Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Corner View: Whatever Strikes My Fancy

Ninja supplied the theme this week.

Whatever strikes my fancy: Hmmmm.

I decided to exhibit some of my note cards.
I am always on the look-out for pretty, colorful, and different note cards.
I keep a basket full on a dresser in the dining room
and a folder full in a desk drawer at school.

I use them to jot a  note form of a letter
a short "thinking of you" encouragement.

They are one of my trademarks at school.

The O is the initial of my last name and I got through Thirty One,
which I sell.

At Half-price Book stores, I pick up tins of flowered note cards with info about them.

This is from "Queen of Hearts" --a blogger who sells her work on line.
She's the one from whom I bought the stones with words of encouragement on them.
 This one is from my dear blogger friend S. Etole.  This picture doesn't do it justice, but I included it anyway.
She sent two of her beautiful note cards to me along with an incredible copy of a photo that I loved.

I bought these at a country store in the Hocking Hill area of Ohio
on vacation two years ago.

This is from the artist foundation in a near-by town. 
I love the vibrant colors and abstract design.

Some of the note cards I have a hard time parting with.
But I do eventually.

For more on "Whatever . . ." check out Francesca's Fuoriborgo.


  1. Wow ! That is quite a beautiful collection of cards you have there !

    This is my first visit to your blog ... I must ask, is that your front patio pictured ?? It is BEAUTIFUL !!

    Here is my ”WHATEVER” !

  2. So many beautiful cards. I also collect cards and look forward to when I find new ones.

  3. A nice collection of cards. I too keep a basket of cards. I'm going to my first Thirty One party this Thursday! xo

  4. if only i'd had a teacher like you in my high school days....!

  5. Love notecards! Love when I get snailmail.

  6. What a great collection of notecards. I love S Etoles work - how lucky you are to have gotten that!

  7. I'm always writing cards too. nice choice ;)

  8. Words escape me, Beth ... thank you so much.

    I'm off to look up Thirty One. I've not heard of it before.

  9. My Emily loves to give/send personal notes as well... I'll bet your students feel special when they receive something beautiful and personal instead of just a post-it note or something scribbled on a scrap of paper.

  10. so many and so pretty. I can understand that you can have a hard time parting with them :)

  11. I love receiving cards, but I'm not very good at writing them!

  12. That is a lovely trademark to have, and you have an excellent hand in picking cards.


    PS I'm really not sure what Top1 put in the cake - it tasted fantastic though. Stay tuned for the special surprise we're planning for Top3 this weekend!

  13. I love your collection Beth. I have a weakness for beautiful note cards too but haven't gotten any in a long time. And i too, have a hard time parting with some of them. I confess, that sometimes I keep one just for me!

  14. I, too, love note cards and pretty stationery. You have a lovely collection.

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