Friday, 15 October 2010

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers

A card saying Happy Birthday, many happy returns of the day. To sit in the trees and sing with the birds is a pretty concept. The little girl's balance is as good as the birds.  Today was the birthday of the poet Robert Herrick whose lines seemed appropriate to head this post.
The card was sent in 1919 from the village of Rothrist-dorf in the German speaking canton of Aargau,  Switzerland with a couple of their William Tell definitives first issued in 1910. It is sent to Helene from "your sister Lydie".  Lovely writing but don't know what the rest says, it starts with Meine (my);  possibly its a loving greeting.

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday

10 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely lovely postcard! Thank you for sharing this with us. Beautiful!

Happy PFF!

Snap said...

Lovely card. It made me smile. I'd be singing Happy Birthday greetings along with the little girl and the birds. The William Tell stamps are fun. Happy PFF!

Aimee Dars said...

Lovely card! It's especially fun to see vintage cards from outside the U.S.!

Sheila said...

"My best wishes on your birthday, your sister Lydie", as you guessed.

It's a really pretty little card. The post header goes perfectly. :)

viridian said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

MrCachet said...

It appears to be a beautiful lithographic card.

Funoldhag said...

One of the very pretty postcards. Sweet little fellow up in a tree and the two pretty birds. Very nice.

papel1 said...

That is a very charming postcard. Love the little girl sitting near the birds in the tree. Happy PFF.
Judy

Coffeedoff said...

What a cute card, I wouldnt mind that arriving on my doormat.

Debs said...

delightful...and the text is embossed too, by the look of the reverse of the card...a great find! happy PFF!