Posted on December 15, 2014

Vintage postcards

I discovered these bright and inspirational postcards in a vintage shop in Glasgow.

I love their happy, heightened colours depicting faraway hills and snow-capped mountains, trees, rivers, clouds, valleys, tulips, foliage and greenery.

And I particularly love this message, sent/franked on 16th July 1975 from Burton on Trent by a Mrs Fowler:

Message on a postcard

Having a smashing holiday. Hope you are not over working and don’t be drinking the Red Lion Dry till I come home. Ha. Ha.

Vintage postcardVintage postcard from IrelandVintage postcard from CanadaVintage PostardsI’ve written about vintage postcards before, on my blog The Magpie Diaries.

Do you collect vintage postcards?

It’s such a lovely thing to find postcards from a place you live, know or have visited yourself. In just a few lines so much can be revealed, as ‘Mrs Fowler’ proves.

I really hope that the sending of postcards is not a dying art.


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  • Reply Karen December 21, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I adore vintage postcards and Mrs Fowler sure sounds like a hoot! I love that peek you get into other people’s lives – brings out the voyeur in me! x
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    • Reply daintydora December 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Yeah Mrs Fowler is so funny! I try not to buy *too* many postcards but I just loved these scenes x

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