Monday, October 12, 2015

Gamle PostKort

My husband was on his way to Lillehammer for a conference last week and had a brief stay in Oslo. A friend recommended he check out this store in Oslo's historic district. It was overwhelming, but the store owner guided him to some old cards. I wish I had remembered to tell him to search out glansbilder! 

I would have spent days in this store and missed the train to Lillehammer. Which is why it is a good thing I was not on this trip!

Here is one of the four charming postcards Rob found for me. No date, but I'm guessing the 1920s.

This lovely image with the store's address was stamped on the oversized envelope that held the cards.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A tight squeeze, ca. 1900

Dear Sophie,
Well what has become of you folks are you dead or are you buried in the snow already. We have been waiting to here (sic) or see you people sometime but no sign of you. I thought you were coming the following week ...S.N.

Hard to make out the last two words "but visit" perhaps?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Raphael Tuck Garden Patch Postcard, 1907

I found this back in February in a Lake Worth, Fl., antique mall. Unused.

I have another one from this series in my collection, which you can see here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dickie Moore and Jane Powell

Dickie Moore and Jane Powell graciously attended the 2008 convention in New Jersey. That's Ralph Hodgdon in the red shirt, and Judy Johnson to the right of Powell.

Jan McKay gets an autograph. These are photos that her Sam took, and later sent to me on a disk.

Dickie Moore died Monday; you can read his obituary here.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Little Whimsies by Alina Kolluri

Alina Kolluri had these darling cut paper dolls for sale at the convention.  The doll measures about five inches.

The doll is tucked in a little card that features artwork from a vintage greeting card. 

Alina makes it all her own.