Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dug Out...and New Old French Stamps

Well, we are finally dug out from our winter storm here in Wisconsin. I have been here at the house for several days (weeks, it seems). Thankfully the roads are driveable now and the kids have violin lessons today...oh, and it's Dad's birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad) which means out to supper tonight...and it's mid-week prayer service tonight after supper. So, needless to say there are plenty of reasons to get out and about today. Can you tell I have a touch of cabin fever? The snow IS pretty, and it smells fresh and clean. Next month is March which means spring. The sun is almost up, and it's a beautiful (albeit frigid) day....trying to stay super positive here!

Speaking of being positive...Mom acquired a GREAT amount of old stamps recently. There are many US and many foreign in the mix. There are also many quite old ones. Some she has are just exquisite--they are like miniature works of art. She was super kind to give me these pretty, colorful, old French stamps (she knows I like French things) to "play" with (thanks, Mom). I'm not a talented paper/scrapbook/altered art person like so many of you out there and therefore haven't figured out what to do with them yet other than knowing that I really want to create with them. Inspiration will strike, I'm sure, probably at a most unusual time. Perhaps today's fresh, cold air will clear my mind and an idea germinate.


Floss said...

Hello nice to 'meet' you and to find something French in your snowy world! The lady on your stamps is called Marianne - she's kind of the embodiment of France and has gone through quite a few style-makeovers since she was first adopted. She's currently depicted head and shoulders only, in a slightly more freestyle way.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Thank you for the great info, Floss! That was very kind of you. ; )

summersundays-jw said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog & leaving the nice comment. We, too, are experienceing the snow & frigid temps. More snow coming today. Love your stamps. This week on one of the blogs I read (I think it was Common Ground) she had used a heart shaped punch on old stamps. They were so cute. And if you don't want to cut them, make a copy of all of them on your printer. Is this too much info????? Thanks so much & you're in the give-away. Jan

rochambeau said...

You have many fine treasures to behold on your blog, Michele!
Wonderful to meet you!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

They are quite lovely; as you said ~ works of art!
Thanks so much for the visit to my blog and your kind comment!

CindyBee said...

Hi Michelle - thank you for visiting. I love your stamps. I have seen fabulous earrings made from postage stamps - they look great. Also pendants and I guess you could make bracelet if you can find the right thing to mount them on. I'll be interested to know what you decide to use them on. Hugs from very hot (but at least not shaky for now) Christchurch

Frog and Beef said...

Hello Michelle,
I am returning your visit to our OWOH blog (#208 on Lisa's fab list) thanks for visiting us!
I am sorry not to have seen your blog here, but thank you for a chance to visit via OWOH. I adore your perfume bottles ! Your blog is beautiful!
best regards

Lexmark T520 said...

Wow old stamps! My grandfather would love to see these stamps, I'll ask him if he has already these stamps. Thanks!