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Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White and not so Blue

I am thinking
red, white and blue this weekend.

Of course, I always like airmail stripes and envelopes.

Here is the USA many postal related things
(stamps, airmail envelopes, stickers)
are red, white & blue.

Old Glory appears on lots of stamps. I made a bunch of stamp cards with these but didn't get around to mailing them out. There's always next year....

Give a listen to Van Morrison singing "(It's Almost) Independence Day". He wrote the song while living here in the Bay Area (San Anselmo) and he wrote about some local places. 
I love that song.

Some old air mail letters in my collection.

Stickers


These little beauties were made by Donovan Beeson

Donovan's Etsy Shop

Check out her shop. I don't think these stickers are still available but she makes
all kinds of wonderful postal things.

Vintage labels and stickers from back in the day.

OK, this is French -- but it is red, white and blue. The Tri-Color shares it's colors with
our flag. The French also share a July Independence Day
and everybody knows I am a francophile so there you go.

If you're flying or driving or walking or biking, be safe and have a great
4th of July Weekend.
Have some fun.


This is a re-post from another 4th of July. (2011) Just came across it and loved the red, white & blue so much I thought I would re-post for the holiday weekend.
We are looking forward to our usual chilly, foggy Independence Day tomorrow here in San Francisco. We don't get heat and humidity and BBQ.
I am tossing a brisket in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce and hot links and taking a long walk from house down Market Street to the Ferry Building.
Maybe lunch and a swing through Chinatown.
Independence Day SF style.
And what are you all doing?
Whatever it is -- have a wonderful day!

Write a letter.

Get a letter.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

22 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff!! I am jealous of the labels! I was thinking of doing a flag stamp post tomorrow. We shall see.=) Have a great holiday!

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  2. I hope you have a happy 4th. We had a great [parade, but it looks like it will be pouring rain so unless it dries up soon no fireworks...sigh! I bet fireworks in SF are fantastic!

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  3. Quite the collection you have Pamela, these are terrific. Those labels by Donovan Beeson are fantastic. Happy 4th. xox Corrine

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  4. @elle.mental--ha! Usually in SF we can't even see the fireworks because of the fog. But today is sunny and I think it will be a banner year for them.
    Happy 4th to all.

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  5. i love all the red white and blue postage...that reminds me i am running low on postage and need more!

    by the way pamela, are you going to the letter writing party at rare device & also to renegade craft fair? i hope to see you there!

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful letter and I love the stickers!

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    1. Annejo -- if you see this I hope you will write and tell me how you are! It has been so long long since I heard from you. I wonder if you got my last letter? I hope you are well.

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  7. Your blog is super inspiring but dangerous. My Etsy trigger finger always gets itchy after seeing cool air mail labels.

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  8. Finally sent you mail! The mail clerk handed it back to me at the post office. Seems in all my excitement I forgot to add my return address *oops* Anyway...it's headed that way. Hope you get lots of good mail on Monday :)

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    1. Cindy -- I got it yesterday! The USPS delivers! Thanks for the cool envelope and fun vintage SF cards. I hope I get lots of good mail on Monday too. Of course, I hope I get lots of good mail every day.....happy 4th!

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  9. What a great postal way to celebrate the holiday. They're better than fireworks! 'Cause they last. :)

    Happy Independence Day Eve!

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    1. Thanks, Limner -- yeah -- the envelopes and stamps do last, don't they? And in SF we often have too much fog to see the fireworks anyway. happy Independence Day to you too.

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  10. Always so much fun to read your blogs! Thanks for the inspiration. My mail art for you did start its journey this week. It is a bit special, so I hope it will find you in the end. Thank you for being one of my mail art friends.

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    1. Well, thank you so very much, Nina. And how exciting -- some special mail art from you. I hope the journey doesn't take too long because I could use some good mail. And thank you for being one of my mail art pals! And we got to meet in person too.

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  11. Wow I just drooled looking at that collection probably the same way you drooled at my passport collection LOL. I can send you a red white and blue envelope from Australia if you want? PM me on facebook if you want to swap a postcard in an envelope with me

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    1. Hi Bridget -- nice to see your name pop up here! I am still drooling over those passports you shared on my blog's FB page.

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    1. Thank you, Corrine -- much more fun than fire crackers!!

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  13. Pamela, Love this Red White and Blue posting. What a great selection you showed us. LOVE this eye candy!

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    1. monicalee -- You would love it -- I know you love airmail envelopes too -- but why did you need me to get you some when your daughter gave you an entire box of them? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

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  14. As you can see I'm catching up on old posts. Our fourth of July was a lot like your typical SF weather. We closed all the windows and watched movies and I think I actually had to put on some socks. The funniest part is I also made a brisket on the 4th! (slow cooked in my oven)

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    1. That sounds pretty cozy, Karen! But a brisket in July? Actually -- you may not believe it but I made a brisket on the 4th of July too -- in my slow cooker with BBQ sauce....

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