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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman; Postcard Party 30

I love the colors of these Vintage Linen Night Scenes; everything looks more romantic under the moonlight.

Vintage Linen Postcard - Night Scene - Moonlight on a Southern River  - 1940s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/187643484/

Vintage Linen Postcard - Illuminated Canadian and American Falls, Niagara Falls - 1930s - 1940s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/154328183/

Vintage Linen Postcard - Night Scene - Moonlight Scenes Series - Ephemera - 1940s - Curteich - Vacation - Travel Souvenir
https://www.etsy.com/listing/106172482/

Vintage Linen Postcard - Night Scene - Garden of the Gods, by Moonlight Colorado Springs, Colorado 1940s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/187644792/

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And now for our featured Pic from Gossamer Tea Room

Check out her awesome Digitals at VelvetRevived

Adorable!
Digital Paper Dolls - Victorienne in The Rose Garden
https://www.etsy.com/listing/128138659/
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Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...
There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)


Postcard Lover's Tuesday
3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.

4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards, Ephemera, Antique ads... You get the picture ;)

5. Limit 3 Post per person per party (usually weekly)

6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards

STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT PIECE OF EPHEMERA I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S
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Monday, April 28, 2014

New Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 52

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/postcardsintheattic

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtPlace
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea

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PennysPostcards

PennysPostcards

Vintage CAT Postcard: Feeding a Kitten with a Bottle by a Little Bare Butt Child
https://www.etsy.com/listing/171305198/
"An avid DELTIOLOGIST (postcard collector) for years and years, I collect, buy & sell them... so perhaps I have some among my many thousands that are just what you might be looking for? Take a look through my listings!" ~ Penny Andrea

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VintagePaperTrail

VintagePaperTrail

Unused 1950's Gingham Dog Brand Dog Food Can Label From National Pet Foods in Rockland, Maine
https://www.etsy.com/listing/162733561/

"I have bought and sold antiques and collectibles for over 35 years now, had a few shops, booths in malls, and have set up at many shows and flea markets during that time. I love old bottles and jars, advertising, paper goods, tins, and you name it, if it has interesting graphics, I like it. In the last 20 years or so, I've specialized in old paper, buying and selling anything with interesting graphics on it including vintage labels, stocks, trade cards, old packaging, seed packs, posters, prints and all kinds of interesting paper stuff. I'm still always on the lookout for interesting old paper from a piece or two to a room full." 
vintagepapertrail






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SevenSeasEphemera

Timeless West Village Notecards
https://www.etsy.com/listing/179045730/

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VeryVintageCards

VeryVintageCards

Vintage 1950s Mummy's Mum's Birthday Card Printable Digital Instant Download Framing, Cardmaking, Crafts, Scrapbooking, etc.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178111938/
"Welcome to Very Vintage Cards,
This shop is dedicated to vintage greetings cards and postcards.
I am also the owner of two other Etsy Shops.
At Very Vintage Clothing, we focus on vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, home ware, fabrics and sewing patterns.
At Very Vintage Knitting, we sell downloadable vintage knitting patterns.
If you have any queries or just want to get in touch to tell us your vintage tales, we would love to hear from you. 
Best wishes,  Steph x"
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MyEbayShop

Vintage real photo Postcard  Rochester Square looking west  Navarre Ohio   used   1914
https://www.etsy.com/listing/187628025/
"Sold on E Bay for over 10 years with a 100% positive F/B 
Been buying and selling for over 30 years and always try to sell at a fair price.
If you see something you are interested in and have any questions please ask 
Shipping is the hardest thing mostly for overseas, If you like something ask I will advise the shipping cost." ~
wn3bee1


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EphemeralDownloads

Daggerdoll Productions

Antique Victorian Illustration- Instant Download- A Girl & Her Dog- Digital Scan- Printable Victorian Art
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185986271/

"With the inspiration & encouragement of my Nana, I started collecting antique postcards when I was 12 years old. I now collect a wide variety of antique & vintage ephemera. By offering instantly printable digital downloads, I can share these wonderful images with my customers, and at the same time, work to preserve and expand my growing collection.

My scans are performed on state of the art equipment, with a resolution of 600 DPI. This ensures that your instant downloads with be of the highest quality. I also use photo editing software to meticulously restore any imperfections or damaged ephemera. Antique ephemera scans will look pristine, yet still retain their yesteryear charm.

I am not new to Etsy. I have 2 other shops... one that showcases my fine art photography... and another shop that specializes in vintage goodies.

Please have a look at PhotosByDollymae & VintageByDollymae. There you can review my customer service skills, or maybe shop around for a few things." ~


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VintagePaperBarn

VintagePaperBarn

Hood's Dairy Products for Your Family Booklet with recipes, 1940's 1950's
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124743500/
"Scouring attics, estate sales, flea markets, auctions, and shops we find varied and interesting collectible ephemera items: vintage photographs, books, postcards, advertising, magazines, prints, and the like."

vintagepaperbarn

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Laughter Is The Best Medicine 22

Sorry I am so incredibly late but what better then going to bed with these great funnies on your mind :)
Blessings throughout your week!

 Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones

Get it Larry before it gets away!!!

Pinterest Board: Dogs

That moment when someone knocks at the door when you are home alone
Found on breakbrunch.com
979 CPR Rocks
Like what....?
Via Allison Postlethwait
Jade Scarlett
And this one is for all the people I have been having to deal with lately.  I really wish they could see this and get it:
105 The River

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Networking Saturday; Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog 9

Good morning Networking Friends, I am sorry to tell you that our guest blogger had an emergency this week so was not able to put together a post but I am hoping that she will be able to get one to me soon since I know so little about instagram.

I didn't have anything planned for today but I will make sure that I have a topic for next week (my appologies)  but it works out well since this is the last week to join Julie's Countdown to Mother's day.

It is hard to believe that Mother's Day is coming up so quickly but it is true and thus the end of another great countdown.  So I have included Julie's information about her countdown which will have the links you need to join in her link up.  I do encourage you to join me here and to join her's you will get double exposure today:)  

Countdown to Mother's Day Week 9


Well, here we are. The last week of our Countdown to Mother's Day 2014! It seems like it just started! Let's take this out with a bang! Don't forget! Buy something for your mom, grandmom, auntie, sister, mom-in-law or even your BFF!   

Don't sniff that it's over; it's only four more months until we start the Countdown to Christmas 2014!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Whether you sell on Artfire, Etsy, Zibbet or have your own stand alone website, we want to see your gift ideas! There will be a new collection started midday Friday from now until maybe the first weekend in May.


Invite your friends!!

Please limit the items you post to those in the spirit of Etsy, Artfire and Zibbet, and please keep it G-Rated. There is a 3 item limit for each shop or studio. No multiple shops for this promotion please and thanks. The ability to post will stay open from Friday until sometime Sunday night, which should provide a lot of time to add items.

There is ONE RULE - You must promote the collection either before or after the posting closes. If you have a blog, please hop this blog, and promote each item to one social network, preferably Pinterest or Wanelo where we can see the item. Twitter and Facebook are fine, they just do not show the item.

This collection will provide a lot of backlinks to your products and get your higher in searches on the search engines.
Midweek, I once again am planning an extra post for additional promotions. These extra posts are for further promotion if you wish to participate. I will be snooping around your shops and picking items that fit our weekly post. When I feature you in this additional post, I will send you a little email notice.
Happy Sales!
Julie and Blu
 PS - hashtag #bmecountdown for RTs if you are tweeting.
 *********** Having Trouble or Questions? ************ 
Blu and I are here to help :)

If you are having any trouble or need upload instructions, I have written a quick tutorial on the tutorial page. Here is the link http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html 


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If you have any great networking opportunities you would like me to feature please contact me directly at ButterflyInTheAttic at yahoo dot com or post the information in the comments section.  I will add it to next week's post. 

So now a little homework; think about some of the tools you really rely on, Please share in the comments.  Also if you are willing to be a guest blogger let me know I would love to have your take on networking and your expertise.

My homework:  of course to research some of my barriers for better developing G+, Pinterest, etc. Also I will be investigating and testing some more tools that will help me increase my traffic and sales.  And of course sharing this information with my wonderful followers


Now lets have some Networking Fun!!!

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Post any of your family friendly sites (blogs, shops, FB, etc.)  What ever sites you would like to share. 

Please help promote this post using your social networks.  Here is an easy one:


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Friday, April 25, 2014

Twitter Tree


The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

Instructions:
Only 2 Items per person

Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS
(NOTE:  Important only use #CCFRNDS for Twitter Tree Tweets!)
Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.

Include your Twitter Id, mine is @ButterflysAttic 

Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.
Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).


No Mature Items


Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)


Help us get more visitors to this post and tweet this post (I made it easy with the button below)
 

 Here are Mine


Antique Postcard Pansies Pansy Flowers Framed in an Art Nouveau Frame  "Hearty Congratulations" 1910s Ephemera

This Beautiful #Antique Postcard with Spring Pansies is a great Congratulations Card 

http://etsy.me/1r5LzH6 @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS



Antique Postcard Pansies Pansy Flowers "With Best Wishes" 1912 Postmark  Waterford Wisconsin Ephemera

1912 #Antique Postcard "With Best Wishes" Beautiful Purple Spring Pansies  http://etsy.me/1tq5x1o @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman; Postcard Party 29

Happy Earth Day!
Scenic Valley - Vintage Image - Digital Hand Designed Art - Postcard Sheet Scrapbooking, Card Making & Crafts - PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD
https://www.etsy.com/listing/155480716/
Swan Lake Sienne Digital Hand Designed Art - Scrapbooking, Card Making & Crafts - PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD
https://www.etsy.com/listing/152282292/

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And now for our featured Pic from last week:  

I just love her wonderful collection found on Etsy. 
Antique french Easter card - Chicken, egg, little girls, bonnet, coat, Edwardian, glossy, hand tinted, 1900
https://www.etsy.com/listing/184150726/
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Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...
There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)


Postcard Lover's Tuesday

3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.

4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards, Ephemera, Antique ads... You get the picture ;)

5. Limit 3 Post per person per party (usually weekly)

6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards

STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT PIECE OF EPHEMERA I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S
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Monday, April 21, 2014

New Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 51

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/postcardsintheattic

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtPlace
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea



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RetroSassDesigns

RETRO 1950'S ladies hang tags/notecards with 1949 San Diego telephone directory background and quirky humor digital delivery
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186429850/

RetroGirlsDigitals

"*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ `•.¸.•´ ♥♥♥*“* *`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ `•.¸.•´ ♥♥♥*“ 
WELCOME I hope enjoy your visit to my store....tags, magnets, wall art all perfect for a gift to you or a gift to a friend. Thanks for stopping by!

Here you will find sass and lots of humor in my digital printables and handcrafted magnets. Using vintage magazine ads for the magnets has a retro appeal. The ads from the 1950's are full of color and great graphics. I hope that you will stop by again. Lots of new sassy items coming!" ~Elizabeth

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PavenaStudioArt

Print-water color cat-size card 5x7"
https://www.etsy.com/listing/177149025/
pavenasrelaphan1990

"Hi, everyone! I am very happy you can see me here :)
I love art, I like to use my own way to create art work and show my feelings on them. I am so happy every time I can create some special things that I loved. I hope you will also like my art.
:)" ~Pavena Srelaphan


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DesMoinesVintage

Vintage Destination Postcards - Buy one, or Buy in Bulk
https://www.etsy.com/listing/102231168/
DonovanCole


"My items are antiques and vintage items of a high quality I find on my wonderful journeys into Des Moines and the surrounding areas. I always try to bring my buyers items with flair, personality, and quality. Ask me to keep my eyes out for any kind of item you want to see!"  ~ Donovan Cole



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GPSDesigns

Bunny Fun
https://www.etsy.com/listing/127167028/
serpapaintings

"I have always made art since I was five, when I was drawing horses. When I was in art school in California, I always carried my drawing pad around, you could see me drawing any time day or night.
I have BA and a MA in fine art, got to study with some great artists. Terry Allen was a big influence on my art making, Wayne Thiebaud an Charles Arnoldi on my painting.
I stated print making, by making lino print cards for every holiday. 
I love art, it is what brings me joy." ~Geraldine Serpa


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"Hello everyone!

My sister and I opened a shop on Etsy to share our passion for crafting. At first it was only postcards, then it expanded to gift pouches, gift tags and some other things. While I curate the shop and contribute to idea generation process, my sister is the main manufacturer. Whatever you see in the shop is all the doing of her hands. It was easier when we were both in the US, but my sister had to go back to Belarus, so now we join our efforts across the ocean. A possible shortcoming of this situation may be this: while whatever there currently is in the shop is available to ship from the US, custom orders are made in Belarus and shipped from there. Shipping remains free regardless of destination, though may take longer.

For this reason we decided to open a second shop operated from Belarus and curated by me here in the US:https://www.etsy.com/shop/DogRoseArt

Thank you so much for stopping by!"  ~PostcardiYA