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When your feeling low, take the doctor's orders and pay the beach a visit, or give the closest to you a hug. I love the postcard above, it's my favourite from the little collection of Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards I've put together over the years. Posted in Eastbourne in 1925 from Lil to Nellie, the message reads Everybody's Loved by Someone.

I'd love to see that cute mermaid sitting on our local rocks, and the golly!

Another one from the collection, the message being The Song of the Sea. When your feeling low, drag your best ragdoll through the sand! This card is really lovely, with lots of fairies floating through the air. Posted in Cambridge in 1921, from Mother to Jean.

This photo has all the elements of why we love our coast. Blue sky, blue sea, a sailboat, seagulls, sand, seaweed, groynes and rocks. I just wish I could have got a stick of rock and a donkey in the photo too!

The message reads SOS!



Cathy said...

Hello Louise
That is such a sad picture on the first card - made me feel all teary lol
Old cards are great - they fetch a high price down here
Take care

Simone said...

The postcards are beautiful Louise. I like the little girl with the sad face! I love to visit the British seaside and get the cobwebs blown away!x

twiggypeasticks said...

I love those images Louise so sweet, I bet your collection is wonderful, pretty pictures and lovely messages too. If I could live by the sea I would be an even more contented Twiggy!!

Karens Hopes said...

Thankyou for sharing,it reminds me of my childhood.

Rosie said...

Such sweet postcards and how lovely to have them with messages on the back, too:) Your local coast looks wonderful - I'd love to visit the seaside again before the end of the year:)

Pomona said...

I am sure that I have seen the bottom MLA picture before - is it from a book? It certainly brings back memories for me!

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

Love the postcards and the first one is adorable!

Ally Johnston said...

Such sweet postcards, they would have been wonderful to get in the post.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see more of your collection of MLA cards .. I used to love her pictures when I was small (and still do). It's even better that you have the messages on the back. May we have another instalment soon please?

Thanks for your very kind comments on my blog x

lifeinredshoes said...

Oh! I must find these postcards for myself!

Glo said...

Lovely postcards, Louise ~ and like yourself, I'm quite partial to the seaside ~ although it's looking pretty choppy and cool these days!

I don't know if you've read my latest blog entry, but you might be interested in learning how Morris the mouse made out!

OhSoVintage said...

Great photos and I love the postcards from your collection. The messages on the backs of postcards are great to read too, aren't they? So sad that postcards are seldom sent anymore and, because we now email and text, all current messages will just be deleted never to be read by future generations.