Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 1 March - T for Finnish coffee, new kitchen and some weird stuff

It seems I only blinked since New Year's Day and now it is March! Time flies! What's more... it's Tuesday!

Here is my postcard for today:
It's from Finland and features the famous Paula-girl. The Paula girl advertised the Paulig brand coffee and was always dressed in national costume. This photo/advert is from 1950. It was sent to me by Ritva, a lady the same age as me. She writes that the temperatures are 2 degrees C. Brrr!
She has used a beautiful stamp:
I'm going to link up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered booklover for our weekly gathering T for Tuesday. Please join us if you have anything to share with a drink in it.

My most exciting news is that the kitchen cabinets that the carpenter is making, have been put up (albeit without doors) but it gives me an idea of how my kitchen is going to look. The doors are going to be of solid wood but the cabinet carcasses not as you can see. (would be too heavy).
Tomorrow he is going to bring the doors, a few more shelves, the sink and the cooker hood. I can't wait! When that is done we can order the granite worktop. I hope that doesn't take too long...

I subscribe to a website called The Graphics Fairy to get daily free vintage images (that I can use in scrapbooking). This is what I got last week:
She is called the Sugar bowl girl and originally was a table place card with the name of the person sitting in that place written on the empty card.

Here is her male counter part:
He is a quirky teapot boy. (He looks quite distressed) Quirky? I call that weird!

That is it from me today. Happy T-day all of you.




  1. How exciting to have you kitchen cabinets installed. When I went back to your previous posts to catch up, I see you have the solar panels working and some hot water! I am of Italian decent and I have never heard of a farinata before either--looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the kitchen progress! Happy T Day!

  2. Happy T Day to you too. I can't wait to see your cabinets all put up, how exciting. Yup- time is flying- like it always does. Kind of scary how fast it goes. Hugs.

  3. I also have been taken by surprise at how quickly February has passed us by. Guess it's the good weather I've had.

    Your postcard is beautiful. I've never heard of Paula girl before, but I like the costume and of course, the coffee.

    I'm really impressed with the cabinets. Your kitchen is looking incredible already!

    Thanks for sharing these teapot kids, your kitchen, and your postcard with us for T this Tuesday. The boy looks "weird" indeed.

  4. The kitchen will be fantastic when it is finished. Lovely postcard and stamp. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. this postcard is incredibly beautiful. and your kitchen will be great, both in siza as in style! i also love the site of the graphics fairy.
    have a great t-day and rest of the week!

  6. Oh fabulous postcard and your kitchen is looking awesome too! Hope you have a great Tuesday

  7. This will be a wonderful kitchen! Great postcard !
    Happy T-Day!

  8. Hi Lisca, Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I saw your question....The T shirts were purchased in 1991 on our honeymoon trip to Hawaii. I decided to do something special with them for this year's 25th anniversary which is in August. Have a great day!

  9. Love that postcard! Your cabinets are coming along so nicely in the kitchen. Fun vintage images. I sometimes go the the Graphics fairy to find a vintage image. Matter of fact , I was just there to get images for my Easter cards:) Happy T day!

  10. Love the postcard! How exciting that the cabinets are being installed!!! The images from Graphic Fairy are fantastic also. She finds some of the coolest images :)

  11. Your new cabinets are going to be beautiful, love the layout of them.
    Loved the vintage postcard.
    Thanks for sharing and for the earlier visit

  12. New cabinets! How exciting! Love that postcard

  13. Your kitchen is looking good - won't be long now! I love the tea people! Have a great week! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. I bet you can hardly wait till you get your kitchen back!!
    They are both a bit weird--and remind me of teacups/teapots--but the Paula-girl is sweet as can be. Happy T-Day! :)

  15. what a charming post card and vintage images! exciting to see your kitchen coming together too...bet you are really glad. Happy T day!