30 August 2021

Studio Ghibli

I had never received any postcard featuring Studio Ghibli films. And, suddenly, thanks to Postcrossing, I got two the same day. They feature scenes from The Wind Rises and Pom Poko and were sent from different countries: Canada and the USA. 

One of the postcards was decorated by a 5-years-old artist :)

29 August 2021

Sunday Stamps | Endangered Plants

For today's theme in Sunday Stamps, Endangered species, two endangered plants: Dwarf Milkwort (Polygala amarella) and Marsh Saxifrage (Saxifraga birculus). These UK stamps were issued in 2009, and belong to this set.

27 August 2021

To Tea Or Not To Tea

Illustrated envelope sent to Laura (the UK).

25 August 2021

Wine Letter

Drawn envelope with matching stamps sent to Bryon (the USA).

23 August 2021

Frida's Portraits

The high number of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits never ceases of amazing me...

Self-portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser, 1940 

The Frame (self-portrait), 1938

Postcards sent by Bryon (the USA) and Amelie (Germany).

22 August 2021

Sunday Stamps | Beneficial Insects

A letter I got last week from Rosemary (Canada) bring one of the Bugs and creepy crawlies I needed for today's topic in Sunday Stamps

Convergent Lady Bettle 
(Hippodamia Convergens)

The stamp belongs to the Beneficial Insects series issued by Canada Post between 2007 and 2014. I have got more stamps of the series:

Monarch Caterpillar (Danaus plexippus)
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadiensis)

If interested, you can see here all the stamps.

21 August 2021

Reusing or Recycling?

Is framing the bag and
hanging it on the wall 
reusing or recycling?

And what about repurposing it for writing another small letter inside and send it across the ocean?

Sent by Bryon (the USA).

19 August 2021

17 August 2021

Lighthouses on Postcards

The latest lighthouses on postcards I have got...

Pellworm, Germany

La Jument, France 
(But postcard sent from Germany)

Morris Island, South Carolina, the USA

Niechorze, Poland

Westerheversand, Germany
(But postcard sent from Serbia)

Marshall Point Lighhouse, Maine, the USA

15 August 2021

Sunday Stamps | M

Some stamps depicting American women for today's theme in Sunday Stamps: The lettter M.

Moina Michael (1869 - 1944)
 Professor and humanitarian,  who conceived the idea of using
 poppies as a symbol of remembrance
 for those who served in World War I

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Poet, critic, translator, and editor

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)
Actress, model, and singer.
(See this postcard!)

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

For more Women on Stamps

13 August 2021

The Mediterraneum Epistolarum

 Letter sent to Alan (the UK).

The Mediterraneum Epistolarum was an important office devoted to sending letters from southern castles to other regions · Some say it never existed · But the truth is that an old-fashioned lady is keeping it secretly alive.

12 August 2021


"...he grinned almost from ear to ear, as he leant forwards (and as nearly possible fell off the wall in doing so) and offered Alice his hand."
Illustration by Sir John Tenniel, coloured by John Macfarlane

Alice's postcards sent by Erina (the USA) and Margarita (Russia), thanks to the Postcrossing site.

Alice through the Looking Glass, by Jetoy. Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

10 August 2021

The Usual

«"You've made a will?" asked Reine-Marie, carrying her plate back to her seat by the fireplace.
  "No," said Ruth. "Decided not to. Nothing to leave. But I have written instructions for my funeral. Flowers. Music. The parade. Tributes for dignitaries. The design of the postage stamp. The usual."»

Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind

08 August 2021

Sunday Stamps | Olympics

 Some Olympics stamps for today's Sunday Stamps...

Montreal 1976 

Torontolympiad – 1976 Olympiad for the Physically Disabled

1983 World University Games

Sydney 2000

Athens 2004

Beijing 2008

London 2012

London 2012 Paralympics Games

2014 Winter Olympics

06 August 2021

Bel Stamps

Had these existed at the time, they would have been the perfect stamps for the VQR Postal Project

So I am really glad that Fabienne (France) sent them!

04 August 2021


Letter sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).

03 August 2021

02 August 2021

Pink & Blue Garden

Painted envelope sent to Laura (the UK). 

Inspiration (but I used coloured pencils for this one).

01 August 2021

Sunday Stamps | Reading

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is free (Your Choice). One of my favourites things to do, when I can choose, is reading.