maandag 31 oktober 2016

It is raining postcards!

My friends are spoiling me with cards from
their holiday destinations!
This nice multi-view comes from the Azores 

"Extreme Sports" series
Portugal 2016

This is an Instagram swap! 
I am far from an Instagram expert,
so I am really happy I managed to do this. 
The sender is a fellow Postcrossing member too

Look at all the stamps! And special cancellation!

Another holdiay card from a friend, 
this time from Russia

This beauty comes from a postcard pen-friend
who wants to practise her Dutch. 
I am ashamed to say, my reply to her is 
way overdue. 

zondag 30 oktober 2016

More postcards!

A silly card I got from a fellow Postcrosser 
and friend here in Belgium!

This is an official card I received 
through Postcrossing. The sender took this 
pic in the Sagrada Familia. It came from 
the USA though

I love cats! 
This little one arrived in my
mail box from Germany

Tag der Briefmarke 
Germany 2016

zaterdag 27 augustus 2016

It is all about postcards

I received more postcards from the USA

Before dinosaurs werein existence, the sea covered Oklahoma
depositing barium sufate into the sand. As the climate changed, 
the sea dried up, and crystals (rose rocks) were
formed. Iron oxide in the sand gave the rocks their reddish
color. These beautiful, rare, rose rock clusters can be viewed at 
Timberlake Rose Rock Museum in Noble, Oklahoma.

St. Louis Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger
rail terminal in the world, is now one of America's great marketplaces. 
Union Station first opened in 1894, but ceased operation as an active
train terminal in 1978. Union Station reopened in August
of 1985 as the largest adaptive re-use prject in the US.
Today, this National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and 
elegance has been dramatically restored and redveloped as 
dynamic mixed-use project that includes great shopping,
delicious dining and fabulous entertainment.

This litte beauty came from Japan

I can't remember if I showed these already, so just to be sure...

And last but not least! Mail art from France

back and front from the same card

zaterdag 20 augustus 2016

It has been way too long again

Two reasons why I haven't posted in a while:
1. Our desktop is a pain in the behind, 
it is simply too old.
2. I have a job! Finally! And it is taking most 
of my energy. 

Of course I still send and receive mail! Let me 
show you two of the lovely postcards I got in my 
mailbox lately. 

This postcard comes from Drenthe, the Netherlands

And this very nice card comes from the USA

I would like to promise to do better... but I won't, 
I don't know if I can keep that promise. 

maandag 4 juli 2016

I got lots of mail art today!

About a week ago I had a mini mail art postcrossing meeting
at my home. One of the ladies who joined me sent me this wonderful card,
which I also signed (I didn't know she was going to send it to me). 


 More beautiful mail art from a lovely lady 
from the Netherlands, who was interested in coming
but couldn't make it. Not a postcrossing member, 
but clearly a mail art lover! 

The card at the top right is one I should finish 
and return to her

She also drew this cute manga style "stamp"

This gorgeous mail art arrived from my 
new mail art friend in the USA

To end with, no mail art, but a beautiful card 
from China. I love traditional Asian art!

Look at the tapes she used! 

donderdag 16 juni 2016

Christmas seal album

My fiancé got me this little gem,
it is a little album to collect 
Cinderella stamps in. Some of them are 
already in place, and I hope that, with some luck,
I will be able to collect the missing ones. 

Mail art and more fun

I know, it's been too long again,
but here is the mail I received.

My (pen-)friend Suzanne sent this card to me
from her honeymoon in Germany

The stamps show a view from Gstadt across 
lake Chiemsee towards summits of the Chiemgau Alps.

This letter comes from Canada,
I love the sticker my pen-friend included

This card comes from my kind pen-friend
who never forgets me when she visits a "new" place.

"The Moon"

And this piece of Mail Art came from my
very first mail art friend in the USA! I love
what she created. 

Another piece of Mail Art, 
also from the USA.
The envelope makes me hungry, haha.

These stamps were sent to me from the Netherlands,
but as you can see they come from all over the world.
I should really make a blog about these. 

zondag 15 mei 2016

Collecting Christmas stamps! (and more stamps too)

My dear (pen-)friend sent me these amazing stamps! 
They are mostly Christmas and Easter stamps or they have a religious theme. 
I photographed the book "as is" because I couldn't wait to show you this wonderful gift!
(I am going to look for more information later for the individual stamps.)

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