Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vintage Beach - Christmas Cards

Those who have been reading blog for a while know that I have a passion for vintage beach photos, so you won't be surprised to learn I did a search to see if I could find Christmas cards with a vintage beach theme.

Imagine my delight at finding these created by the folks over at What's Buzzin? Made using vintage postcards, I think these are fabulous. Those interested may purchase them here.

Please note, I have no affiliation with this company, but their cards are so darn cute!
Just take a look:

I love mermaids and flamingos!

We have wild parrots at our birdfeeders

We decorate our palm trees in the tropics!

The one on the right reads:
It's ski season here too!
and inside it says
"And you don't need snow!"

Decorating the orange groves

We love our boat parades!

Let's not forget our sea critters!

The following are not
tropical or beachy, but I found them at the Library of Congress and thought they were so funny. They are from 1906, over a hundred years ago and were done by Louis Wain and published in Leslie's Weekly for Christmas.

TITLE: Cats decorating Christmas tree

"Forfeits, kiss me quick," "Santa Claus is a darling," and "Christmas comes at the right moment" on signs on wall.

TITLE: A Christmas catastrophe:
please, sir, the rat entree has escaped and eaten the turkey

It reads, "May every cat grow sleek and fat on turkey this Christmas Day" on sign above cat standing near center of table.

I hope your are enjoying

the Christmas season

wherever you are and

whatever the weather!

6 Thoughtful Comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Rhonda...
I love this post. How fun are these post cards? The flamingo one is my favorite. I will have to go and check out the site. I have my Christmas cards, but these would be fun to decorate with. Just so festive.

Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Stop by soon.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

honeysuckle said...

Those are too cute. I didn't know they even existed. The cats are so funny! Which ones are you sending out this year?

Sue said...

Love the cards. They remind me of postcards when I was little and we'd go to Florida. So cute, I'll check them out-thanks!


Lillian Robinson said...

Those are so... well, beachy! Fun, too! I adore all the horsey Christmas cards I get from my horsey friends. I've thought about sending them, but I always end up with the traditional. He is the reason for the season!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

They're awesome! I don't know what it is about them..., is it the nostalgia, the artsy-ness..., the coloration?

Sierra said...

Oh I love these & how perfect for Christmas! I hope you are enjoying the holiday too! :)

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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