I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years Postcards

Hello, everyone!
In honor of our New Year, today I am sharing some postcards from the flea market!
I don't really collect postcards! No, reeeally...I just buy them for their old-fashioned charm and interesting graphics. To use as tags or in my collages. These are a few offbeat and fun New Years cards. They date from 1908 to 1912.
This is the first one I ever bought...

because I DO collect (and make) Man-in-the Moon images and  things.

He's a little bit scary!

As is this card. Carpe diem, anyone? Or do I mean tempus fugit...

Not sure I'd be thrilled to receive Grim Reaper wishes, how about you? LOL!

This pretty card has a more genteel aspect, very dainty!

I like the Christmassy holly and bow---and the tiny violets, so sweet.

I also enjoy the old penny stamps and postmarks, the messages and old-timey names: Horace, Isabell, Ellis, Elliot...

PS I made it through the drifted snow and fog, down to my beach! More on that in a day or two.
Have a great year!


                      ...gone to the beach