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.

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Postcards

I have found these this Saturday at the flea market. Usually there are lots of postcards and antique or vintage photos to look through and I love just browsing through them, even if I am rarely buying some lately. I have a large collection of them and I don’t plan to add more to it, as they are so cheap and easy to find and so tempting. I would easily end up with them taking up too much of my limited space. But these four are really special to me.

This one is from Bucharest, Magheru Boulevard and it was sent in 1968. It is such a beautiful image. IMG_0003.jpg

This is a birthday greeting card. On the back, it has a note in Serbian and it is dated 9th of September 1941. IMG_0002.jpg

These seaside ones are from 1957 and 1958. The second one, says on the back “A morning at the seaside”. It’s such a beautiful and evocative photo, I think it’s my favorite from my collection of seaside cards.

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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 :).

 

Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays.

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

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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.”

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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:

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

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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

Linking up with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays and Vintage Charm parties.