Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shamrocks and Horseshoes

More lovely vintage postcards.  These celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
These very pretty postcards were printed in Germany.
This one dated 1908, with the little girl, is from a German-American Novelty Art Series.  Her cart is filled with a horseshoe, mushroom, shamrocks, and some, unknown to me, blue flower.   Both the girl and cart are embossed.  Gold foil is used to detail her dress, cart, and horseshoe. 

This card dated 1914, is so pretty.  Once again, those blue flowers.  Maybe they are forget-me-nots?  Gold foiled embossed lace anchor the corners of the card.  Horseshoes are gold foil and embossed across the top.
St. Patrick's Day Greetings heads this 1908 postcard.  Beautiful golden harp is in front of a green flag.  A cute white top hat sporting a pipe and bit of shamrock are tucked in its hatband.  Shamrocks float gracefully upward on the card front.  Gold leaf details the harp, flag staff and shamrocks.

Hope you enjoyed these treasures from the past.


  1. I think those blue flowers are indeed forget me nots :0) I love these post cards, especially that they are from Germany. I am part German and my oldest son is taking a German class right now in High School. Very lovely images! Hugs Schell

  2. Those are really beautiful postcards Valerie! Thank you so much for sharing them!...Nancy :o)

  3. HI Valerie,
    I love old postcards, too...always looking for them at flea markets. They seems to tell a story of the past. Thank you so much for sharing these.
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