Saturday, 14 February 2015

Going Postal

Don't you just love Sian? She has the most wonderful ideas :) One of her latest was to organise a Pile of Postcards Valentine Exchange - ooh, yes please! I said, as fast as I could type it*

*Faster, it turns out. But I edited my response so it made sense, so that was OK...

I had a very happy time finding postcards that I loved/that made me smile/that spoke to me of a particular person/all of the above (yay Paperchase!):

 
Then I had another very happy time writing little notes to the intended recipients, those on the list from Sian plus a few bonus cards because it seemed like a good opportunity!
 
Off they went, popped into the lovely traditional red postbox round the corner, then by plane, train, automobile and postman's shoe leather to drop through letterboxes far and wide.
 
And then? Ah, happy time upon happy time as my own postie was kept busy! First to land on my doormat was this beauty from Ladkyis. Lovely Tintern Abbey, a big church indeed! ;)


Hot on its heels was this rather gorgeous and much-loved pooch from Deb. The Tomboy was particularly delighted to see a dog pic arrive!


Coincidentally, but in a rather timely manner, a card from Ruth happened to arrive this week too! And it made me smile :)


Clever Sian remembered a conversation we'd had - ooh, years ago! And clever me remembered it too, and realised who this card must be from before I even turned it over :) Happy memories!


And the same day (yesterday, in fact) brought this pretty and inspiring card from Sandra - another Paperchase shopper, I see! She has good taste ;)


Today, the Day of St Valentine, brought to me a well-travelled card from Katie in New Zealand :) Now that's somewhere I'd love to visit one day! (How gorgeous is the light in this photo?!)


By my calculations, there may well be another card finding its way here - that's something to look forward to :) Better keep a little bit of space on my mantelpiece...

Many thanks Sian for organising this rather lovely and wonderful thing. And Happy Valentine's Day, one and all! Wishing you a fantabulous day xxx

19 comments:

Miriam said...

How lovely to hear from you Mel! Yes Sian, she of the great ideas has pulled it off again. What a lovely pile of cards you have. Hope all is well with you & yours?

Jane said...

it's a lovely way to keep in touch x

JO SOWERBY said...

Oooh what lovely cards you've received. This was so much fun to do, happy love day
Jo xxxx

Ruth said...

Yep, Sian is quite marvellous! All your cards are fabulous (and I agree about the light in the NZ one). And, oh, for the love of Paperchase!
Five out of six for me, so blog post next week (and I also got two today).

Karen said...

Sian is filled with great ideas, and my first three postcards have arrived. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely selections, both sent and received. It's such a fun swap. Sadly, a little too much going on here this time around.

Sandra said...

I must admit I had a lovely time choosing cards in Paperchase, so much so that a few extras were bought just to keep x

Linda said...

Mel, thank you so much for my lovely heart postcard. I am absolutely thrilled.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful haul! Love, love, love Deb's card!
Rinda

Sian said...

I'm delighted that your haul has been so prompt in arriving and so exciting in its variety! Your card here has been so very much appreciated - also remembered from quite some time ago :) Happy Valentine's!

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely selection.

Alison said...

Lovely selection Mel...both sent and received..I am determined to start sending Happy Mail again..I have been very neglectful this past year! Xx

alexa said...

What a lovely selection you have received ... Isn't is fascinating to see how different they are?

Melissa said...

What a wonderful selection of postcards you sent & received! I was so delighted with the one you sent me!!

The Mann Fam said...

Sounds like that was a fun swap.

Beverly said...

Love Deb's, so perfect :)

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a lovely set of postcards - I liked Charlotte Sometimes too.

Your card arrived last week - the design made me smile thank you! :)

Susanne said...

Oh nice cards! So fun, isn't it!

Jo said...

It was a great idea and it's lovely to see the cards you've received x