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Saturday, July 11, 2009

SHARING ~ Victorian Post Cards of Years Gone By

I have something I wanted to share with YOU, my blogging friends!

On a recent visit to a dear friend of mines home, who is 81 years young...she asked, "Would you like to see my Mother's Vintage Postcard Collection?" YES!!!, I squealed with delight. You know that when she brought me out her mother's box of cards and a scrapebook of vintage calling was then I knew I had DIED and really gone to Victorian Heaven! lol As my friend and another dear friend visited...I began to Ouuuuu and Ahhhh over this gorgeous collection. I nearly lost myself for over an hour. Never in my LIFE had I seen anything quick as vast as these wonderful Images of the Past.

Mary's mother loved recieving Post Cards. Family and friends willingly oblidge her and a that was the beginning of wonderful collection in the early 1900's. Mary of course, received these wonderful images when her mother passed on and had saved them. She was so sweet and consented to allow me to pick some Post Cards that I could take home for scanning and keeping in my personal files.

Today I finally figured out how to download these by scanning them on my computer. But for those who are like me, and so appreciate it when others share cherished images like these, I wanted to share these with you. From time to time, I plan on sharing more of these delightful cards with you.
So...just Click on the image to make it larger if you want to copy/paste them. If you do like them go ahead a copy/paste them to your computer, would you please leave me a note. I'd really love to hear how you may plan on using them.

Enjoy these wonderful images on me!


blushing rose said...

We had about 900+ vintage postcards until I sold them ... I used to love just sitting & going thru them, reading & enjoying the beauty of the art & words. Have a great weekend. tTFN~ Marydon


That is so cool that you were able to look at and upload so many wonderful postcards. It will be fun to see more!
Your "eat in " kitchen table looks like a happy place to enjoy a meal.
Deb :)

Connie said...

What a sweet thing for you to do - visiting an 80 year old friend, sugar. The postcards are delightful.

Rebecca said...

Love them sweet friend. I'm mesmerized by the artwork on vintage papergoods...


RAAT said...

hi! I found yr blog from searching pictures of vintage things from google and really fall for yr blog! ;)
My name is Raat. I'm Thai. I do love all abt rose too. Also, i love to do a handicraft when i have free times.
I really wanna be friends with you but i'm not the members of this site. So if it's possible pls check this out. or (you can leave a comment here)
i cant wait to be friends with you.

ps. i'm not good at english but really hope that you will understand what i wanna tell you. :)

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine how amazed you were at the collection!! I would have gasped.....
I am going to "strain my brain" with ideas to use some of them.
Thanks for sharing!!

Jennifer said...

Lorena,Hi.Your victorian post cards are just so pretty. I Love them.I saved a box of vinatge cards from mom and dads attic when they bought the house.Some of them are so pretty.Some I have even seen recently in magazines as collectors.Mine have some water/roof stains but I still treasure them.Hope you are doing well and hug those kittys from me!Hugs.Love ya,Jen

TattingChic said...

Those are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh how awesome! I love Victorian postcards!

All the best,

Michelle said...

Wow, those cards are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them :)


Secondhandrose said...

what a fun day that must have been. thanks for sharing the images.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena,
What a wondeful time you had visiting and enjoying the vintage post cards. I have a friend who also has a nice collection and she shared them with me to copy. They are really old.
So sweet of you to also share yours here. They are all wonderful.

Hope all is well. Thing of you so often sweetie and continued prayers come your way.

Love you, Celestina Marie

Diary of an army wife said...

I love your beautiful art work all appreciate the Bible verses on your blog!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love old postcards; especially if they have sweet writing on the back! Thanks for the clipart!