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Friday, December 31, 2010

Good Cheer I Wish You For 2011 Vintage New Year Postcard

This is the last of my vintage New Year postcards. They are so pretty. I love this one. The snow is falling and we have a carriage with two pretty horses taking the some one to a party.

There is even some one playing a horn at the back of carriage. So festive don't you agree.

Best wishes for much happiness and prosperity in the New Year

This post card is also from the time period of 1907 to 1914 with the divided back and the word post card on it.

No message so we can not peek into what some one was thinking as they bought it.

I want to wish all my Friendship Friday friends a Happy New Year .. Grace

I am sharing this on Friendship Friday.. why not check out what others are posting..

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Beautiful Vintage NEW YEAR Post Card

Here is another of my beautiful vintage New Year post cards. It is post marked and stamped but date is not readable.

This post card was sent to
Miss Elsie Armsloz of Sioux City
Wishing you a Happy New Year
from Mrs. Chas Elibectott
from Wisconsin

I think I have the names right but could be off a letter.
This is from the early 1900's with a divided back and the word post card
marked Stegher Quality made in USA series 337 D
I hope that you are enjoying my vintage postcards and will come back real soon. Grace
I will be sharing this at Vintage Thingie Thursday

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vintage New Years Post Card Watching The Sands Of Time

Count down to a New Year... it is hard to believe it will be 2011 in just a few days.
With this darling vintage postcard, we have a darling young angel watching the sands of time pass.
Just waiting for the New Year to come and his turn to be in the spot light.

Happy New Year
Happy hours and happy days
Happiness a million ways,
May the new year bring to you
With great success in all you do.

I guess it can not be said much better than that in this simple postcard that was published by the Gibson Art Co. of Cincinnati.

The back is divided and is probably from the time period of 1907 to 1914.

I am sharing this with

Three Or More Tuesday

Thank you for stopping by.. I hope that you will take a moment and see some of my other vintage postcards and please come back again real soon.... Grace

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Good Luck and a Happy New Year 1911 Vintage Postcard

Here is another very pretty vintage New Years postcard in my collection.

From 1911 it wishes us

Good Luck and a Happy New Year

May good fortune favour you

I love the adorable little person sitting in the golden horse shoe

Postmarked Dec 30, 1911 from Sioux city Iowa to Mr. Geo Marchis of North Dakota

Sadly I can not really make out the message since it is written in tiny writing and signed Mr. O'Keefe.

I am sharing this at Red Wednesday

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Bright New Year Message In Our 1900's Vintage Postcard

Well good evening every one.

It is Christmas night and we have had a wonderful holiday.

Spent time with come of our children and grandchildren.

The fun will continue next week with more visiting of family.

We are now nearing New Years Eve and time to share some of my vintage New Years Postcards.
Isn't this a pretty scene with the barren trees and the peaceful creek.
The vintage postcards is unused. I am guessing that it is from the early 1900's. Our pretty card tells us this wonderful message

A Bright New year

In hope your New Year will be spent
in cheer and comfort and content.
And every task you set to do
Will bring a bright reward to you
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me... please take a moment and look at some of my other vintage postcards.
I sure hope that you stop by again really soon... Grace

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing You A Merry Christmas With A Few Thoughts From Me

Meet my great nephews and neice.. are they not adorable.. Boy do I miss seeing those faces weekly.
As this wonderful Christmas holiday approaches us I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and pray that we all welcome in a wonderful New Year. I pray that our next year is better and more prosperous than the last for all of us.
As we share the holidays with our family and friends lets please think and pray for those that are less fortunate then us. Pray for the hungry, the homeless and those suffering from addictions , diseases and mental illness. My one thought always is " but for the grace of God there go I ".
Lets take a moment and pray for our service men and service women. And for those that are in harms way in a foreign country give them an extra thought and prayer. Pray for their families that are left here to deal with every day happenings without them. The majority of them do so much for so little.
Lets pray for our government officials that they have the wisdom to do what is best for all of us and the knowledge to do it with out fighting.
If you are still blessed to have your parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts be thankful. Take a moment to hug and kiss them. Take a few minutes and ask them to share their stories with you. Some day sadly they will be gone and you will then wish that you knew more of their history.
I am reminded of a conversation at my hubby's birthday party. I made a comment about getting married the first time and my step son and his family had never heard that story. I have been married to husband #2 for almost 22 years. We celebrate our wedding anniversary on the 30Th of December. They know very little about my history. That is probably my fault and maybe some of theirs.

This is hubby and me 10 years ago at a dinner theater on New Years eve. Guess it is time to get a new nice picture of us. He still has the tie and I probably still have that outfit. Question is can I still get into it.
So much contact today is emails and text messages. I personally detest text messages saying" happy anything " Take a moment and call your family. Here a voice and say I love you to some one. When I get one I just delete it as if it did not happen.
Except for one text message from my grand daughter Kirsten. She sent me one and it is of a loud " Kiss " and "I Love You "I play it often. It was not sent for a birthday, Christmas message or any reason other than she thought of me and sent it. Grandpa got one too. Thanks Kirsten I smile when I replay it.
I am busy always searching and writing about my ancestors but I guess it is time to do some sharing of my life in writing. How I wish I had more of my parents, grandparents and past relatives stories. There are so many stories untold. As I share some of my life on my family blog site I have been printing some of them so I can give to family in the future.
Now with all of that I will leave you for now. It is time to make another pot of coffee, put on one of my favorite Christmas movies " Love Actually " with Hugh Grant and make my Watergate Salad for our Christmas eve party tonight.
I appreciate all of you that take a moment to visit my sites and to those of you who leave a message an extra thank you . Merry Christmas to you and your families .. Grace

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa Is Wishing You A Merry Christmas Vintage Postcard 1915

Christmas is really creeping up on us, isn't it. This is my first Christmas in Minnesota in five years. Hubby and I spent 3 years in Southern California and then 1 1/2 in in Texas. No snow for all those Christmas.

We are now in Duluth and there is snow on the ground. Even though I hate the cold, icy roads and everything that goes with winter, it is so beautiful.

Here is another of my vintage Christmas postcards... we have Santa in his red suit going down the chimney. What happens if you do not have a chimney? That is what I wondered when I was a little girl.

This lovely card is postmarked 1915 Wisconsin and sent to a child by the last name of Butler of Janesville Wisconsin. Sadly the postmark goes over the first name.

Message is Dear Letha (hard to make out first name with the writing). I have never heard of Letha.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and many presents. I am sure you have been a good girl and deserve them.
with love
Wilma L Bouibeau ?

Front of postcard says
Here I come the broad
chimney flue,
Bringing best Christmas wishes to you!

I am sharing this on Vintage Thingie Thursday

My wish to all of you is to have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage 1912 Postcard Wishing You a Merry Christmas From Minnesota

I am wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with this vintage 1912 Christmas Postcard.

Here we have a large gold bell ringing holiday cheer.

Bottom of card says design copyrighted only 1912 by Heymann.

Postmarked on the back December 24 Lake City Minnesota
addressed to
Mr George Merches of North Dakota
Message is From
your old school mate Rosa Krismer
Thanks for stopping by to view my vintage postcard.
I hope that you will return again real soon.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friendship Friday Vintage Postcard Of A Winter Beauty

For Friendship Friday today I am sharing one of my favorite vintage Christmas postcard.

It is titled Winter Beauty and is she not beautiful. Centered in a winter wonderland she is all decked out with a red coat with fur collar and sleeve trimmed in fur and matching muff. I love her black at trimmed with a flower in the center.

This postcard is dated 1909 and addressed to Mr. George Merches of Elbow Lake Minnesota and is from sister Gertrude.

Gertrude writes
Dear brother,
I received your cards and was glad you thought of me
must say I had been waiting to hear from you.
Olson's had a surprise party yesterday. John is home as he is not well
he could not work any more. Maths (Linders or Finders) sister was
here. I tell you she is fine wish you could have seen her.
You would not believe she was his sister. I had a card
from her she ?
Best love to you answer soon
from sister Gertrude

post card is in good shape, showing some wear on edges with creases on the corners. Stamp has been removed.

I love finding and selling these old postcards but always so sad that they get separated from their families.

Happy Friendship Friday to all

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Joyous Christmas 1900's Vintage Postcard

What a simple and pretty vintage postcard we are featuring today. Early 1900's but with no date so we have no reference to who it belonged to. I love these old postcards with just a sweet message.

A Joyous Christmas
For You and those
whom you hold dear
I wish a Christmas
full of cheer.

Thank you for stopping by to view another of my vintage postcards. Please stop by again soon... Grace

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1914 A Merry Christmas Postcard To The Friend Family

Today's pretty vintage Christmas postcard is addressed to Masters Percy and Orville Friend of O'Fallen, Illinois. The date is 1914 and is postmarked Colorado and from Aunt Grace and Uncle Dan and Dee.

A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. We're going to have a 6 ft Xmas tree in North Park. I love these old postcards but so sad they are separated from their family.
I went to and put in the Illinois search engine Percy Friend and found this young man in the 1920 census.

1920 United States Federal Census about Percy Friend
Percy Friend
Home in 1920:
O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois
Estimated birth year:
abt 1906
Relation to Head of House:
Father's name:
Larue Friend
Father's Birth Place:
Mother's name:
Julia Friend
Mother's Birth Place:
Marital Status:
Able to read:
Able to Write:
View others on page
Household Members:
Larue Friend
Julia Friend
Larue Friend
Percy Friend
Orville Friend
John P Brown
Should you know this family you may want to pass on this posting. This postcard is for sale would be nice for them to have in their family collection.
Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Monday, December 13, 2010

1909 Merry Christmas Vintage Postcard

This pretty vintage Christmas post card is dated December 23, 1909 from Bennie of Minnesota and sent to George Merches of Oldham South Dakota.
Take a peek at the old American Red Cross sticker.
Thanks for stopping by to visit. Hope that you enjoyed my Christmas postcard. Please visit again soon... Grace

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friendship Friday - The Joy Of Christmas In Vintage Postcards

15 days to Christmas, it is creeping up on me. Today's post card is not as old as other but so adorable. It is from 1977 and addressed to Grandma Foster of Newton Kansas from Carol, Matt and Jeff. Your penned in comment is " You are one of our many blessings".
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to all.. Grace

Monday, December 6, 2010

Memories of Winter Through Vintage Postcards

I grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. It snowed by the first of December and stayed with us till spring. As a child I loved it. I would be outside playing, sliding down our little hill or trying to ski down this same hill. It really was not much of hill. That was the extent of my sking.

Here I am on my one and only pair of skies. It was about 1961. No hat, mittens and this was a fake leather jacket. Not very warm clothing. No wonder my grandfather was always yelling at me to put on a hat and gloves. This is our back hard and at the top of this little hill.

What I really loved to do was ice skate. The rink was at my grade school which was just 3 to 4 blocks away. I could spend hours there. How I hated it when the boys would take over the rink to play hockey. Maybe that is why I am not interested in hockey today. Rotten little boys hogging the rink.

Today's post card is a skiers view from the slopes of Elk Mountain Ski Center in Northeast Pa. near Scranton, Carbondale and Forest City. Here skiers prepare for a run to the ski lodge below.

Back of post card states this beautiful photo is by Ralph E Menne.

I especially find the tree beautiful and how it frames this postcard. But I love trees and I am always taking pictures of them. I just may have to post a few on my Live Goes On One Photo At A Time blog.

My mama was an amateur painter and once painted me a picture of a dead tree on a hill. I love that painting.
Thanks for stopping by.. hope to see you again soon.. Grace

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vintage French Postcard La Grande Guerre 1914 - 1918

Here is another vintage French postcard showing the scenes of the war. La Grande Guerre 1914-1918 Bombardmentaerien de Bar le duc. Such devastation seen in this photo. Go to to read an article on wikipedia. If you go to . you can see the pictured below. Looks like it could be from the same area as my post card.

Thanks for stopping by to see my postcard. Hope that you will take a moment to view other postcards and come back again soon. Grace