Thursday, July 31, 2014

Greetings from United Kingdom - Direct Swap with Adam

165 million cups of tea daily! WOW! That is really hard to comprehend! I have one, maybe two on a typical day. Once again, another fun fact I have learnt from this great series by Postallove. This card of the United Kingdom came to me via Adam and the Postcrossing Forum. Thank you Adam!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Taiwan

Darvish is another Postcrosser who has visited Vancouver. I seem to be crossing paths with many people who have done that lately. The card he chose for me is a great multi view showing the National Center for Traditional Arts in Yilan. The image in the lower right certainly gave me a smile.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Greeting from Netherlands - Direct Swap with Amy

Amy is another connection I made on the Postcrossing Forum to swap for this series of cards. I couldn't believe The Netherlands export that many tulips or had that many bikes! Love the tidbits I am learning from these cards. Thanks Amy!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Langton Meet-up

At the end of June a few of the ladies that I know from the Ingersoll Meet-up were getting together for a mini meet and lunch. It was the last week before the kids were home from school for the summer and just a bit further than I could travel that day, so sadly couldn't attend. I was pleasantly surprised when this sweet bird card arrived two days later. I can tell the meet was in Alida's neck of the woods as it has another great unique cancellation. Thank you ladies!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Greetings from Germany - Direct Swap with Anne

Anne and I have swapped a few times before. She had the Germany card of the "Greetings from" PostalLove series, however lives in Luxembourg. I wanted to receive the cards stamped form the country represented on the front. She understood and mentions she travels there regularly. A few weeks after we agreed to swap she went over for the day and posted the card to me. Must be so nice to live that close that you can do that. Yes, Buffalo, New York is close but 2 1/2 hours to get there let alone clearing customs doesn't seem fun when you are doing it. The fact about German car manufacturing was an interesting one for me. Maybe because I've always driven Japanese cars! The bit about the World Cup will soon make this card a collectible too. Thanks Anne!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Direct Swap - Willa from Toronto

Surfing through the gallery once I came across this postcard. The card caught my eye as I have the EXACT print hanging in my hallway. It has been in my family for as long as I can remember. The print is titled "Fish Market" by William Henry Bartlett. I messaged the sender and he told me he got the card at Toronto's First Post Office. At the beginning of June I was heading into Toronto and wanted to pick some up. Unfortunate timing for me it was out of stock at the time. Lucky for me, Willa who participates in one of the Facebook groups I belong too offered to pick two up for me on her next trip. She sent them in an envelope as I plan to send it to my sister to see if she remembers the print.  Love all of the cancellations Willa was able to obtain for me. One day I hope to make it down and cancel a few cards of my own.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Greetings from USA - Direct Swap with Arnold

Arnold was the first person I agreed to swap with for the "Greetings from..." series. In fact, while I was waiting for my order to arrive, we made arrangements. The tidbit about the Statue of Liberty was my new fact that day. Thank you Arnold!