vintage stationery

Feel the love 2

I hope you’ll all be ‘in luck‘ not just on this year’s Valentine’s Day! Without further ado, here are some …

Feel the love 1

A confession: I never received a Valentine card before I moved to England. Valentine’s Day has only become popular (read: …

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a good start to 2019 – and that all your hopes and wishes get fulfilled!

Have a good one

My very best wishes to all of my readers – have a wonderful time whatever you do! If it gets …

What were they thinking?

A few curios from my collection – I wonder who came up with these ideas and who said : ‘yes, …

drawing of rabbit in snow in front of large barn with Christmas wreath

Advent

Oh, the joy of happy anticipation of Christmas! Something of a luxury these days… The time before Christmas seems to …

Spectres

Halloween is coming! If you’d like to see ghosts without any danger attached, here’s the book for you: ‘Spectropia, or …

Variations on a tale

“She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I should have known …

Are you feline lucky?

Excuse the pun – I couldn’t resist! There’s not only the international ‘Black Cat Appreciation Day’ (always in August) but …

Games without Frontiers

Spiel ohne Grenzen, Jeux Sans Frontieres, It’s a Knockout… Apparently the French title was the inspiration for the song “Games without …

London Ephemera

I love getting holiday postcards from friends & family! And I used to love sending them, but more and more …

Tales of Wonder

Luck or Fate would have it that I noticed and was able to attend an illustrated lecture by Jack Zipes …

Party time!

At last, the days and evenings are becoming warmer – and Summer time means Party time, don’t you think? So, …