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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Birthday Greetings – Seasonal Sundays # 50

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Welcome to the 50th Seasonal Sundays!

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It’s my birthday and I thought what could be more perfect than to

share some greetings from the past.

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Mind you, these are not greetings to me.

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No, they date back much farther than my years.

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Quite a number of years ago, I was in my parents’ attic and came

upon this old, dusty box of vintage post cards.

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It was filled with all sorts, not just birthday ones, but since it’s my

birthday I thought it would be fun to share those with you today.

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I have not purchased any of these. Each and every one are from a

distant cousin, Norine. Let’s see, if I do my genealogy correctly – I

think she was my grandfather’s first cousin, so that would make her

my first cousin twice removed. Yes? Anyone out that’s a genealogy

whiz, please feel free to correct me.

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One of the oldest dates back to 1907 .May 217

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And the most recent dates 1919.Copy of May 175

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This one is from my grandfather, Harry – the birthday girl’s first cousin.May 182

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May 208Interesting choice of a birthday greeting from “Mother”…

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May 211…or “Dad”.

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This one was from her brother, Eddie.

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It seems almost impossible to me that my second blog-aversary is quickly approaching. To celebrate my first blog-aversary, I hosted a party entitled “Where do you keep it all?”. It was a huge success and is by far my most visited post. In celebration of my second blog-aversary I will be hosting “Where do you keep it all? – Part 2” on Sunday, June 5th.

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My link is: http://thetablescaper.com/

Now don’t be intimidated. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect. But please do share. I don’t think there’s a single one of us out there that collect and have the issue of storage under control. That’s the problem with collecting. Just when you have it all away, you find a new treasure. But isn’t that part of the fun of collecting?!?! So, grab the button above and put your thinking cap on. What would you like to share?

- The Tablescaper

45 comments:

Diann said...

Happy birthdy!!all those post cards are amazing and beautiful. What a fun find to come across and a great keepsake treasure! For some reason, I can't access the linky so, I will try back tomorrow.

Barbara F. said...

Happy, happy birthday! I am sure Mr. Scaper and the Miss Scaper's have something wonderful planned for you. Enjoy! xo,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Birthday!!! WOW what a treasure find that box was...I sure wish my family had kept old cards! That is So Special, and I LOVE the way you have them displayed...Have a wonderful Birthday Weekend, I hope your weather down there on the Island is dryer than ours up here in CT...
Big Giant Birthday Hugs to you,
Donna

Jasmin said...

Happy birthday to you :)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Best regards,
Gloria

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Dear Lady may you have a wonderful time today!
How amazing are those vintage family birthday cards, truly something to treasure.
Bon Anniversaire from Normandy,
Maggie.

Rose H (UK) said...

Happy, happy birthday! Hope you have a truly wonderful day :o)
Your cards are such beautiful treasures.
Best wishes from aceoss the pond.
Rose H
x

3generations said...

Happy Birthday! What a neat treasure! I hope you have a fantastic day!
-Andrea

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy B-Day! The cards are great, it's always fun to see how styles have changed over the years! Enjoy your day:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Happy Birthday! Those are some great old cards.

Scribbler said...

First -- I hope you have a very Happy Birthday today. Second, the cards are priceless as are the connections to times and people past. Thank you for sharing them --- they are so lovely to look at.

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your vintage greeting cards are so lovely and what a treasure to have so many from your family heritage. I am looking forward to June 5th! Have a great day and my wishes for many more happy and healthy birthdays!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Mary said...

Hope your birthday is wonderful! Love your vintage greetings, I have some Christmas ones, but none were family keepsakes or treasures~

lulumusing said...

The fact that you have these cards is amazing. Not being a keeper, I'd have looked through them and thrown them away without thinking how special they were. Good for you for treasuring them. Enjoy your day in a special way.

dogsmom said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday!
I hope you have sunshine and gentle breezes and a fabulous dessert. And someone else does the dishes.

Shelia said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have the most blessed day. Your olden cards are so lovely and what a wonderful collection.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely and talented woman. I have come to just adore your blog....I always think of things I can use to tablescape when I am "out and about". It further justifies my dish collecting hobby. These cards are just treasures..I wish I could transport myself back to that simple time.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day filled with family and fun!!

I adore these sweet cards!! All so pretty!!

I think another" Where do you store it all " Is a great idea. Everyone asks me where do i store all my Christmas decorations and I was thinking of doing a post on it so this settles it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Deb said...

Happy B-day and what wonderful treasures you found!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday! What treausres these beautiful cards are. Sometimes I wish I had saved more and then I wonder wherever would I put it too!

I already have my post ready for where I keep it all - yeah!!!
Have a wonderful birthday.
Jacqueline

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday, A!

Hope you have a very good day and wonderful, healthy year!

My very best birthday dishes, I mean wishes! :)

Snap said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! What a wonderful collection of cards. Just gorgeous. Have a very special week and celebrate!

BonjourRomance said...

What a fantastic collection on vintage cards. I love reading all the old verses.
WIshing you a Happy Birthday! I'm a new follower and will be back again soon.
Mimi

Rettabug said...

♫♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♫♫
♫♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♫♫
♫♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. TABLESCAPERRRRRR♫♫
♫♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUU!!! ♫♫

and many moooorrrreeeee!! :-D You didn't know I could sing, did ya'?
I hope you celebrate all week long. I always do!

What a wonderful collection of vintage cards you found. I can't believe the 1¢ postage stamp!!!!

Thanks for hosting SS again this Sunday.
fondly,
Rett

Emily said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Oh what treasures you found in your parent's attic all those years ago. She was so wise to keep them. I have a few old victorian postcards I've picked up here and there at flea markets, and a few my MIL has given to me through the years. They bring back a little of yesteryear! Thanks for sharing......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday! I love all those vintage postcards! Today is my oldest daughters Birthday also! Hope you have a wonderful day! hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! What a fabulous collection of cards. It's truly special that your parents kept these little treasures.
Hope you have something fun planned for the day.
I have the date on my calendar now. ;-)
~ Sarah

Shel said...

Happy Birthday...and thank you for hosting such a great party...
What beautiful cards you have discovered.
Shel

Entertaining Women said...

Happy Birthday! Love the vintage cards. I have a box of wonderful old Valentines cards that belonged to Nana, from the 20's...tiny works of art. Thank you for sharing not only the cards, but the provenance. Makes them true treasures. Thanks for stopping by my post. Will begin organizing for Where Do You Store It All? this week. Confession is good for the soul...right? Cherry Kay

Poppy said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful time today with your family.Thanks for sharing with us an amazing, priceless collection of memories... so precious and how beautifully you displayed them. Thanks for hosting!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a beautiful collection of vintage birthday cards you have.

d e l i g h t said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! What a great collection of cards. I just love old post cards and remember sitting in my grandmother's room and just looking and reading all her lovely postcards! Thanks for hosting the Sunday party.
Linda

bj said...

I'm a little late getting here. got busy and forgot to link up.
Happy Birthday...love all those beautiful vintage cards.
xoxo bj

Sherry said...

Your postcards are fantastic! I love that you have some from actual family, mine are from people I don't know. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Sherry said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!
Sherry

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! I love those vintage cards! They are beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Happy Birthday! Wishing you a happy day and many more to come!

I am a first time Seasonal Sunday participant and happy to be a new friend and follower

Marlis said...

Happy Happy Birthday. It's so much fun to see all the old cards. Hope it's a great day.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Happy Birthday! All of these old cards have such wonderful graphics, simply charming.

Keetha Broyles said...

I was pretty late coming to the party - - - but at least I did come!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy Birthday. Great idea to relive your previous birthday memories...love the cards. I've linked to your Sunday party for the first time and looking forward to coming back soon. Now, it's time to go visit everyone. Thanks for hosting.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for such a visual delight. What a marvelous collection!

xinex said...

What a great collection of vintage cards! Luckily your mom saved them...Christine

NC Sue said...

Thank you for hosting. I’m a new follower, and this hop is now found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!
NCSue

Miss Gracie's House said...

Happy (late) Birthday to you! You have a gorgeous collection of postcards there...I love old postcards:)...and you do Not want to see where I keep it all because it is *everywhere*...working on that though...thanks for the sweet comments on my parlor!
have a great week,
Rene