Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Antique Postcard: Seaside Sunset Over the Water

Isn't this charming? We found it at one of the area's best flea markets. I love all the sea creatures along with the pretty colors. It may not be as refined a collectible as others we could mention, but it has its own serene beauty. Note the seahorse tucked behind the shell shaped framework of the central focal points. Even the lobster looks perfectly satisfied in his position.
That's what we could all use once in a while, a lovely trip out over placid waters with friends.
We are hesitating to also publish its reverse side, owing to a little clean up difficulty. Not only is it a tough clean, but there is no stamp, much less postal marking, making it really less viable for posting. We find its front or illustrated side so pleasing, the back hardly mattered. Hope you'll see it our way. ;)
Happy Creativity, everyone!
Rose

Artistic Seaside Postcard

Original Coloring
Downloadable Version HERE



Brightened Up Tone
Downloadable Version HERE




Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives

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8 comments:

whymsicalmusings said...

This really is lots of fun! And thank you for sharing that is just so sweet:) Have a magical week!
XXXX
Becky

Plush Possum Studio said...

Becky: Thanks for your sweet comment! We fell for this one hook, line and sinker--so to speak.
:)

artistamyjo said...

I've been playing with this one , just love it.
Boats always remind me of my grampa. We lived on Lake Huron,he had a row boat. When his heart got bad mom and gramma didn'want him to fish anymore.sad fellow he was so i used my little savings ( I was 13) and bought him a motor for his little boat. mom and gran were not happy,they wanted him on shore.
He fished for several more years before he died. So boats always remind me of grampa.
Thanks for the memories. Hugs, Amy

Plush Possum Studio said...

Amy: You have a generous heart, and obviously always had. I love your story about your dear grampa. Some grampas make the best fishing partners, don't they? ;)
I love the water, and we have too little fresh nature-made water to play in and on in our territory. It must be heaven having the lakes so near.
BTW, this postcard is a personal fave. Just love the design. Haven't thought yet of how to play with it.......
:)

Ann said...

Rose.this image is fabulous!!I'd say more, but Amy's comment just touched me so,that I can't think of anything more to say!! Thanks for sharing this!! xo

Plush Possum Studio said...

Ann: I think she tops them all with this one!
;)

Mina said...

This is so beautiful and brightly colored. Thank you so much.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Mina: Thanks! We like it both ways--do you?
:)

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