Tuesday, October 27, 2009

~A Few Bluebird Notes ~

Simple Pleasures
What's on your top 10 list?
oven fresh bread
an autumn walk in the leaves
a weekend away with friends
coming home to find dinner on the table
.....the list will be different for everyone
but I pretty much bet everyone finds pleasure in receiving
an unexpected letter in the mail.
Once upon a time handwritten correspondence was the
only way to hear from family and friends.
I feel sad for the daughter's of today who have not had
the thrill of having a handwritten letter
{on beautiful paper}
waiting for them in the mailbox.

I have decided it is time to bring back some Joy...
To reach out in a timeless, classic and personal way
for those of you that played along with me in a previous post
Your notes are in the mail!
{as you can see from the stack of envelopes above I had many responses}
{I have two lovely bloggers who did not get back to me with their addresses
so if you are one of them please email me...one friend I am still trying to connect with}
So start sending out some snail mail love
The Joy I got from taking the time was unbelievable!
{The Perfect Note...by Kerry Colburn...is a wonderful book full of amazing letter writing ideas}


A great big hug goes out to Jermaine
for presenting me with
the Kreative Blogger Award
please visit her lovely blog

...the rules say I have to tell you 7 things about myself..
yawn yawn
so without repeating myself over and over
visit here or here to learn more about me
{only if you please}


Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee,
I guess great minds think alike. I did my top ten list of things that make me smile on my post today. I love getting mail (not bills!!) from friends and family. It is very sweet of you to carry on the tradition of letter writing, and I look forward to receiving my note. I hope you are having a good week. Vicki

Julie Harward said...

I have my parents courtship/love letters and they are such a treasure to me. I love the internet and I have written my share of letters in the past. I do miss letters but the connecting is so many people is such a miracle!
It's a good thing to try to get going, good for you! Come say hi :D

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh I know, it is a loss, no letters anymore. Wonderful post honey. I just adore your photo's you are so clever with them.

congratulations on you award, well deserved my friend.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

OOooo, Koralee, I shall be looking out for the postman. I love receiving letters.
Well done on your award....thoroughly deserved. XXXX

Duchess of Tea said...

Congratulations on a well deserved award. By the way darling, I simply adore your new profile photo… elegant yet sexy and fun at rolled in one.

Love & Hugs

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Me and the Boodle shall be sitting at the window in the kitchen looking for Mr.Postie every day until it comes!
Beautiful photograph of your envelope stack Koralee,

Love Sarah x

10 Minute Crafter said...

Hi Koralee,
I miss letter writing and 'pen pals', I can't wait to get my little note from you, I'm so excited : )

Sheryn xox

Anonymous said...

Oh I cant wait lol.I have a few lovlies to be waiting for this week.How nice to have such special friends here on blogger.Have a lovely day!

Honorablyfallen said...

Hey Koralee! I'm calling out to you in distress! I have tried to comment on several of your post and from some reason they are not showing up . I love love love your blog and look forward to your post every week. I just got into blogging and played your Sunday tag game which I loved and posted it to my blog but alas that comment didn't show up either.. I do hope this one does... I am so looking forward to making lovely blog friends-Sarahlynn

*jean* said...

i do keep correspondence...it became clear to me i should after my father died after valentines day one year...i kept his card and pull it out when i miss him....

Mise said...

Good for you, and I hope you get a lovely stash of letters back from everyone! You'll do our collective handwriting a world of good.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Koralee, I too am excited to get my little bluebird note, thank you! When I was a little girl I could not wait to receive a letter from my grandma in New Mexico... it was so exciting to wait for our postman each day and when it finally arrived, he was as excited to deliver it to me as I was to receive it! xoxo Julie Marie

Jill said...

So true! there is just nothing like the gift of a letter! You have inspired me my friend! off to put my pen to the paper, and Bless someone with a gift in the mailbox!
Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!
Many Blessings!

Anne Marie said...

how great! snail mail is a passion of mine as well......great images

Maria Confer said...

Snail mail is so wonderfully romantic!!


Pinecone Camp said...

I love getting mail! Happy mail, not mean bills. Now, I missed your last post, so I'll have to check it out.
Have a lovely day.

Courtney said...

Getting personal mail from someone is a really great feeling! I always tell myself I should send more notes and cards - I think this post just inspired me to sit down and do that this afternoon.

Kissed by an Angel said...

What could be nicer - a hand written note from a friend or loved one!!! Wonderful!!


Magdalena said...

I am so looking forward to my little note from you..I will treasure it. I have special boxes of letters and notes from all my dear friends that date back to grade school, letters that my grandparents sent to me while I was studying in Paris, all the letters my husband sent me when we first met 23 years ago... etc etc..it is wonderful to look at them and see that each and everyone of the people who sent them have touched my life over the years. I think this is a wonderful thing you are doing :)

Sierra said...

Oh wow, you must be a busy lady sending out all of the letters, I bet everyone will just love them! I love receiving snail mail too, I need to take the time and write more letters to people. I love all of your vintage photos, just so beautiful. Don't worry about taking a while to get back to me, you are very welcome for the award! XO!

Maria said...

This is so darling, Koralee!
Some time down the road, maybe for Christmas ~~~ I'd love to send you a card *<]:-)

That is supposed to be a winter smiley with a 'santa-snow hat' : )

Your photography is always so lovely Koralee ~ I learn so much from you!
God has certainly blessed you with JOY

Jeanne Oliver said...

This is such a fabulous idea!!!

June said...

Koralee, I feel the same about this lost art. I wish now that I had saved the many letters I recieved from my family and friends. You go girl and just maybe you will rub off on us all.
Your blog is always such a delight.

Kelly said...

Great post!
It made me think about what makes me smile too!
I love the way your posts always leave me with something to think about :)

Lots of Love

Kelly xx

LuLu said...

I'm so excited! I have saved every letter my husband has ever written me. thank you for bringing this lost art back, i will do my part and spread little notes as well,

AnnaVallance said...

My girls are both overseas and I love writing letters and cards to them and they love getting them. I buy special writing paper (always have) or I make my own cards and envelopes. That is even more fun.

beachvintage.com said...

I love the hand bound letters awaiting to be posted, beautiful.

Sue said...

Getting mail is such fun. I still have all the letters my husband and I exchange while dating and at 2 different schools in different states. I can't believe you wrote all those letters...you are a sweetheart!


Unknown said...

Dear Koralee, i adore this post...and i guess you know by now i always adore all your posts because they have such sweet sentiment and reminder in each of them. I adore simple Pleasures!

Yay i am really looking forward to your note...i always adore snail mail mainly because it feels alot personal and one way for me to keep letters and notes that i treasure! I know i will treasure yours. :D

Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


Kellie Collis said...

I remember my fist hand written note! x

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Simple pleasures are the best and I love your top 10 list idea. There is nothing at all like the thrill of receiving a beautiful card or note in the mail. I'm going to do as you suggest and send more snail mail.
Congratulations on your award. No yawning here - I love your blog!

Little Monarch said...

receiving pretty letters in the post is one of lifes most simple pleasures. the excitement of finding it in your letter box, the moment you tear open the seal, holding the letter in your palm. oh to recieve a sweet smelling ditty in the mail today!

thanks for coming over to my blog btw x

Gypsy Purple said...

So true about girls missing out on true love letters!!!!...mmmm....

littlebyrd said...

Look at that beautiful pile of letters! Fall walks through the leaves are the best :)

Faded Plains said...

I love this idea...nothing beats a beautiful handwritten letter. Your bundle of letters look lovely!

Unknown said...

koralee, you're so sweet! your stack of letters is lovely. i've got a letter to write myself :) have a lovely weekend!

Winchester Manor said...

Hi Koralee,

I'm so anxious to receive your letter! I truly adore you and love the way you think. You are a very special lady full of so much wonderful talent.

Thank you so much sweet friend for your kind words and well wishes!

Love and hugs,

SLR said...

i wasn't able to find your email to give you my address...
you can email me at sremiker.flesch@gmail.com to get my address if it's not too much trouble :)

Terra said...

Oh how I love the note I received from you, dear Bluebird, today. It was so artistic, you write in such a lovely penmanship, the stickers and all, are gorgeous.
I am going to write you a note in return.
There is no possible substitute for snail mail paper letters and notes.
Your note brought me smiles today, here in California.

BonjourRomance said...

Loved this post. I'm with you 100%, I love sending and receiving real mail. I use every opportunity I can to revive the lost art of letter writing! Your blog is always so upbeat and creative, a real joy to read!

à la parisienne said...

Sending out handwritten letters to your blog friends was such a great idea. Your daughter is so blessed to have a creative mother like you!