Friday, 29 November 2019

A Postcard A Day - Friday 29 November 2019 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely ladies, It's Friday again and I will show you some of my smiles and what I have been doing this week (Nothing much exciting I can tell ya).
First of all, let me show you some post cards. They always make me smile when they land in my postbox. This first one comes from the USA and is a vintage advert for Chesterfield gloves.

Not heard of Chesterfield Gloves? Well, they are gloves that you can put a cigarette in so you always have your ciggie at hand. I don't smoke and I don't want to encourage smoking of course, but I do like these old adverts.
Now the stamps are lovely too. 
I particularly like the middle one. It is part of a series 'State and country fairs'.
The next card also comes from the USA. Jane from Blue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina) sends me this fun tortoise. 
She also recommend two books: 'City of Girls' by Elizabeth Gilbert and 'The Flight Portfolio' by Julie Orringer. Both sound very interesting.

The stamps on this card are interesting too. I know Pearl Buck of course:
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

But I hadn't heard of Ellsworth Kelly, or the Golden Spike. So I looked them up:

The Golden Spike is a piece of railway history. The golden spike is the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

Ellsworth Kelly (May 31, 1923 – December 27, 2015) was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing line, color and form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland.

Stamps are so interesting. 
Now, what have I been up to? The weekend was fab! I went to a Christian Women's Conference in Fuengirola (southern Spain). That Friday was our anniversary, so we had lunch in Granada and from there I traveled to Fuengirola with two friends.
My two friends from Granada and I shared a room in a hotel.
We used an organisation called BlaBlaCar to travel (that is something like über) and on the way back I took the train to Malaga and then the bus from there.
My Christmas cactus is starting to bloom and on  yesterday's collage you can see it in full bloom.
The weather has been lovely and we have been able to have coffee outside.

 On Wednesday we did some crafting. We made little cards that you can fold around a tea-light candle because part of the pattern is transparent.
As you can see there was much to smile about. Please do visit Annie at A Stitch In Time, (who is our host) and Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.

I am adding some funnies at the end as per usual.
Have a lovely weekend and take care,
Keep smiling!


  1. Your postcards are wonderful. I've not seen the golden spike on a stamp before, but the Kelly is part of a set of artists like Pollack and Warhol. I tried to get the summer fair series, but my PO didn't have it.

    WOW, I'd never heard of those gloves. They quit allowing cigarette ads in magazines and on tv in the late 70s or early 80s here in the states.

    I saw that turtle and I knew you would be over the moon with happiness in getting this one. Sort of like my rocking horses, I identify you with turtles and tortoises.

    Are you doing a scrapbook page a day? Great way to use up those old photos, too.

    Your funnies were cute. That slug had me laughing. Hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend, too.

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  3. Can I ask what do you do with all your gorgeous postcards?
    After yet another good work out last night at the gym I'm feeling rather slugish too so know how he feels :-) Also the last one, of course, hit the spot with me :-)
    Annie x

  4. Now there's an interesting question....what do you do with the postcards, you must have loads by now. The funnies are brilliant as ever but have I imagined it or did we see the little girls dress style last week? Happy weekend with hugs, Angela xXx

  5. Happy Friday Lisca, I enjoyed this post-beautiful postcards and stamps, loved all the photos-and the funnie-loved the yoga and wine the best haha Hugs Kathy

  6. I wish smoking weren't so harmful to health lol Those gloves would've made a great gift. I don't smoke either, but smokers used to be so easy to buy gifts for. (and I love her hat!)

    It's too chilly for coffee outside here, but I'll close my eyes a moment and join you in spirit :)

  7. The postcards are always amazing, even the toxic cigarette gloves made me smile - how times have changed.

    The stamps are a delight as always.

    Loving the collages, they are brill, I hope you enjoyed your conference.

    The funnies made me giggle particularly the yoga one as I saw that on sale the other day in Morrisons!

    Have a fabulous week