Friday, June 4, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by the lovely Beth. Be sure you visit!

Today Beth has posted a card about our wonderful national flag.

I would like to say I did some closet cleaning this week, but that wouldn't be the truth.
I have this closet. It houses a little of everything. Extra pillows, yarn, beads, photos. I am happy to report that the door does close and nothing falls out when I open the door. In my search for the objects I was looking for, I found some old postcards. I didn't remember them at all and it was a very pleasant surprise. Here is one of them - The San Antonio River Walk. I have to admit that I love the painted look and the wonderful colors of the older cards.



River Walk Postcard San Antonio


The very top of the card reads: "Where Sunshine and Shadows Meet". Scene on the San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas.

River Walk Postcard San Antonio

My parents and I did live in San Antonio for a very short time when I was 6 years old.
That was some 50 - cough, cough - years ago. I'm guessing that is when this card was purchased ... a remembrance of sorts.

Happy PFF!

22 comments:

Christine H. said...

Haha, I seem to have the same cough you do. This is a lovely card. I really like the old Curt Teich linen cards. They were really almost art.

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely post! Sometimes older IS better. I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

Happy PFF!

maryt/theteach said...

Such a lovely old card, Snap! Happy PFF!

Debs said...

i just love those linen-finish cards! they're harder to find over here in europe...
happy PFF!

Kim Mailhot said...

Great postcard ! That vintage looks is so lovely - kind of like the Vintage Snap ! ;)

I began a major clean up in my armoire in my studiothis morning - needing to purge in order to make room for some new and also so I could find things in there better ! I am about 80% done. Now comes the funner part - some shopping for a few new storage ideas for paper. I didn't find a lovely memory treasure like you did but I did find a pretty beaded bracelet I bought a few years back that some how got lost in my bead stash !
Here's to cleaning up...every now and then !
Happy Friday, Snap !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That bad cough is really going around! Love the stone bridge.

Mary said...

Amazing. I have the exact same cough, too! Must be catching. The mid-50s flu?

Coffeedoff said...

Hello, Thanks for visiting my blog. No I havn't got a card from Texas and yes I would love one.

Love the card you posted today, Not how I imagined Texas. I thought it was hot, dry and dusty with cattle and cowboys :)

Postcardese said...

What a lovely image! There's nothing like a good rummage in a closet.

Aimee said...

Beautiful card! Trust me, that is not quite how the river walk looks today! I actually have a postcard of it from a few years ago. I wonder if I've ever posted it on PFF. It is not nearly so quiet and peaceful these days. Every time we go its bustling with activity.

Postcardese said...

Glad your rummage was worthwhile!

viridian said...

The linen cards are really great. Happy PFF.

Postcardy said...

I wonder why they say it is "Where Sunshine and Shadows Meet."

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful postcard. You should revisit the place and then post a picture of the situation now. Happy PFF.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I'm impressed that you hung onto that card for *cough cough* fifty-some-odd years. And I thought I never threw anything away! I, too, like the painterly effect of this. Sweet.

Linda said...

A serene scene, a wonderful city, too. Happy PFF.

Sheila said...

For some reason I always like the "found" cards best. I agree with Coffeedoff, not how I imagined Texas.

EG Wow said...

I was at a garage sale several weeks ago where a box of old postcards were for sale. NOW I wish I had purchased them!

Dorincard said...

Very nice!
See a superb blog about worldwide bridges on maximum cards - two links to it in my blog.
The collector is Taiwanese.

dosfishes said...

The riverwalk sure looks prettier then - not five million bars and restaurants to muck it up! The flowers and ducks are sure pretty enough though.
Thanks for sharing! xox Corrine

Tina said...

it looks in excellent condition. you kept it really well. I do like the hand painted cards myself too.

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Janet said...

I like the older postcards, too. They have a painterly look that's much more pleasing than a photograph like the ones of today.