Sunday, September 20, 2009

Denver Coors Field

Another magnificent post card from my sister.
Love the shape of the architecture.
(Click on Photo to enlarge)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Mexico

This is another post card from my sister.
I really like how colorful this one is.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Downtown Denver

This is a post card I received from my sister on one of her many business travels.
This is a scene of downtown Denver.
I think it is a gorgeous photo. 
It's picture perfect.
My sister is so sweet to take the time to write such detailed letters on a small postcard.
I love finding these in my mailbox.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jackson Hole, WY 2006

This isn't a vintage card, however, I love ALL post cards.
This is a scene from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and it is a card that I personally sent to my employees while I was on vacation in 2006.
Jackson Hole was extremely cold while we were there and we stayed one night.
It was a cute little town with all kinds of shops and restaurants, etc.
I recall buying a bunch of caligraphy pens while I was in one of the shops,
and I also bought some silver stones that had words on them such as
Dream and Believe
I wish I had taken the time to write more
and to say thank you in a bigger way.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Holiday Inn 1970

We all know this hotel.  It really hasn't changed too much in 35 + years.
No history needed on this one.
The post card isn't very attractive and there's nothing special about the Holiday Inn,
However, I wanted this post card because it is a hotel icon that represents middle America.
The note is short and sweet.
"Driving fine. Everyone is so nice- Love, Dorothy"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Balboa, Ca. 1970

Ah, doesn't this remind you of a beach scene from a Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello Movie?
I really like this post card.  There is nothing better than summer travels and this photo
expresses the fun and relaxation of vacation.
This post card is postmarked September 20, 1971.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tinker Swiss Cottage 1919

This Swiss Cottage is located in Rockford Illinois and was built in 1865 by businessman and one-time Mayor Robert Hall.  Today the cottage is a museum open to the public and filled with original furnishings.
If interested in the history you can go to the official website to learn more.
The setting is so serene and beautiful.  Doesn't it just make you want to take a stroll around the property?
Postmarked September 8, 1919.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Letter from a son Sept. 1915

I bought this post card because I really thought the poem was cute.
This is another card from my vintage collection.
Written September 6, 1915
Just a short little note to keep his mother updated.
Isn't that sweet?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO 1950

Today I am posting a beautiful card that showcases the magnificent Broadmoor Hotel.
The hotel is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was built in 1891. 
It started out as a gambling hotel casino.
However, in 1897 it was turned into boarding house and a girls day school.
In 1918 the hotel became a five star resort which still holds five star rating today.
The hotel has two golf courses, a tennis club, and a spa.
If you have any interest in learning more about the hotel CLICK HERE.
I have never been to this hotel, nor have I seen it in person, but I have been to Colorado Springs,
and it is a beautiful town.
You don't want to miss out on the imprint this person left for us to discover.
I devour all writings with a fervor.
It feeds my soul and nourishes my spirit, no matter how brief or simple the words.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Idaho Falls 1919

This is the beautiful Idaho Falls in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing the falls during our 2006 vacation.
We stayed at the Best Western Inn which is adjacent to the falls.
It was one of the nicest places where we stayed on our trip.
You can learn more about Idaho Falls by visiting The Chamber of Commerce.
This post card is post marked September 7, 1919
Don't you just love peeking into other people's travels?
When was the last time you sent a post card to someone?
I just sent a post card to some friends last month from my short trip to Nashville.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Oldest School House

This is one of my favorite post cards.
I love the scene of the children, listening so intently to their teacher;
and the fireplace in the background makes the room appear warm and cozy.
The items on the walls and the mantel add so much to the warmth of the room.
It puts a smile on my face and I wonder what lessons they were learning that day.
(Remember to click on the photos to see more detail and read the script)
This one is dated September 6th, 1936.  
This letter was written 73 years ago today.
I am so blessed to have this little piece of history.
This school house still stands today and allows daily tours.
To read about the architecture of the building and see what it looks like today
The history is fascinating.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Niagra Falls Aero Car


This card is postmarked 46 years ago today.
Click on the images to read the note and the description on the back of the card.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Smiles

I love the month of September. 
 It's a celebration of my birthday and my husband's birthday.
It signifies the end of summer and the beginning of holidays to come. 
This is usually the time my husband and I use to take our yearly vacation.  Everyone is back in school and so we avoid all the crowds.
Because today is the first day of September, I thought I would showcase all my postcards that were either written in September or postmarked in September. 
I think my first post card is special because it gives me a glimpse into the history of a department store that no longer exists.
I hope you enjoy!
The front of this post card shows the grounds of the Green Park Hotel in Blowing, NC
To read more about its history and to see what it looks like today
What intrigued me about this post card is that the woman addressed it to National Bella Hess,
one of the largest department store catalogs at the time.  
Notice the postmark is September 14, 1939
The woman is requesting the fall winter catlogue of 1939-1940
To read more interesting history on Bella Hess
Click here and here
It really is quite interesting if you're into learning about the history of business success.
To see a sample of what was in style in 1929
you can see it here, straight from the Bella Hess Catalogue.
I have more postcards to showcase this month
So stay tuned..........

Friday, August 28, 2009

Oklahoma Fun In The Tub

This is a postcard I received from my sister.  She travels on business quite frequently, so I always get a little something in the mail to represent her travels.  This is the most recent postcard that I received.  I like it because it is colorful and fun.  Don't you think it's just the cutest postcard?

I have a postcard scrapbook just for the ones she sends.  I'm glad she thinks of me while she's visiting other places.  I love to share in her experiences. 

Dunster House ~ Harvard University

Dunster House
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussettes
One of the many undergraduate dormitories, and part of the large campus.
Harvard has an annual enrollment of over 10,000 students.
Founded 1636, it is the oldest college in the United States
It looks like the postmark on this card is 1968 or 1969.
I bought this postcard yesterday in Las Vegas, NV at a little antique shop called Josette's Antiques.
It is owned by a charmning lady who has owned the shop for more than 20 years.  I was attracted to this particular postcard because of the contrast of the fun caption against the backdrop of the serious building.
They will be one of the vendors in attendance at the Old Time Peddler's Faire Antique and Collectibles Show at The Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, Ca.
October 10-11, 2009
For more information about the event click here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Great sites to enjoy

I love postcards and I love letters. To me, the written word is much more personal and intimate. Writing from the heart is an art. It's a shame that more people don't make themselves vulnerable and put their thoughts and feelings onto paper to communicate. Writing letters and sending post cards is a way to leave an imprint in this world. It's creating history and a treasure for someone in the far future to discover and read. What a remarkable find, to be able to read about something so close to one's heart, to read about how a person lived or how much things cost. I want to leave my imprint. I want people to know that my life was/is good enough to write about.

I heard today that vulnerability is courageous. To write from the heart, one must tap into his/her vulnerability to make it real. That's what a life of happiness is all about.

Go visit Richard at Moody's postcards to see more lovely postcards.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Residence of Gray Craig (1909)

I purchased this post card just a few days ago at an antique mall.
It was the old brick building and its reflection in the water that I was attracted to.
Also, the postmark of 1909 sealed the deal.
I found an original article about this house written in 1904, showing the very same image as on my postcard.
If you'd like to read the full article click here:


The backs of the postcards are always my favorite part. I love reading the thoughts of people and seeing how detailed they get in their descriptions.

This one is addressed to:

Miss Lydia R. Sherman, West Kingston, Rhode Island

The author writes:

I am coming up to E_____ (unable to decipher) next saturday if nothing happens to m_____ (unable to decipher)-

Will come up and see you if I can. If I should (but) come do you suppose ________(unable to decipher) aunt Dannie would bring the Joeraniumm sometime when she is going to W______ (unablee to decipher) and leave it at Ballo Still. I should get it from marie all right.

Not sure if those are exact words. The handwriting was a little hard to read.

If you click on the pictures you'll get a larger view.

Maybe someone else will have better luck deciphering the note, than I did.