Friday, January 10, 2014

Potpourri


It's Friday.
Another week has flown by.
My Christmas trees are still up, but the outdoor decorations are put away.
I spent a lot of time making sure outdoor pipes were ready for our hard freeze.

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Now that the temps are on the rise, the rain is here and a drip has arrived, too.
This one is in the fireplace.
I have a call in to the roofer.

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I LOVE mail-call.


Information for the Liberate Your Art Swap for 2014 is up.
I participated last year and I'm going to do so again this year.
Last year I handmade my postcards.
They were all different images.
In theory we should hear from those who receive our cards.
I only heard from two.
So, this year I made my postcards at Moo -- they did a wonderful job.
And, only one image.
I'm ready to go as soon as the postcard rates change and the stamps are available.

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Another reproduction vintage postcard featuring a snowman.
I'm getting the idea that the postcard theme for the month is Snowmen! 

Snowman

The artist is unknown as is the publishing date.
I really like this one.
You think the little girl and the birds are looking forward to spring?

Thanks to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday each week.

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For all you purple lovers.
Did you know the Pantone color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid?

Thanks to Nancy for hosting.


Wishing you well and much joy!



35 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a sweet little card!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love Moo ! Your postcard recepients are very lucky.
The contestants on Project Runway All Stars had to use Radiant Orchid in their designs. Bright and brilliant color.
Love this winter scene, definitely dreams of spring in there somewhere.
I'm having them here!
Good luck with the repair work!
Happy Friday!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm sorry to hear about the drip. I noticed a bit of one in my basement and need to figure out its source.

That's a shame you didn't hear back from all of your post card recipients last year. I hope you have better results this time around.

Karen

Stephanie said...

I signed up for Liberate Your Art too. This will be my first time. My tree is still up but I took the decorations off. I wanted to use the lights on the tree to get some more bokeh shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the post card of the girl with birds...that's me. LOL

As for the orchid color, I'm still looking. I'd love to find a turtle neck in that color. :o)

pragmaticsoul said...

The post card is really fabulous, and post card swap sounds interesting.

Take care and stay warm!

Beth Edwards said...

i love the snow man. so cute. ( :
happy weekend.

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Lynn said...

lovely postcard, I like the post card art swap-I joined Postcrossing and most people do not want homemade cards, it isn't so bad, I enjoy the sending plus finding cards that my destination would like is part of the fun

Robyn G said...

We are glad to see a warm up too! It was in the mid-upper 30s yesterday and sounds like nice weather will continue for a few days.

I agree, this week has flown by. One more week closer to warm weather and spring!

The vintage cards and pictures you post are very fun!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

The postcard with the little girl is adorable. I've never heard of Liberate Your Art, but it sounds very interesting. And I'm very familiar with Pantone colors....and love their color of the year. Oh yeah, and we have a spot on our kitchen ceiling from an obvious leak in the roof too!
Visiting from R5F

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The post card swap sounds neat. I hope you hear from all of them this year.

I did know about radiant orchid, but only because I read about it on another blog. If I didn't blog, I'd never know anything that was happening.

simply bev said...

So cute! Too bad you didn't hear back from people last time around. Hopefuly this new round will be different! I've never heard of Moo. Will have to investigate!

Vee said...

I like that even the tree is smiling. It looks as if they're all embracing winter to me!

The Little Acre that Could said...

1) We leave our tree up until January 6th, old Christmas Day, but I noticed on our trip to town last evening that there were still quite a few trees still up.

2)Too bad about your drip. I hope it isn't indicating a serious repair.

3)The mail-call swap sounds interesting. Maybe this year more will reply to your post card.

4) Love your vintage cards!

5) I like purples that are more in a plumy hue.

Have a great weekend!

Postcardy said...

Barr's Postcard News had an article on vintage snowmen postcards this week.

My favorite snowmen postcards are the Soviet New Year cards.

Viv@within the Frame said...

I used Moo this year for my Christmas cards I was very impressed. I took part in the swap last year I only heard from 2 people as well....

Maggid said...

OOOOOH! Yippee! This is the first year for me to join "Liberate your art" - How marvelous to know I have a chum already experienced at it.

I have only just begun learning - will that stop me??? Oh, NO!!! I Realize it takes a lot of bad art to create the better stuff destined to emerge . . . so, I'll be sending, beginners art this year . . at least it's happy & colorful, hm???

Great day to YOU!

Gattina said...

Our Christmas tree disappeared on the 27th I had enough, lol !

Pat - Arkansas said...

As I've grown older, I have developed more appreciation for "vintage." Might this mean I'm approaching that status myself? Cute postcard! Good luck with your swap.

Deanna said...

Oh I must get busy with my postcards...I have participated for the last two years and it's fun. Cute postcard to share. I have my business cards from MOO, I think they do a great job!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love that vintage snowman image!

VioletSky said...

That tree has a menacing grin on it's face! Love this card. I'll have to look up that reference above from Barrs Postcard News.

Irene said...

Love your snowman card,

Linda R said...

A wonderful post card indeed. I participated 2 years ago in the postcard swap. I enjoyed it so much but was a little bit late signing up for the last one. Thanks for the tip. I might play along once again.

Hugs~

Dotti said...

I'm sure your postcards will be beautiful! Have a lovely weekend.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love the vintage postcard. The graphics from by-gone eras are wonderful.

Nancy Claeys said...

Just love your colorful sweet postcards. xo

Dianna said...

Hi, there,
Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting!
I just may check on the info for that postcard swap; that sounds like fun.
Love vintage postcards!

edenhills said...

Glad you're warming up! Cute cards.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I really like your header and the snowman on the postcard is adorable! Have a nice weekend!

Carole said...

Thanks for sticking w/ me and stopping by my blog to comment now and again. It has suffered so much over the past few months that I think I've lost what few followers I had. If I find that I can't keep the ideas and posts flowing this year I may just pack it in.

The art swap sounds neat! From what I read, you need to have your artwork printed to postcard size?

That is one of the pitfalls of swaps, you don't always hear back from other participants. I've taken part in a few, and for the most part they work out, but once in a while they don't.

Stay warm, and happy new year!

Pondside said...

I love the old postcards you find - and I smile whenever I open your page and see that header.
Orchid? What a fabulous colour!

abrianna said...

The cards are sweet. I just found out that the color of the year is that purple. I have a purple shirt that color already.

Beth Niquette said...

What a darling little snowman! This is such a cute postcard. Here in Oregon we have not felt the cold. I believe we are in the 5% of our nation which is still above freezing. Amazing!

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Perfect image...Moo is one of my faves too, the quality is so good. xox