Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sunday Stamps #107

Hello and welcome to Sunday Stamps #107. Our theme is open this week and it shall be interesting to see everyone's contributions.  I wish to thank everyone who contributes - for the the first time, or every week, or back again after an absence.  It wouldn't be much of a fun Sunday without YOUR contributions.

Anyway, to start things off, a stamp that came recently in the mail, on a postcard from Germany.

The only thing I can find on the all-knowing internet is of a place in Liechtenstein, but why would this appear on a German stamp?  Is this a general name for a mountain hut?  The one shown does look like this one on the stamp. 

Anyway the stamp is here today because I like it, and I couldn't think of a theme to force onto it.  Maybe I will make this a suggestion for you: share a stamp that you like, that may not fit into any reasonable theme.  Or just a stamp you like!  Add your link below.

Theme next week:  Insects.

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A Seafood store for Sepia Saturday 161

I am rejoining Sepia Saturday, hosted by Alan, after a long absence. The prompt image is of an oyster store in Raleigh, North Carolina.   It made me wonder if my old source of Chicago Daily News photos at American Memory at the Library of Congress might have something appropriate.  I found a picture of a sweet cat that way.

Fish shop worker holding a preserved fish that is as long as a man outside the Charles W. Triggs Oysters shop. (circa 1904)
Oh how lucky I am!  Somewhere in the Loop of Chicago was this fish shop, with preserved fish, a champion-sized lobster, and the ubiquitous barrels.  And my goodness, that lobster is balancing on the mounted head of a hammerhead shark????
See what other edible goodies are on offer at Sepia Saturday 161.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunday Stamps #106

Here in the Midwest, the snow we had is gone, alas. And it's warmer than usual. Isn't winter supposed to be cold??

Well it is Saturday Evening and time for me to prepare my Sunday Stamps post.  It is my first week back for the semester at the University, and I am still getting used to the schedule and the students.  It has been a bit tiring.  Anyhow, time to share stamps of our theme of this week, which is:

Cartoons and cartoon-like drawings.

I know there are Simpsons stamps, and Moomin stamps, but feel free to interpret this theme broadly.  As I certainly do below.

Older stamp of children playing, on the right, plus Beatrix of the Netherlands on the left.

Here, a stamp from Germany that I interpret as saying "for the children."  I think this one is sweet.  Why not have a fish flying in the sky?

Feel free to join me this week!  Add your link below.

Theme next week: anything you wish.

P.S. Suggestions for further themes welcome!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunday Stamps #105

This week for Sunday Stamps we have a most appropriate theme, Beginnings.

This can be interpreted in a number of different ways, and I hope contributors this week do so.  My stamp below is from Russia.

This is a 2012 stamp showing a mother (Madonna, as the painting is titled) and new child, a wonderful new beginning.  (Well, at least at the moment, in the sun in a beautiful field of flowers.  It's different in the middle of the night when the baby starts crying.)

Please join me this week!  The linky list is open until Sunday at Midnight Eastern USA time.

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Theme next week:  Cartoons and cartoon-like drawings.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sunday Stamps #104

Welcome to the first Sunday Stamps of the New Year.

"Something black" or "a black stamp" was suggested a long time ago as a theme but I did not have something appropriate until recently.  It may not be the best theme for the first week of the year, but wait until next week!

For something black I have two black and white kittens, and very young kittens at that, on an older stamp from the Netherlands.  Aww.
If you have trouble finding something black, feel free to share any stamp you wish this week.
Theme next week: Beginnings. (more appropriate for the New Year!)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Postcard Friendship Friday Jan. 4

It's a Happy New Year here at chez Viridian, and for Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy. It's Friday and time for Postcard Friendship Friday.

 I received this card not once but twice via Postcrossers in the Netherlands.  But that is OK, as I appreciate the sentiment.
I wish the best for 2013 for you too!


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