Thanks to Swap-bot and Postcrossing, I have started a postcard collection which is growing quickly. However, I have also been picking up postcards to add to my collection.
Here are some of the cards I have chosen:
Paperchase has a stunning range of postcards and these two appealed to me, initially, simply because they were pink! I love the stunning photography of the second image though, which is unsurprising as it is Audrey Hepburn in a Vogue photo shoot! I also love the retro image of the cassette…flashback to my 90s childhood!
These two were ones that I picked up on a trip to Whitby. I love the traditional British seaside image of the 99 (an anyone actually remember the last time they found a 99 for 99p…?) and everyone knows I have a weakness for caravans!
Ironically, this Dracula postcard wasn’t from Whitby but York! I couldn’t resist this cute image of a literature classic!
This group of photos came from my local art gallery and are all by the artist Frederick William Elwell. These are Edwardian and Georgian portraits, and I bought them because of my love for old fashioned portraits…Victorian ones are my favourite! I was inspired to buy these last year, a long time before I started my collection! I bought these after doing an activity in my Creative Writing class where we had to write a story using the images on three postcards that we randomly picked up from a pile. I really enjoyed the activity and it really inspired me so I wanted to buy some to repeat the activity. My love for Victorian ghost stories encouraged me to pick these ones up…I still haven’t worked them into a story yet but with an expanding postcard collection I’m sure it won’t be long before I do!
Finally, being a bookseller at Waterstones, I couldn’t resist picking up one of these to go in my collection! I completely agree with the statement 😉