There are certain things that one can never have enough of, such as Eiffel Tower postcards and samples of French script.
I put roses in that category, too.
These roses are extra special in my opinion because they are handpainted by "PB" (or is that BP?) I started to say this is a one-of-a-kind rose design, but ... it could be that our Edwardian artist copied these from another established artist like Catherina Klein. That's how many self-taught artists learned how to paint.
Original or a copy cat, it's irrelevant. These are lovely and have such a refreshing, cool look about them -- perfect to contemplate on a hot August day.
As for Maligny, where our talented artist lived -- well, I'll be honest. I started to clone that out. It reminds me of the word "malignant." Pronounced "ma leen ne," Wikipedia gives a whopping one line description:
Maligny is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France. It is the birthplace of mathematician Maurice René Fréchet.
The population of Maligny in 2006 was 754. Sounds like my kind of place! I wonder if any of PB's descendants still live there ... ?
Notice the "bonne fete" greeting. That's a person's namesake day based on Catholic calendar of saints. In the traditional Catholic calendar, August 25 is dedicated to St. Louis, King of France. However, this card was not mailed to a man, but to Mademoiselle Louise. Close enough, eh? (Why her namesake day isn't March 15 for Sainte Louise of Marillac I can't explain.:)
Louise lived in Chablis, 5 miles down the road.
Now, I usually ask that you don't give 'share' FrenchKissed downloads but direct a person here to my blog. However, I decided that if I'm depending upon your help to do my advertising and spread the word about my digital scans, I should make it easy on you:) I've even added the August "boomerang" discount code. Note that the first one is a Jpeg and the second one is a PNG. Grab one or both,whichever format you prefer to use.
OK. Whatcha waiting for. Get to work!:)
PS: What's your preference: original look or no French script/no yellowing album stains?