Thursday, June 30, 2016


This beautiful card of matryoshka dolls with a small version of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow comes from my friend Liza in Russia.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

USA - Indiana


I got this card well before I opened this blog.  Back when Border's books was closing they had a small section for postcards and this odd looking postcard was there.  

Sadly, none of the bookstores around here sell postcards anymore.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

USA - Oregon

Meyer Memorial Trust Science and Business Library.  Second Floor.  Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, Oregon.  Built 1913 - Renovation Completed 1997.

I love books and library and my friend Val knew this and sent it from a trip to Portland, Oregon

Monday, June 27, 2016

Czech Republic



This Postcard United card comes from a Czech user and features her favorite cafe in Prague.  She says it has they make the best cappuccinos!  

If you're looking for it, their website is:

Sunday, June 26, 2016



This card featuring an illustration of a bunch of balloons floating through the sky comes from Poland. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016


Vitsebsk, Belarus

This beautiful card comes from my friend Oksana in Belarus!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

USA - Montana


This card is my first from the state of Montana!  It comes from my friend Chanelle who lives in Washington State.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


ModelWriting Postcards (1906) - Carl Larsson

This direct swap postcard from Ukraine of a women in the nude writing postcards was sent by my friend Alice.  It came with these three beautiful stamps.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

USA - Washington D.C.

New Post Office, Washington, D.C.

This reproduction postcard was given to me from my brother who visited the National Postal museum in Washington DC.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Castelo de Vide, Portugal

This card was sent to me after kind words to another Postcrosser going through difficult times.  This town here is the hometown of her father and is located near the Spanish border.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

USA - South Carolina

Charleston's freshest seafood

I picked this advertisement card from a wonderful restaurant I went to in Charleston, South Carolina.

Saturday, June 18, 2016



Governador Valadares, Brazil
Worldwide Capital of Free Flight

Ruins of the Ancient Company Sugar Sweet River

Friday, June 17, 2016

USA - Illinois

The Couple, 1868 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This painting was part of an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago a few years ago on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity.  The painting usually is at the Wallraf-Richrtz-Museum in Cologne.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Bahamas


Whasss Up??  The Bahamas

This card of an iguana comes from the super rare country of The Bahamas.  On Postcrossing, there are only 14 or so Postcrossers.  This card comes from Postcard United though and actually is the same Postcard United user who I sent my first card to the Bahamas to!  Where as on Postcrossing once you mail one card to a user you then will not get a card from that user, Postcard United seems not to have that rule at this point.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

USA - Washington

Moulting Ducks, ca. 1900

This card by Alexander Max Koester is from my friend Val in Seattle.  The painting can be found t the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

USA - Indiana

Purdue University 

This older photo postcard, dating from the early to mid 1990s, shows the Engineering Mall Fountain at Purdue University.  At night, the fountain is lit by colored lights coming out of the raised part of the sculpture.  

This and another fountain on campus are frequent sights of "fountain runs" where students run through the fountains to cool off in the warmer months, something which is not at all discouraged by the school.  

This photo however does not show the changes made to the fountain in the late 1990s/early 2000s when an accident at the fountain cause the school to put a large silver cylinder over the water fall so a person can no longer run straight through the fountain as it is pictured here.

Monday, June 13, 2016



Swallow & Ariell's Teddy Bear

This is an awesome card.  First, it is a Maxicard (ie: a card with a similar stamp to the photo on the card.  It was stamped on the first day of issuing in Melbourne on August 19, 2014.  Finally, this card features an advertisement of the first biscuit/cookie company made in Melbourne, Australia.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016



The Detinets (citadel).  The Faceted Chamber.  1433, Novgorod, Russia

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016



A Cat Likes to Travel

A colorful card of a cats traveling atop an Aztec (?) style pyramid.  The small writing on the card says that "A cat likes to travel."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

United Kingdom


The Great Gatsby

This card features a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Monday, June 6, 2016



Normandy Landing

This card is of a photo of airplanes (possibly bombers?) participating in the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944, 72 years ago today, 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

USA - Washington

Sea-Tac International Global Airport

I make no hiding of the fact that I love travel and especially airtravel.  This awesome card comes from Val, who sent me this wonderful card of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport while she was on a trip.  The larger photo was taken in 1949 on Inauguration Day.

Friday, June 3, 2016



This card from Galway, Ireland comes from my friend Kate.  She was on holiday in Ireland.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

USA - Florida

Boca Raton Fire Art Show

This ad card is for the above art show which was held in January of 2015.