Friday, 31 August 2018

A Postcard A Day - Friday 31 August 2018 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely ladies,
Here I am again to share a few smiles. It's been a good week and like always, full of smiles.

Let me show you a few cards that I received this week:
 This one comes from the Czech Republic and reads: "Planting potatoes at school of Agriculture in Tábor. 1913-1919".  It made me smile as the students are working the land in a suit and hat. Not a boot or an overall in sight!

The stamp is gorgeous. It features the the Palais Stoclet, the house Josef Hoffmann designed in 1905 for the Belgian Banker Adolphe Stoclet in Brussels.
 I found some photos of it on an architect's website:
It is made of white marble, outside and in. Here is the dining room:

 The walls are decorated by Gustav Klimt
One of my favorite artists. The whole set-up reminds me a bit of Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was a Scottish architect and designer. Take a look at that living room:
A feast for the eye! Unfortunately it is still a family home and as such not open to the public.

My second card is a playful pin-up type card from Russia.
 Again with an interesting stamp.
Those of you in the know will recognise the logo of the world championships soccer in Russia held not long ago.

One of the smiles this week is about the carpenter that came to our house so that I could order a cupboard/wall units for the flat upstairs. We will be going to the UK soon and the cabinet will be ready when we come back in October.

 I need a space to put my glasses in and on the right is a tallboy space to put mops etc in. They (the mops) were always 'parked' at the top of the stairs but that is not a very nice welcome as you come into the flat. In future they will be hidden.

And I've done some card making. The recipient of this card has had his birthday, so I can show the card now.
I've had lots to smile about and I would like you to smile too, so I will include a few funnies. This time they have a baby/kids boozy theme:

That's it ladies! I'm off to Anne at A Stitch In Time and then I'll stop at Virginia's Rocking Your World Friday.

Does anyone like puns? Here are a few to keep you out of mischief...

Have a lovely weekend,
Keep smiling,


  1. I was really impressed with the postcard from the Czech Republic. It's amazing to see all those men out there in suits. The stamp and home were great, too. I'm also a big fan of Klimt. That dining room is to die for.

    Loved the puns and the "baby" items. They made me laugh, not just smile. Have a great Friday and weekend. Enjoy your time in the UK, too.

  2. Lots of smiles this week. I always love your post cards esp all the background information you find out about them. Those rooms are amazing. Your new furniture for the flat will be wonderful.....I bet you can’t wait. Coming to England? Call in for a coffee if you’re passing 😀
    Love the funnies. Thanks for sharing them.
    Annie x

  3. Hi Lisca, interesting supermarket they obviously start their children early there. Loving the stamps and cards too. The Russian one is typical of their cheeky sense of humour. Have a great weekend and enjoy your time away too. Angela xXx

  4. Ah a lovely post, that house and its decoration are amazing, imagine living there and being surrounded by all that artwork!

    Loving the snap of those working the fields too!

    Your cabinet sounds fab, I could do with a couple making for a couple of areas in the kitchen, always on the to do list but never at the top!

    I loved the funnies particularly the puns

    I hope you have a brilliant weekend and week ahead.


  5. Hi Lisca, I was struck immediately by how well-dressed the potato planters were - not practical but smart nonetheless. And not a lot of thought went into those baby/children's signs. The card is lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth xx

  6. Just popped back to say I didn't dress for the Steampunk Festival as I can't find a buddy to go with and it's no fun on your own but do like taking the photos so well occupied with that. And yes we have been away. Taken my mum and dad to the coast for a short holiday and now we are in Chatsworth, going to the Game Fair at Chatsworth House tomorrow so hoping for nice weather. Sending hugs, Angela xXx