Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Postcard a Day - Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - T for Tiffany's

Good Morning! Good Tuesday!

I'm linking up with Elizabeth at T for Tuesday. Why don't you join us? Anything tea related or even drink related is most welcome.

My hobby is Postcrossing, (send a postcard and receive a postcard from a random person in the world), I have a large collection of beautiful postcards. Today I would like to show you this one:
It's the lovely actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood’s golden age.  She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood  and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War where she worked as a courier for the Dutch resistance and assisted with fundraising. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions. She spoke several languages, including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.

Being Dutch myself and having seen many of her films when I was young, I have always been a fan of Audrey Hepburn. In later life she was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF (United nations Children's Fund). A remarkable lady. Read about her war years in occupied Holland if you are interested (Wikipedia). Her story is similar to that of my mother.

As we are in Dutch mode I would like to share what my friend Antonia brought me from Holland:
 A mug with the Dutch national anthem on it. The anthem is called 'Het Wilhelmus'. The mug plays the song when raised.
Antonia went to Holland to attend the wedding of her daughter to a Dutchman. He comes from a place called Staphorst. Here you see my friend Antonia with the bridegroom's grandmother in national costume:

In yesterday's blog I wrote about a card I received from Michigan, I described the stamps. I forgot this one: The Toleware coffeepot. I didn't 'forget' on purpose but as it is T for Tuesday I might as well add it here:
This stamp features the image of a painted toleware coffeepot from the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Toleware refers to items and object made of tin that are japanned or lacquered, and adorned with a picture or design. Developing in the early 18th century, this technique spread across Europe and America, and flourished until the end of the 19th century. Also known as tôle peinte, (French for painted sheet iron), painted tin, or simply tole, the technique was applied to a variety of household things - from humble utilitarian household goods to decorative fixtures - and in a range of styles.

That's it from me for today. Have a fantastic Tuesday!




  1. Lots of lovely things in your post today. Great article about Audrey, I loved all of her films. I have never seen - or heard - a mug that plays music, how fantastic! Great photo of the lady in national dress, too. Have a great week Lisca, Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

  2. Really enjoyed your post today. I knew a bit about Audrey Hepburn, but remembered her mostly from her later years. I had no idea she was that multilingual though. Really wonderful and interesting.

    Enjoyed the Dutch mug, too. I had the same thoughts as Valerie when I read that it played music. What a lovely friend you have, and that is a great traditional costume the groom's grandmother wore.

    I'm quite familiar with that tole painting stamp you shared since I live in the states and have a bunch of them. They are lovely, aren't they?

    I wanted to comment on your comment you left me, too. Every year I create a Veterans Day post, where I share the history of the day. Most of my American readers were unfamiliar with the history and significance of the day until I started posting about it. This year, because I have so many International readers, I decided to include Europe. After all, it's where all the "action" was.

    Thanks for sharing your new musical mug and your teapot stamp with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. LOVE me a bit of Audrey too - she is the epitome of elegance, I think. And the cuppa is fabulous!!! So perfect for your T post!!

  4. audey... swooning... and this postal stamp is very Special!
    happy T-day to you!

  5. Your postcard collection must be really grand!
    Audrey has always been a favorite of mine...such a classy lady.
    Postage stamps are something I always enjoy too.
    My German mother used to do a kind of tole painting called Bauernmalerei.
    A musical mug would make me giggle...what a fun and patriotic cup.
    Happy T Day Lisca oxo

  6. What a great postcard and thanks for the additional information about Audrey Hepburn. The postage stamp is perfect for Tea Tuesday. I try to buy and use commemorative stamps but I'm not always sure people notice.

  7. I learn so much from you!!! I love it! As you know i love exchanging postcards too. Which i do with a small group of friends. A mug that plays music when lifted! How wonderful!!! Hugs! deb

  8. A musical mug :) What a treat! And isn't that toleware coffeepot striking!

    Happy T Tuesday :)

  9. What an interesting post this week.. wow... I like Audrey Hepburn as well and I am in love with the Lady's national dress...awesome!
    Happy T-Day

  10. you always have such wonderful postcards and stamps to share along with the interesting information regarding them. I adore Audrey Hepburn and her movies. Thank you for sharing that lovely photo showing the traditional costume-very festive. Happy T day!

  11. I was always a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, and I think I saw all her movies.
    I REALLY enjoyed the photo of your friend with the grandmother in traditional dress. I love to see traditions kept alive.
    Yes, I remember when everything was tole painted...LOL
    Happy T-day

  12. A fun post, as always! Love Audrey, and just finished watching 'Roman Holiday' with my daughter a couple of days ago! We commented on how tiny her waist was. I didn't know that about her working with the resistance, or that she could speak so many languages. Obviously she wasn't just a pretty face! happy T Tuesday!! ♥

  13. Audrey Heoburn was such an amazing person. Besides being talented, she also stood up for what she believed in and worked to make the world a better place. It was lovely having "T" with her on your blog today. :)

  14. I love watching old Audrey Hepburn films - such a smart lady! I love the toleware jug which reminds me about canal art in the UK! Happy T day! Chrisx

  15. I used to do postcrossing as well! I bound a couple of books with my collection of cards. I has definitely been a while though.