Saturday, 2 April 2011

Postman's Knock

I have joined a postcard swap
which involves twelve of us making a postcard
for the person alphabetically below us on our list
based on their chosen theme.
All twelve of us post our cards on the same day.

My first card is for
whose theme is

My card is supposed to represent  looking  into a window
on a whitewashed house in Spain.
Geraniums in terracotta pots on the windowsill
beaded fly curtains
old worn frames
and lace to keep cool
in this hot place

I used to live in Spain
and though I hate to see caged birds,
many houses in our village had them
so I have included one.
I found the vintage book at a market
while staying in Barcelona.


I rushed to the door when the postman arrived this morning
this is what
made for me.
My theme being Angels.

A beautiful Angel
printed onto specialist paper
so that the light shines through
like a stained glass window.
The gold is so rich against te darker tones.
Simply beautiful.

Jane photographed the image while on holiday
in Blanchland Northumbria.

The gold edging  frames it beautifully.

I'm so glad I chose the theme Angels !
Thank you Jane for my lovely postcard
and thank you to the organisers of
Postman's Knock
for all the hard work.
It's a lot of fun.
Why not follow my link at the top to see all twelve postcards ?


  1. Your window has perfectly captured the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. I love it more every time I look at it.

  2. Love your window - love the driftwood frame, fabric, lace, and rubber stamping. Perfect.

    The Angel is superb - and she was photographed by Jane? Love how the light shines through her so the colours are like stained glass. Very clever.


  3. Both are lovely. What a fun swap.

  4. I'm so curious to know if you were able to send your postcard as is, or did you have to package it??? It's truly a sculpture, such a great piece.

  5. Love your window and that Angel is stunning.
    What a great swap idea.
    Hugs xx

  6. Isn't it great - I'm loving seeing how everyone has interpreted the chosen themes.

  7. I so love these ~ first the window, love the textures of mixing wood with cloth and then the angel print, so perfect so aged worn and wonderful. Lovely lovely things!!! Love and Blessings! ~ Katie

  8. angels is a most lovely theme
    and what a wonder of a postcard you received!

    Happy April
    Happy Spring
    Happy Happy Everything
    dear Penny

  9. beautiful penny, I love the way you captured a snapshot of Spain for us, the curtain is inspired! The angel card is glorious! Mx

  10. Really love the angels.
    Birds are so popular in art and crafting these days.
    Smiles to you.