Friday, April 1, 2011

There's something fishy about April Fool's Day...

vintage french postcards...
they appear to have one thing in common...
fish...
pink fish generally...
the images are just too cute...
and I have no clue what they say...
but they are so colorful...
love this one...
and there is a series with rotten pear heads...
at least that's what they look like to me...
and they also have fish...
whimsy postcards...
and then there are others...
probably printed here long ago...
her head is a little too big...
and this one...
maybe the first scratch off...
and a black and white with another fish...
I have a thing for April Fool's Day...
my son was born on this day...
and my grandpa...
big joke in my family on how many fools are in the family tree...
have a great day and beware of pranksters...
but remember...
officially you have to do your pranks before noon!
Happy Pink Saturday!

10 comments:

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY APRIL FISH DAY, TETE,
You have some awesome postcards. I have a lot of vintage postcards but I don't own any of or like these. They are awesome.
Living with my husband is April Fools Day every day...lol
Have A Sugar Sweet Day, my dear friend
hugs
Simply Debbie
I think the sun might shine today...he has not been out since last Friday...grey, cold days.

Patty Sumner said...

Happy April Fools Day! I love the vintage cards as ususal you have some unusual and pretty stuff. Enjoy your day. Blessings!

Victorian1885 said...

What wonderful Postcards! Happy April Fools day and Happy Birthday to you Family members! Enjoy your weekend.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What fun stuff ~ You always find the Best Stuff.... I had never heard the time limit of Noon on April Fool Pranks ~ Interesting! Hope the weather is great, the sun is just coming out & I thin we may be in the 40's today, Yippy!
xox
Cheryl

Donnie said...

I love a laugh on a Friday morning and you gave me more than one. Take care sweetie.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Tete- Simply Debbie (your first commentor) did a April Fish Day post too. Here is the history she posted...

We have the French to thank for this fun day.
When King Charles IX adopted the new Gregorian
Calender and New Years Day shifted from
April 1 to January 1, many rebelled and
continued to celebrate "April Fish Day".
To this day, the French continue to be up to
something "fishy" on April 1.
When their victim is not looking, they tape
a paper fish on their back.
When they discover the prank everyone
yells out,
"le poisson d'avril"
"April Fish Day."

Thought you would get a kick out of her info.

My grandmother's birthday was April 1st also. Hugs-Diana

Marydon said...

Tete, your collection is awesome. Two born on April's Fool Day ...

Have not haerd the fish bit before.

I love old postcards & so regret selling all 900 of mine ... all I kept were the rose ones, ugh!

Always enjoy you, my friend.

Happy pink April lst ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/5

Aunt Snow said...

So funny! THanks, NanaDiana for the explanation.

Some of the postcards say something like "Here's a fish to bring you good luck" but some are too tiny to read.

I don't know about the pears!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Tricia said...

Those are such neat postcards - a little weird, but cool. Thanks for sharing. Happy PS!

Blessings,
Tricia

Phyllis said...

What a refreshing post......I adore vintage postcards from any country......the artwork is always so captivating......my first visit to "pink Saturday".....it is fun.