zondag 23 november 2014

Sunday stamps: Furniture

Today Viridian's Sunday Stamps theme is 'furniture'.

I thought that I couldn't add anything at all, but to my surprise I found an other furniture stamp, thanks again to Micu from Mail a Smile!

Hungary has issued several stamps showing a chair.
The ones with postage worth 5, 30 and 90 forint I've posted here, and Eva has posted beautiful furniture stamps today, among them the 40, 50, 100 and 300 forint stamps.

The one I'm posting here today is the 20 forint stamp, issued in 2001:

And still there are more Hungarian chair stamps, I learned by searching the internet. But so far I'm happy with these ones. See more furniture stamps via the links on Viridian's Sunday Stamps.

And does the following one count as a 'furniture stamp'?
It has been issued for the "Book's Week" in 2010, and the sheet itself is a bookmark. I've put a ruler next to it so you can see the size of this remarkable stamp. The stamp itself shows a famous Dutch author, who is sitting on a chair... made of books.

maandag 10 november 2014

Sunday stamps: fruits of the forest

We have been away this weekend, so I wasn't able to scan and post my contribution to Viridian's Sunday Stamps on Sunday. Fortunately - possibly thanks to the time zone differences - I still could post, now that in our part of the world Monday has begun.
This Sunday's theme is 'Fruits of the Forest: Nuts and Berries'.

The first stamp I love to share is this one from Finland. The berry is called 'kruisbes' in Dutch, or 'kroezel' as my friends from the very south of the Netherlands say, in the dialect of Limburg. The Finnish name sounds intruiging to me: 'Karviainen', while in English this berry appears to be 'Gooseberry'.

And lucky me, a colleague happened to have several stamps from Turkey and gave them to me.
There is a serie about berries, of which Viridian already showed my favourite one: the Blackberry, 'Braam' in Dutch.

I think the berries of the 'Pyracantha' or 'firethorn' ('vuurdoorn' in Dutch) are not suitable to be eaten by us, humans, but they're a welcome meal to birds like the blackbird:

zondag 2 november 2014

Sunday stamps: more chairs

Today's Sunday Stamps theme again is 'Anything you wish'.
The previous 'anything you wish' I choose for 'chairs' as a theme, inspired by the stamps Micu had sent me from Hungary.
And a few days ago I happened to have received two more chair stamps from Hungary! Thanks to Micu, and by the way, Micu has a beautiful mail art project by which you can send a smile. Every month Micu proposes someone who can use such a smile, sent via snail mail. If you want to join her project, please check 'Mail a Smile'!