Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pretty Postage~How Long Is Forever Exactly?




I broke away long enough from my tax forms to find that the US post office long ago designed a custom stamp for me. Well, in 2011 anyway. Where have you been all my life?






 The old saying "nothing lasts forever" is no longer true! The white roses stamp has "Forever" emblazoned on it, and will serve faithfully as long as the P.O. delivers mail. Honestly, if I were designing my own stamp, this is exactly what it would look like. Finding it was like a sweet little bouquet in the midst of a hair pulling task. . . .




I had to go find a bunch more old-fashioned things to go with them. . . .






















































Happy Spring! It's official now.
I'm off to write a pretty letter!
I hope you're enjoying an old-fashioned moment or two this week.
And don't forget to stop by Kathleen's for
and Kim's for


Jacqueline


33 comments:

Envoy-ette said...

I love the pen! The handwriting says so much about the person- I wish I could make beautiful letters like that!

la.maison.de.laure said...

Superbe!!!!!
Ces timbres avec ces roses sont magnifiques et donnent vraiment l'envie d'écrire!!!!!
J'adore votre post!!!!
Bonne fin de semaine
A bientôt
Laure

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love these pictures and thoughts!
Betty

Haworth said...

These lovely roses--and the LOVE stamp that features a basket of pansies--have always been my two favorite stamps. My experience is that they tend to issue all the pretty stamps early spring... in time for brides to send their invitations. Your photos are just lovely, Jacqueline. Happy Spring!

Olive Cooper said...

Confess, you actually design for the P.O. don't you?

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: I love the stories you tell with pictures! I see you have found your 'stamp of approval'..Happy Spring...Judy

Willow said...

I agree they seem like they were just made for you. Beautiful roses.

Cindy said...

It's so nice to see a pretty stamp for a change. Every time i go to the post office for my job, i ask them if they have any prettier stamps, and they always say they don't! I will definitely be on the look out for these, they're wonderful...

Cindy

Shabby soul said...

Post offices shoul be plenty of these kind of stamps!
Stunning!
Silvia

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I enjoyed using those too. Weren't they beautiful? But now I have something else - pretty - but not AS pretty.

Rita said...

Dear Jacqueline,
I reached your blog via a comment you left at Susan's Evelyn and Rose.
Oh my, what a beautiful place you have here. I already scrolled some of your previous posts and find everything so welcoming, inviting and inspiring to say the least.
Being able to visit you today has been a real treat.
Rita

Susan said...

Oooh, I adore this vignette you've put together to go along with your delightful stamps. I'll have to ask for those next time I visit the P.O. Just lovely, and you've arranged your treasures perfectly here. The recipients of your letters are so lucky!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh this is a beautiful post ~ about poste! I just love that magnifying glass ~ I have my Mom's old one and treasure it!

All Things Chic 2 said...

I always enjoy my visits to your blog...Very well done...
Blessings Lori

wendy said...

Those are really pretty stamps for sure.
I never buy a bunch of them...only what I need when I take my letters to the postoffice.
99% of our bill are paid on line.

and when I mail things to the states (where a large majority of my friends and family live) I never know what kind of postage it will take, that's why I just wait until I take it in.

Pamela Gordon said...

What lovely photos! Your stamps are beautiful and I think it's pretty cool that you have your 'own' design made. Very pretty! Hugs, Pamela

sweet violets said...

You find the darnest things and make such beautiful posts out of them.....common, everyday into sweet and precious!!! hugs...cleo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I never saw those--they are so pretty! I don't use stamps much--but I would have bought those!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!!!!!!

I love those stamps - and super duper love the way you put it all together in the most loveliest of posts.

Blessings from Cindy said...

All the pictures are lovely and the stamps are ones I would love to use. You have a way with styling your things to photograph that makes them really special. Thank you for following my blog. I have followed your for a long time.
Blessings,
Cindy

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What a most delicious find.
I havent used a stamp in so so many years.
How wonderful that you are going to write a letter,the friend who recieves it, will be delighted with such a lovely white rose..
a lovely blog ..thank you Jacueline..
have a happy wednesday
val

jeanetteann said...

They are so very pretty,and the magnifying glass too.

x jeanetteann

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, my! How did I miss these gorgeous stamps in 2011? What a beautiful post, Jacqueline. Good luck with finishing your taxes. I finally hit SEND to e-file a couple of days ago, and my spirits were lifted immediately. I hope you can say the same soon!

PAT said...

Jacqueline, the stamps are beautiful. Each image of your post is incredible!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

this HAS to be one of my most favorite posts EVER! LOVE!!!! and "DITTO!!

A Super Dilettante said...

Hello Jacqueline, I'm absolutely charmed by these little treasures. It is a cabinet of curiosities or victims of techonology whichever way you want to see...I could count on my fingers how many of my friends send handwritten letters or go to post office to buy a stamp to post a letter. There are not many, to tell you the truth. ASD

Curtains in My Tree said...

yes I enjoyed that very much
those stamps are beautiful, well everything in your pictures are beautiful

Sandi said...

I LOVE pretty postage!{I have even been known to send valentine cards in a large envelope to special places in the US to be hand stamped with a valentine logo...yea my family didn't even notice! :(

I specifically asked for the new LOVE stamps for Valentines day cards and the postman left me bonsai trees!! Not really what I wanted. LOL I found out later they didn't make a lot of the LOVE stamps so maybe he was out. I did purchase some at another post office though. LOVE letter writing, beautiful paper and beautiful stamps!!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I LOVE pretty postage!{I have even been known to send valentine cards in a large envelope to special places in the US to be hand stamped with a valentine logo...yea my family didn't even notice! :(

I specifically asked for the new LOVE stamps for Valentines day cards and the postman left me bonsai trees!! Not really what I wanted. LOL I found out later they didn't make a lot of the LOVE stamps so maybe he was out. I did purchase some at another post office though. LOVE letter writing, beautiful paper and beautiful stamps!!
Blessings~

Tricia said...

What a pretty group of photos. I love those stamps, and you're right, they do seem so you :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

The stamps are perfection....the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Gorgeous post, Jacqueline.

Barb

Deserae said...

The whole vignette is so beautiful :o)
~Des

Peaches & Maple said...

Beautiful stamps Jaqueline! Sometimes the designs are just so ugly, so it's nice to see some pretty ones for a change :) Happy letter writing!
Cas x

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