Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vogue July 1, 1941

Sender: StarrySky
Woman In Defense
F is for 'Flight'

Heart and Shells

Sender: Alienne
Heart and shells


Sender: Alienne
Cutter in the harbour at Dangast
K is for 'Kutter' and 'Kuste' and 'Krabben'!

A Smiley

Sender: Seropi
Be positive!


Sender: Myliu_Lietuva
Ignalina, Lithuania. 
Famous for water tourism with 126 lakes. Myliu_Lietuva invited me for a visit here and I'd like to do so!

Samburu Baby

Sender: Jschwab
Samburu Baby, Kenya

Windows of Portugal

Sender: Rita
Windows of Portugal
Love the ones with the flower boxes :)

Various Stamps

Sender: Aletta

Vanity Fair May 1921

Sender: Annemarie
Vanity Fair, May 1921

Arched Stone Bridge

Sender: Kamipaper

A thick brown paper postcard showing a beautiful romantic view of a graceful arched stone bridge over the river...

Monday, August 26, 2013

AIDS Memorial Quilt

Sender: Alienne

Text on card: The International Display of the Entire NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt October 9-11, 1992
Inspired by the folk art traditions of quilting and sewing bees, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is an international symbol of the fight against AIDS. This 13 acre display contains 20,064 panels, each bearing the name of someone killed by AIDS.

In 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started to memorialise Americans who died of AIDS. Portions of the quilt’s panels, hand sewn by family and friends of those lost to the disease, will be displayed throughout Washington, D.C., during the month of July. The AIDS quilt was created by an organization called The NAMES Project. More than 25 years after the quilt’s launch, it still receives new panels every day, each a small shrine to someone’s loved one taken by AIDS.

I'm awed by the size of the project and its efforts to bring the awareness of AIDS to the forefront. Such an inspiring way to document the lives of people taken away by AIDS....

Touching the Clouds

Sender: aaaa
I'm guessing it is the spire of a Wat.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Sender: Ailis
Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927

The painting portrays a lone woman staring into a cup of coffee in an Automat at night. The reflection of identical rows of light fixtures stretches out through the night-blackened window.

What do you feel when you look at the picture?

Quiet (Detail)

Sender: Alienne
"Quiet (Detail)"
James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)

I am curious about her you think she is reading to herself or reading aloud to the child?

Girl, Fish, Cat

Sender: Lady_Owl
A Viktoria Kirdy's card, yahoo! One orange haired girl with a smiling fish and a curious cat!

Reclining Mermaid

Sender: Lori
"Reclining Mermaid" by Laura MacFarlane
Anna Maria Island, Florida

Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. Lori went to this island and bought this art card by a local artist.


Sender: Myliu_Lietuva
View of Vilnius city, Lithuania

Sunning In The Garden

Sender: Animismi

Inge Löök's grannies are enjoying summer sunning in the garden!

Port Macquarie

Sender: Becks

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Aerial view of Port Macquarie's popular surfing beach, Flynn's Beach, with the city stretching inland and Hastings Range to the distant west. 

Did You Know? Jackson

Sender: Alabama_Ranger
Jackson, Mississippi = "City With Soul"

Oregon Coast

Sender: Hootnoodle
Oregon Coast: Dusk along the coastline near Manzanita, Oregon
Unusual bat stamps!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Taiwan Crafts

Sender: Steven
This postcard is an ink art postcard by the sender's own sister. I'm lucky to get a unique card! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Year of The Dog

Sender: He Jun
2006 Chinese Calendar Year card, the Year of The Dog

Catching Happiness?!

Sender: Brianna
Let's Catch Happiness!

You cannot buy your happiness, 
'Cause happiness is free. 
Don't you know, or can't you guess, 
It's there for you and me. 
And what you do with what you've got, 
Can change the way you feel. 
Just do your best and smile a lot, 
You'll keep an even keel. 

'Cause happiness is made for YOU, 
Just take a bite and see 
That happiness is what you do 
With something that is free!

Hearts Jewellery

Sender: Marinessa
"Precious Heart"

Which one would you choose for your own? I'm rather spoilt for choice!