Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman Postcard Party 51

Tuesday's Postcard Fun Fact:

Postcards were first introduced around 1860 in Germany, Australia and the US.  The idea of writing a message on an unsealed card was met with strong resistance because anyone, including servants, could read the private notes but it was cheaper than using an envelope so it still took off.  I guess even then Money Talks :)

Sun Drug Co


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, September 29, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 71

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 love brilliant fall colors, fresh snow, the first green shoots coming up from the earth in spring. I get caught up in capturing the beauty of nature in all its tiny details!! I am drawn to trees and vines, the contrast of bare winter branches on a sunset sky, the fiddlehead ferns that unfurl in my backyard and golden fall leaves reflected in lakes, ponds, streams and puddles. Vermont is a beautiful place to be in all seasons. :) In addition to photography, I enjoy making prints, drawing in pencil and ink, and watercolor painting. Please feel free to send me a convo if you have a custom piece in mind. I would love to create a custom home portrait or pet portrait in ink just for you, or create and capture a special photograph! Thanks for visiting my page! Enjoy." ~ Jennifer Lenox




"A long time lover of the strange and obscure, I've been collecting ephemera for over 15 years. I grew up in Chicagoland, but moved to Denver after falling in love with Colorado on my first visit. Ephemera Obscura started out as a way to share my collection and is now my full-time passion thanks to you other Obscurians out there. I love preserving these small bits of history!

My personal collection ( the ones I will NEVER give up) are like a concentrated version of Ephemera Obscura. Certain subjects are apt to go right into my collection and never make it into the shop. Disasters of any type, prisons and hospitals, Interior shots without people, Postmortem and Mourning, Historical Moments, Places or People, the ones that leave me wondering, the most strange, and images that just have that indescribable 'familiar' feeling are the hardest for me to let go. I am inspired by past history, culture, and above all the human spirit.

I make Jewelry, mostly from repurposed vintage pieces. I often make collage, and assemblage pieces. When I'm not on Etsy I enjoy participating in historical reenactments, Camping and Hiking, and paranormal Investigation. Sometimes all at the same time.

I greatly enjoy hearing shoppers' stories and comments so please feel free to write." ~Kari




"Writer and artist from Trinidad and Tobago." ~ Danielle Boodoo-Fortune




"Since she was six, Julie Sandusky has created and sold her handmade creations to friends and family.

Through her travels with the international organization Up with People, she learned that anything is possible, and following your passion is the root to happiness and success. After her tenure with Up with People ended, she studied event planning, hoping to use her creativity to not only enhance her clients' and their guests' experiences, but also inspire her fellow artisans. She discovered how much small and unique details could impact the events, creating memorable stories for years to come; Julie's favorite part of her job.

Julie is constantly dreaming and executing new ideas, whether she is decorating her home or studio, creating the perfect pastry or embellishing a wrapped gift to give it a special, personal touch. 

Julie resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and partner in business David Sandusky

Press and Features:

- redbook; Real Simple; 5280 Magazine; LUXE interiors + Design; Pottery Barn; Disney Baby; She Finds; Neenah Paper; Weddingbee; Apartment Therapy; The Gloss; Reign Magazine; ; Denver Life Weddings; Charleston Magazine and more.
- Various T.V. news and newspaper in U.S. cities
- The Globe and Mail in Canada
- bride and bloom magazine 
- style me pretty's little black book of best wedding vendors,
- premier bride magazine 
- confetti magazine - annual
and more"  ~Julie and David Sandusky







"For our full stock, please visit our website at www.greenfieldbooks.com.

Thank you for visiting our internet book shop. Our "bricks and mortar" shop is located in the heart of the continent, but the majority of our business is done over the internet, or at antiquarian book fairs. Our stock consists of about 15,000 carefully chosen hard cover books. We try and maintain a strong and comprehensive inventory in the areas of:

- Canadian exploration, history and politics
- fine bindings
- fine engravings and prints
- general antiquarian
- law and true crime
- limited editions
- medicine
- nautical
- polar explorations
- rare maps
- science and technology
- signed first editions
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Edgar Rice Burroughs
- T. E. Lawrence
- L. M. Montgomery
- Edgar Wallace 

We also carry a general stock, tending toward better books in superior condition. Books with dust jackets are wrapped in clear, archival quality protective acetate.

Our Professional Associations:

We are members of The Ephemera Society of America; the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC); and through the ABAC we are affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) ." ~ Greenfield Books




"I love life, I love living, I love dogs, people, the outdoors. I love to take long hikes in the woods and I love to meet new people. I have a wonderful husband who was a high school friend. We found each other after we had our life adventures, and decided we would like to share the rest of our lives together." ~ Joy Reese




"We are a husband and wife team working together on what we love most. We are avid lovers of anything old. Always searching high and low through flee markets, antique shops, estate auctions, internet, garage sales for that elusive treasure to find! Goal: to replace all my new stuff with quality old stuff. Looking to recycle items and make uses in the home.

**We can custom make any artwork print to your satisfaction.
If a picture comes framed, we can sell it without frame.
If a picture comes loose, we can add a frame to it.
Please ask for details, will be an added expense depending on situation.*" ~ Robert & Luba




"The Postcard Pantry"


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 27

I couldn't count the many times I have heard "Less is More."  I used to hate hearing those words because I am.... (sigh) Long winded.  Yes, I admit it I tend to beat a subject to death trying to explain myself or set a stage.  So since this is a know weak spot I shall be working  on that.  Maybe you have the same problem and you are asking "What's the big deal?"

Unfortunately people are constantly bombarded with messages all day long,  much of this information becomes lost in the background as they surf.  The trend right now is to catch the attention of you potential customer/follower and lure them in with a concise interest rousing message.  If you are successful it will peak their interest and they will want to more, thus following you or clicking your link to site.

While quality of your content is extremely important once you have the person's attention, using eye catching images and concise messages are as important and maybe more.   While I continue to use a desktop for the majority of my work, many people are using IPads and IPhones to quickly access information on the run.  You must have something that stands out and can catch the viewers attention within those few seconds that they scan over the selections.

So summary make your advertising, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc. eye catching and concise.


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 your link :)

Friday, September 26, 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

#Antique Postcard the Sanbornville New Hampshire Town Hall
UDB from 1890-1907
@ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS 
I've Made it so Easy to Make your own Gift Tags!
Instant #Download
Retro Postcard Backs
@ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS




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

get the InLinkz code