Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone!
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I've been going through some vintage postcards
 
to post here for you...
 
It wasn't easy narrowing them down to just a few!
 
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The Winsch ones are always so elegant,

no matter the holiday...this one is from 1910.
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Kitties celebrating are always fun!

Leo, Cyrus and Tallulah thought I should post all kitties,

but I said we needed a little variety ~ ;^)
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I wonder what Little New Year is writing?
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These Kitties look like they may be having a little too

much fun! Look at the expression on the little Girl-Kitty in the back!
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One can never go wrong with Fairies and Gnomes...
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...or Cherubs and pigs...with sacks of coins ~

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And more waltzing Kitties!



I have been back to blogging for a little more than a year now,

and I have met the dearest people...

thank you all for visiting me and for all your sweet comments...

I used to paint and decorate,

and then have my Mom come over to see...

Or I'd tell my Dad about it on the phone when I talked to him every evening.

After they both passed, and after the loss of my nine Angel Kitties,

I could have easily let depression take over...

Of course, I have my sweet children, but they are grown

 (well, all but one, and he is almost) and have busy lives...

Blogging has given me an outlet to share what I do with

all of you, and the immediate responses I get from you are

more than gratifying...♥

Thank you.

I wish all of you a wonderful, healthy, prosperous 2013!

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50 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all!

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  2. Those are great postcards. Illustrations from the past are so wonderful to see. Blogging has certainly allowed me to be creative in ways I never could have imagined. Wishing you a healthy, happy, peaceful new year filled with promise and opportunity. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  3. I just keep telling myself that 2013 is going to be better even with all the job layoffs and I pray every night that we all will have a great 2013. My goal is to move back up North where I have access to more things and not have to worry and stress about everything.
    Love the post cards..thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    nancy

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  4. Happy new year to you, what a great collection of post cards.

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  5. Anne....i hope 2013...will be your year !!!...love from me...xxx

    Een heel goed en vooral gezond 2013 !!!.......

    Bedankt voor je liefde en vriendschap van het afgelopen jaar......

    Ik ben zo blij met je !!......

    Liefs van mij....xxx..



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    A very good and healthy 2013 !!!......

    Thank you for your love and friendship over the past year........

    I'm so happy with you !!..........

    Love from me....xxx...

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  6. A great New Year postcard collection you have. A 1900 and 1910 . . . are treasures indeed. Do you enjoy the handwriting, reading the messages, postal dates and stamps as much as I do?
    Happy New Year Anne . . .

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  7. Beautiful post! Happy New Year!

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  8. Happy New Year, Anne. I am SO glad you blog and share your wonderful YOU with US! Blessings and love to you- xo Diana

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  9. I love the postcards. There is a wonderful antique store near where I live, and they have some great ones.

    I hope you have a great 2013. I look forward to more art from you!

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  10. Lovely postcards. Happy New Year to you and Leo, Cyrus and Tallulah too:)

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  11. these are great! prosit neue jahr!!!

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  12. Thank you for sharing with us what you love to do! I love these postcards-they are beautiful!!
    Happy New Year!1 It's going to be a good one!! :)

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  13. Hi Anne.
    I LOVE vintage postcards. This is a beautiful selection you have posted in celebration of the New Year.
    I hope 2013 will be all that you hope for.
    PS ~ I really like your ornament background. Very pretty.
    Happy New Year, Anne!!
    audrey

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  14. I just love anything vintage, Halloween or Christmas is the best! Thanks for sharing the lovely cards. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  15. Happy New Year to you also, Anne, I'm glad you got back into blogging, as I've enjoyed every single post, and look forward to more in this new year. Your postcards are beautiful! Thank-you for sharing them with us, if it's ok I'd like to save some in my files?

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  16. These are fabulous. Sometimes I wish we could still get postcards like these. Mass production is really not always a good thing.

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  17. These are wonderful thank you so much for sharing them! I've only been following you for a couple of weeks but am really enjoying your blog.

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  18. Lovely vintage postcards! Thanks for all the work you put into your blog! Always gorgeous posts! Thank you! Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

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  19. I have LOVED following your blog, Anne. I'm totally in awe of your talent! Sending wishes for a very Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Hugs,
    Nellie

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  20. Happy New Year Anne! (The one with little new year signing the ledger seems rather... creepy to me!)

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  21. It was fun to see these postcards, Anne! I have to confess, I like the ones with the kitties the best. Happy New Year to you and yours! :-)

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  22. All the best for 2013 ;o) I loved all these images! So much fun! I am smiling ;o)

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  23. Hi Anne,
    what a sweet parade of New Years cards. I wish you and yours and the kitties a wonderful New Year.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  24. AMAZING pics in this post:)

    If you want some webshop inspiration, check out my first post 2013

    Happy New Year dear

    LOVE Maria

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  25. Dear Anne - I am so glad you started blogging again - your posts always are such an uplift - You certainly share your best with all of us. Thank you dear friend for the joy you bring and the inspiration you give - Happy 2013!!

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  26. God bless you! I've loved getting to know you!
    The postcards are so cute-and so beautiful. I look forward to a new year of seeing your art!

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  27. All the reasons you listed for blogging could have been my own.....there is no one in my immediate life interested in all my crafts and such and i have the need to SHARE...lol.......look forward to sharing this new year with you!
    Hugs! deb

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  28. I would not have noticed the little girl kitty's face had you not mentioned it and not caught the reference to the age between father time and little time either! I love the first post card - very elegant.

    I'm glad to be a part of reading and commenting. I don't get by as often as I should, that's for sure.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about sharing with your folks and bloggers. I'm glad you have this outlet too!

    PS I'm posting on your Baby Jesus & Woolworth's post on January 4. Just loved that post. Thank you.

    Hugs to ya, Jenn

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  29. Happy New Year, Anne.
    I love these vintage cards, such a lovely selection you have shared with us.

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  30. Beautiful post cards! My favorite is the ones with the cats dancing, it's so cute! Happy New Year!

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  31. Great post, and wonderful vintage post cards.

    Hope your New Year is filled with many blessings, and much happiness, my friend :)

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  32. Middle child here... :)
    I wish I could be around to see your stuff more often, but then again, I don't wish to live in Sikeston...so the blog helps me keep up with you! Probably in more (ok, not more - different) ways than if I lived in Sikeston still.
    You know, it's OK to call me anytime...Non!! :)

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  33. Dearest Anne, you are such a truly sweet and a very talented woman! Your blog is filled with beauty and love, and I am very happy to have found it. Good thing that you came back. Blogging is a great outlet, isn't it.

    Happy New Year,

    Kathy M.

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  34. how lovely.....apparently our visions of a white christmas in the south of England came about because for the first 8 years of Dicken's life it snowed at christmas...not so mych since....happy new year!!

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  35. Oh, Anne, your post made me smile and then cry. I started blogging for the very same reasons, losing my parents and special pets and my children now grown. You are a special reason to open my computer every day. You are such a Dear and bring so much joy.

    Your postcards are precious. I do love the fairy and gnome and the dancing kitties!

    Many blessings to you and your loved ones in 2013! xx

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  36. Happy 2013!! And wonderful postcards!

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  37. Awe, Anne, I am so happy I met you through blogging. you are just such a sweet lady and a wonderful artist. love all of your kitties, too!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  38. What a wonderful treat to see the vintage cards. Blogging has opened up my world and also blessed me with friends that I look forward to visiting each day....you are one of them :)

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  39. I agree with Dee the blog world has given me wonderful people
    to connect with. I too love visiting.
    What a lovely lady you are so thoughtful and kind.
    You insipre me with your creativeness and talent.
    I am so very happy I found you.

    New Year blessings to you, your family and those sweet kitties.
    Love Lisa xx

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  40. I love collecting vintage postcards too. I rarely see them with kitties on them. Love the selection you posted. I think the second one is my favorite.

    Happy Blogging New Year!

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  41. Happy new year to you,
    Hi I am Renee, I found you through a friends blog :)

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  42. Oh, Anne, I went from laughing hysterically at your postcards (especially the kitty in the back!) to totally relating to you sharing about your parents' passing and your kids being out on their own (or almost). My mom and dad used to come to every craft show I did to visit me and see how things were going. They're both gone now and my girls are in their 20's and, well, life is different. Wishing you a very Happy New Year - and I did enjoy those kitty postcards!!!!... Donna

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  43. Happy New Year to you too, Anne. The postcards are just beautiful. All so colorful and so cute are the kitties. It is so nice to have a 'family' that you can turn to when you want someone to hear you. I agree with all that you said..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  44. Anne - You have no idea how many peoples lives you have impacted in a positive way and all because you decided to give your delightful blog new life. When I see that you have a new post it gives me reason to smile and gives my day a lift. There are so many of us who have become what I call "Adult Orphans". There is no word that exists for an adult who has lost both parents and there is really nothing written on this painful life passage. Adult or not, we all miss having the safety net of our dear parents being there for us. There is no way to replace the only people who have know us since before we were born. I think if people would begin to talk about kind of grief we would at least not feel like we are the only one who is trying to muddle though life without the keystones in our life. Blogging has the potential to bring together people from all over the World to discuss any subject, expand our knowledge or simply a wonderful way to connect with anyone in the World who wishes to simply communicate with another being. Thank you for sharing yourself, your intrests & your talents. I hope you continue to share parts of your life with us and that The New Year 2013 will be kind to you & yours.

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  45. Hard to believe the New year is here already, I am still wondering what happened to 2012 LOL.
    Hope your having a Blessed week :)
    Blessings,Renee

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