What shall I tell you about me?! I love postcards and handpicked stories. Surprise me with a little anecdote of everyday life. Combined with a picture on the back and a stunning stamp up in the right corner. Sounds perfect to me!
No anecdote?! Well here are some ideas: How would you describe your victory dance? What do you think of spinach? What comes into your mind when you think of (Heinz) ketchup?... Any questions? Ask me.
By the way I love everything from before the 1960s. I am always on the hunt for vintage curiosities like snapshots of everyday life, newspaper comic strips, popular science charts, as well as fashion magazines with stunning adverts, matchbox labels or cigarette cards and stamps. Oh and I am fan of gentlemen in suits, cocktails, showgirls or pin ups, which make me smile.
What else?! If there is time I dive into books. How to describe my taste? Imagine Mandy Robotham meets Erich Kästner for a coffee and from time to time people like Aimie K. Runyan or Louise Fein join the conversation about the roaring 20s and WW2. Sometimes I just buy a book, because of the great cover. Another thing I enjoy is going to the theatre..you wont believe how much I enjoyed watching Cabaret lately. Favorite movies?! Breakfast at Tiffany's, It's a wonderful Life, Mary Poppins...a bit newer...Life of Walter Mitty, Amsterdam and Perfect Days. Oh and I love to dance and I am always busy learning the latest choreography for tap or contemporary dance.
Well, I hope I could give you a foggy hint about myself. I am looking forward to hearing from you and even more to getting to know you. Smiles, Joana
PS.: Still unsure what to send? Well here are some more hints: washi tape - vintage ephemera - old movie poster or adverts from the 1920s to 1950s - movie stars like Lauren Bacall, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant or James Stewart - in general gentlemen in suits & cocktails - B&W - espresso with a dash of hot milk - book or magazine covers - maps & natural science charts - WWI & WWII military history - vintage travel poster - fashion & design - Art Deco & Bauhaus - weird, odd or risque humor - Pin Up & naughty postcards that make the postman blush - surprises.
P.P.S.: At this point I should admit a few DISLIKES: touristic postcards or Zazzle & brownish faked retro postcards please not for me. I am not interested in Disney, Hello Kitty, Zentagle or Color-In, creepy dolls, cute illustrations, religious or spooky themes. Oh and I don't need scrapbooking & craft supplies & paper. Sorry, I dont want to sound complaining.