Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A PostcardA Day - Tuesday 5 November 2019 - T for Jam, B&W and pizza

Hello lovely ladies! 
It's time for the T-Party again, organized by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Come join us with a beverage of your choice.

First of all an apology to Elizabeth as I have forgotten to post something on the 2nd on the 2nd. My excuse is that I have had foreign visitors and it slipped my mind completely. Sorry.

I will show my beverage further down, but first my postcards. 

I received this one from Australia, from Helen, whose father comes from Bristol (UK). She read in my profile that I had lived in Bristol for many years and she was very excited about that.
The card itself is a so-called Maxi card. It means it has a stamp with the same image as the card. This card is a jam label:

Over in South Australia, George McEwin (1815–1885), a gardener and orchardist in Houghton, South Australia, founded a jam factory with his son in 1862, in order to make use of excess fruit. At the height of their business, they employed more than 100 people and purchased much of the fruit in the region. Their jam was marketed under many brand names, including Glen Ewin, Viking and Kingurli, which was well known for its plum jam. (Prince Englebert is a large purple plum.)
The business went into decline in the late 1980s and the factory closed in 1988. The orchard site, however, is still used for fruit growing today.

The second card comes from Russia and was sent by someone from the Siberian city of Tobolsk.
It features the children of Emperor Nicholas II: Grand Duchesses Olga, Tanyana, Marie, Anastasia and Tsarevich Alexis on the yacht Standart (in 1906).

 The stamps on it are very beautiful:

This is Russian artistic enameling. There is a whole series of these stamps:

The second stamp on the card is this one:

Again representing arts and crafts. This is the art of painting on metal, called Zhostovo painting. Four stamps together make a whole tray.

Wikipedia says this:
Zhostovo painting is an old Russian folk handicraft of painting on metal trays, which still exists in a village of Zhostovo in the Moscow Oblast. It appeared in the early 19th century mainly under the influence of the Ural handicraft of flower painting on metal. Subsequent development of the Zhostovo painting handicraft was stylistically related to porcelain and enamel painting techniques, used by factories near Moscow, flower motifs on printed cotton, produced by the Ivanovo factories, and Lukutin miniature (see Fedoskino miniature).

And what have I been up to? I have had my friend from Holland staying with me all week and it has been really nice. She has been my friend since 1971 when we both started uni. 
We went to eat pizza at our local 'watering hole' and we were surprised at the size of the pizzas!

 My T-Party qualifier are those glasses of wine (and one beer).
You might be able to tell by the plastic 'windows' that we are in the outdoor part of the bar. We had a dog with us. The owner allowed us in but we had to sit at the back on the outside part. Not a problem.
This was my pizza.(seafood) Needless to say, none of us finished the pizza and we took a box home full of pizza wedges to eat the next day.
 Hubby managed to leave space for a dessert: profiteroles!
 My friend's partner found space for a chocolate tart.

(I passed on the desserts... too full.)

That is it from me today. 
Wishing you all a very happy T-Day,


  1. Hi Lisca, that first postcard is really neat with a matching stamp, and I loved seeing all the other stamps. Your food looks amazing-the seafood pizza sounds awesome-I haven't had one of those-and those deserts-wow the y do look rich. Happy T hugs Kathy

  2. It is so nice to get together with old friends, isn't it? I bet you had a great visit, and I love your T day photos. That pizza looks yummy and those profiteroles, oh my. Yummy! Happy T day Lisca. Hugs-Erika

  3. Hi Lisca, what beautiful stamps and so interesting, I love that you give us a write up of their origins and all about where they came from too.
    Those pizzas are enormous, it’s not my favourite food only as a snack, two slices are usually enough for me! The Postres looks very rich and naughty.
    Happy T Day, jan x

  4. The desserts look large also! It all looks like a wonderful meal. Great that you could get together with an old friend. They are hard to come by the older we get. I love the postcard with the matching stamp. How cool is that? Happy T Day!

  5. Beautiful idea with the Maxi-card, I´ve never heard of that! Will ask about that next time and hope they have it in West Australia, too!
    Russian art is so detailed. Yet the kids don´t look too happy?
    The last pizza I had made three meals, isn´t it crazy? When we were in Italy we could buy one slice, just like that.
    But, what can I say.... I´d really like a Pizza now (even though it´s only 08:00 am) - Happy T-Day and Hugs, Iris

  6. Love those postcards, and the wonderful stamps, and thanks that you always explain everything so well. Glad you have had fun with your visitors, and been for some great food and drinks, looks yummy, all of it! It's early in the morning and I am hungry already just looking at your food! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  7. Your postcards always make me smile. I now see a Maxi is NOT the same as the first day of issue postcards, which cost an arm and a leg and are really collectors items. I've never seen Maxis here, just first day of issue which includes both the postcard and the stamp. You got two wonderful ones today. I especially like the postage stamps from Russia.

    You and your friend look like you had a great time. The size of those pizzas were huge. I couldn't have even eaten half one that size. We sure had lots of choices on drinks this week, too. Thanks for sharing your postcards, your time with your friend, and your pizza and wine (and beer) with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. The Maxi postcard is very neat. I guess the idea appeals to the artist in me.The Russian stamps are beautiful. Zhostovo painting reminded me of tole painting. I found some online class. They say it "is an advanced technique of Tole Painting which involves a more advanced loading of paint on your brushes." Interesting information today, Lisca. Thank you.

    Glad you had a fun visit with your long time friend. Those pizzas look delicious. We recently lost our only good pizza parlor. So we reverted to frozen pizza that we add our own toppings to. It's not the same, but it'll do.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  9. Such beautiful postcards and as always it's those pretty postage stamps that caught my eye ...lol 😉. Your meals looks amazing and those pizzas look huge, I don't think I could have eaten it all. Especially if I wanted to have one of those yummy desserts, wow they looked huge too ...lol 😉. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  10. The pizza looks delicious, and all the better that there was plenty to take home. The desserts, wow! Happy T Tuesday :)

  11. The postcards and stamps on them looked lovely, its good to read the information you add about them.
    It sounds like you had a good time with your friends staying, the pizzas looked delicious and so did those desserts.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Wonderful postcards and stamps Lisca. Those pizzas look delicious. It's always nice to have leftovers. That dessert looks tasty. Happy T-Day!

  13. These postcards are really beautiful Lisca !! I love the stamps too, and their story. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Sure your T-day was great ! those pizzas look delicious!! and what can I say about the desserts ?? they are.... riquísimos !!
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, and send big hugs,