I had a former university roommate who said his favourite pick-up line was “Nice bum. Where ya from?”
Well, here’s a recent find from Toronto’s downtown Bay store that fits that message perfectly:
This is also a sample of a greeting type postcard (opposed to the vacation destination postcard the main type of postcards nowadays). Although I’m not sure the occasion that would incline one to send this?
Of my many recent postcard finds in my hometown of Toronto, I was dumbfounded when I saw this one on a rack:
I got it along with a bunch of others at The Bay store on Queen Street.
But when I look at it all I can say is
Qu’est-ce que c’est?
Je ne sais quoi.
Il est français et mystérieux.
Voilà – il est une femme de chat sur une bicyclette à Paris.
Then I think, why is that cat wearing glasses? Cats have excellent vision. The glasses are just too much. Otherwise, it’d be beautiful French art (just not cool) in postcard form.
After the Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, my family and I stopped at The Bay at their flagship store at Yonge Street and Queen Street. It’s been our family tradition for years to visit Santa there and then for a present my daughter gets to pick out an ornament. But this year I too got some presents!
The Bay’s stationery department had a rack of amazing greeting postcards. I’ve been good this year so I bought a bunch, including these gems:
I’m not sure the word to describe this facial expression, but it’s very striking.
That’s Audrey Hepburn posing above. The postcard below is a die-cut of an owl.
The following postcard speaks for itself:
Lately, Toronto has been very good to me for postcards. Christmas is coming early!
Almost all the postcards I have ever received have been of the travel sort. That is, postcards sent when someone is on vacation. Greeting postcards used to be quite popular in the first decades of the 1900s. They seemed to have been replaced by greeting cards (no doubt, so that the card companies could charge more).
But some greeting postcards are still out there, such as this amazing recent arrival:
Here is the backside:
“Did I get this in Brighton? Don’t remember, in any case I thought it was appropriate.”
It is definitely appropriate! I have an unending desire for sleep and ability to sleep indefinitely. Lately, it is all the more appropriate as I’ve been sick for 5 damn weeks and overwhelming tired! So this postcard was a greatly appreciated postal chicken soup.