Sunday, September 13, 2009

Finnish frolic and footwear

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This giddy postcard came from a Postcrosser in Finland. I just love the dancing old ladies' mood. This has to be one of my favorite Postcrossing cards received.

Edit: The artwork on this postcard is by Inga Löök -- thanks for letting me know, PostMuse!

High heels from Finland

AND, it came with this really cool stamp! I don't wear high heels myself, but I love the ideal that shoes can make such groovy postage.

14 comments:

  1. I like the shoe stamp too. Ilona have you considred creating your own postage? a fellow author sent me five free postage stamps that he had made from stamps.com from the cover of his book. This is something you might consider doing just for a cross between fun creativity and your letter writing and a good way to display letter art:)

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  2. I love every bit of this and are'nt you the lucky one . Love the stamp as well too . thanks for sharing and a great post .

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  3. I've been using photo stamps for years, Tascha - could have sworn I'd used some on letters to you, but maybe not. I find the print quality at Zazzle to be superior to that of Stamps.com. You can see a Zazzle stamp of my cat memo on this post.

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  4. I just checked Ilona and did find a letter with a photo stamp on it from zazzle.com but only one. If I could afford it I would consider making stamps with the cover of my book on it. How much does this place cost? The person who sent me five stamps he made from his books cover said they cost 88 dollars for 100 stamps including the cost of postage. Is zazzle.com more affordable then that?

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  5. You can find out all about Zazzle pricing here.

    They are not inexpensive. You get discounts for quantity, but you pay more for printing and shipping as well as the cost of the postage itself.

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  6. That's a *great* postcard. Where do people get 'different' postcards like that? All postcards I can find (that aren't from ChronicleBooks) are tourist landscapes.

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  7. Well, she got this one in Finland. :-) But I hear you... sometimes bookstores or card stores will have a postcard rack, but they are usually a lot more expensive than buying them in books.

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  8. I got a couple of postcards from a trip to California a few years ago that cost a dollar each, that is why I only got two.I could not afford to get a bunch of them. I sent one to a friend in Bend and the other I kept as a souveneir and put in one of my scrap books.

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  9. That's Inge Löök! Those ladies featured on that postcard are based on real people, two sisters who get a kick out of life. I have lots of Inge Löök postcards but not that one. I like that it has Helsinki Cathedral in the background.

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  10. I totally want to be one of those women when I get old enough to not care what people think. :)

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  11. Wendy - love your comment! I don't know whether this is scary or a good thing, but although I'm nowhere near the depicted age of these postcard ladies, I am pretty close to not caring what people think. (Maybe I'm just stubborn.) :-) Guess I'm old enough now!

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  12. I *adore* the postcard! Do you mind if I put it on a blog post (linked/credited to your blog, of course)? And thank you to PostMuse for giving the artist's name; I'll be looking for more of her work.

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