Sunshine in my shadows

Welcome to sunshine in my shadows. This blog is my space to share all the stuff that makes up my every day life. Family, friends, crafts, recipes, books and all the little things that add 'sunshine to my shadows'. We all have a sprinkling of sunshine and an equal sprinkling of shadows in our lives. Hopefully you will find more sunshine than shadows to read about here and on the days when shadows fall, know that the sunshine is peeking just around the corner!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Vintage Easter...

I have a large collection of vintage postcards and I thought I would share some of my Easter ones on my blog. As far as I know none of my cards are valuable in a monetary sense, many of them are marked, creased or faded with age. I feel their imperfections add to their shabby charm and love them all. The cards I am sharing today are mostly from the early 1900s. I enjoy reading the messages on the back and wonder about the lives of the people who wrote them. Interestingly a lot of old postcards are written on in grey lead pencil. I have been told that this is because ink was expensive and many could not afford to use it.
Beautiful chicks
A gorgeous embossed cross.
More cute chicks!
A pretty floral card featuring a perennial favourite in pansies.
This lovely chick card is a Tuck design. Tuck was a famous designer of the times and his cards in mint condition can fetch good prices. I don't know how anyone could bear to sell such treasures!
Another embossed beauty.
Obviously I find chicks appealing ....
My photo doesn't do this superb card justice. I wonder what the artist's would think if they knew their designs were being loved and cherished after all this time?
Just for something different, an easter bunny.
I couldn't find any with lambs but this one has sheep :)
I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards as much as I enjoyed sharing them. I'd like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter.

wishing you sunshine in your shadows


  1. Beautiful Helen - I am glad they bring you such joy.

    Love and hugs,

  2. Oh Helen! I love them all. What a wonderful treasure trove of delightful images. Thank you for sharing them with us. They made me smile. Just beautiful. Happy Easter!

  3. Have a wonderful Easter and your cards are so sweet..xx

  4. What a beautiful collection,think what a luxury even paper was,let alone the ink.Happy Easter.

  5. These are magnifique!!! Helen. l've never seen such a collection. Thanks sooo much for photographing them and showing them to us, and your photography shows them off beautifully.

  6. Thank you all ladies. It's my pleasure to share especially knowing my treasures bring joy to others as well. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.