Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vintage Postcards




Old postcards take me back to childhood days of vacationing at the Gulf beaches and spending a lot of time in the tourist traps, where the racks of postcards were lined up . . . an art gallery of sorts that would fascinate me and draw me like a magnet.  My mom is a shopaholic and loves to linger in any type of store, and I loved it when she took us to the tourist traps so I could check out the colorful treasures on those spinner racks.

The vintage postcards on this post are from back in the 1910 - 1920 era . . . The Tampa Bay Hotel, a U.S. National Historic Landmark.  Among its many distinguished visitors . . . Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders . . . the hotel was used as a base of operations when the Spanish-American War broke out.

 I'll be writing a post about this gorgeous landmark that is just as beautiful as I imagine it was back in the day.  It is now the home of the University of Tampa and the Henry Plant Museum . . . with beautiful grounds what wind along the Hillsborough River.  It will be posted on my other blog My Florida Paradise.


This post is being linked to one of the most

 awesome blog discoveries I have

 made in quite some time . . .



It is a blog hop/meme of people who love vintage stuff . . . seems like I have been lost in Colorado Lady's blog forever . . . back and forth to the participants in her weekly event and checking out everyone's vintage thingie posts.  I hope to make a weekly visit to the Vintage Thingie Thursday a regular feature of this blog!

Even if you don't have a blog post to link, it is so cool to check out everyone else's posts and discover some new blogs.  I've recently found some that are dedicated to collecting vintage kitchen stuff . . . that post is coming soon . . . I'll share links for those of you who also love that kind of vintage stuff :)


25 comments:

Postcardy said...

I started my first postcard collection when I was quite young. I loved to look at and buy cards from the racks whenever I could. My parents didn't like tourist traps, however.

LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and the vintage post cards. I have some like that when we were in Hollywood, Calf. so many years ago I cannot remember.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I so enjoyed your post cards and post! I am so pleased you have joined us and look forward to more from you! Welcome to Vintage Thingie Thursday!! It is a lot of fun!!! Have a great week, and it is so nice to meet you!!!

OURFAMILYWORLD said...

Wow. wonderful postcards. Thanks for sharing this with us.

New follower on GFC through Friday Hop.

Have a great weekend
Olfa
http://www.ourfamilyworld.com/blog/

Sara said...

Hi!
This is Budget Savvy Diva from the Blog Hop - I follow you now and would love if you would follow me back - http://budgetsavvydiva.com - #1 frugal blog in Southern California - updated every hour on the hour so you never miss a deal

Kittie Howard said...

Really enjoyed your post cards! I'm your newest follower thru the Friday blog hop (Java's blog).

Amee said...

I am your newest fan from MadameDeals.com. Have a nice evening! Amee

Laura-A Goddess of Frugality said...

I follow your other blog. New follower to this one from the Saturday Stalk remix.

Laura
www.agoddessoffrugality.blogspot.com

Money Saving Momma said...

Hi! Love your blog! I am a new follower from the Sat Stalk Hop!! Would love you to follow me at:

http://joannasavesmoney.blogspot.com/

Have a blessed day!!

Heavenly Savings said...

Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Saturday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

Hug a tree with me said...

new blog hop follower, check me out when u can at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com

1grown2togo said...

Love your blog!! Looking forward to more of your posts..New follower via GFC & email from the Sat Stalk Remix~Shari

http://www.1grown2togo.blogspor.com

Brea said...

Hi! New follower from Saturday Stalk! Love your blog :)

Brea
www.becomingbrea.com

Matt and Leah said...

Love the postcards! New follower from the blog hop! Hope you'll check out my blog :)

Leah
californiacallahans.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Budget Savvy Diva - #1 frugal blog in Southern California, is your newest follower - love if you would head on over to http://budgetsavvydiva.com and follow me back

Thanks! Sara

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Out of My Mind said...

I thought I commented on this!
What? Are you snowed under or frozen up?

I just stopped by to invite you to visit my 2/4 birthday blog for some REVEALING informtion. kt

Denise said...

Hello! I’m following your blog via the Lovey Dovey Valentine's Hops!
Sincerely,
Denise Kline
Klines Kandles
My Blog

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for all the comments and the follows . . . I'm following you all back :)

kt . . . would you believe we have had the air conditioner on for the last couple of days? Unbelievable weather . . . first freezing, then awesome gorgeous weather. Been working out in the yard!

Happy Friday!

Gina

beth said...

I'm from the over 40 list, but really loved seeing the old postcards. (Though, thought they were from Russia at first!)

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Following From the hop, love your blog! I hope you will stop by ThreeBoys soon and follow along!
S

http://threeboys-home.blogspot.com/

Tori said...

What very pretty post cards!

newest follower from the hop -
http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2011/01/hops-and-such-for-week-of-jan-30-feb-5.html
Tori :)

Thirty-One Trendy Totes said...

I am a new follower I found you at the blog hop!

http://thirtyonetrendytotes.blogspot.com

Shady Del Knight said...

Gina, I have given you a blog award, dear friend! It is embedded in my latest post on Shady Dell Music & Memories. At your earliest convenience please come by and pick up your award. Have a wonderful day here in Central Florida!

Artistry-Jewelry-Studios said...

(does not qualify for blog-hop).You are a blogging whirlwind! My dad's recent passing brought a small box of his most treasured possessions. Among them I found his 1949 yearbook, but even better, a service-themed post card, from his father to him sent during (i think) the second, or first world war. Then, one from my fater to him during my dad's service in the korean war! Best of all, they were flawless, seeming to have just been plucked off the rack, even after having been mailed! What a treasure for my nephew, his only gradchild. Thanks for bringing this fresh, warm memory to me today! Aprilee

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