Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

 Andrea my blogging partner daughter is back in New York City and rang in the new year there. We had a quiet night at the Cottage and dinner with friends. Today we are all waiting for the rain to turn into snow, we are supposed to get a "measurable" amount of snow.  Sadly we only had a dusting of snow on Christmas Day. We are poised and ready with our snow shoes, the skiers and snowmobilers are waiting….Oh please let it snow!

I love her little snow muff. Andrea wanted one when she was little until she realized the fur was from a bunny, that was a freak out moment. Needless to say no furry muff for her.

Again I was surprised that this card was from Charlevoix, I've had these cards many years and had not paid that much attention to the back. 

It is from Bellingham, Washington, dated December 25, 1914. Her message reads:

Dear Sister: Received your ? box all O.K. it is so pretty and the things so pretty and Dear little Wm (William I'm guessing) is so cute I would just like to hug him and Rena is such a young lady. I can hardly realize that she is grown up as well as mine are. Well I am going to write you a letter next week and send you a picture. So goodby  Alta

A sweet message from sisters living far away from each other.

 This one was addressed to Mr & Mrs Eators Restaurant, a little strange don't you think??

As it says, wishing you Prosperous New Year to You. I would add a happy and healthily one to you and your family. Looking forward to a new year of blogging.

Linking to this week:

Favorites on the First
Knick of Time Tuesday


Babs said...

Laura, I'm loving your vintage post cards, and the fur muff reminds me of one I had when I was little. I also had leggings, like the little girl on the card. I loved that rabbit fur muff, and thought I was so grown up when I wore it.
Thanks for sharing the messages on the cards. It's always so interesting to peek into someone's life from long ago.
Have a great New Year!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Great little collection, Laura!
The faces on those little cherub children are so precious. I really think the older graphics are SO much better than our current illustrations, don't you?
Have been to Charlevoix, MI... charming little coastal town.

Thanks so much for sharing!
xoxox A

Anonymous said...

May I wish you an ideal extension of the new year.


Olive Cooper said...

The postcards are darling. Happy New Year.

Sarah said...

Fun to see your vintage post cards. I, too, had one of those white rabbit muffs. Boy, did I think it was wonderful! Love the graphics on these. I have some for Thanksgiving and Fourth of July. This post makes me want to look for New Year's cards.
Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I know they are worth more if they have not been used but I love to read the sentiments on them..that is what I think is valuable!

Tee of Vinnord Cottage said...

I love your blog!!! And your xmas decor is SOOOO sweet... LOVE the tree, and the details in it all... next year I might introduce candy colours myself... and I WISH I could find some of that tinsel you use... sigh... I have looked EVERYWHERE....
Thank you for stopping by my cottage too :D

Debbie said...

Iabsolutely love your vintage postcards!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!!

Green Goose said...

Cool collection! I like your little bunny muff story...LOL Cheers to a happy new year!

Gypsy Heart said...

Such wonderful keepsakes! I love the card from Alta ~

So happy you had a wonderful holiday and glad to start a new year. Wishing you and yours all the best!


Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Happy New Year Laura! I am looking forward to seeing some of your fabulous photos.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Thanks for sharing these great postcards. A Hapy New Year to you as well.


Kelly (Seaux Southern) said...

Great collection! I have a few vintage postcards but can't decide how to display them yet.
I love collecting and seeing what others collect!
Happy New Year to You!!

A Few Pennies said...

Sweet collection; don't you just love the messages too--written so many years ago; that alone makes you smile. Great posting--Happy 2012!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your vintage post cards are sweet. I'm so glad that I met you both this year. You are special blogging friends to me, and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful posts this year.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally precious, Laura!!! And so heartfelt! Wishing you a beautiful New Year ahead!!!

Lorraine said...

Hi Laura--such a lovely blog, so glad I stopped in! Love your vintage postcards. My daughter lives in NYC also, which is why we were there for Christmas, love it, love it! Your blog name interests me, because I grew up in upstate NY in Broome County. Wishing you snow, wishing us cooler temperatures :)

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thanks for visiting me, Laura. Let me know when you try the meringue kisses! Love these old postcards that say so much about life without emails and cellphones (and blogs :)!! ) ~Zuni

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy new year to you! I am so glad you found my blog so that I could find your lovely blog. I am pleased to "meet" you and see what you are up to. Thanks for following me. I am now following you.


Queenie said...

I love the old postcards that you of my favorite things to collect is the old postcards that have been sent. I enjoy reading the messages on back of them...they are always so heart warming aren't they? It shows that no matter what place in time people happen to be from...we have something very important in common...some things don't the longing to stay in touch with those we love.
Happy New Year to you too!
Big hugs,

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love old vintage post cards like yours . I have a few and love reading them and love the postage stamps on them all usually 1 cent

Town and Country Gals said...

your postcards are so sweet! Love the messages on the back! Thanks for visiting, I love your blog and am your newest follower also! Looking forward to many more visits in the upcoming year.

Kelly said...

You had me laughing about your daughter freaking out over the real bunny fur! Ha! It feels cold enough for snow here, but don't think it's in the forcast. Hope you have a wonderful new year too!

Sabrina said...

I love your vintage postcards! Isn't it fun to read the messages and try and imagine who these people were?

I am your newest follower. I would love it if you popped by my blog for a visit. :)

Sherry said...

I so love vintage! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by P3 and taking the time to leave a sweet comment. I loved it.

val's alentejo blog said...

Such a nice blog.. How wonderful you still have post cards..thanks for sharing..
your new year wishes are lovely

I recently had problems with google.. i am now blogging through blogger.. lost a lot of stuff. look forward to seeing you there

Happy new year to you and your daughter..

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love to read the messages on the antique and vintage postcards. I once found a gentleman's diary and the entries were fascinating. He was a true gentleman with a great sense of humor. Loved your beautiful Christmas Eve table setting. Happy New Year. ~

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