Friday, April 11, 2014

friday finds ... the 4.11 edition

"more than kisses, letters mingle souls"
~john donne~

I love Friday Finds with Kim Klassen ... "it is a place to gather and share ... a place to cherish life's simple pleasures" ... doesn't that sound like such an inviting place?

I went to my favorite store in town this week ... Sentimental Gardens.  Her shoppe is overflowing with antiques that she brings back from her seeminly never ending travels in Europe.  It is always such a treat to browse thru ...always finding that perfect something that just HAS to come home with me!  

And sure enough i found that PERFECT SOMETHING ... old french letters dating back to the 1800's ... all tied up with a lovely silk ribbon.
I like to imagine they are lost letters written to one's true love... sigh ...
But one thing i do know ... they were written with a loving hand.  Each cursive letter flows so perfectly ... so beautifully ... and with such attention to detail.
Oh, how i wish that was the way we all would communicate again.  I just adore getting letters.  But unfortunately in this day and age ... i am afraid that it has almost become a lost art.  

When a handwritten letter does find its way to my postbox i just beam from excitement ... i always sit down with a cuppa tea and let the words soak in.  Then i carefully safely tuck it away to save and treasure.  

If you have a few moments, be sure to click on Kim's adorable button that will lead you to more delightful friday finds! 
Kim Klassen dot Com
until next time ...


  1. Beautiful Nancy, and what a very lucky find with those old French written letters!!

  2. These are both greeting cards images so gorgeous Nancy.

  3. Such beautiful vintage images! Receiving a mailed letter is a treasure, maybe I should send one today...

  4. Beautiful Nancy I love the idea of love letters.

  5. ohhh, what a great photo, and the idea behind the photo, loving even more! Have a nice weekend, greetz from Janine (germany)

  6. I feel exactly the same way about handwritten letters and cards. Your photos convey your sentiment of treasured words shared among friends and family in a tangible way. Beautiful and thoughtful images.

  7. Oh, wow! What a find! They look so elegant and the handwriting ... well, it is elegant. Not only do we write letters, I can barely write legibly anymore because I do everything on the computer. It's a lost art in more ways than one.

  8. OK, you win! This is a fabulous find! Nicely done.

  9. What a great find! Letter writing is a lost art.

  10. Well there are a few people who still send letters. I must admit I don't handwrite mine because my fingers/wrist just can't handle that anymore but I do type and send out letters from time to time. Your find is great, the handwriting is so pretty.

  11. Just beautiful! Imagine those letters coming all the way from France….can you read them??

  12. What a wonderful find! ( And the tulip isn't bad either.)

  13. You've found some real treasures, NancyJean !
    I so love old letters and post cards ... I have a small collection myself ...
    Lovely photos !
    Nice weekend,

  14. What a find...and your photos of them are simply beautiful. I agree that handwritten letters are a lost art form...what a shame.

  15. Those letters are perfect. I agree that we need more real mail. The problem is that email is so handy. That shoppe sounds amazing, if I ever get over your way I must check it out.


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