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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

All Sorts of Cards/Friendship

I love cards, and like nothing better than browsing in a card shop, looking for something a bit different.  I was reminded of this when I received a card from an old friend a couple of days ago wishing me a "Happy New Year".  I thought it was so sweet - it is titled "Blossom Umbrella" taken from a painting by Erte (1892 - 1990).  I have heard of a lot of artists, but never heard that name before, I must admit.
This next one was proudly handed to me by my two year old grandson recently!  It is a little card that he made to thank us for his Christmas presents.  Needless to say, this one will never be thrown away!  This is the little boy who lovingly painted my kitchen cupboards with nail polish a short while ago! http://southhamsdarling.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-suppose-i-should-laugh.html

I absolutely love Venice, so if my daughters see a card featuring that magical place, they always buy it for me, and I then make them into pictures for the home.

I don't know whether you are the same, but I have found that since starting my Blog, I have become a veritable magpie, scouring the newspapers, listening to the radio, trying to take interesting photos wherever I go and generally keeping an eye out for things to write about.

I actually saw the following on a friend's facebook page, and she has given me permission to share it with you :

"A true friend doesn't care if you're broke, being a pain, what you weigh, or if your house is a mess.

They don't care what you drive, about your past, or if your family is filled with crazy people.

Your conversations pick up where they left off, even if they have been months apart.

They love you for who you are."


29 comments:

SkippyMom said...

Very pretty post This - [when aren't they - you rock!]

The cards are lovely but your grandson's is by far my favorite. :)

Hope you are staying warm and there is no snow. Hugs to you.

Daydream Living said...

Goodmorning!
This is a lovely post to start the day with, thanks for sharing,
Maureen

Ann Nichols said...

Oh, what a treasures! Beautiful cards all of them but the one your grandson made... that needs a frame!
Blessings!
Ann

Odie Langley said...

You are on a roll with the good stuff girl, keep them coming. This was a lovely post for sure.
Odie

lyndylou said...

Loved this post, very pretty cards. The grandson's one has to be the best though and I laughed out loud at the post where he was being very artistic with your nail varnish, funny funny funny :)

Becky said...

Beautiful post as usual! ((HUGS)) to you! :)

becca said...

i love cards to spend hours in the hallmark store. want come care shopping with me

Facing50Blog.com said...

I am definitely a magpie too and like you I have lots of cards. I buy them when they take my fancy as birthday cards for people and then I end up keeping them. I also think that your Grandson's card is by far the best... maybe he'll grow up to be an artist and exhibit in the Tate Gallery - something modern painted in nail varnish I can see it now!
Thank you for posting such a nice comment - yes most people seemed to miss the other story about the poor woman's experience in the restaurant I thought it was hilarious - maybe it's only us Brits that found it funny!
Hope you haven't got as windy a day as us - nearly got blown over this morning ;)
Carol

Gawgus things... said...

I love the first card - you must keep it and frame it (or give it to me ;)!). The verse is gorgeous too..

Shady Del Knight said...

Hold on just a minute here! Thisisme, are you saying that your grandson created that beautiful card from scratch? If he did, he's got amazing talent. Run (don't walk) to the nearest art supply shop, buy him paint and canvases, and let him start turning out more masterpieces. You'll all be rich!

mskanorado said...

What a great post! I must admit that I enjoy unique cards and the homemade ones! What a great verse as well!!

Jumble Mash said...

What beautiful cards! When my dad was still in the military he used to send me post cards from all over the world. I have an entire album full of post cards. I love them.

Bouncin' Barb said...

This...what a great bunch of cards. You know the one from grandson is the best though. Loved the friendship quote. So true. You are "awesome". Hugs.

Thisisme said...

Skippy = thanks! No snow at the moment, thankfully, but we've had a bitterly cold wind here today. Too cold to go our for walks or anything like that!

DayDream Living - thanks for popping by, Maureen. Glad you enjoyed the post.

Ann =- lovely to hear from you. Yes, I think a frame IS needed for that one! Hope you're keeping warm.

Odie - I think that roll you talked about is about to come to a grinding halt. LOL!

lindylou - glad the other post gave you a smile on this cold winter's day!

Becky = you really are too kind! Hugs right back to you.

Becca - yes, I'll come shopping with you any time!

Facing50Blog.com - My grandson, the famous artist!! Perhaps he could keep me in my old age!! LOL! Biting cold wind here as well today. I don't like it. I'm still smiling with the story about that woman and her bra!!

Gawgus-thing - that card is much better than it came out in the photo. I loved it as soon as I saw it!

Shady - hi there. He did the painting and all the sticking on the card. Mmmm - it would be good to have a famous artist in the family! LOL! (He certainly doesn't take after his grandma, that's for sure!).

mskanorado - glad you enjoyed the post and that you appreciate cards as well.

Jumble Mash = How lovely for you to have that album of postcards from your dad, from all over the world. That is something to keep and treasure, that's for sure.

Bouncin'Barb - (Last, but by no means least dear friend!!) - That friendship quote was awesome, wasn't it?! Hope you're not having such a BLAH day today. Sending warmest wishes.

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

Wow- the card from your 2 year old grandson is just priceless! Does it get any better than that?

Thisisme said...

Kelly - thank you. His mum is very creative, and they do a lot of 'crafty' things together, so,hopefully he will take after her.

Olive Cooper said...

Speaking of crazy I have a sign on my pantry door at the old haouse that says "Crazy does not even begin to cover it." I do not want a friend that is interested in seeing my house clean all the time. A blog does change how you view everything.

Thisisme said...

Olive - I love what your sign says on the pantry door! Lovely to hear from you.

Belle said...

I love cards too. I have a box full of cards that have been given to me and my husband.

Posie Patchwork said...

OH what a pretty card, greetings to you in the prettiest part of England, from Canberra, Australia. Love Posie

Susan said...

Love your cards...especially the one from your little grandson! I'm a card fanatic too. And, I also have some framed cards. I like cards with musical instruments on them. Don't see too many, but I have made some using pictures of my own keyboards. I'm just about to print a Birthday card to my aunt in Wisconsin that I made last nite. I'll have to post it in a few days. As for your finds about friends-all is true!

Thisisme said...

Posie - how lovely of you pop over to my blog. Welcome, and thank you so much for becoming my latest Follower! I will be over to see you later today, and, yes, this is the prettiest part of England!!!

Susan - I lOok forward to seeing your home made card on your BlOg sometime soon!

Thisisme said...

Belle- how lovely that you have kept all those cards from your husband. You old romantic, you!!!

Shady Del Knight said...

Thisisme - I can't find a comments link at the end of today's post so I had to comment here. I hope you find it. Blog awards have been compared to chain letters but I choose to see their benefits. They expand our network of friends and followers and they get you to open up and candidly reveal things about yourself that enable us to know you better. I share your dislike of the telephone. Invariably it calls me away just when I'm in the middle of resting, dining or creating my blog material. I much prefer reading a book to gabbing on the phone.

Thisisme said...

Hi Shady. I wondered why I hadn't received any comments today!! Don't know what happened there :( At least YOU found me, so that's good.

lyndylou said...

Thisisme, congrats on the award! I couldn't comment cos there was no comment section, it's disappeared! Hope you can get it back!

caterpillar said...

I used to collect Anne Geddes cards as a teenager, still love them a lot. And I agree with you on the friends bit..I'm blessed with a few such friends.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love the cards! i've never been to europe so i love to see cards/pictures of places there. but, i have to say that your grandson's card is pretty darn spectacular.

i love to see cards (and make them for others, too).

Thisisme. said...

Teresa = Europe is a wonderful place! Yes, my little grandson did very well with that card, didn't he? I've seen that you make lovely cards as well, which is very clever of you.