2 years

It’s my blog anniversary today. I still enjoy posting here even if I don’t manage to do it so often.

These weird Christmas cards are from my childhood collection, from the eighties. The faceless Santa is really creepy and I also think the faceless child in the left is nice, too :).

I clearly remember the pink fluffy doll the child holds in the second card. I didn’t have one like it but many of my friends did. I also appreciate the very typical carpet in socialist homes and how the card was badly printed, with a lighter stripe in the left. So funny and also so nostalgic.

We have a peaceful day, it’s snowing outside, we have lots of delicious vegan food and the dogs are really happy that we are all at home.


Socialist winter holidays cards

I know it’s kind of late for this Christmas and New Year’s cards, but I have just remembered my childhood collection of cards today. They are from the sixties till the eighties. I had a great time looking through them, and some of them are really funny. So. on the 2nd of January, here they are :).


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Old cards and photos

I had a great time at the flea market yesterday, with lots of nice finds that I’ll show in the next days. These is an assortment of old cards and photos that I paid less than 2 euros for.

My favorite is this funny card written in October 1905, in Bucharest, by a guy to his dear cousin Adeline, assuring her of his devotion. But he also says Honny soit qui mal y pense (the card is written in French, like people who would want to think of themselves as being well mannered would write at that time in Romania). So, he wanted to say that his affection is purely platonic, I guess. IMG_0006.jpg


This is another love card, but a more committed love this time. This is a really crazy late seventies card, sent out by a girl to a guy in August 1980. She writes: “Oh, how beautiful it will be the moment of our reunion. Sweet kisses.”


I have also found some old photos. This studio photo is from the late thirties, I think. IMG_0005.jpg

Some real snow in this one:


These ballerinas are from France (there is a photo studio stamp on the back).


A street photo of a handsome guy. (I have written about a similar photo here). IMG_0010.jpg

And finally a type of photo I want to collect more of, an image of workers in the factory, in the seventies, maybe. Or was this taken earlier? No inscription on the back, unfortunately. IMG_0004.jpg

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This guy apologizes to a woman named Luiza for not visiting her during his vacation and promises to visit her next time. The stamp on the back says this card was sent on the 9th of July 1924. Luiza is married (the card is sent to her husband’s name). Maybe this guy is a cousin? A friend? The tone is kind of formal (or at least this is how my limited Hungarian knowledge makes me see it) but could he be a secret (and uncommitted) lover? IMG_0107.jpg


This funny postcard is from the seventies or early eighties (it used to be in my childhood collection but I don’t know who are the people who wrote a formal note of spring good wishes on the back). I used to have dolls similar to the one in the photo and I can say they were much less creepy in reality :).

doll postcard

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The mountains

I collect vintage postcards from the Romanian seaside, but over the years I have picked up a few from the mountains, too. The postcards are from the fifties. The glittery skiing card was mine as a kid, but I think it was older back then, I think it’s from the seventies.






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