Friday, February 22, 2019

Cow banana

An international cow from the Netherlands on this envelope sent by Inta for an envelope exchange in 2018.

The postcard inside has a fun banana.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

O beautiful fruit

Great exchange envelope from Heidi - the first time we've been in the same exchange. This is also the first time I've received one of the O Beautiful stamps. I would never have thought to pair it with fruit, but the colors go perfectly with papaya.

And a nice note on this card inside - glad you like to read the blog, Heidi.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Two ways to be addressed

Jean sent me this great envelope made from a paper bag. Can you see the different ways she addressed it? (You might have to enlarge it).

Monday, February 18, 2019

Big Mail Monday

I haven't had a big mail Monday like this one in quite some time. What a great surprise to come home to on a rainy, grey, dreary day. And almost a complete set of the birds in winter stamps in one day.

What to open first... how about the mail from C. Mehrl Bennett, with lots of artistamps and something original.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Z is for Zona 1

I sent some postcards to friends in the US from Rome last year. These were the stamps provided, showing the rate for zone 1.

The stamp features Piazza del Plebiscito, the main square of Naples, named after the plebiscite which saw Naples become part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.

This view shows the basilica of the church of San Francesco di Paola.

And a view of the post box where I mailed the postcards. This is located near the Spagna metro station.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Banana museum

From Patricia.

A museum of banana labels. I haven't seen the lego movie labels yet, or the ones where the bananas form letters.