Today's featured Pacific Postcards Team member is Charmaine Buttrill owner of SavannahSmiles4U at http://www.etsy.com/shop/savannahsmiles4u. This wonderful shop features vintage postcards from Florida. How fun is that?! The images from these postcards are exactly why I became hooked on collecting when I was young. Imagine what it was like for me as a 10 year old girl that lives way out in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin during December thumbing through her postcard collection. I would get to the ones with scenes like these from Florida and get lost in travel through sandy beaches and tropical palms. I would dream palm trees, I would sketch palm trees and finally 30+ years later I am finally living in palm trees.
"I love collecting and selling Florida postcards and meeting so many different people on Etsy who also share a fondness for Florida.
Vintage postcards can bring back so many fond memories. I remember as a child the many summers my mom, grandmother, brothers and I would visit tourist attractions that are no longer there. Stopping at a Mom and Pop stand along the way for a cool ice cream cone. Then after a long day of sight seeing we would spend the night at one of the old motels along the way. I remember riding through the Orange Groves and smelling the fragrance of so many orange blossoms! So many pleasant and fond memories of a Florida in the 50's and 60's, and even earlier.
I hope you will enjoy browsing through the many postcards I have listed. I hope they will bring back fond memories for you too!"
They definitely do bring back my fond memories; thank you Charmaine. I hope you enjoy browsing through this treasury of Charmaine's vintage postcards and make sure you stop by her shop because she has many many more!
http://www.etsy.com/teams/9158/pacific-postcards-team?ref=pr_teams and click "Apply."
We have just started offering 2 different memberships: one will be for general membership, for those who love postcards and collecting postcards and the other will be for shops with at least 25% of their
items listed are postcards.