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Friday, April 24, 2009

POSTCARDS TO BLOGVILLE AND A SPRING FLING RECIPE

Blogville is just a new world for me every day! I had a new visitor to my blog, and I returned her visit and found that her blog is about post card collecting. I have a little postcard collection too! (I know, you are all saying "what does this woman NOT collect?") I'll answer your question by saying, if it's expensive, I don't collect it! (Always the bargain hunter) Postcards are one of those inexpensive, easy to find items, and they intrigue me. Part of the intrigue is the graphics on older post cards, and part of the intrigue is what is written on the post card, or even how it is addressed! (Doesn't take much to pique my interest, does it?) I love to find a post card that is addressed with a name, a city, and a state. No street address or post office box. It makes me think of how small our world used to be (now, the street address or P.O. box number is required in addition to a zip code, and we are even supposed to use a zip code plus four)! Okay, I'm trying to get to the topic at hand. Marie at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards sponsors Postcard Friendship Friday in Blogville, and if you want to start your own postcard collection, she even has a wonderful variety of postcards for sale. I'm so excited to be joining this event by sharing a few of my friendship postcards.
Since I don't have a scanner at home, I had to take photographs of my postcards, so I apologize for the quality of these pictures. This one says "Why! Hello Kid", and the sender has written his initials or name, "ED" on the picture of the man.


"To Seal Our Friendship...May the seal of True Friendship Between us be found, As long as we live, And the world goes round."

"PLEASANT MEMORIES"

This is apparently a song, and the chorus is printed on the card. I love this one, because I love the sentiment that is conveyed by it.
"Life is a See Saw of ups and downs,
Life is a mixture of smiles and frowns;
But no need of worry, no need of friends,
If love has the middle and we have the ends."


To see more wonderful postcards, please go get the links from Mari at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards. It is so much fun to scroll through her and other's blogs and see all of the vintage postcards they have. Mari, thank you so much for sponsoring this fun event!

Although I don't have any pictures of it to share with you, I wanted to give you a recipe for Foodie Friday, sponsored by Gollum at Designs by Gollum. This recipe is from a cookbook entitled "Thirty Years at the Mansion", which are recipes from a woman who was the cook at the Arkansas Governer's Mansion for 30 years! Her name is Liza Ashley, and she did not have a formal education, so the recipes were not written down. The cookbook was written by Carolyn Huber, who recorded the recipes as Liza told them to her.

Mrs. Ashley greeting First Ladies Carter and Reagan. She has also met me, and I don't know why, but they didn't publish a picture of it in her cookbook!










CUCUMBER SANDWICHES:

1 loaf thinly sliced white bread
8 ounces cream cheese
1 large cucumber, pealed and grated (I use my food processer)
1 small onion, grated (food processer)
1 cup mayonnaise

Remove crusts from bread. Mix cream cheese, cucumber, onion and mayonnaise. Spread onto bread to make sandwiches. Quarter sandwiches into small triangles and serve.

Since she was always cooking for a crowd, this makes a lot of sandwiches! I often leave this spread in a container in the refrigerator and use it often. I also like to make the sandwiches about an hour before serving, and cover them and put them in the refrigerator. People who turn their noses up at the words "cucumber sandwich" love these, and so do I!

If you want to get some wonderful Spring Fling recipes, please visit Designs by Gollum.

Thanks so much for visiting me! I am sending these "friendship postcards" to you from me! They are addressed simply "To Blogville", and I bet all my friends will still get them! laurie

50 comments:

Happy To Be said...

GM Laurie...Ok girl I got my card...Loved this post today how fun..wished I had known about this I could have shared some of my French post cards today...Oh wait a minute NO I could't share those racy things here ha ha!! May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Laurie,
I got my postcard too!!! What a great collection...I love all the little images...so simple and poingant!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this and all your collections...keep them coming!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Smilingsal said...

You have the grandest collections of all Blogville!

Stacey said...

They are so sweet. Do you visit Twyla and Lindsey at http://twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com/

They collect vintage postcards. They have quite the collection. Now you all are making me want to hunt for them.

Coloradolady said...

Hi Laurie, love your postcards...they are very cute! I love the graphics on vintage postcards...so sweet.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Laurie,
This postcard is so sweet and very beautiful too!

I have never even tried cucumber sandwiches.
I'll give this recipe a shot.
Sounds perfect for summer.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Margo said...

Hello, what beautiful postcards you have. I love the messages - especially the see saw. Happy PFF!

Millie said...

This sounds like something I might participate in, with my small collection of old postcards...maybe next week...heading over to the blog to see more... and thanks for the cards!

MuseSwings said...

I am intrigued by the notes and addresses on old postcards too. Love your selection for today's post. Is one of those picnicking kids enjoying a cocktail? Happy PFF!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful post. So interesting. This sounds like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Aimee said...

Love the postcards, especially the first one!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the cards, Laurie!

The recipe sounds wonderful and the story behind is fabulous!!

Chandy said...

Wow, Laurie this sound wonderful! I love it and definitely will keep it! Thank you!

Pearl said...

Awesome collection of postcards... I Love the Seal of Friendship one the most! Thanks for sharing, and have a terrific weekend...
Pearl

Domestic Designer said...

Love your postcards! Thanks for sharing them with all of us!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Thank you for the sweet postcard Laurie!!I do believe you need to be in the Guiness Book of World records for most collections- I am sure we have not even seen the 1/2 of it!!

Has anyone heard from Vanna? I keep going over but have not seen here in blogland for quite some time- am wondering if it could be her mom's health.

blessings
mary

Heidi Pocketbook said...

You have such amazing collections, Laurie! So glad you shared the postcards!

Helen said...

Hello there! The See Saw card is my favorite! Your collection is so unique ... lucky you.

I'll never tire of looking at the great things you have .........

salmagundi said...

You know I love old postcards, but don't have any friendship ones. I'll be sure to check out the site you mentioned. I'm one of those who turn up their noses at cucumber sandwiches; but guess I must try this recipe - how can you go wrong with cream cheese?? Sally

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie! I love your postcards! They are sio cute! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, too. I'll be doing a bridal shower soon and that would be perfect! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

ellen b. said...

Your postcards are great. The next time I make cucumber sandwiches for tea I'll have to use this recipe. I like the onion idea...
Have a great weekend...

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I for one love cucumber sandwiches and these sound perfect for a little tea party.
I enjoyed your postcard collection.
Have a great weekend, Bridget

Postcardy said...

I liked seeing your postcards, but please use a smaller and easier to read font. Something like what I am seeing on this comment page is good.

Nancy Jane said...

I love the postcards and the story about Mrs. Ashley. How wonderful that someone recorded her recipes.
Also got a chuckle out of threat to your kids about haunting them in the sampler post. You are a woman after my own crazy heart! Have a good weekend...Nancy

marty39 said...

Laurie, you are so right, all your post cards are precious and I did receive all of them. lol I also absolutely love the cucumber spread recipe. I happen to love cucumber sandwiches. They are just the best on hot summer days. Thanks also for stopping by and letting me know the pattern on my new blue plate that I found at GW. I wish you were here and we would shop there all day and look at every single thing. Hope your day is a great one. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Well you know we all just love those little vintage jewels.
And nice cool refreshments for these hot days ahead.
Cheers, Candy

Lisa (aka) French said...

Love all the old vintage postcards;) How sweet that you still have them;) the memories they must hold;) Hugs French

xinex said...

Another great vintage collection, Laurie! Very intriguing indeed! Thanks for the recipe...Christine

KBeau said...

We are having a great time at the beach. Just finished two games of Apples to Apples. Tommy won one and Margie won one.

Miss Janice said...

Your post cards are so sweet and that recipe for cucumber sandwiches...I'm always looking at different cucumber sandwich ideas! What a special lady she was!

The Stylish House said...

Laurie,
What a neat collection of postcards. I love anything vintage so really enjoyed these! I also keep meaning to tell you that I love the picture on your blog header. It looks like something from Mother Goose or a Fairy Tale. It is charming. ~Cathy~

santamaker said...

Hey Laurie,
Thanks so much for coming by and checking on me. I'm doing fine. I guess I didn't know I needed a blogging break, but the lack of posts for 2 weeks would probably reflect it!
Thanks for being such a sweetie!
Loved the post cards and the recipe for the cucumber sandwiches!

Fifi Flowers said...

YUM... I want cucumber sandwiches NOW... oooh I like the addition of onion... yummy! I hope they will be serving them at a Bridal shower I will be attending!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Love the postcards. I just love finding old letters too. To read them is a treasure...I am going to try those cucumber sandwiches...Tea anyone?

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Oh, yer a girl after my own JOYS here, Laurie-girl!!! (Sent you an E about it just now, too, and am going to her postcard site RIGHT NOW!!!) THANKS!!! ~~~ Love, Linda*

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
I AM SO HAPPY TO FINALLY SLIDE IN HERE AT 0300 SATURDAY MORNING TO POST...MICROSOFT KEPT GIVING ME THE WHAT FOR PAGE GRRRRRR

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOUR PICTURE WAS NOT IN THE COOKBOOK...I CAN CERTAINLY GO TALK TO THEM FOR YOU...LOL....
YOU ARE TOO FUNNY ALSO.
ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN I GET AMY THROUGH ALL OF THIS I'M GONNA INVITE YOU DOWN TO MY LITTLE SPOT IN OKLAHOMA...WE'LL HAVE A GOOD 'OLE TIME....I'D LOVE IT.
AMY'S WHITE COUNT DROPPED AGAIN TODAY SO WE DON'T KNOW IF SHE WILL BEGIN CHEMO AGAIN MONDAY....SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO GO TO DR. MEDINA BUT THEY WANT TO CONTINUE CHEMO AND LEILA IS EXHAUSTED. THEY GAVE HER A NEUPOGEN SHOT THAT SUPPOSEDLY LASTS FOR 8-10 DAYS. THEY HAVE NEVER GIVEN AMY ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK-END
debbie

Marie Reed said...

Good Morning! This is just delightful! My favorite is the Seal of Friendship card! I actually ordered an M stamp and wax last week. I thought that it would be a neat way to personalize letters:) Happy Pff!

Our really empty nest said...

Laurie, thanks for sharing some of your postcard collection. It is so fun to find new blog friends who we have things in common with. It really does make this big old world small again! Have a great weekend, Sue

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy cow Laurie you have more collections than any human on the planet! But at least the postcards don't take up much space...and they are pretty darn cool!

Cynthia said...

Hi Laurie,
What a great post as usual! I loved seeing those beautiful vintage postcards of yours. The seesawing one is my favorite! Now that I have my postcards from last weeks auction I might as well start collecting. Thanks for the inspiration. Cindy P.S. My hubby and I were talking about our summer trip last night as we were driving and he said out of nowhere that he would like to see Arkansaw. It kind of surprised me because he was talking more about going to WASH D.C. Have a great week-end my friend, Cindy

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Hi Laurie! It's great to meet you. I love your selections for PFF. They are happy, really cute postcards. Come by and visit me when you can at Genealogy Traces or Food Gratitude!

Ginger said...

Hi Laurie:
I love old postcards and have picked up a few at antique stores. I too, love the writing and the addresses on them. And they are usually inexpensive to buy.
Ginger

Robin said...

I have some vintage postcards framed in Jameson's room! They are my absolute favorite things in his room!! ( http://alabamaslackermama.blogspot.com/2009/02/whats-on-your-walls-wednesday.html )

Thank you so much for following/and commenting on my itty-bitty blog! You have really made my day!!

{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

imjacobsmom said...

Laurie, I think you are the winner, when it comes to collections! I for one love cucumber sandwiches - we make them on those tiny loaves of bread you get near the deli counter in the grocery store. ~ Robyn

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Laurie!

Love these postcards! They ahve such naive charm...hummm what can I do that is nifty? With them? Thanks for the inspiration!

Thank-you for visiting The Katillac shack! Appreciated your kind comments!

Debi said...

Hello Laure dear,
I loved your postcard collection! how sweet! It is neat to see what the town and city are with just a name... I have one that was sent to my hubby's grandmother from one of her grandkids... one of the twenty two of them... and they wrote to "Grandma Grace... her town of Gridley Kansas and that was all it was... SHE recieved it without any problem! So I know what you mean!
I would also like to thank you for your kind words about my painting! I promise to post more this week... after this next time the girls get together!
I hope your having a fun filled weekend. Don't work to hard dear.
Have a wonderfully blessed day. :D

Donna said...

I love your old postcards. I just picked up my first (a Thanksgiving one) the other day for $1... And I am definitely going to try the cucumber sandwich recipe... That sounds SOOOO good!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

The Muse said...

Laurie~I must say that viewing your postcards was delightful. I too know that joy! :)

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Fun postcards!!

Tootsie said...

I love the little collections you show us! All of them! have a wonderful weekend!