Friday, June 22, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


Today, I want to share with you my small collection of old postcards.

My friend, Clarice gave me this pretty violet postcard for my birthday. There is a short note on the back, written in 1909...

Cousin Inez,
Hope this will find you well and enjoying life.
May your future be full of pleasure and blessings.

Your cousins, Marion, Goldie and Maynard.



Here are my Thanksgiving postcards...


Another note on the back of one...

November 24, 1913
My Dear boy-
Just recieved the rose cutting Thank you for them
I have been sick the reason I have not wrote you.
Feel some better now will write you a letter soon
glad you are well

Mother



My plan is to collect a few postcards for each of the main holidays. Thank you for looking at the ones I have so far!


If you would like to join in for Show and Tell, here are the guidelines:

***Post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Please do not use Mr. Linky unless you have a Show and Tell or the link will be deleted.

***In your post, link back here so that others can share and read through all the links. If you don't know how to do this, email me and I will send you the link code.

***Please do not host your own "Show and Tell Friday" at your blog. I'd appreciate it if you keep There's No Place Like Home as the only home of Show and Tell Friday.




60 comments:

Tiany said...

These are lovely!!! I have always loved Victorian cards and collect vicotian calling cards! What a sweet gift!!!

Anita said...

Oh, what pretty & Colourful vintage postcards you have!

Did I tell you that I found many old postcards on a flea market in Paris in February this year? It was amazing, some of them dated even from the beginning of last century! And the best this is: I still could read the tiny handwriting on the back!

Thanks for sharing what was written on the back - it seems as if people in Europe sent the same messages to their family as people in the US!

Have a lovely day, I am off to work now!

Hugs, Anita

Tiany said...

Kelli,
I think we must be the only two that are blogging at midnight!!! LOL Each Thursday night I come over and I am always first!! LOL I too am a night owl :-) Its 12:15 and now im off to bed! Have a great day!!

Kelli said...

LOL, Tiany! I'm off to bed too! Talk to you in the morning :0)

Kitty said...

I love these!! I found a stash of these in an antique store once, and before I knew it, an hour had passed while I read the backs of them. So fascinating, and pretty too!! =)

Pam said...

Love the idea of collecting vintage post cards! These are lovely and I sure hope you get a set for each major holiday.

I have beat both you and Tiany in terms of "night-owliness" (Yes, I make up words!) It is 3:53 a.m. and I think I am crazy!

PEA said...

Such treasured postcards...I love the handwriting they had back then, always so beautiful and flowing. Next time I'm at the antique shop I'll have to look for seasonal postcards for you:-) xox

Trella said...

What a neat idea. How very cool. They are all so lovely.

Kim said...

Well now isn't that something? Kind of gives you a glimpse into someone's past. How neat. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Kelli, I enjoyed seeing your post cards and the messages....Glimpses into lives of long ago.....Betty

Penless Thoughts said...

It's neat to have these old post cards and the messages from so long ago.

I love Show & Tell. I think it's the best feature in blogland. Thanks for hosting this each week, Kelli!!
Susan

Mrs. H said...

Pretty! I have yet to find any of those in my shopping excursions.


Mrs. H

Lana G! said...

Kelli! I love that these are actual written and posted post cards! Not just postcards that are blank. Brings so much more meaning to them. It is like you you get a glimpse into someone's life.

Mrs. U said...

Kelli, those are so neat!!! I'll have to be on the lookout for more cards for you. What fun!!

His,
Mrs. U

LBP said...

I love looking at old postcards, especially the notes and address on them are so interesting.

Your cards will make great displays for the holidays.

Linda

ellen b said...

Hi kelli,
I really enjoy old postcards, the sentiments written on them, the coloring etc. Enjoy continuing your search..

Jammy said...

Very neat! I love vintage goodies, too!!

Jenn

Chrissy said...

That is so neat. A link to the past sort of.

Rose Mary said...

Those are great postcards! I think it is so neat that they made them and sent them for every holiday.

I recently bought a couple of old frames that I thought I could repaint and use. Inside of them were some old postcards from 1910. It's always so fun to get an 'extra' when you buy thrift!

Lori B said...

Those post cards are so cute. What a fun thing to collect.
I agree with Susan. I too love show and tell. Thanks for hosting.

I didn't know what to post about today for sure and my husband said...you can just skip it this week. I said that I don't want to as I like show and tell Friday's. Plus I missed last week. Hehe.
He just shakes his head.
So I did find something to post about.

Lady Laurie said...

I have always loved antique postcards, it is so neat to get a glimpse of others lives from long ago. I will have to keep an eye out for postcards next time I go to an antique store!

charish said...

I love your postcards. That is neat to read what is written on them. Kind of a time machine in a sense brings you back to that time and makes you see how things were then.
Sarah

Barbara H. said...

Those are beautiful, and it is so fun to read the notes on the back and imagine the hands these have passed through.

Storybook Woods said...

I am so glad you like it
xoxoxo Clarice

Ruth said...

Very pretty cards!! Seeing things from years ago is so interesting!!

diana said...

i love old stuff and history, so i think collecting old postcards is cool. where do you get them? do you display them anywhere? thanks for sharing them with us.

Sandra said...

Kelli, I love these, I love anything Victorian so this is right up my alley :)

Thanks for hosting this, after two weeks of not participating I finally got some time to join in :)

Marci said...

Very nice Kelli. I have a huge stack of post cards, but most of them are ones I have collected since childhood. Thanks for sharing.

Susan P. said...

Kelli, I loved seeing your postcard collection! Whenever I look back at correspondence from long ago I am always so amazed and impressed at the beautiful handwriting. It's too bad it isn't valued as much today. I love your beautiful vignette in your bathroom ~ I will be on the lookout for postcards now so I can help you add to your collection:o)

Becky said...

Thank you for sharing these with us. I especially like hearing what was written on the backs of the old postcards. People were so much more formal then, weren't they?

Have a great day!

lila said...

Wow, Kelli! those are the real thing! I view the reproductions on Dover's site from time to time.
There is such charm in the old graphics!

StitchNchick said...

I loved the postcards~ how lovely! I also collect them (as well as calling cards) and in fact, I *almost* posted some today! I chose a love letter from 1877 instead. (From my great-great grandparents...)

Amy

Mindy said...

Such pretty postcards Kelli! I always enjoy looking at everyone's treasures...so much fun!

Michelle said...

Oh how sweet! I enjoyed looking over your collection~ I have never thought about this but now I will keep my eyes open for them.

HsKubes said...

Beautiful postcards. What a lovely collection!

~ Christina

Trudi M said...

I love post cards. Very nice. Please stop by my blog. I posted a vintage image of a swimmer post card. Right click and save it in your picture photos. It's dated June 21. Thanks again for hosting this fun activity.

Susie said...

I also collect the old postcards and love to read messages from long ago!
The art work is so enchanting on the ones you've shown...
xo

Jenn4Him said...

It's amazing how all that was on the postcard was a name and the state and it got to the right person! Wow! Or did I see that wrong? Those are great cards. Very special.

Amanda said...

My show and tell isn't as interesting this week. Ah well.

Your cards are great! You find some really neat things. :)

Sharon said...

It's so neat to read what other people wrote many years ago. Some of the writings are so elegant.

Tracy said...

These are a unique collector's item, Kelli.

Lyndy said...

How neat and a glimpse into the lives of yesteryear.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Deb said...

Beautiful, Kelli! I love old postcards, and especially love reading the sentiments that were written so many years ago.
Have a good weekend!

Amanda said...

Ack, I just realised I put the wrong link! I'm sorry Kelli. I didn't know how to delete the other one. :(

Morning Glory said...

Those are lovely. I have a friend who inherited a huge collection from a family member and it's quite spectacular!

I'll be back to participate in the near future.

Cheryl said...

I have a collection of old postcards as well. My favorite one is one from someone in Paris and she is talking about having a larger diamond put into a ring ...cute huh.

Lynne said...

Love your postcards. There was a store in my town that used to buy and sell old postcards. Next time I'm near the waterfront I'm going to see if it's still there. I love the vintage holiday ones also.

Tori said...

How nice, I really like those. I lost your blog for a while but I'm glad I found it. :0}

jar said...

I love old postcards. Yours are beautiful.

Sheryl said...

Beautiful!
Although I haven't participated yet, I really enjoy your Show and Tell fridays!
I am passing along the Rockin' Girl Blogger award. You can snag the button and read more about it on my blog.

Gena said...

I so love old postcards! I have quite a few that were my grandmother's and then a bunch that Daddy and I collected when I was younger. Most recently I found some vintage ones of Atlanta, which I bought for myself and my brother. What a great collection you have !

smilnsigh said...

These are just precious!

Mari-Nanci

Autumn said...

How pretty! I love anything antique.

Autumn said...

Cool! I posted about my new dog.

Myrna said...

What a unique collection! I like the holiday idea.

I'm going to surprise some week soon and post early for Show and Tell!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

What great post cards. Sorry I missed posting something for Show and Tell again...time is short these days!

Julie Marie said...

Hi, I'm Julie from Bismarck,

I have an enormous collection of old postcards for every holiday of the year, and I'd like to share some with you. Email me your address and I'll send you some. If you choose, email quickly so I can send you a Fourth of July card.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Love the postcards, Kelli!!

The Woman said...

How neat! I love violets! I'll keep my eyes peeled for you! ;o)

PamperingBeki said...

Thanks for hosting this! I hope to keep participating in the future. I found great things while searching the Mr. Linky!