Giving Thanks – 100 years later

by Cindy on November 25, 2010

thanksgiving-postcard-1910_1Happy Thanksgiving!!

I saved these special postcards to share with you today.   As I looked through a box of old postcards in an antiques shop last month, I noticed something on several that caught my eye.  The postcards were exactly 100 years old – either stamped or handwritten with 1910. 1910!  It had to be more than chance that I came upon these 100 years later.  I really felt a sense of awe as I held them in my hands, examining the handwriting and sentiment.   How incredible that they survived for one hundred years to be rediscovered and appreciated anew.  Postage was just one cent back then!



Thank you for all of your well-wishes on my last post.  We’ve enjoyed the first week in our new home and know that celebrating our first Thanksgiving here will be a special one.  I’ve already baked my first pie in the new oven (pumpkin!), and tonight my son baked yeast rolls from scratch – so the house is getting indoctrinated quickly.  We have so much to be thankful for!  Oh, and I’m starting to set up the studio.   My Dad doesn’t quite understand or appreciate the space and called it a “little shop of horrors” last night. 🙂  That did make me laugh.  I guess a room dedicated to beads and tools would seem strange if you don’t get it.


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the long weekend! 🙂


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hello gorgeous November 25, 2010 at 4:35 am

wow! 100 years old! it’s amazing what you can find……and gets you thinking about life back then…

have a great Thanksgiving Cindy ;o)


hello gorgeous xxx
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Stefanie November 25, 2010 at 5:45 am

What a great find. Thxs for sharing. Happy thanksgiving to all of you!

Kerry November 25, 2010 at 8:54 am

I love how much you appreciate age, I really really do. I don’t think I know anyone with more awe and respect for little seniments like these from a long ago time. I think it is absolutely wonderful.
I can not wait to see what you do with your new studio space!! Little Shop Of Heaven, not horrors, is what I shall dub it.

Christine B November 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cindy!! Congratulations again on your new house, and I know this holiday season will be a fantastic one as you make your new space your home!

Alice November 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

I wonder if 1910 was about the time postcards were first being sent out. I’m glad you scooped them up.

Your new house must smell wonderful!!!! What a great day–to celebrate your first Thanksving in your lovely new home.

So…..when do we get to see your entire studio—hmmmm?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Erin Prais-Hintz November 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

So very grateful that you are in my creativity circle, Miss Cindy! I am blessed beyond measure by the kindness that you have shown me, the encouragement, the deeply personal connections that we have made. You are my friend in spirit but one day I know that you will be my friend in person too. Until then, I wish you every abundant blessing. Enjoy the day! Erin

mary jane dodd November 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

happy thanksgiving cindy! what a beautiful home – i know you will fill it with love and wonderful memories… best of luck –

Laura November 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Cindy to you and your beautiful family! It is so nice to hear of all the new memories being made there in your new house already! Enjoy your new studio space, it’s funny but when i helped my Dad setup his etsy shop, we wrote that my Mom called his workshop a little shop of horrors, (theturningpoint)! She doesn’t get it so much either! Thanks for sharing the beautiful images on the vintage postcards.

diane cook November 25, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Dear Cindy~I wish you much love, laughter and more love today than you can imagine…I wish you all the best in your new home! Luv ya lots~

Madeline November 25, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I hope you are going to post pictures of your studio when it’s useable. It will never really be DONE so I don’t want to wait that long. May God fill your home and your family with many blessings.

Renate November 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Thanksgiving in your new home.
I am sure your studio is going to be lovely – what a blessing it must be for you to finally have your own space to work in. Too bad your father doesn’t get it.

Lori Anderson November 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Oh you know I ABSOLUTELY get it! You get a whole room? That’s awesome!

We haven’t had dinner yet — I owe you a long email! BUT there WILL be pie, although it won’t be of the pumpkin variety as none of the boys likes it. So can I come and visit? 🙂

Lynsey November 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Wow what a beautiful find, those postcards are gorgeous.

I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. We don’t have this holiday here is the U.K. but i know how special and important it is to you guys, so i hope you have a lovely time

mary newton November 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Little Shop of Horrors, indeed! How can you not “get” tools and beads!

esther November 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

“of horrors”??? Lol!! i understand that.; we have the same dad!!

Pattie November 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Oh Goodness Lit’l Mama,

I’m sure tired doesn’t even begin to describe today!! Oh but what wonderful memories you must have created, not to mention the family love you christen your new home with!!

You know if you play your cards right in a couple of years your yeast roll baking son will make the whole feast! 😉

Mazatlan Mx.

Kayla November 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Those are incredible! My mum has a plate that we found from her mother or aunt and it’s marked 1911-I realized that next year, it will be 100 years old! I can totally agree with you; you hold these things in your hands and your just struck with the sheer history of them. You wonder about the hands that held them, the people who enjoyed them, where it traveled….

It’s just so awesome!

You are SO lucky that you get a beading studio-I can’t wait to see the final product xD

I hope you and your family had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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