Monday, July 23, 2012
You've Got Mail!
Mes amies, when in doubt as to what kind of postcard image to pick from the myriad of choices in my collection, I know that good old French script will always be appreciated. So today I'm shifting gears from real photo postcards to this piece of ephemera, a "diamond in the rough." Creases, smudges and all (and this after I cloned off some of the ink smear:) The red and white Paris "R/116" sticker is my fav, but I also love the "Recommande" at the top. That's the French equivalent to sending something registered.
Now, I have something to tell you. It's a good news/bad news scenario. I've debated with myself as to whether or not to mention it now, but I don't like it when someone drops a 'surprise' on me at the last minute and I wouldn't want to do it to you.
I'll start with the good news first! I'm going to continue to offer free weekly scans to my fellow Francophiles and vintage lovers ..... BUT .... I'm going to put my blog on hold for awhile. I'm continuing through the month of July, but in true French fashion, I'm going to use August as my "vacation" month. After a month away, I'll reconsider things, but ... my little voice is telling me that after more than 500 posts in the past 2 and 1/2 years, I'm ready to answer other callings, such as the illustrated novels and cozy mysteries that I've often mentioned but not manifested.
However, WHEN I make my trip to France (knock on wood, laminate, granite, glass and anything else you can think of for good luck:) I will blog about that, bien sur!
This week's winner of two free scans is that uber talented Marj Meikrantz of Idaho who is No. 1 in more ways than one. Marj, you know how it works -- just email me:) Congratulations and merci beaucoup, Marj!