I collect postcards from all over the world. The problem with displaying postcards is that those that are written on or stamped, have two meaningful sides. Some people keep their postcard collections in plastic sheets and I've thought about hanging them from some sort of two-sided room divider but until I decide what to do with them they are collecting dust in a wooden box. Many were sent to me from far away and others I picked up on my travels....
Postcards can be funny and boring like this one:
The other side has a section with boxes to check as to why I am sending this postcard.
Besides I miss you and I wish you were here my favorite one is: because I am not creative enough to write my own letter.
This is the S.S. France, at one time the longest luxury liner in the world.
The one below is an old picture of Victoria, B.C.ca. 1900
The ones below could be anywhere.
An elegant dining room in the early '70's.
Artist Sulamith Wulfing's cards were favorites to collect.
Mid-century modern in Texas
A card from my high school friend Stephanie from 1975.
Maybe her card inspired me to live in the desert.
The front of her card is here:
I enjoyed collecting cards by British artists Molly Brett and Noel Hopking
One of my favorite places to hike in the Eastern Sierras.
This was sent in 1905 from Budapest, Hungary to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I picked it up at an antique shop and couldn't
help but love the calligraphy. The other side is very lovely too and now you can
see that choosing sides can leave one in a quandary.
Do you collect anything?
Milk glass? Hummel figurines? Movie star memorabilia?
Comic books? Barbie dolls? Cats?