Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Joy and a Special Award

I just love old holiday post cards.I have been collecting them for several year and the Christmas ones are my most favorite. The graphics are very pretty and seem to represent a sweeter time. I only collect cards that have a message written on them, I love to read their greetings and for the most part the handwriting is so very pretty. The cards also need to have a 1cent stamp and the post office cancellation too. The cards in this picture date from 1909 to 1922. Many of the address are just the persons name, the city and the state. Can you imagine trying to mail something in this day and age with just that little bit of information?I've always loved the winter scenes but I sure think the little card with the dogs and kitty is very cute.
The Andre Reiu concert was just magical. The stage was beautiful, it looked like a winter wonderland and the music and singing just gave you goose bumps...the evening was very special and made even more so being with good friends. Oh, and we all got his Christmas Cd and listened to it on the way home. I've been enjoying it today, and reliving the night.
Sunday was a great day for me , besides attending the concert I also received the Nice Matters Award. I feel very honored to have received this wonderful award from Rachael @ The Rose Room.....thank you so very much.

In the short time I've been blogging I've have truly met the nicest people from all around the world. I want you to know that if you are reading this you are most deserving of this award. I know I can't list everyone but I would like to mention a few blogs by name.

Julie @ Nunnie's Attic
Michelle @ I'm A Little Teapot
Priscilla @ Priscilla's Cottage
Rosemary @ Rosepetitemaison

Wishing you the best day and now I must return to decorating the tree.
Hugs to all...Linda


Priscilla said...

Hi Linda, thank you so much for the 'Nice matters' award! I am I am pleased you are enjoying your goodies...... I love the post cards too, what a collection you have, vintage items are just so special arn't they.

Thank you and many hugs xx

Priscilla x

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Congrats on your award!! Thank you so much for honoring me too.
You are a sweetheart! I'm so glad that the concert was great!! I knew it would be.
Love your postcards!! I have a few too. I find them so interesting and pretty.

Wanda said...

Love the post cards! That's something I just don't see very often. At least not at the level I shop at where they'd be 10¢ each. LOL

Congrats on the award!

Nan said...

I just love old postcards. I have a few I can't find from LY and it's making me crazy.

Michelle said...


Congratulations on your most deserving award. Thank you for thinking of me and passing it on. I hope you are having fun decorating your tree..I can't wait to see pictures :) The concert sounds magical and I bet it was wonderful with friends. Hugs, Michelle

Andi said...

Linda, your old Christmas postcards are lovely. I adore vintage things like that as well.

Congratulations on your award...well deserved I might add.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Awwwwwwwww, you're going to make me cry! Thank you so much for the award. I'm honored to share it with such esteemed bloggers, including yourself. Thank you again!!


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your banner is so pretty, it's fun to decorate for the Holidays. Maybe next year I will know a bit more about Html codes and make my own banner.Your a nice person - blogger.I am so glad you got this pretty award. Have a blessed day

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations on your very much deserved award! Your vintage postcards are beautiful too.
Amanda (aka Cotage Contessa)

TinaTx said...

Congrats on your award!
Thanks so much for your nice comments on both my little garden house (or porch house - I'm not sure it will ever see the garden!) and on my tree.
Thanks for stopping by.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, Congratulations on your new award! I love the old postcards too. Some of mine only have the name and city on the address part. Amazing isn't it. I made some wonderful hang tags for Christmas gifts by copying the old post cards. Very pretty. Have a super great day. ~ Lynn

Sweet Remembrance said...

I adore vintage cards...
Your are wonderful!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Linda, you deserved the award! I collect vintage Christmas postcards also and yes they must have the backs written on! Take Care - Rachael - xo

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I love vintage christmas cards!! The concert sounded fun!! I love Andre!

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Linda,
Congrats on the award!

You have a great collection of postcards...I really like howw you have them displayed.

Love, Kmi

Esther Sunday said...

You truly deserve it! And so do those lovely bloggers you noted! Love, Esther

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda,
Congrats on the award!!

I love vintage cards too. In fact this year I found some vintage reproduction cards to use for Christmas...

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love these vintage cards too. The images and the sentiments are sweet. I always enjoy looking at the handwriting from those days too.

Jackie said...

So glad that you had a wonderful time at the concert.

Lallee said...

Congratulations on your award, Linda!

Don't you love the old postcards? The scenes are so charming. I love reading the messages and wondering who wrote them and who the recipients were.

Lallee XO