The charm of these fresh little pansies, lies not only in the flowers but also in the containers one sees them in. Yesterday I picked up a pack of pansies at my local grocery store. I brought them home and planted them in one of my old glass pedestal bowls and set it in the center of my kitchen table.
Their pretty little faces lift my spirits, especially on this cold, dreary afternoon. I like opening my cupboard and pantry doors and finding innovative containers to transplant storebought flowers in. The character of the container often adds to the beauty of the colorful flowers.
Years ago, as a young girl, I clearly remember climbing the dimly lit attic steps in my grandma's house. At the top of the stairs and off to the side, was a huge dark green cardboard box, filled with my mother's postcard collection. I would sit there for a long time and look through all of her beautiful and sentimental collection. Years later, I discovered the collection accidently got thrown away in my grandma's move from the old farmhouse, to the stone rancher.
Last summer, I spent an afternoon at one of our local antique malls. With extra time to spare, I leisurely made my way through each and every booth. I found a big box of postcards for sale. I purchased a few of them for sentimental reasons.
I will share them with you. Most of them were written in perfect penmanship, and all of them were dated.
This one was dated May 21, 1913 and sent to Nelsonville, NY
This one was addressed to a lady in Morrisville, PA who just happened to be a tax collector(or so the card says).
Addressed to friends in Haddonfield, NJ, once again in perfect penmanship
Date...April 18, 1907
I had to think as I read through each one again, how vastly different our world is today, than it was in 1907. They certainly never could have imagined what life would be like in 2012.
Makes me remember back to talks with my grandmas and the drastic changes they had seen in their lifetime.
Dated...June 18, 1907
The words on this one were so comforting in today's world, that I added some touches of glitter and placed it on my tiny plate rack. It looks good sitting in my powder room.
Even though it was sent over 100 years ago, the message is still as relevent today as it was back then, and the flowers are just as pretty.
That's it from my corner of the world today.
Thank you so much for stopping by.