Monday, April 29, 2013

Meet the New Members Of The Pacific Postcard Team

Good Monday Morning, I am happy to introduce the newest members of  the Pacific Postcards Team.  Please join me in giving them a heartfelt Welcome and stop by their shops to say "Hello."

Anthropomorphica Art Dolls

Melanie Ashton
"I've always loved fairy tales, mythical creatures and the "unseen"energies that surround and permeate us. I hope to capture in my dolls, some of the magical possibilities that were once second nature to us, as children or ancients. "  ~Melanie Ashton



"You can find Decades Vintage Company at the heart of Downtown Portland's retail core in the historic Oregon Pioneer Building - 328 SW Stark street. We're open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4:00 pm on Sundays. Our brick and mortar store has been open since November of 1996 and our website went live in 1999.

Over the past couple years Decades has been listing great vintage notions for designers and artisans. If you are an artist working with found objects, a designer or seamstress in need of vintage buttons and buckles or a collector looking for vintage or historical pieces we may be able to help.

Is your passion vintage fashion, antique jewelry or eyewear? Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook and don't forget to check out our website at: " ~DecadesVintage


From Europe With Love
Vintage erotica photos jewlery buttons antiques toys
From Europe With Love
"I'm a collector myself and I'm addicted to treasure hunting for vintage items. I'm collecting things since I can remember - old toys, books, comics, diaries, vinyl records, old photos and maps, antique jewelry, typewriters, buttons, posters, coins, stamps, hats, vintage prints etc.
All of the items I'm selling are used( vintage) and come from my private collection.

Questions? Just ask! fromeuropewithlove [!at]" ~Agnes

From Europe With Love

"Hello! I'm Jessica, the owner of Oh Darling Paper. Although I work full time teaching children's programs at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum, I am also a contract designer and typography enthusiast. After planning my own wedding, I developed a new appreciation for the d-i-y bride! I love working with brides to create their dream paper for their weddings. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband Richard.

Check out my blog at!"  ~Jessica

Oh Darling Paper

On Your Case

"Hello! I'm a designer with a serious addiction to old paper and anything graphic-y. I love travel, textiles, and tooling around my garden - and making great iPhone Cases and Samsung Cases to share on Etsy." ~Jenn

Red Bellows
Specializing in antique cameras, images, and books


Red Bellows

Dimana Wolf
Dimana Wolf
"Hello, and welcome to my little shop!

I was drawing since I remember myself.
Also, I'm a graphic-designer, who lives and works in Germany. So that explains my English!

I enjoy realizing my fantasies with colors and watercolors, etching and silk-screen print and sometimes with computer.

I believe that each person came to this world having talent in some field. And the more you will develop your own talent, the more gifted people will surround you giving you example and inspiring you. I like to work with children and pant with them. It is so great!

Don't hesitate to contact me with any tiny question

I hope you understand my English.

have a nice day, or night" ~Dimana Wolf     

Porcelain Palace Vintage Collectibles
Porcelain Palace Vintage Collectibles
Lisa Clay
Lisa Clay
"Shop Porcelain Palace Vintage Collectibles to find all the fine, lovely, decorative--and whimsical--objects of yesteryear. We specialize in porcelain, but offer an intriguing variety of vintage items and antiques including books, ephemera, postcards and other vintage goodies. We have collectibles and antiques for men too, so guys, don't be shy. Let the past come alive...Immerse yourself in it... Enjoy, and Welcome! Now offering international shipping on porcelain to select countries." ~Lisa Clay

Porcelain Palace Vintage Collectibles

Confetti Daydreams
Confetti Daydreams

In Or Out Media
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
"Welcome to In Or Out Media! Specializing in rustic wedding stationery for the offbeat bride. Rustic wedding invitations, announcements, save the dates, and more! Bridesmaid cards, shower invites, thank you cards, and more also. All of my invitations and announcements are professionally offset printed at a professional lab with the highest quality paper and inks.

My name is Julia and I am a mom to four little blessings, our fourth miracle baby being special needs. All proceeds from my shop go toward her medical bills and health care as she requires a lot of ongoing therapies and specialist visits. Thanks for visiting my shop and helping us to enable Phoebe to grow big and strong! You can see and read more about Phoebe at" ~Julia Robers

In Or Out Media

Tom's Old Curosity Shop

Tom O'Connor
Tom O'Connor

"I have been collecting various bits and pieces, odds and ends, etc. for a long time now and selling on EBAY for a number of years (trading under SHANAGARRY if you want to see my feedback there {100%} while I build up my profile here). I couldn't even start to say how long. Now I try to keep them to the smaller side of unusual things as lifting, pulling and chucking isn't as easy as it formerly was.

I particularly like going hunting for things at carboot sales here in Ireland, though I don't go too far from home. I enjoy the adventure in the hunt and hope I can find a treasure that meet your needs." ~Tom O'Connor

Tom's Old Curosity Shop

Lost Plots
"Hello and welcome to Lost Plots, art work, designs and curiosities created by me, Lisa Robson.
I love weaving tales, inky drawings, full moons, leopards, wolves and magic.
I am based in Liverpool, England, but I would love to hear from you wherever you are.   If you have an idea for a comission please get in touch.
Please visit often, here and at my blog:"
~Lisa Lost Plots x

Pacific Postcards Team
If you are interested on becoming a member of the Pacific Postcards Team please go to this link and click "Apply."

We have 2 different memberships: one is a general membership, for those who love postcards and collecting postcards and the other is designed for shops with at least 25% of their
items listed are postcards.

The only difference in the memberships is that the latter will be included in shop
interviews, BNRs and postcard related activities. We also plan on having activities for
the general memberships. Hope to see you there soon.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Grateful For Our Beautiful World

There is so much turmoil and there are so many things that concern me about our government, society, economy, and overall our future.  But I can still look outside at the mountains and palm trees and think "what a beautiful world."  I am so grateful that.  It helps me realize who's still in control.  God has given us life and such a beautiful planet to live it on.  I truly enjoy life despite all of its issues and I know that He has great things in store for me, my family and all of His children.

Stay forever grateful it is a wonderful feeling to just let that emotion grow inside you.  I love the beauty that surrounds all of us and there still is so much of it we just need to take a minute and actually notice.

I want to capture that beauty and share it; sharing a sign that God is still with us and still has us in His hands.  I truly believe He wants us to enjoy life and not to focus on all of the negative.  Why else would He create something so amazing?

Images, pictures, photographs can never compete with the experience of actually going somewhere and seeing it for yourself.   But there are many artist that come so very close; they draw you in and capture your imagination.  Their imagery pushed me out the door to explore those captured moments for myself, a big part of what made me land in California.

I am taking in everything since we moved to Palm Springs.  It has such a rich history, so much culture and so many amazing events to enjoy... but yet there is still a wildness that goes along with being located in the desert.  What a thrill!
A beautiful Watercolor of a Palm Springs Golf Course from MaryHelmreichWatercolors at
A wonderful vintage Postcard capturing the fun and beauty of Palm Springs that still exists today!  Found in ThePostcardDepot at
Beautiful Photograph capturing the Palms at night found at BreathOfAnAngel at
A Landscape Photograph of Joshua Tree National Park just outside of Palm Springs found in Etsy shop Myan Soffia at
A wonderful Print that captures the wild beauty of the Desert Found in ETaddeiPhotography at

Whenever I feel stressed I try to get to the beach; it clears my mind and just takes away anything that is bothering me.
Beautiful SeaScape Print from InBetweenPhotography at
This beautiful Print was found at Etsy Shop Deeper at

I seen my first dolphins in the ocean (not in an aquarium) at Long Beach a couple weeks ago and they have been on my mind since.  I tried taking a picture but only have a few of just the fin as they are going back into the water (fast little guys.)  There were a couple of different pods swimming together throughout the day, it was one of the coolest things I have seen!  Since I couldn't get the shot I thought I would share this wonderful set of cards I found with you.
A Wonderful Card Set From Randy Ruby Photography at

What beauty do you see?  What makes your heart swell with gratitude?   Please share and if you would like me to post some images from your area email me at ButterflyInTheAttic at yahoo dot com (family friendly of course.)  I would love to share.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mother's Day Countdown Linky Party & Mother's Day Gift Guide

Wow!  What a great selection of items perfect for your Mother's Day gift!  I just love browsing Blue Morning Expressions' blog posts she uses such beautiful images and so informative.  Stop by and check out some of her recent posts especially the one on customer service and service recovery a must read for any business owner. 

Here are some of my picks for a great Mother's Day Gift Guide:



























Would you like to have your shop included in Blue's Mother's Day Promotion?  Follow the instructions below and promote; it is a great way to get a lot of exposure for just a little of your time.