Friday, 12 January 2018

A Postcard A Day - Friday 12 Jan 2018 - Friday Smiles

Well, hello my dear friends. Happy new Year to all of you . At long last I am feeling a bit better after having had the flu for what seems for ever. Today is Friday Smiles, and health is certainly something to smile about.

We've been to Holland (not much fun as i was in bed for two weeks with pneumonia!) and when we got back there were many nice postcards waiting for me. This first one comes from Germany and has some pretty windows and a delightful pussycat. I would have liked to see more of the chocolate shop though, wouldn't you? It can be found in Tulette in the Provence (France).

The German saying translates: Enjoyment is only a drop in the cocktail of happiness, but what a spice it gives!

Here is the stamp:

The letters 'Gaia Satellit' and the satellite itself are very shiny and really stand out, although that doesn't show on the scan.

The other card comes from Russia. It is The Golden Drawing Room, found in the Winter Palace (Hermitage) in St Petersburg. It is part of the private rooms of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the consort of Emperor Alexander II. It was reconstructed in 1841 (after the fire of 1837) by Alexander Briullov. The ceiling is decorated with gilded mouldings. The décor is completed by a marble fireplace with jasper columns that is embellished by a bas-relief and a mosaic picture (by Etienne Moderni), gilded doors and a magnificent parquet floor.

Such opulence! No wonder the population rose up in revolution!

The stamp is from a series about uniforms. I can see a date: 1904, but I can't read what it says...

One of my big smiles this week was yesterday, when I felt well enough to start crafting again! My craft room is usable again after all the building work. So I asked my hubby to light the fire there in the morning. I have a delightful little 'parlour stove'.
It is a Wood burner and it made my room very cozy. I spent most of the day scrapbooking photos from 2017.
I made a double page lay-out of our visit to Cartagena in March:
I have since written the journaling on the brown mat in the middle.

Now I will finish with some internet funnies: A wrestler, a teacher and two kittens.

Have a lovely weekend and a good week ahead.


  1. Oh my gosh, that kitten in the tissue box is so adorable. Glad you are feeling up to doing a little crafting. Your scrapbook page is looking good! happy weekend. hugs-erika

  2. I'm also laughing at the two kitten "funnies." The first one looks like Squiggles to me.

    I was thrilled to see your craft room is now set up again and maybe soon we can see more of it. That was a very subtle hint, hint!

    It is great that you are scrapbooking, and feeling well enough to do so. I hope you continue to improve and are well by this time next week. It's no fun being sick.

    Have a super Friday and a wonderful weekend, dear Lisca. Please feel well soon.

  3. Oh Lisca you really have made me smile this morning. I loved the funnies at the end esp the little kitten but my biggest smile was to hear your better and feeling well enough to enjoy some crafting.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x

  4. So lovely to see you blogging again, I'd got mighty worried and wasn't sure if you'd be joining the rocking post again. I hope you are fully recovered now, loving the postcards and the funnies as always!

  5. So glad you are on the mend, and back in blogland Lisca. You have my sympathies as I have also been out of action for a couple of weeks with the virus that is sweeping these parts, but I am glad to say that I am also feeling a bit better today .
    Your postcards and their stamps are very interesting today. That is a beautiful room, but as you say, not one to encourage the people to rise up and support their royalty.
    Well done on the scrapbook pages. I have so many scrapbook projects to work on, but I need to be a bit more organised about my crafting this year if I am to get any of them done. It is good to have a cosy room to work in too.
    I love your two kitten funnies. They are just so typical of little cats. I hope you have a good week, and continue to improve health wise. Kate x

  6. Hi Lisca, pleased you're feeling better maybe you need another holiday now! The kitty photos are lovely. Naturally I can relate to the child and the teacher, loved it. Great to see you using your craft room again too. have a lovely weekend, Angela xxx