Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PFF: I still want to go to Florida

Boy, those tree leaves are bright in this old linen card, aren't they?  It looks tropical and pretty and WARM.  We had freezing rain here in the Midwest today.

Caption:  "Hundreds of Royal Poinciana trees border S. Miami Ave., Miami, Fla." On the reverse: "Between May and July this avenue is ablaze with the flaming Royal Poinciana, affording a never to be forgotten sight to persons who have never seen nature in such  brilliant array."

Sent from Hollywood Fla to Rhode Island in 1955.
"We visited a park to-day and saw all the animals and things.  Then we went to Miami.  Saw Arthur Godfrey's Hotel.  Lois, Bill and Roger"

Today I think most people would be interested in the beach, shopping or the nightlife at South beach.  Arthur Godfrey is not remembered.



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19 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great postcard. It's been a little frigid in Florida for the last two months. No snow, but low temps. I'm ready for spring too :-)

Jocelyn
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bj said...

OOO, I do remember him...very well. NOW, see...that sure does DATE me. :))

Donna aka "Grammy" said...

Very very pretty post card. Come on down to FL. great weather
its is some what cool on some days. but I am from PA and its not really cold to me.

Postcardy said...

If you are having rain, it's a lot warmer where you are than where I am.

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty card. So colorful.

Anna said...

Lots of snow (for us) here in the NE, too. Beginning to be jealous of my in-laws. Very pretty card, I love the colors.

LV said...

I have a few old cards like this. I love going back in time and look at them. Brings back so many great, long ago memories.

Ann said...

Just love old postcards. Love to read the back of them...such a time capsule

Tammy said...

The postcard is lovely. The colours are still so vivid. I can't sympathize with your weather though. There is a windchill warning this morning in Brandon Manitoba Canada where I live. The current temperature is minus 30 celicus with wind chill making it feel like minus 44 celicus. Happy vintage Thursday and keep warm.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Such a lovely image! And I have to thank you for sharing this - because of your post I googled Royal Poinciana Trees, wondering if they are possibly the lovely trees we have here in Los Angeles down one street. Turns out ours are something different, Coastal Coral Trees, but I may have never found out if it hadn't been for your postcard. :)
And I remember Arthur Godfrey. I'm not sure why though??? Even though I'm as old as dirt teehee, he's before my time. I guess I must have seen him on reruns on TV?

Happy VTT,
Sally

Ann said...

I see these linen cards, they are really neat. The sceen looks sereal today, we have 10" of snow on the ground.
Happy VTT
Ann

Mindy said...

I have some great vintage postcards from the 1920's I need to put on my blog. Another estate sale find. I posted some a few months back from Long Beach, CA. Love your FlA one. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about the patterns. I love vintage graphics!

Honey at 2805 said...

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Diann said...

That's an awesome postcard!

Rebecca said...

Love the colors in this one-dreaming of brighter days!

Coloradolady said...

Wt a beautiful postcard! I can only imagine how beautiful that would be in person~!! Happy VTT!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great postcard. btw congratulations on the 23 loss! I'm down 7 since Jan 5 th but not fast enough to brag too much about.

Kathy said...

What amazing colors! I'll bet someone was thrilled to get such a lovely card in their mailbox once upon time.

alex said...

That's an awesome postcard! i love it. keep posting







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