Sunday, August 31, 2014

Laughter Is The Best Medicine 39

Happy Sunday!


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

From George Takei
From Mandatory
From Comedy 103.1
From Barbara Eden
From Kyle Park
From Alice 105.9
From Dianna Anna Anderson
From Dianna Anna Anderson

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 24

Happy Labor Day Weekend.  I am so happy to have this fabulous 3 day weekend!  Its been a long grueling week so since we have this wonderful holiday weekend I am not going to post an article today. But we are still going to have the fun stuff  and I invite everyone to link up :)

Blessings; have a safe and fun holiday weekend.


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:



Please remember to share this link up the more traffic we get the more people see you link :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Twitter Tree

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

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

Hard to believe but it's time to start thinking Turkey again! 
#Antique Postcards @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS

ButterfliesInTheAttic A lovely Selection of Treasures~Vintage Children's #Books & More @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS



I would love it if you would share our beautiful collection of vintage and handmades 

get the InLinkz code

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old Games ~ New Tricks; The What's Different Game episode 2

I hope you enjoyed the blast from the past last week.

Here is this week's brain teaser:

Hint there are 10 changes

If you want to check your answers click:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman Postcard Party 46

Tuesday's Postcard Fun Fact:

Hold To The Light cards are one of the rarest novelty cards.  These amazing creations started to surface in the late 1800s to very early 1900s.  There are several types of Hold To The Light cards, one of the main techniques were to die cut portions of the top layer and sandwich a transparent tissue paper or film between this layer and the back so when the card is held to a strong light it appears to light up and adds color.  But they could be as complicated as hidden pictures or colors that were only visible when held to the light.  Since these cards are rare they are, of course, priced accordingly and can fetch $35 and up depending on condition and details.

I have no hold to the light cards in my collection :'( so I will show a couple from my fellow Etsians

And now for our featured Pic from RETROisIN
Check out her awesome shop at RETROisIN
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 guidelines before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Most important: Must be Family Friendly

1.  Not mandatory but I would love it:  Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Not Mandatory but it helps promote:  Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post

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 Ephemera, Ephemera, Antique ads, Artist Cards, Cards, Vintage Magazine Ads... You get the picture ;)

5. Limit 3 Post per person per party

6. Have fun and enjoy the Party



Monday, August 25, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 67

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+FacebookTwitter 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:

"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 the Palm Springs area.  I live in a lovely 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
"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



"I am an 86 yr old auctioneer and antique dealer with 49 yrs experience in the now working part-time to keep myself active and to dispose of some of the items I have collected over the years.I guarantee everything I sell and you can return an item for your full money back if you don't like it in any way.return postage is your responsibility, unless I have not described it accurately." ~ Arthur 

"Welcome to ~Paris in April~ my little French shabby chic garden in the country...
Thank you for purchasing my french country paper goods. My tags are made to order, please allow 7 to 10 days before shipping. 

I make, hand cut, tatter, and ink my tags. I love to use tea stained ribbon. They have a lovely shabby chic and french country feel. I offer discounts for larger quantities.

I ship uspo priority box that's why my shipping is $5.00 on larger quantities. I ship
that way so the paper goods have plenty of room and not be squashed during travel. Please feel free to convo me if you have any questions concerning shipping. 

Please fill free to convo me with any questions about shipping or if you want a different quantity of any of my gift tags, bags, or rosettes." ~ Rachel


"We will be offering new items daily. We offer fast shipping and great service. Any questions just ask.

I combine postage and/or will refund overpayment of postage.

If shipping doesn't show in the listing, Etsy Support says it will show when the item is added to your cart!! They are running "another" test. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

If you are purchasing larger or heavy items, the combined postage may exceed the true costs. I will refund the over payment when I print the postage." ~ Ben, Michel, and Tony


"I have been collecting vintage for years! I just love it, having been brought up by parents who were antique collectors. My brother and I would groan on road trips when we would have to stop at yet another antique shop! Little did I know my own children would suffer the same fate. I love perusing the thrift stores, estate sales and auctions. I imagine the former owners of these vintage treasures and try and find out whether there are any clues to their lives by looking at vintage pieces. I believe vintage should be used and loved. 

I am really enjoying the Etsy community and love the creativity that is here. In my own home, my favorite thing is to mix styles and periods to create an eclectic look. I try and have a little of everything in my shop, from Victorian through Art Deco era to Mid Century Modern and industrial chic. It makes life interesting. My background is in art, and I love dabbling in watercolor, acrylic, collage and mosaic work. I need to find more time to pursue my passion in this area. 

Thank you so much for visiting my shop - I try and add new things weekly." ~Trish


"I follow my flittering muse wherever she decides to venture next....

even if she is inspired every 5 minutes.

So there is no telling what I will be posting here. " ~Mel


"Hi, I’m Amy. I’ve been thrift-shopping and wandering through flea markets since I was a kid – and since then, I’ve lived in Paris, New York City, San Diego and Cincinnati, adding to my collection as I went along. I live in Portland, Oregon now and am just beginning to discover the history and geography of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

I especially love old books, prints, photographs and illustrations – there’s just something about the feel of old paper in my hands that connects me with a different time. 

I have two Etsy shops:

Route44West - original vintage prints from books and magazines and vintage postcards and photographs

RedBudArt - high-resolution scans of vintage illustrations for use in digital art or crafting

You can find me on Pinterest as AmyBacklund and on Tumblr as RedBudArt. I also share some of the interesting history behind some of the lesser known and under-appreciated artists I come across on my blog:" ~Amy

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Laughter Is The Best Medicine 38

Happy Sunday!


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

From Mandatory
From Kara Cooney - Egyptologist
From Grammarly
From KJ 97 San Antonio's Country Station
From Julia London
From I Love Nature
From 92.9 Tamworth’s Better Music Mix
From Laura Bailey / Fitness Personality