Friday, January 13, 2012

Bella Luna

Valentine's Day is just around the corner 
and the wolf moon has been magnificent the last few days.
I thought I'd celebrate Valentine's and Bella Luna
with my Friday post.



Bella Luna Valentine Postcard



Both of these are reproductions of vintage postcards.
They are both from A Box of Kisses published by Chronicle Books.
The first card I've nicknamed Bella Luna.
The artist may be represented by initials in the right lower corner.
A. S. Meeker, New York was the publisher.
Meeker published postcards from 1908-1910.
Bella Luna has a copyright date of 1908.
Most of the cards were artist signed and published in elaborate tinted halftones,
many of which were embossed.
Most were issued in a series and dealt with holidays and romantic themes.


Valentine Postcard



I didn't find an artist or publisher for the second card.
I love the look on her face -- waiting for that divine kiss!
Look at her small waist!
Ack!


Wolf Moon


I had to take a shot at capturing the wolf moon over the Texas Medical Center.

Thank you to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wishing YOU  well and a fun filled weekend.



10 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So adorable post with beautiful and romantic postcards!
Your picture of the moon is very beautiful!
Happy Friday!
Léia

In casa di Cri .... said...

Beautiful and romantic pictures!!!
Have a good weekend!
Cri.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I, too, went "ACK!" at the small waist! I'm howling at the wolf moon - awroooooo!

Pondside said...

Beautiful moon. That's one thing I miss about snow-less nights - we don't get that wonderful light that comes from the full moon reflecting on the snow.

Sherry Smyth said...

I want to howl at that wolf moon!! :)

In the first post card, don't you think the moon has a kind of leery, dirty old man face?? rofl!!

And the second one? Her face is beautiful but come on, that waist was photoshopped!! hee!!!!

xoxox

Debs said...

what a wonderful romantic theme for this valentine's post...love how you've combined the moon and romance! happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I agree with Sherry Smyth that the moon has a strange look on its face. :) But they are beautiful and romantic cards.

I don't know the significance of a wolf moon. I just wish we could see it, whatever it looks like. It seems it hasn't been visible for a month or more.

Bob of Holland said...

Bella Luna: I had never heard of that. Sometimes, the Moon can seem really huge. And out at night, I always like to watch the moon. Happy PFF.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the moon, Snap.... AND--I love the Valentine's vintage postcards.... SO pretty!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, those salacious postcards! Your photo is great.