Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I believe this is my first card from China!! Very nice. I love cards that just kinda run off into the distance and make you wonder what is out there.
Forgive me for posting almost the entire back, but I thought it was very cool!! Not only the stamps, but also the fact that there is a label with the Chinese writing on it. Very cool indeed! =)
Just another silly animal card! Haha. Though I have to admit with everything that is happening in the Gulf this card made me a little sad. Mainly cause I was thinking about all the animals that are being affected by the spill. Sometimes it is easy to forget cause it isn't directly affecting me. Though in some ways it is.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:32 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
This card makes me smile. I am not sure which curse word the English equivalent is but it must be a bad one. Haha. It seems so forceful. I wish I knew how to pronounce it. haha. Oh well. =)
The stamp was rather neat too. It is different cause usually I get the heart/world stamp and not something cool like this. I wish we had cool stamps like this in the US.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:28 PM
Another card from Russia. I like this one because it looks like an optical allusion. Although, the place looks lovely, it also kinda looks cold. I think this is because there is so much marble and metal.
I have seen stamps like this before, though I wasnt sure if they were the same ones I had seen...or just similar. So I decided to post them anyway. =)
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:23 PM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Another lovely card! I really enjoy the maps. Sometimes they can be quite helpful in determining where the card came from. But sometimes they are just nice to look at. Also another nice stamp of a flower. Not really sure of what kind it is, but still lovely.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:21 PM
Monday, May 31, 2010
One of my favorites! I really enjoy the cards that say "Greetings from...". Also I really have an appreciation for cards that show a countries flag. I love to compare them to our own. And think about whether other countries hold their flags to such high standards as we do here in the US. The stamp on this one was much like others I have gotten from the Netherlands, so I do not feel the need to repost them. =)
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:17 PM
A wonderful card from Finland! Kind of odd...but it is still pretty nice. Kinda makes you think doesnt it? I wonder what possessed the photographer to take this picture..and then what intrigued someone so much that they decided to make it into a postcard.
I love the stamp. A little elf or gnome sitting among some foliage. Haven't seen any like that before.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Another beautiful card from Japan! Personally I think waterfalls are the bee's knees..so this postcard is one of my favs. I hope to see places like this at some point. Also I thought it was interesting, she wrote on the back of the card vertically...even though the picture was horizontal. haha. Anyway, the stamps are nice, one is a Bee... and the other is ( I believe) a crane. Both are lovely.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 9:33 AM
Friday, May 21, 2010
A postcard from TURKEY! Woohoo! I liked that this card was a black and white. There is something about black and white photography that makes me happy. (though personally I rarely shoot in B&W)... The stamp on this one is..well...non-existent cause It was metered by the postal service. Although, there were these nice "Turkiye" stickers on it...which makes me wonder if they mean "Airmail"? haha.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 9:28 AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A wonderful card from the Netherlands! I thought this was sooo cute! Astrid told me that Dutch people will have these creatures in their yards. Well, we have them in our yards as well! haha. Though really these creatures look more like 2 of the 7 dwarfs than gnomes. But still a very cute card.
Also, the stamp. It is one I have seen before, but I think it is just lovely as well. The earth shaped like a heart. Perfect.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
A great promo card that I received from Ukraine! I loved the violin on the front. I have always wanted to know how to play violin. The postmark clearly reads "Ukraine" which is nice cause I wasn't sure at first as to where it had come from. The stamp is nice too! I really wish I knew what the front says...oh well.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 11:04 AM
Monday, May 3, 2010
A postcard from stateside! Portland, Oregon. It looks wonderful from the looks of this card. Haha. The view of Mt. Hood is nice! I bet there is good hiking there. So lets see...this is the second state from the US...only 48 more to go ( not including territories). The postmark and stamp are much the same as on the one from Boston..but why not post the backs too anyway?
Friday, April 30, 2010
Another wonderful postcard from the Netherlands. This one is very simple, yet still just as lovely as the others. I like that it is really a postcard of about 4 colors. Or well, I guess I should say shades. But regardless, I thought it was a nice composition. But my favorite part of this card was the stamps on the back side! They are comics! I wish she had translated what it said for me. Oh well. It is still enjoyable.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 8:30 PM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Pocket watches from Finland! This card made me smile soooo much. I happen to find pocket watches incredibly fascinating. The card description says, "I found the secret of time in Lapland." Which is funny enough...however, Minna translated the front for me. It says, "Oh no! I forgot my watch!" Haha. Very funny and it did make me laugh. She also mentioned the ash from the volcano and how it might affect the travel of the card. Though I got it without too much delay. The stamp is incredibly cute! It is a carrot! But I believe she added the hat and eyebrows and such, though still a very nice stamp. haha
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Postcard from the Netherlands!! I absolutely love this one cause it is a "bundle of famous Dutch tulips." Marianne sent them to me cause she knew this would be one of the first cards of my collection. The colors were pretty amazing. And I mean really, how could you not want to smile after seeing this card? The stamps were pretty neat as well. And you can clearly see the Rotterdam postmark.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 2:21 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
RUSSIA! Woohoo! The postcrossing continues! Max sent me this postcard of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. And also the monument to the Russian Emperor Alexander II. This card was rather unique in that I have never seen long ones before. Perhaps cause we dont use them in the states? Or perhaps I am just a newbie at postcards. haha. Anyway, like I have said before I love the architecture! Oh and just look at the stamps and postmarks! They are almost as beautiful as the stamps themselves.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:16 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Ah, Barcelona... This postcard is so wonderful! I love the church on the front of it. Also the reflection in the water is nice as well. Luiseme also informed me that this is a UNESCO site as well. Which is awesome cause it is my first one! The stamp on the back was quite interesting..I believe it is of a satellite dish of sorts. haha. But colorful nonetheless.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:12 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
A postcard from historic Boston, Mass. I have been to Boston twice and loved it both times! The boat on the front of this card reminds me of the USS Constitution, only smaller. Also the stamp on the back is a forever stamp and I believe the postmark says, "The Census, Mail it back". Which is just funny. Though I wish it was easier to read.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:06 PM
Sunday, April 4, 2010
A postcard from Trinidad! I am so lucky to be getting cards from a variety of places. I do hope this continues. I don't know why, but I expected to be getting cards from the same places all the time. Oh well. haha. Also I really do love the postcards of buildings. And the church on the front of this card reminds me of a church I once saw in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Oh the memories...
Posted by The Pen Thief at 5:02 PM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Awesome! A postcard from Poland! This one comes from the city of Wroclaw, the fourth largest in Poland. Unlike the last card from Romania this card has extremely legible postmarkings. Also the stamps are lovely as well. I really enjoy seeing the different stamps from different countries, comparing and contrasting them to our own.
Posted by The Pen Thief at 4:57 PM
Another day, another postcard.... This time it was from Romania! The card is a picture of a bust/statue at the local art museum. I love the way the gold of the statue is set off by the wonderful green color of the background. The stamps are quite lovely as well. The only thing I wish was better was that the postmarks would have been more legible...OH well...maybe next time!
Posted by The Pen Thief at 2:54 PM
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This card comes from Finland! The really neat thing about this card was that it is also a drink coaster! I have never seen anything like this before, but talk about neat! I loved the fact that it was multi-purposed. Anyone reading this...if you want to send me another multi-purposed postcard please let me know!! Overall, a great way to start off my postcrossing collection!
Posted by The Pen Thief at 4:09 PM