Monday, January 26, 2009

Year of the Ox

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Year of the Ox!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Where Do You Want To Eat?

Here are some more postcards from our collection. The first one is for a chain of restaurants in Oregon although I'm not sure if any of them are still there. We never ate at any of them but I would have loved to see the wonderful Googie style one in the top left.

The second postcard is for the Marine Room Restaurant in La Jolla, CA. This might be a newer postcard as the back states:

High Tide - Spindrift Lounge 1949
Marine Room Restaurant

High tide indeed! If the waves were really that high I doubt the place would be open.

Update: I have been corrected about the waves on the Spindrift Lounge postcard. ChimayBleue saw my post on Flickr and gave me this information.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Old Post Cards

Oh no! It's been a month since I posted anything and the Christmas lights are still up.

I've been working on a design for a new blog header but haven't been happy with any of my attempts. It will be done one of these days.

Here are some old postcards from my collection. The first card was purchased last summer from a coin shop in Granada Hills (next to a good Persian restaurant!) It was mailed to a Mrs. Benjamin of Los Angeles back in August of 1929. The second card was purchased with a lot of other postcards back in the 1980s. I'm not sure how old it is but the printing looks similar to the other card so it's probably from around the same time.