I posted a while ago on the joy of vintage postcards and lamented the lack of handwritten correspondence now that we are all so used to instantaneous communication. Then Denise from beautiful blog The Swelle Life - a fellow fan of the bygone art - suggested a postcard exchange and my heart leapt! I picked out a card to send just before Christmas, though when posting it I did worry that the poor little thing may get caught up in all the pandemonium caused by a few inches of snow but it arrived safely and Denise posted on it here.
I came home from a blustery trek to the supermarket a week later and my own little parcel had arrived from the beautiful north - I had been tipped off that it contained 'a postcard of sorts' so my interest had been thoroughly piqued and I tore in to find . . . .
A gorgeous Orla Kiely postcard Denise picked up at Fashion Week in September - which went down a storm with me as I've long been a fan of Orla's gorgeous prints and a frequent coveter of everything on her website - and a coaster perfect for my side table in the living room made with an image from a local magazine cover translated onto a tile which felt like a beautiful postcard from the seaside in itself!
So the lovely card is now happy stuck to my fridge with a clothes peg magnet (I'm a complete convert to these!) and the coaster plays host to several steaming cups of tea per day.
If you're thinking of sending someone a letter or a postcard; try it, you might like it!