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16/12/2007


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May your flowers be even better than the pictures on the packets!

Now you know where my love for gardening and Mabel Lucie Attwell comes from. My interest in Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards started with my granny, a few years before she died she had to move into a home, and whilst we were sorting through her photographs I came across this postcard. It was the first time I had come across Mabel Lucie Attwell, and I thought it was just so sweet and was in raptures, anyway not surprisingly I ended up taking it home with me; a little boy holding a packet of seeds, surrounded by flowerpots.

This card was produced in 1936 by Valentine of Dundee, and is postmarked 24 June 1937, addressed to my grandparents. There friend Molly was having a lovely holiday in Margate.

Kath from Beeswax has dedicated a garden theme MLA card on her blog to me, how kind is that!

16 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Louise the image on this card is darling!! A special collection for sure!

I certainly now have much time to go through seed catalogues gardening books journals etc. as I hibernate on the second floor of my home with this (((CRACKED))) ankle!!
Perhaps the message I am to get is just that...rest and do all those quiet things that I have NOT allowed my self to do since all this caring for mother began when she was dignosed with Dimentia.
I have been running ragged and oviously the Lord felt I needed another KNOCK on the head. I heard him this time for sure..(((OUCH)))
I will be visiting my blogging friends more often now so keep me amused here.
Thank you for coming by and wishing me well..I'll try to keep everyone informed of my progress as I hop a long. hugs NG
hugs

ChelleBez said...

Hi Louise,

I love that card too. I think it would definitely be worth framing. I wish they still had things like that these days. I really love all of your nostalgia pieces. They are so much fun to look at, and somehow seem soothing to me.

You are more than welcome to post a link to my blog if you do your dream post. You have my curiosity piqued! I will be watching for the post and looking forward to a chuckle.

I hope your Christmas party went well and you had decent roads. Thanks for the comments!

Michelle

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love the sweet card and the sentiment- shouldn't we all be sharing thought like these at this wonderful time of year!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi you would love my kitchen wipe board that belonged to my Nana, it still has the original pencil attahced to it on red cord. It is a treasured possession and I can remember writing on it for her when I was little. Thanks for the link to the lovely 'beeswax' blog - I shall add and visit.

Alchamillamolly said...

Forgot to ask where do you lovely blogging ladies get all these images from that you use on your sidebars - do you get them on ebay? I have searched google images and all over the net but cant seem to find them.

Ragged Roses said...

I love MLA too and that postcard is lovely! Just read your walnut post, I love them too, I use them for walnut pesto, I think it's a Nigella recipe, very yummy!
Kimx

Cowboys & Custard said...

I have always been very fond of MLA and my mother had some wonderful items with her illustrations when she had a stall in one of the antique markets here in Bath. Why oh why did I not salvage them??
If I ever come across Mabel's work I will think of you and see how many pennies I have in my pocket.
Michelexx
How are you today Louise? It is perishing cold here and should think it is bracing where you are too!?

nikkipolani said...

What a treasure you have found - esp since it was sent to your grandparents. And I like the sentiment as well!

Alchamillamolly said...

Thank you so much for the info you sent me - much appreciated look out for beautiful blogged pixs from now on!! I dont feel like we have enough control over our blogging page - do you - I guess it takes a lot of practice.........

SweetAnnee said...

hugs!!!!
deena

Joanna said...

Thats a lovely card with a lovely saying , very inspiring. Sorry I have not been about much latly I got K's stomach bug which made me feel really rotten all weekend, so we could not go christmas shopping, I just stayed at home on the sofa with Captain rupert by my side. Feeling much better now , hopefully thats the end of illnesss in this house.

Kari & Kijsa said...

That is the cutest card...

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

Lesley said...

Old cards have such charm don't they. I love the caption. Although I haven't heard the name Mabel Lucie Attwell before I'm certain that I've seen her work. I will have to keep an eye out from now on. :-)

Rubyred said...

What a sweet card,I love MLA too!.Love your info on the walnuts,you always have interesting titbits to share.My Gingerbread man looks lovely on your Christmas tree. Have a Wonderful Christmas!
Rachel x

beeswax, said...

the MLA postcard must mean so much to you now, I must say I have never come across this one before! it is so sweet, thanks for the thanks on your page, will look out for more postcards , shame I do not have all my grandmothers, it makes me sad to think they have been long gone, so if , on your travels at the markets you evercome across one for, Kethleen, from Gran, please nab it, I will pay oyou triple profit.....lol
Also iread you saying J's mum having Parkinsons D, that is sad, I know my dad has now got to use his walking aid or a wheelchair, it robes them of their abilities , but not their minds , so thats a blessing...hope all goes well for her, sometimes it just stops in the throws and does not get any worse, hopefully she will be one of the people who this happens to,
kindest regards Louise, (same name as my daughter) lovely it is, well I am rather biased !!arn;t I...
Kath x

beeswax, said...

Oh , sorry I meant to add, My Grandfather worked in a printers in Dundee for 30 years, now that may answer a few of my questions re MLA, and them sending us one every week?...although I have a feeling it was a nnews printers, not Valentines, I can remember my Dad encourageing me to work for Valentines, painting illistrations, and going to college to learn more, I wish I had listened to him!!!
Rebelous teenagers and all that!