Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Disney Fireworks

Fantasy in the Sky

The sky over the Magic Kingdom's regal Cinderella Castle explodes with brilliant color at night in the traditional Disney fireworks display.

postmarked in 2008 with a 39 cent 'Lady and the Tramp' stamp

There is also a 'Main Street U.S.A. Magic Kingdom' postmark :)

some interesting info on the 'Fantasy in the Sky' fireworks show:
Walt Disney requested a fireworks show against the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in 1958, to keep guests at the park for longer hours and provide much needed night-time entertainment. The show was extremely popular, and became a vital component of the Disneyland experience. When the second Disney park, the Magic Kingdom, opened in Florida in 1971, it was only natural to duplicate the show there. The predecessors to Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, the company who create all the entertainment for Disney parks worldwide, were able to produce a much larger show with a bigger budget and more space to work with - Cinderella Castle is almost three times taller than its Californian cousin.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jesus is the reason for the season

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11 -

postmarked in 1991 with US 19 cent balloon stamp

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

two 'angels catching stars' postcards


Card on the top:
Joulurahu langeb
ule kogu maa,
taidab meie hinge
vaikse roomuga.

Haid Joule!

Peace is covering the land,
filling our soul with silent joy.

Merry Christmas!

postmarked in 2007 with Eesti (Estonia) 8.00 stamp


card on the bottom:

Mailed with a 41 cent stamp 'The Madonna of the Carnation' from the Bernardino Luini National Gallery of Art


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cow ice skating - 'Holiday on Eis'

Michael Sowa "Holiday on Eis"

postmarked in 2008 with two Deutschland (Germany) stamps

I LOVE this!! This cow has grace and style - I'm surprised there aren't more cows in the audience! ;-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa flying with his sleigh

How great is this...

the card reads:
Hyvaa Joulua
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta

(Merry Christmas
Happy New Year)

It is from Finland and written in Finnish, but mailed in 2008 from Thailand with these two great Thailand stamps!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Memorial Library in Manchester, New Hampshire

Frank P. Carpenter's Memorial Library at Manchester, N. H.

This is postmarked in 1948 with a 1 cent 'George Washington' stamp

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Shopping - Resistance is Futile

Merry Christmas!
Welcome to Mega Mall's Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Matt Wuerker, Illustration - 1997

postmarked in 2008 with a 27 cent 'Star Fruit' stamp

This is tooooo funny! I love this postcard!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Finland - Art - Fishing

Terveiset Pieliselta

Nailla rannoilla ahmin muistoja.
(from this lake shore I collect my memories)

postmarked in 2008 with a Finland 'art' stamp

this postcard is an oval shape

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Virgin Islands, End of a Perfect Day

End of a perfect day

Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, V.I.
Spectacular view of Charlotte Amalie Harbor at night, with cruise ships lit brilliantly is a phenomenal sight to see.  St. Thomas is a port definitely worth visiting.  The sunsets are a must see for all.

The Back of the card has a recipe

Taste O' The Tropics Rum Punch
Serves 20-24

1 bottle (750 ml) light rum
3/4 cup pineapple juice
juice of 6 oranges
juice of 6 limes
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 quarts ginger ale
orange slice and/or maraschino cherries for garnish

In a large punch bowl, combine rum, pineapple juice, juice of oranges, juice of limes and confectioners sugar.  Add ginger ale just before serving.  Chill. server over ice in glasses and garnish.

This is postmarked in 2008 with a 94 cent 'St. Johns, U.S. Virgin Islands' stamp.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sheriff Hutton Castle, York, England

Sheriff Hutton Castle, York

postmarked in 2008 with an 'Eleanor Rathbone' stamp

Our friend Richard sent me this, if I have my story correct, as this castle fell apart, the local people would take the stones and use them to build new buildings on their properties. Some of these stones were used to make the base of the barn on our friends land.