Monday, October 20, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 73

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



Welcome To The Team :)



"Un-Schooling Mom - Back to Basic Techno Hippie - Alchemist Mixed Media Artist - Avid Flea Market shopper and Collector of Retro and Unique Treasures

I am the proud mother of 6 daughters that I have spent the past 25 years Home Schooling or rather UN-Schooling. All but one have left the nest and went off to college, 2 in Indiana, 3 with us in North Carolina and 1 all the way in Gunma Japan teaching english.

We have recently purchase acreage in Lake Lure North Carolina to start living our dream back to basics, homesteading life.

Be sure to check out all three of my Etsy shops...

I always have extra "Real" vintage finds for other Artist to use in their Mixed Media Creations. Ephemera, Oddities & Tidbits Celebrating the "REAL" can be found in my ALCHEMIST PANTRY:

For Vintage Kitsch, Clothing and Forgotten Treasures check out my second store.... REALLY RADICAL RETRO... Just What You Are Looking For and Things you didn't even know you wanted:

I am a Mixed Media Artist and a practitioner of "Alchemy" bringing out the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary. My Art Work done under the pseudonym "NYHN Alchemist" can be found at :

Even though now a days you can stop at local craft stores and get "copies" of vintage ephemera items to use in your projects and decorating In all my stores you will find only the REAL things, All original vintage and antique NO REPLICAS.. A place to celebrate the POSSIBILITIES of all things REAL .

I look for the unusual and unique and have done my best to describe and photograph my finds in detail and accurately.

If there is something in particular you are looking for or need made just let me know my resources of Unusual , antique and retro items are endless

Please eMail me with any requests or questions -

Be sure to check out my FACEBOOK PAGE for UPcycling and RETRO DECORATING IDEAS: look for ALCHEMIST PANTRY or go to

CHECK OUT all my listings for more "POSSIBILITIES" who knows what I will find next! ~ Nyhn


"Hi There! I'm a wife and mom living in small town USA. I have been creating all my life using one medium or another.

My passion is inky/mixed media arts and I love sharing that passion with others through my blog - Ink Stains with Roni and my book - "Teach Yourself Visually - Collage and Altered Arts" (July 2009).

I think everyone has an artist lurking inside if they would just let it out!

I am trying to offer up vintage goodness at a reasonable price so everyone can incorporate a bit of the past into their art!" ~Ink Stained Roni Johnson


"I was born in Croydon, United Kingdom. I grew up in an artsy environment and at the perfect time for free ideas the 60's no wonder I have always been unconventional. My mother is an accomplished artist and was a promoter of art and craft shows in the UK. My grandmother was a silversmith, historian, and did the most amazing needlework. My father dabbled in antiques and my grandfather was a watchmaker.

While always having an unrelated mindless job I found ways to unleash my true creative spirit through sewing and knitting for my children in the 70's. Making stage clothes for bands and costumes in the 80's and faux painting and restoring furniture in the 90's and buying and selling vintage textiles and clothing and related items through the millennium.

I really enjoy the hunt for antique and vintage clothing and textiles I have had some exquisite pieces over the years. But I strongly believe in re purposing, revamping, remaking, what we have readily available as so many things deserve a second look. I am hoping to expand on that idea in the future.

Oh by the way I am open to reasonable offers........." ~ Diana Leigh


"Florida girl making a big splash in the UK. Promoting mermaids, clocks, and spiritual enlightenment as a path to prosperity." ~ Kay Fish

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