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February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

Swap - Allll abooooooaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrddddddddddddd!

All aboooooaaarrrrddd!  Choo choo!  Chugga chugga chooo chooo!  I LOVE this lego train!  Johanna sent me this gem she has kept in her collection since visiting Legoland in Denmark some 25 years ago.  Thank you Johanna! 

Swap - Keep Calm and Graze On

From the fine folks of Cows, Banff, Alberta courtesy of Tina!  Love it!  Cow humour is one of my favourite things! 

Swap - Hotel Bristol

The latest nugget from Eric!  Hotel Bristol, one block from Radio City.  Best appointed hotel in Midtown.  Near all amusements - activities - shopping.  Quiet, dignified, hospitable service is our aim.  Under personal suppervision of Viggo Jakobsen, Mgr.

I can see myself enjoying a cocktail or two in the Pink Elephant Restaurant, Bar and Lounge - can't you?

Swap - Tropical Postcard Club

Here's my most recent card from Barbara - an ad card promoting The Tropical Post Card Club promoting their 2011 and 2012 shows.  I absolutely love the image they used for this card!

February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

February NA RR - Locust Grove

Locust Grove, once home to Samuel F.B. Morse (inventor of Morse Code), in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The East Front has changed little since 1851 and features a grand carriage entrance under massive arches designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis. 

February NA RR - Buster Brown

1909 trade card by the Brown Shoe Company. Thanks, Kim!

Swap - Elvis in Uniform

Another fine Elvis card for my collection courtesy of Johanna. 

Japan - Monaco-Monte-Carlo Poster

Poster for 'Monaco - Monte Carlo', P.L.M. railway services (1897) by Alfonse Mucha.

February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015

Swap - Potted Flowers

This postcard from Irene quenches my thirst for potted flowers quite nicely.  :)

Russia - Moscow at Night

This is the second postcard Sveta has sent.  She thought the first one wouldn't make it due to insufficient postage and sent this beautiful bridge card to replace it.  Thank you Sveta, watch your mailbox... I'm sending you a thank you postcard in return for all your efforts!


China - Great Wall in Winter

Gorgeous postcard from Olivia! 


February NA RR - Corn Light Bread

I adore this card from Sally for so many reasons.  First, it's a recipe for something yummy.  Second, look at that old Exxon building.  You don't see too many of these one pump gas stations anymore. Thanks, Sally!

February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

February NA RR - Quickie!

Here is a delightful pulp paperback cover from Mike.  This is from the 1950 book "Quickie", cover art by George Gross.  This "illustrated novel" was written by George Foster, author of the unforgettable best seller "Room and Dame".  Thanks, Mike!

February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015

February NA RR - Motel Metropole

Another fine motel card for this month's round robin.  This gem is from Christine in Montreal whose family actually once stayed at this fine establishment.  It featured 275 deluxe units, air conditioning, tv, radio, steak house, bar, coffee shop and heated swimming pool.

Christine writes that is now known as the Hotel-Motel Excel

Thanks Christine for this fantastic addition to my motel collection!!  It's awesome!

February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015

Febraury 2015 NA RR - Andrew Motor Lodge

This is exactly the kind of motel postcard I love!  I love when ail the fine details of the room are shown.  Orange couches, yellow vinyl chairs, fake flowers and a ashtray. Perfection!  Thanks Michelle for this wonderfully tacky card from the "luxurious Andrew Motor Lodge in Jasper National Park, Canada.  Owned by George Andrew & Sons.  Open all year round. Tiled bathrooms.  Thermostatically controlled heat.  Wall to wall broadloom."

My friend Google tells me this fine establishment was purchased by Mountain Lodges n March 1st, 1988 from The Andrew family. The original structure was built in 1958 by the Andrews. After an extensive renovation program, the 97 rooms were renamed Amethyst Lodge in May of 1990.

February 2015 NA RR - Bavarian Inn Lodge

Located in Frankemuth, Michigan this beautiful lodge with its German architecture has something for everyone.  A pefect place for a family getaway with 154 rooms, 3 indoor swimming pools with whirlpools, 2 game rooms, 18 hold miniature golf, snack bar and a unique Children's Bavarian Village.  

Swap - Magnetic Hill

Barbara gave my French a workout with this card featuring the fascinating Magnetic Hill in Moncton, NB.  Love it! 

February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

February 2015 NA RR - Baltimore Harbour

Lori sent this lovely view of the harbour in Baltimore Maryland.  She treated me to some foreign Elvis postage stamps on the back which just thrilled me to pieces!! Thank you Lori!

Swap - Finland Tourist

Love this wonderful card from Mira who lives in Helsinki.  I really like the paper doll aspect of this card... very fun! 

Sweden - Purple flowers

This gorgeous postcard was sent to me from Bo. My first card from Sweden! 


February 2015 NA RR - The "Fresh Up" Family Drink

Love this vintage reproduction 7up ad from Mary!  Has been on my wishlist for awhile now.  Thank you!

RAS - Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway

Katri was so sweet making it her mission to find me some Elvis postcards when she visited Palm Springs.  I love this sweet card, thank you!

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

Ukraine - Kyiv Sunrise

This beautiful card was sent to me by Alex.


Swap - Longtan Pond

Beautiful Longtan Pond in Taiwan.  Spectacular!

February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015

Russia - Bagrationovsky Bridge

Beautiful night view of downtown Moscow and the Bagrationovsky Bridge.


Russia - Monument to Piotr Pakhtusov

Sculpture by N. A. Lavretsky, located in Kronstadt, just west of St. Petersburg

Swap - Greetings from Palm Springs

Love this postcard from Katri! Many thanks!

February 2015 NA RR - Vancouver Meetup

Thanks go to Carmen for this lovely meetup card. I hope you guys had fun! 

February 2015 NA RR - Rocky Mountain National Park

A view of the rock cut on the highest continuous highway in North America.  What a spectacular view!! Thank you Diana!

Swap - Hello Kitty Tram

Adorable Hong Kong tram.  The tram celebrates it's 111th birthday in Hong Kong this year. Thanks Phoebe for the great card!

February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015

Germany - Scenery

After a crazy week this is just the kind of calming scene I needed to see. Gorgeous!


Russia - The Building

Ack!  Does anyone know what this picture is?  The whole card is in Russian so I have no clue.


Finland - Angry Birds

Love this card!  I haven't played Angry Birds in awhile but was ridiculously addicted to it for quite some time.  This is such a fun card from Aliina!  Love it! 


Swap - Ramada Inn

Erin contacted me for a swap saying she had a card I'd love.  She was right!  Welcome to the Ramada Inn in Flagstaff, AZ where you can:

"Enjoy our highland hideaway. Spacious, homey comfort. Richly appointed rooms with free TV. Year round air conditioning. Lively lounge. Heated pool. And many more "luxuries". Near all the area's sporting areas and scenic wonders." 

February 2015 NA RR - Desert Inn Motel

Located in beautiful Blythe, California. 

Cooled by refrigeration... telephone and running ice water in every room...steam heat.... electric blankets... 7 foot bed... 24 hour restaurant...TV.

Thanks, Colleen!

February 2015 NA RR - Pink Cadillac

Alida treated me to a bonus card this month - Elvis' pink cadillac!! I love it! Thank you!

February 2015 NA RR - Learn to Crochet

Wonderful postcard from Alida.  The granny square, as depicted on the book cover, is my very favourite thing to crochet.  Thanks, Alida.  I want to get off the computer and go do some crocheting now! :)

February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015

February 2015 NA RR - Elvis and Hound Dog

Wonderful postcard from Erin featuring Elvis and his buddy the hound dog during the 1963 production of the film "Kissin' Cousins".  Love it! Thank you! 

Swap - Maryland Map

Here's a fun card from Eric.  These maps are so popular with so many people and I can see why - there is a lot going on on these cards.  Somewhere under a tobacco leaf is where Eric lives.  Thank you Eric!

Swap - Hollywood

How to make an awesome Hollywood postcard even better? One word: glitter!  Wonderful swap from Abran.  Thank you, I love it! 

February 2015 NA RR - The Capitol

With it's huge dome, the Capitol is the most impressive building in Washington, housing the legislative branch of the US Government.  Such a pretty card. Thanks, Amanda!

Swap - Elvis Plaque

Thank you Christine for adding this one to my Elvis collection!  It's a great card!

February 2015 NA RR - Holiday Inn, Jacksonville, FL

There are so many wonderful Holiday Inn postcards out there and this is an example of one.  Only 2.5 miles from the Gator Bowl and 10 miles from the airport. Your comfort is assured at the Holiday Inn of Jacksonville.  Thank you Jason!

Portugal - Lisboa Tram

Thank you Ana for this gorgeous postcard!


Swap - Penny Candy Counter

This is the famous Penny Candy Counter at the Bearskin Neck Country Store in Massachusetts which Susan and her family shop at whenever they are in town to visit family.  Such a throwback to the past, I love it!  Thanks, Susan! 

February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015

Swap - Heinz Ketchup

Because I love all things pop culture I simply had to swap for this 1999 card featuring the ubiquitous Heinz ketchup bottle.  Love it Barbara, thank you!

Swap - Her Majesty, circa 1929

My swap buddy Eric has done it again!  Love love love love this postcard of the Royal Family in 1929.  George VI 1895-1952 with the Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth.  What a wonderful card! Thank you!

Swap - Santa Monica

I love this view - Santa Monica Bay from the top of the palisades.  I also love the lone VW Bus driving down the road. 

January NA RR - Winter in NYC

Winter in NYC from Olga.  Looks pretty much the same as winter in Ottawa.  Ugh.  I love that there are Mamma Mia signs in this view.