One of my favorite memories of buying postcards occurred in Paris on the Seine. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there, and we use to go back yearly. The are areas by Notre Dame on the river where people rent out stalls and sell paper goods, usually books but anything paper. We came across one elderly lady selling postcards. They were inexpensive, I think it equalled $1 piece, so I was going to snap up as many as I could. The lady took a liking to me and as other people came she shooed them away! I think I bought about 50 cards. Some where Paris scenes, some were Easter, Christmas and flowers. Oh how I love them! When I was on our towns house tour, I scanned my French Christmas ones and made ornaments for one tree in my bedroom.
Here is a quick look and as time goes on I will show you more!
Here is my desk where I keep them all.
I can't believe I am letting you see my mess! This is where I keep them. Starting in the upper Lt corner are my Valentines, then goes in order with St. Patrick's, Easter, Spring, Flowers, Localities, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
This is such a treasure, my Chocolate advertising postcard book that I bought for $15 at a neighbor hood flea market that I go to when in Paris.
The first page showing the factory. My niece has a French degree and some of the postcards I have had her translate for me.
The postcard on the rt looks like the place where I bought the postcard!
I need to frame these.
My Grandmother's cards she got at church as a girl.
Some that were sent to my Grandparents, guess I better take them to 1515.
I have them setting around the house as you can see from my blog header. This one I have sitting on my Grandmother's spoon collection holder......I thought it was the appropriate place for it!
And of course the Thanksgiving ones
Joining my friend Tete for 2nd Hand Collections
Enjoy your Sunday!