Friday, January 29, 2010

I love you more than....

I always tell my son, "I love you more than apple pie." So when I spied these cards from StoreyShop over on a favorite blog I had to chuckle.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More stamps.

I just shared part of my stamp collection a few posts ago. Well, look what arrived in the mail at work....most of these are 13 centers from 1976! I love that someone used them 34 years later AND that they ended up in my hands :)


Now this is how to start your chocolate and the New York Times at Andante on Bainbridge Island.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I just got my computer back from the repair shop last night! All seems to be working well, but all of my favorites have disappeared...all of the blogs I liked to follow. I guess I'll have to create a fresh list. I'll be visiting lots of your sidebars for good links. I'm off to work now, but can't wait to get back to posting! Love + peace, Joan

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A new day.

This morning's sunrise.

Monday, January 18, 2010

This is not good.

The screen one never wants to see....
It has been a not so good couple of days for crashed (I'm on my son's laptop now), the wind kicked up to 50 mph last night and we woke up to no power, I fell and sprained my knee and have been on the sofa for two days now. The good news is I watched the entire Golden Globes including the pre-show on E!, the computer is in the shop and the tech thinks we'll be able to recover all the files, my knee is feeling a bit better after really nursing it, and lastly, I am not in Haiti, nor have I ever come close to such devastation. It does really help to put things in perspective. I have so much to be grateful for and will never take these things for granted after watching the news coverage over the last week. My heart is very heavy right now.

collection #6: heart rocks

You've seen parts of my collection in previous, here, here and here. Well, here are a few more....

Sunday, January 17, 2010

collection #5: airline ticket jackets

I inherited this collection. My wonderful friend, Linda, saw it at a garage sale and knew I would love it! I think these are all from the sixties and the previous owner obviously traveled to South America and Mexico a lot. I have about 40 more of them!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

collection #4: watering cans

Previously posted but worth a second look...

Friday, January 15, 2010

collection #3: postage stamps

Just a few favorites from my stash...

lots of canceled ones too, like these sent
to me by Pam over at One Gal's Trash.
These get turned into cards or used in collages.

collection #2: wheat pennies

The Lincoln Wheat Cent was produced from 1909 until 1958.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Black and white postcards.

Okay, this is the last entry from the card collection...b&w 'em! On to a new collection tomorrow.

Cut-out cards.

Crazy about these from Paper House Productions....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cute alert!

A tea mug cozy by KnitStorm, found via Knack.

More cards from the collection.

Love these interiors and table settings....

these two are watercolors by Annie Williams

these two are taken from the book, "A Proper Tea"
by Joanna Isles
...and from Marilyn Simandle, "Sunfilled Chintz"

All these cards are wonderful little art pieces...
when you can't afford the original.
Would love to have a wall of them all framed.


There's a cool new blog for 2010 that I've been following....A Collection a Day. I am indeed a collector and love looking at what other people collect. Cards are one of my accidental collections...not planned, but definitely an accumulation. These gorgeous postcards are from Michel Lebret and were published by Cartes d'Art.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010