on Rug" by Lucy Willis . Can't you just feel the soft summer air and the breeze moving thru the trees?
I received 3 great postcards from Marianne this week along with my ABC-ATC trade. Marianne is a wonderful artist and does everything in a very special way - her ATC came packaged in a delicate pink gauzy small bag - just the perfect package for her wonderful work.

Anyway - the first one was made by her son Felix a few years ago - and is delightful. Check out the picture below and see the trees and the houses and the little apartment buildings. And the KLM plane and the blue clouds - just great.
The second one is an old postcard that she had and decided to send to me for Postcard Friday - and is a great still life. I'm not sure what is says on the front but my interpretation is "Have a drink and a smoke while you give yourself a manicure and splash some aftershave onto your smooth cheeks" (I'm paraphrasing to be sure) Isn't it great? Such an interesting set of items on this card.
This third one came from Marianne also and is going onto my list of favorite cards. Isn't it just classic little Dutch kids? That blond hair and rosy cheeks! And the adorable puppies! I don't know if I ever mentioned it but one of my best friends is Dutch and she had 5 little girls who all looked like this when they were small. Two of them were our godchildren and they were just the most adorable little kids you'd ever see. I love this postcard.


Thank you Marianne - these are a wonderful addition to my postcard collection and a great post for Postcard Friday.

22 comments:

dmarks said...

Nothing cuter than puppies. They look like cocker spaniels to me.

sukipoet said...

fun cards. I believe she sent me that last one once also.

caseytoussaint said...

These are all wonderful, but I especially love the play of shadows in the top one.

Sheila said...

I think my favourite would be the top one, but it's a hard, hard choice. I think "hartelijk gefeliciteerd" means heartfelt congratulations, sincere congratulations, something like that.

marianne said...

Hahaha!!!!! The translation is Happy Birthday! (but I like your translation better!!!!) Displayed are the gifts you were likely to get in those days. It is a card from the sixties I think. It has been in a shoebox at my parents for years and For years in my cardbox, it is so lovely old fashioned........
The card with the kids are bought on an antique market. I had a whole stack but now (20 years later) I have only a few left. I love them.

Glad you liked them Mim!

Debby said...

They are all fabulous, great post. I especially love the first one, so creative.
debby

Artist Unplugged said...

Love your postcard translation!!!! Ha. I like the shadows on the cat card! What a sweet ATC from Felix and the last postcard is sweet! You have a lovely, lovely weekend.

soulbrush said...

they are all lovely, the top one is my favourite with felix's one coming a close second.

Lynn said...

Wonderful cards all. I too love the Dutch children...and that top one in the shade, the chair and cat. Wonderful. What a fun collection you have!

Marina Miranda said...

Fabulous postcards!happy PFF
:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I enjoy seeing your collection. These are great.

kj said...

how can we get marianne to time travel? if she can go backwards via these postcards, surely she can go forward too...

these are just super neat.

xoxo

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are great. I love the first one of the painting. I guess it is a painting.

Robin said...

lovely postcards....
Thank you for sharing them.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

katie jane said...

Very, very nice cards. Each one so special and meaningful. I especially like the first one with the cat.

Aimee said...

These are all so pretty!

studio lolo said...

Marianne is the epitomy of graciousness and generosity. Wow! I love all three. How special to get one done by her son!

Now I'm going to want to spot special postcards for you when I'm fleamarketing!

Marie Reed said...

I'm especially smitten with the one done by her son too! The KLM is priceless!

papel1 said...

What a nice assortment so postcards.
Judy

Debra Kay said...

Happy Postcard Friday!...of course, now it's Saturday-I'm late!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

How unique and special all of them are, each one so different. The Dutch one reminds me of Hummel children statues and the childs view of the plane--adorable. I will have to say the one with the manicure set is a little odd as I've always done my manicures while sipping whiskey and smoking a ceegar, don't you?

Carole said...

Great cards. I'm partial to the first one with the black cat....:-)