dinsdag 31 maart 2015


A swap arranged via twitter.
A view on Año Nuevo State Park in California

An "original" cancellation thanks to a mailman...

The 12th issuance in the American Treasures series 
features details of paintings by four renowned Hudson River School artists.
This stamp features work by Thomas Moran
”Inspired by the stunning natural beauty of New York state,
 the loose-knit Hudson River School of painters flourished 
from the mid-1830s to the mid-1870s 
and gave America its first major school of art.”

This cute kitten arrived in my mailbox 
via a Swap-bot "Cat lovers postcard swap",
it came all the way from Australia

vrijdag 27 maart 2015

I found more gifts in the mailbox

I got a great gift from one of my best friends earlier this week

If you are familiar with Keri Smith's work, you won't be surprised 
when the postcards contain messages or tasks like these:

I received another surprise, from the Netherlands
More stamps! Love them.

dinsdag 17 maart 2015

Swap-bot cards

On another blog I read about a swap on Swap-bot called 
"Not my country postcard swap" I liked the idea, but of course
I couldn't find an open swap. I did stumble on a similar one though
so I participated in "I've never been there postcard swap" .
The idea: send a postcard from a place you never visited. 
Today I received the cards from both my partners.

The first card was send from the US and is about the US
The sender lives in Augusta, Georgia and never visited San Francisco

The second card was send from Bulgaria and is about the US
The sender never visited the US. 

I can't find information about this stamp
but it is issued in 2012

maandag 16 maart 2015

Mail of the day

Two surprises in the mail

Second letter from a new pen-friend, 
with pics from her cats and nice gifts

A wonderful teabag bookmark from the UK
I should send one back asap

vrijdag 13 maart 2015

Opening birthday mail!

Yesterday I was finally allowed to open my birthday mail,
really pretty cards with little gifts! 

I also received this card from Laura
with a great view on the Plaza de Cibeles

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Series Gastronomía Española (Spanish Gastronomy) 
which is issued through a souvenir sheet, with two stamps which highlight the gastronomic singularities of Cáceres and Vitoria.

dinsdag 10 maart 2015

Mail art and letter sets

I got these letter sets as a birthday gift from my best friend,
aren't they pretty?!

I felt creative today, so I made this...
What do you think? 

woensdag 4 maart 2015

Stamps, what else?

I promised to show you some of the stamps I received recently
but because I got so many, it took me a while to figure out which
I wanted to put online first. 
Now that I finally made a selection, here they are!


The view on the stamp is the Terme Tettuccio
from a series about tourism 


Flowers on the meadow; protection of the environment


The stamp on the right shows Princess Grace, 
The series of four stamps was printed to celebrate the birth of 
Princess Caroline
 The stamp on the left obviously shows a seahorse
engraved by Albert Decaris
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