Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Heart Postcards So-o-o Much . . .

I potted a few of my favorite plants in postcard pots.

My pony tail plants heart them too.

As does my mother-in-law's tongue, allowing me to segue into describing the delight I find in new postcards. I bought another can yesterday. They're for the birds. 

Oh! And, thanks to The Missive Maven, I have two new address stamps. They are from Paperwinks. I liked hers, so I checked out their product.

I rather like this message. Hope the recipient does also.

I'm researching the subject. Of postcards, I mean. I'm curious to learn of its origins. Aren't you? For instance, this little bit comes fromWikipedia: 

"The first commercially produced card was created in 1861 by John P. Charlton of Philadelphia, who patented a postal card, selling the rights to H. L. Lipman, whose postcards, complete with a decorated border, were labeled "Lipman's postal card." These cards had no images. In Britain postcards without images were issued by Post Office, and were printed with a stamp as part of the design, which was included in the price of purchase."

Lipman's postal card. Really? I'm off to dig around in a pile of history. Write 'cha later!

This Limner


  1. Oh my I had to get on here and tell you how much I love the bettle bailey and the postscript one so much . thanks again and more post going out to you tommorow.

  2. I'm dropping a postcard in the mail for you tomorrow. :)

  3. phonelady, I'm beyond delighted to hear that you loved them, too. I've had Beetle Bailey for a long while, never imagining I'd get to share his experience. He has a smart Mama, huh? Smart and inventive at getting her son to write. LOL!

  4. TMC, hey! You're so sweet. A million and one thanks in advance!

    BTW, we share the same star sign. :D

  5. Limner, shoot me an email at returntorural at gmail dot com and I'll respond back with my address. :)

  6. Those pots are lovely and will look even more great when the plants grow

  7. Thank you Bubbles. I thought I was so fortunate the day I discovered them. I still feel that way.