Friday, May 15, 2015

Greetings from Washington!

I like vintage! Several friends told me that I should have been born in an earlier era. This is because I am old-fashioned and I have affinity for old-school stuff. So thanks so much John for sending me this neat postcard:

Friendship Gift Postcard, Sender: John
Sent: 4 May 2015 from Seattle, WA
Received: 13 May 2015, Traveled 12,980 km in 11 days
John writes at John's Island. He has an amazing collection of vintage memorabilia featured on his page. I reckon we've been visiting each other's page even before I took a break from blogging for the past 11 months. I'm happy to refresh the friendship through the recent A-Z April Challenge. He's among the blogging friends who cheered me on to continue writing an entry for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month of April. Thanks to blogging friends like him, my hobby ("ies" -- collecting postcards and writing about these cards and stamps) is so much more fun!

 It's quite interesting to note that sending a postcard was so inexpensive during the printing of this card. But I think I really couldn't say, perhaps 1 cent was worth a lot too at that time!

There's a linky party @ Beth's for Postcard Friendship Friday, come hop on here!



  1. Hi Maria! Seeing the card I sent you and reading your words about the card and John's Island ... well, it just makes my day! You are so kind! Your blog is one of my favorites and I feel lucky to have found someone who appreciates postcards like I do. You did an excellent job posting daily with your last A to Z challenge and you have some wonderful cards in your collection. I am still looking for an old card with a map of Washington for your collection ... I think I can get one in the mail to you in the near future. This morning (May 15) I am on a little road trip in the state of Montana ... out in the Rocky Mountains. I am going to look for a card for you here! I bet you have noticed that I am taking a break at John's Island ... well, at least slowing down ... just for a while for some vacation. Thanks again Maria ... Take care and be well.

  2. I like that card. Thank you both for sharing.

  3. Nice postcard. Glad you mentioned the one cent stamp as I thought it was a modern card that was a throwback style. Its probably been a while since a postcard stamp was a penny.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  4. My dear, I wonder if you'd be interested in a different type of linky for Tuesdays. A group of us are writing posts in which we count five blessings. Please don't feel obligated, but if you are interested, we plan to do this every Tuesday (Gratituesday!) and spread a little joy in the world. Today you can find us at if you'd care to check us out. Best wishes.

  5. I love this card. I lived in Washington for a time. I was born and raised in Oregon--and I live in Oregon today. The Pacific Northwest is such a beautiful place to live. I especially love this card, sweet lady. Thank you for your comment, dear girl. I'm SO glad to see you back! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!


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