Postal Wine

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This seemed an appropriate wine for a postal enthusiast to enjoy. Delish!

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Happy Fourth of July!!!

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Stationery Week AND the start of Card & Letter Writing Month

How time flies!  Here we are again, with national stationery week (in Britain) and April being National Card and Letter Writing Month in the U.S.  Both wonderful reasons to celebrate!

I hope you send cards and handwritten letters year round, but if the beautiful spring weather has you feeling hopeful and energetic, maybe it can boost your letter-writing rate this month.  Go outside and write (one of my favorite ways to enjoy the sunshine) and don’t forget to share the joys of letter writing with your friends and family who may not remember how wonderful it is!

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Post – flu Writing Spree

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Got out of my flu-funk by responding to my letter back log. Feels so good to send this postal yumminess out into the world!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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In honor of this day commemorating love, I wanted to share the images on these cards I have from the 70s.  They have that fun plastic covering on them that makes them shiny!

I hope you all spend this day and every day feeling loved!

 

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Snail Mail Birthday Presents

I met a friend during my recent trip to London and after a delicious meal of tapas at Navarro’s (highly recommended if you find yourself in London), she gave me the most perfect birthday gift.  Well, perfect for me, a lover of snail mail, because she gave me a letter opener!

Of course, this isn’t just any letter opener.  First, it is brassy, simple and elegant, with ruler markings to help with mail- and paper-art measurements.  Second  it came in a cool package that said “Long Live Snail Mail”!

wpid-20140201_125854.jpgThe best part is that on one side it says (as you see above) “Follow The Rules,” but on the other side it says:

wpid-20140201_125908.jpgSo now I can decide if I feel prim or saucy before I open my correspondence. Thank you so much Eileen!

P.S. For those of you who’d like one for yourself, she bought it at Anthropologie.  It looks like it is no longer available. But they have other divine letter openers if you have a hankering for one.

P.P.S.  As I have done with other travel-related posts, I’m going to share a touristy photo at the end of my posts.  Here is one of the London Eye from the Westminster Bridge.

wpid-20140121_153832.jpgIt was a beautiful day and my sister and I took a ride up inside the Eye.  Wow! What a way to see the city!

 

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InCoWriMo

It’s International Correspondence Writing Month (according to these folks who call letter writing “vintage social media”), so participate if you’d like!  InCoWriMo simply encourages people to post at least one letter or postcard a day for each day in February.

You can do that, right?

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Edinburgh, Scotland

I just returned from a trip to the U.K.  I visited London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland.  While in Edinburgh, I stayed on the Royal Mile–a stretch of cobblestone street between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland).

wpid-20140126_134456.jpgWhile visiting the shops on the Royal Mile, I found Bonnie Blue–a delightful little gift shop with woolen tea cozies and purses and, my favorite, cards and notebooks!  The shop carried a line of items by Wrendale Designs called The Country Set.  I fell in love with the disheveled look of these woodland creatures!

I picked up note books with the hedgehog and the owl.  Take a look:

wpid-storageextSdCardDCIMCamera2014-02-01-12.25.08.jpg.jpgwpid-20140201_121945.jpgMy favorite feature is the back of the books that has another picture, usually of the animal running away and showing off its tush:

wpid-20140201_122055.jpgThen, I saw this delightful tea cup that had this crazy hare, with a little surprise inside as I sip my tea:

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Cat hates mail?

I know that letter carriers face a lot of difficulties in their daily rounds. This video shows that, though dogs have a storied reputation for bothering our postal workers, cats can prove a formidable foe to timely letter delivery!

 

 

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My Birthday

Look what my darling love gave me for my birthday:

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It is a delightfully tiny metal envelope on a necklace. As if that wasn’t perfect enough, look at how beautifully decorated the wrapping was!

Of course the first thing I did was see of it opened…and it does!

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Now what should I write on the letter I will put inside?

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