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


  1. Pretty...pretty...thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Gert

  2. It's pretty funny how those images are creepy and makes one wonder why? However, I do find them intriguing and I totally understand why you would purchase them Lizzy.

  3. I LOVE the Man in the Moon!!! He was always my personal favorite!

    You collect and showcase some fabulous things!

    Thanks as always for sharing!

  4. It really is so interesting the card images that were used in times gone by. Much of it doesn't always makes sense to us in the here and now. Glad to hear you made it to the beach. I hope the snow has cleared a bit by now. We are still having mild weather here, clouds off and on. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy


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