Friday, February 28, 2014

Potpourri


On this last day in February
 I decided to go to my box of kisses to pick out a vintage postcard.


I laugh every time I see this postcard.
No artist or publishing date listed.
It is from a collection of postcards called 
A Box of Kisses published by Chronicle Books:
Charming vintage postcard reproductions of all sorts of smooches.
Mwah!

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Outside my window...
It is cloudy today.
The last week has seen summer, winter and spring.
I'm not fond of guessing which season will appear each day
and would really like to enjoy a little spring before the dog days of summer arrive!


I am thankful...
for the nice soaking rain we got this week.
We need the rain. It's so easy to drop back into drought.


I am creating for...
Another postcard swap at June's.
Postcard Swap

The card on the left is from June and the one on the right is the one I made.
If you like swaps, check out June's blog, A Creative Dream.
She has a swap schedule for the year! 


One of my favorite things...
Is Terri Windling's beautiful blog.
Her name may be familiar to those of you who read fantasy.
Terri is a writer, artist, and book editor interested in myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the ways they are used in contemporary arts.
Myth and Moor is a daily journal for musings about art, myth, books, village life, and the world-wide community of folks who create and love Mythic Arts.
Full of beautiful words, beautiful art -- I could spend days there.


A peek into my day...

Tulip

I'm missing my tulips.
A trip to Trader Joe's for flowers is in order!



Thank you Nancy for hosting!

Thanks for visiting.
Wishing YOU well and much joy!

33 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Need some tulips about now. Winter still has us in a firm grip....love your sweet, gentle horse card. xox

Nancy said...

I love the idea of a postcard swap -- thanks for the link. And I love your vintage and created postcards.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xo

Sarah Huizenga said...

I am ready for just the Spring season.

Jill of All Trades said...

Yes, think I might hit Whole Foods for some flowers. I'm so ready for spring, sigh...yet this weekend we are heading for yet more ice, sleet and snow!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

that is one tall lady on the postcard. wow, can you imagine??! ha. ha!! ( :

Trader Joe's is the greatest - i was there this week & i got some great springy blooms ... i am loving them. they are so heavenly. brighten my days & my mood.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Lovely tulip closeup. And cute, adorable post cards today!!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am going to be very close to a Trader Joe's today and that is a treat! Beautiful macro of that tulip!! Darling post cards.. :) I am ready to kick Winter to the curb! I think some flowers for The Porch is a good idea! No slipping back into drought! Good Morning!

Lynne said...

Love the vintage postcard . . . delightful!

Michelle said...

Love that tulip!

Vee said...

Ahhh, yes, she certainly is long! = D

Your art work is lovely as always!

Too bad that tulips didn't have a longer life...same color this time?

Viv@within the Frame said...

Roll on the warmer days, love your sweet postcard...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, tulips! Tulips for everybody!

Lynn said...

I enjoyed your Terri Windling link thank you- we saw a bank of daffodils this afternoon..always a hopeful sign. I do like your the postcards-your art is lovely love your purple horse's head.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Snap! That postcard is just TOO funny! I love the ones you are making, too--they're wonderful. Thank you for your kind comments about our chimney fire. I'm just so grateful the house is standing and no one was hurt. Looks like our old chimney will be coming down and a new fireplace installed, The roof around the chimney will need re-doing, rooms painted, a big hole in our upstairs bedroom fixed, along with cleaning soot from the furniture, rugs, drapes, etc., vaccuming the heating ducts out, cleaning the nicknacks,electronics...ETC. I had NO idea a chimney fire could cause so much damage.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I had to read the postcard verse two or three times to have it make sense. Very clever!
Spring's visit here was brief, also. I'm soooo ready for warmer weather.

Icy BC said...

I like your postcard, and the first one is just awesome!!!

Temperature wise, we are just freezing here in Michigan :(

Claire said...

Ah, Trader Joe's - LOVE that store!
A really great Random 5 and have a happy Friday :)

Gattina said...

That's really a very funny old card, lol !

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love your very long lady! :)

We've had very mixed weather here too but at least the daffodils are flowering and some of the early tulips too.

Rose said...

Your line: 'I'm not fond of guessing which season will appear each day'--that just cracks me up...but ain't it the truth!

Barb said...

I'm sinking into that vivid tulip. It's all winter here - I'll send you some!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I lingered over the tulip display at the produce store today. I came home empty-handed, however. Now I'm disappointed after seeing your photo.

Fun Valentine card

abrianna said...

Beautiful tulip close up. That postcard makes me laugh too.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful macro! And the first card is funny. Have a nice weekend!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love that old postcard!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

i have a bunch of pretty pink tulips on the kitchen table. They are lovely to look at while it is below 0 outside this week.

rayfamily said...

Beautiful tulip. I have been thinking about picking some up to brighten the kitchen. Thanks for the link to Terri's blog!

Clytie said...

I'm visiting from your link to Beth's PFF - This postcard made me giggle. I love the one you made as well, and your tulip made me wish all the harder for spring!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved your randoms ! I wouldn't like that changeable weather, but I do miss Spring here in Florida. Can't have everything I guess!

Janet said...

Love that vintage postcard! And your photo of the tulip center is gorgeous.

EG CameraGirl said...

Tulips are a great pick-me-up this time of year!

Carletta said...

Cute postcard and I love your eye of the horse!
I'm so with you about the weather. Today it was 50 here and tomorrow we could see a foot of snow.

Heather said...

great kissy postcard. I looked up Chronicle books and they have the box of Pantone postcards that I am wanting. such fun crafty things I could do with them.