|I have a thing about France. And postcards. And French postcards.|
|J'aime les Cartes Postals|
I love the backs of them, the fronts of them, the vintage ones and the new ones....
|The French really knew (know?) how to cancel stamps. There are often two, or even three, cancellations on each card.|
(And, by the way, I could REALLY use some French mail artists to trade with if anyone in France is reading this).
|And did I mention the handwriting?|
The most beautiful cursive writing....
|And they really know how to SQUEEZE a whole lot of cursive writing onto each little card...|
|Why don't we have lovely little paper bags made especially for postcards?|
|And look at this -- is it early mail art? Some little French kid drew on this card. Looks like a drawing of a kid riding a dog???|
|I also notice the hotels and tourist spots back in the day had had special stamps too....|
|I spent all day last Sunday making Postal theme ATC's using French postcards as the starts...|
|So fun -- I got 25 ATC's -- and I'm still at it.|
Want to see them all?
Let me know if you do.
|Oui, it is kind of frightening, isn't it? But I work best with all my stuff out where I can see it...|
I'll clean up...really I will...(someday).
|I've always loved these rows of trees you see all over France...|
|Here's a photograph I took of French trees....same ones as the vintage postcard?|