Do you collect something from everywhere you visit?

For me there’s always the artistic-collection-of-the-moment and once it’s reached a happy size I move on to something else. Plus there’s a compulsion to buy local jelly for my parents (it hasn’t always been a hit).

The constant is to get a postcard from every state. There are rules (of course there are; it’s me).

  • It has to have the state’s name and only the state’s name. It can’t be “Chicago, Illinois.” Only “Illinois.”
  • It must show the season when I was there: no fall foliage if I went in spring.
  • It must be of something I experienced. No great picture of a moose in New Hampshire if I (sadly) never got to see a single one.

And what will happen with these postcards? One day they’ll be framed. Right now I keep deferring that money to travel! Plus I haven’t been to all 50 states yet. And…a few aren’t up to par. Can you help bring the collection to full glory?

Postcards that Need Love
I don’t like these for various reasons, cited in the captions of the slideshow. Would you help make them better? I couldn’t find anything worthy on my travels–perhaps you’re local or will have better luck on your adventures. Would you send me something new? I’ll happily send you one from Georgia in exchange.

Americana the Beautiful; c/o Tango; 3535 Peachtree Road; Suite 520-314; Atlanta, GA 30326

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Postcards that are Well-Loved
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State Postcards, posted with vodpod

5 Responses to “Souvenirs”

  1. Raye September 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM #

    I choose Mississippi Blues card; graphically appealing; will be in DC soon and will “shop” with you in mind. Is it Washington you want or another concept? Agree with your favorites; like them all except Georgia! Every other place has a view, a concept, a signature. The peach is a cartoon; better to show a grove.

  2. plonde September 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM #

    Thanks for shopping for DC. I’d like the capital.
    GA – I like the vintage ad!

  3. pickerpacker71 March 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM #

    I really enjoyed your post. I totally agree with you and your need to buy something local from the places you visit. I try to do that as well. I think the problem with those postcards are that they have no emotion. I recently bought a stack of vintage postcards at an estate sale & almost all of them were works of art. Maybe try an antique store next time? It might not be a seasonal card, but bet you will find some beautiful imagery.

    • plonde March 3, 2012 at 7:46 AM #

      Great insight about the postcards. I’m ALWAYS drawn to vintage!


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