Postcards

Last month while wandering through Amsterdam’s famous old city, with all of its alleyways and cobblestones, I stumbled upon this postcard.

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I don’t buy postcards from foreign cities anymore. Perhaps its because I never send them anywhere. Perhaps its because I take photographs incessantly, thousands of them, everywhere I go. Still, there is something romantic about the old postcard. Ultimately, the postcard celebrates the holiday, the journey, the wandering. Sending a postcard is sharing the experience; it’s a way of showing someone that while you may be far away, your thoughts are still home; it’s “wish you were here.”

The best postcards are vintage postcards. Check out the ones I found on zazzle.com this morning.

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These are just some of the cards that make me want to throw on a scarf, a pair of vintage sunglasses, grab my bag and set out to cities unknown.

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Beige leather clutch: Vintage Halston from a thrift store in NYC; Navy leather clutch: Sous les Pavés;

Silk scarf: Ken Scott from a tiny little silk shop in Como, Italy; Sunglasses: Vintage

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Purse: Vintage from NYC; Sunglasses: Vintage Gottex

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Bag: Vintage from NYC; Scarf: Massimo Dutti; Sunglasses: Vintage

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Leather backpack: From a shop in Florence, Italy; Book: Local library giveaway; Sunglasses; Vintage Pierre Cardin

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Black leather clutch: Vintage from a thrift store in Montmartre, France; Sunglasses: Vintage; Scarf: Zara

*All sunglasses were a gift from my friend Jessica. They were her grandmother’s.

From now on, I’ll refer to them as Vintage Ruth Bluth Collection. I can do that, can’t I?

Happy Sunday. Until soon,

H

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About wanderingmuses31

We are both from the USA, and now we live in Thessaloniki, Greece. We are friends with similar interests and hobbies - namely photography and all things aesthetically pleasing and lots of laughter. We don't claim to know about a lot of things, but hope that you find inspiration in some of the things that inspire us. Thanks.
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