I love the summer....the flowers, the smell of fresh mown lawns, the fireflies, the shade of a tree and the beach. The heat....well that I'm not too keen on. <smile>
One of my favorite things to collect is vintage postcards. It began as an obsession to collect Christmas and Halloween postcards and then I fell in love with them all. Luckily there are many area antique malls and shops that carry a wide variety of them that don't cost too much so I am able to add to my collection frequently.
How does this tie into Summer? Well, I've fallen in love with the vintage floral postcards. I love the colors of them and I love that people actually wrote letters and notes on these and sent them through the mail. I can imagine the excitement of receiving one of these beauties and it kind of makes me sad that we don't correspond in that way any longer. A lost art perhaps but does it really have to be? I know when I received my mail art from Kecia it truly made me smile and made me feel very special that I was worth the time of not only creating it but also of mailing it. <smile>
Here are some of the ones in my collection.....
I hope you enjoyed looking at these beautiful vintage images and that you can find some way to use them in your artistic creations.