Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 131

Our theme this week is a bit easier than last week!
This week: our theme is trees.

I just received the following stamps on a card from the Ukraine.  There must be a series of leaf stamps, I'm thinking.

On the left: I believe is a horse chestnut, and on the right an ash?  I must admit my botany is nearly non-existent.  Feel free to correct me.

Please, also feel free to join me this week with any tree stamp.

Theme next week: Open, anything you wish.  I am tapped out at the moment.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday Stamps #130

It is a warm day at the end of a hot week here in the midwestern USA. Let's cool down with a challenge for Sunday Stamps.

Our theme this week is by suggestion and could prove to be difficult: Birth, marriage, death, and other life changes.

Hmm, marriage and weddings I can do with USA stamps, not sure about any other life event.  Below is a current one for sale at the US postal service.

According to the USPS website: "Sure to add a touch of beauty and romance to wedding correspondence, the Wedding Cake stamp, first introduced in 2009, is a timeless addition to the U.S. Postal Service's Wedding stamp series. Often the centerpiece of a wedding reception, the cake has been a wedding tradition for many generations.

This two-ounce wedding stamp features a photograph of a three-tier wedding cake topped with white flowers, their green stems and leaves a delightful contrast to the cake's creamy white frosting.

Pastry chef Peter Brett created and designed the cake, which was photographed by Renée Comet. The stamp was designed by art director Ethel Kessler."
Wedding invitations in the USA may be oversized, and/or may include a reply card and reply envelope, making them overweight.  Therefore the higher postage on this stamp.
Are you up to the challenge this week?  Join me by adding your link below.
Theme next week: Trees.

Sepia Saturday # 186 - chorus girls

A call on Sepia Saturday gets me going, out of my summer sloth.

According to this week's prompt: "This fine figure of a woman is either ‘Boadecea or Mother England’ or possibly Britannia. You can choose; or go with armour, helmets, shields, fancy dress, pantomime, theatricals, warlike women or big sticks".  

I thought of chorus girls, from an earlier age. and went to my favorite on-line resource, American Memory of the Library of Congress.

From the archives of the Chicago Daily News: "Full-length portrait of Marie Saxon wearing a devil costume, standing with two women, with three chorines, also known as chorus girls, standing behind her. Text on image reads: Miss Marie Saxon and Chorines."  There is no further explanation for this picture and I am unable to answer any of your questions, sorry.  I have plenty myself!
This is a post for Sepia Saturday - joining rather late this week!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 129

I am back from my 'geologizing' back east, and that went very well. Not so well: my dad got sick and had to visit the emergency room. I am glad I was there to help. He is fine now - just some adjustments to his medications.

So, it is late on Saturday, and time to post this week's Sunday Stamps.

This week's theme: Presidents and kings.  And I wish to quickly add, queens too.

Below is a stamp that arrived after my theme of unusually-shaped stamps:
This stamp from Thailand is honoring "The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary."  Speaking of royal birthdays, I wonder when Will and Kate's baby will make an appearance?
Join me this week and add your link below.
Theme next week, by suggestion: Birth, marriage, death, and other life changes.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 128

I am traveling this weekend to visit my parents in an eastern state, and do some "geologizing." So I am preparing this post ahead of time. I also may have little or no internet until later next week, so I will visit your posts as I can.  Anyhow, it's time for Sunday Stamps.

Our theme this week (by suggestion), is sea creatures.  Luckily, I have a few relevant stamps from fellow Postcrossers.

A Charonia shell on the left, also known as a triton.

A beautiful stamp of an orca or killer whale.

What stamps have you to share?  Please feel free to join us.

Theme next week: Presidents and kings.



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