Thursday, July 30, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

Advertising postcards.....yep, I save them too!

My local art supply store sends out advertising cards a couple of times a year. The images on the cards are so pretty I can't bear to throw them away. So, they wind up added to the general detritus of my rolltop desk. Here are a few samples

April 30, 2004

November 30, 2004

April 30, 2006

December 15, 2006

December 31, 2008

April 30, 2009

Notice the artwork on this last card. It is Albert Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California. This piece is part of the permanent collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art. I so want it to be on display next week when I take my 8 year old granddaughter for her 1st museum visit. I want her to see it because it is almost as big as the wall it hangs on. I'm willing to bet she has no idea paintings can be that big.

How about you? Have you ever saved advertising postcards?

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  1. Howdy
    Happy PFF to you .
    What fabulous postcards.
    I am so glad that you saved them and are sharing them with us today.
    Blessings of joy to you and yours.
    Happy Trails

  2. Gee...those are great! Arnold Art (here in Newport) never sends cards like that. Arnold's cards are usually simple ink stamped yellow postcards. :-(

    You lucky girl...

    Have a beautiful weekend

  3. Enjoy your museum visit with your little girl. She'll like the painting. Thanks for sharing the ad cards.

  4. I don't remember my first museum visit. I think I was 18 months or so. My mom's told me about it, though. Your granddaughter will have a great time.

  5. I really like them all, particularly the ones of the beaches.;)
    The last artwork looks almost as if biblical, it is incredibly ethereal and mystifying.

    We do not get advertising postcards here in Europe, in fact I do not ever recall getting such when I lived in the US. Is this a new fashion?
    I do sometimes save advertising magazines, if the front page is interesting and use them for display on my coffee table.;))
    Have a lovely Friday.;)

  6. Okay. You hooked me. It was the part about the Big Sky Whole Wheat Bread that got me. We purchase Wheat Montana Whole Wheat, and I don't remember that I've ever seen Big Sky.

    Regardless of that, I don't get ad postcards from my art supplier, although I do get them from my dentist. LOL. The art supplier sends me a catalog. I buy my colored pencils by the dozen, so it's cheaper than going to Ben Franklin - the only art supplies in this town.

    Oh yes - I like the one of the beach.

    What kind of guy am I if I prefer my BLT with Miracle Whip?

  7. One more question. I thought perhaps I'd found another Guy Blogger - your name - when I read your comment this morning. I flew right over here. Now I'm curious. Not too many art bloggers are guys...

  8. I save ad postcards if I like the design, and I buy ones that others have saved and don't want. I like the regular size ones much better than the oversize ones. I have received some unappealing ones from an art supplier that have good discount coupons on the back, so I have turned those in to get my discount.

  9. It just goes to show, people who decry ad cards, don't know what they may be missing. These are beautiful!

  10. I love that painting - I love sitting and staring and getting lost in it.

  11. Definitely worth keeping. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your museum visit with your granddaughter.

  12. These are great cards...I would have saved them too! I really like the golden gate bridge ones.

  13. These are all very pretty...there is something about an easel and a blank sheet of paper that is sooooo inspiring!

  14. WOW!!! These are awesome, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  15. these really are too special to throw out so i can see why you kept them. i save lots of paper items with the thought that i may use them to collage one day.

  16. Her jaw is going to absolutely drop when she sees that mongo painting! How exciting! I wouldn't be able to throw these nifty cards away either!

  17. I have saved a few advertising post cards in my day. One is for a company that makes custom farm tables right here in Rhode Island. I hope to have mine made by this Thanksgiving. I have had the card for almost 2 years!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  18. I think you need one of those cool easels in your craft room!

  19. No wonder you save them! They are works of art on their own! Very, very pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)


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