A Postcard From the Past

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Happy New Year to you! Hope you spent the eve doing exactly what you wanted to do.

We went out to a fun party at one of our favourite bars, and of course, I got lots of pictures, which I will try to get up tomorrow. For today I shall keep my post short and sweet, sent to you with the sincere best wishes for 2013.

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This postcard is the oldest piece in my vintage paper collection. It would be from the early 1900, a time when postcards took the place of today’s social networking sites. Collecting vintage ones is a whole thing unto itself, with enthusiasts all over the world. In fact, I know a man who published a book which features his collection of cards from The Lake of Bays, a region of Ontario Canada that we call ‘cottage country’. (Bruce’s Book)

And while I collect vintage paper things, this is the only postcard I have. I got it from ebay a few years ago for a mere $3, with the full intention of mailing it to someone but, in the end, could not let it go.

As is the case for all my collection, I go for unused items, so this one is blank on the back. It’s interesting how the shadows of the cats can been seen on the back.

I love that it is New Years specific and includes the cutest of poems. It is all so cheerful!

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xo loulou

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