Monday, August 17, 2009


Deltiology--The study and collection of postcards.

I learned today that I have a new hobby. ( I hear the groans in the background!) During the last few years as I have studied my family history and genealogy, I have come into the possession of a number of vintage postcards. Some are blank, but many are letters to and from my ancestors to each other as they shared their lives. I have a lot of fun looking through the postcards and thought it would be fun to share them from time to time with my readers. I am also participating in my first blog carnival hosted by A Canadian Family . The theme this month is Water.

Above is a postcard of the Bridal Veil Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains. It is a blank card on the back and one I believe my mother collected on one of her family vacations when growing up. I love the colors on this card. As I sit in the "dog days of summer" in NC, I imagine the coolness and quiet of the Smoky mountains. A mountain vacation sounds good.......



  1. My husband's grandfather collected postcards, and we have some dating back to the early 20th century. I have decided to add to these, of postcards I have received from pen pals in Italy and Russia and England, as well as picking some up on our own not-so-long-range travels.

    Nice blog entry, and that's a lovely postcard.

  2. Hi!
    I would like to invite you to take part in the next Festival of Postcards. You can see the Call for Submissions here:


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