A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dec. 13th Antique Christmas Postcard, Country Christmas Cross Stitch with Canada Geese

Happy Dec. 13th...I hope you have had a joyous day! It has been cool but fun getting things ready for a Christmas party we are attending tomorrow for my husband's Parkinson's Disease support group.

The antique Christmas postcard for today is one of my all time favorites. German made, it is of a thick, felted embossed texture with hand coloring it is so cool!

The card was not postmarked or stamped but was either hand delivered in Sparta, Michigan or used as a card with a gift. The design of the card dates it to around 1910.  I love the vignette of the church with the holly and bells.  A simple message, A Merry Christmas. A wonderful card!
To see more of this or other antique postcards at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photo.

And this is another Christmas Cross stitch I did that lives in the closet and comes out this time of year. This was in my country decorating days in the 1990s when we lived at a lake with Canada geese all around. There are lots of metallic blending filaments, but they don't show up well.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the season!


  1. Thank you for stopping by Ruth. I admire your vintage post card. Anything antique just screams history to me. This is a very nice memory cross stitch, especially the mittens...reminds me of when I had the kids mittens on a cord through their jacket. No one does that anymore, hum times have changed. Have a great day

  2. Love the postcard. I didn't realize some were hand tinted until you mentioned it. I went back and looked at some of mine and sure enough...one was painted. Have fun at your parties. :)

  3. I LOVE that postcard! What a treasure. It's really striking.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season my friend!


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