Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Wonderful World of Vintage Postcards

A few weeks ago I splurged a bit and ordered some delightful vintage postcards to add to the few I already have, and which continually give me much enjoyment. 
"Baffled" by 19th Century English Artist Walter Hunt

Photograph by H. Armstrong Roberts in support of the North Shore Animal League of Port Washington, New York

1909 postcard published by Julian Bien (?) and Co., New York

These delightful cards were obtained from a new Etsy shop I've recently discovered, Agnes of Bohemia. Chantal, the proprietor, specializes in vintage 20th century stamps and postcards, and it's a fascinating "stroll" through her unique store. She has a vast collection of geographic and historic images, such as these:

St. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - Mirror LAKE, Men Sitting on a Bench, Vintage Linen Postcard, c. 1940s, Tichnor Bros.

New York City - NYC, WALL STREET, Vintage Linen Postcard, Unused, 1940s, Alfred Mainzer
But my favorites are her animal-related postcards! I was excited to obtain these collectible "Mainzer" postcards. I had never heard of the Albert Mainzer company before stumbling across these gems in Chantal's shop. The amusing images of dressed cats are highly sought after and have many devoted fans. The company is still in business, I was pleasantly surprised to learn. You can read more about Mainzer cats here:  http://mainzercats.com/

Aren't these a kick? I love them! I'll be framing these.

I hope you'll check out Chantal's shop. She goes the extra mile to help you find what you want, and I'm looking forward to doing business with her again.  www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesOfBohemia

Next time I hope to share some of my other favorite postcard types, vintage church/Sunday School postcards and beautiful scripture verse cards.


  1. Beautiful :)
    you should get some vintage kewpie postcards those are so cute

  2. Thank you so much for doing this and featuring my cards in such a wonderful way! You're the amazing. I wish you the very best, always and thank you again!!!

    I need to list some more Kewpie card! ;P <3