Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Collecting the States - 6 - Wisconsin

A postcard from Amanda. It is another state I needed to cross off my list. It kind of suits the stereotypes, huh? Dairy cows are a common sight up here, too. It just looks kind of peaceful. Here is the stamp:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Canadian Connection - 5 - Niagara Falls

The delightful Care mistakenly spent her anniversary in the wrong part of Canada; but she at least was nice enough to think of me and send me a card! I love Niagara Falls so I suppose I can understand why someone would want to take an anniversary trip there. Isn't it gorgeous? When I graduated from university I treated myself to a trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto. I can't wait to visit again someday!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

23 - Postcard from Malaysia

A postcard from Malaysia! Very cool! I think it is a good representation of what they have going on. It was received through postcrossing. I am really enjoying receiving all the different cards. I think this is my first postcard from Malaysia. I am not positive, though. I haven't organized my cards in a while...

Here is the stamp:

Friday, January 25, 2013

22 - Postcard from a Christmas card

This cute postcard came in one of my Christmas cards from MsBookish. She is a fellow blogger that I have gotten to know recently through Twitter. She likes books and postcards, so I was delighted she sent me a postcard with my card. So delighted that I might have bought the set because I enjoy them so much! Thanks Belle!

This postcard is unused.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

21 - Postcard from Thailand

This postcard is from a postcrosser in Thailand. I have a few postcards from there because my mother was on a cruise, but this is the first one someone has mailed from there. I was excited! The postcrosser mentions that it is winter there, but still warm. It is not warm here!

Here are the stamps:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Collecting the States - 5 - Connecticut

Another postcard that a nice Postcrossing person sent me when I messaged them mentioning I still needed the state. It is a great postcard for me, too. I love lighthouses! It is the Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse. It was built in 1886.  Here are the stamps that were included:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

20 - Postcard from Poland

A postcrosser in Poland sent me this drawing as a postcard. I have to admit I have mixed feelings about not actually receiving an actual postcard, but that's not to say that I don't like it... As I said, it is a mixed bag! I am still including on here because it was received through postcrossing.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Canadian Connection - 4 - Winnipeg

A Canadian postcard from another Canadian Amy. She lives on the west coast and I am determined to visit one of these days! She got in the spirit of things when I was collecting postcards like mad and sent one from Winnipeg. This is Forks Market. Here is the stamp:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

19 - Postcard from Orlando

I got this postcard from Orlando, Florida, US. It is not the typical scene I get from Florida, so I really like it! Plus, it is very clear where it is from. It was received from postcrossing. I would love to visit Florida one day. It is nice to remember that tourist cities are not all touristy...

Here is the stamp:

Friday, January 18, 2013

18 - Postcard from Japan

I received this postcard from Japan. I have a few because we had an exchange student from there, but I think this is really cool! According to the person that sent it to me it is the Japanese picture 'Ukiyo-e'. It comes from a postcrosser that lives near Tokyo, Japan.

Here are the stamps:
The postcrosser also points out that the first stamp is also 'Ukiyo-e' and includes Mt. Fujo in the centre.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

17 - Postcard from Hawaii

This is a postcard from Hawaii from Jill. Thanks Jill! It will be a while before I get to Hawaii for my Collecting the States project, but I have a couple other postcards from that state to share when I get there. I am enjoying that people are going on trips and thinking of me!

Here is the stamp:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Collecting the States - 4 - Nebraska

Nebraska! These are the four postcards I have received from Danielle from there. She is also the person that suggested I join Postcrossing. I am having lots of fun so far, but I am also corresponding with people I have known for years. Here are the stamps she included:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

16 - Postcards from California

My mother was recently in California and these are some of my favourite postcards she brought from there. I really want to go there sometime.

Unused postcards.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Canadian Connection - 3 - Toronto

I love getting postcards from Canada. I always buy a bunch when I go anywhere and have postcards from all over the place from friends and family. (The guy even got his friend to send me some from the Northwest Territories!) This postcard came from Amy who lives in the big city of Toronto. I really enjoy the view and look forward to visiting again soon!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

15 - Postcard from Orlando, Florida

This is a postcard I received from Nicole from I have always wanted to make it to Florida... One day! With the snow on the ground at the moment it is tempting!!

Here are the stamps:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Olden Days - 3 - Yarmouth

Isn't this cool? This, ladies and gents, is my home town. I have a couple other older postcards from Yarmouth, but I haven't scanned them yet. This is not one I actually own, but someone shared it on my mother's Facebook and she emailed it to me saying I was free to share it! For those that have no idea where Yarmouth is, which is likely most of you, this is Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Friday, January 11, 2013

14 - Postcards from Las Vegas

My mother recently went to Nevada, well, Las Vegas really, and these were some of my favourite postcards that she brought back. I saved some for when I do Nevada for my Collecting the States feature, but I had to share these. I really like the rainbow shots, don't you? The third and second from the end are sparkly, but the scanner didn't really do that justice. I don't have a burning desire to go to Vegas, but I hope to go there one day!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

13 - Postcards from The Hoover Dam

My mother was recently on a trip that included the Hoover Dam. A trip means postcards for me. These are the ones that she brought back from there. I was just going to select one or two favourites, but I think they all have something to offer to the overall post, right? I have to admit when you look at the Hoover Dam Bridge from the angle of the picture it looks a bit scary, but I would love to drive across it! And, really, the Dam is just an impressive feat of engineering and a part of history. Hopefully one day I will get to see it in person!