Thursday, January 7, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Marie of the French Factrice hosts this wonderful meme, Postcard Friendship Friday

The Little Mermaid
Edvard Eriksen

H.C. Andersen wrote the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid". Fini Henriques composed the music to the ballet of the same title, and art lover and brewer Carl Jacobsen (Carlsberg) asked Eriksen ("E.E.") to create a little mermaid. Naturally E.E.'s lovely wife was model as she was for all his sculptures. The Little Mermaid was mounted at Langelinie, Copenhagen 23 August 1913, a present from Mr. Jacobsen to the people of Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid has since been photographed, kissed, hugged and admired by millions of people from all over the world and has become a symbol of Denmark.

When my nephew, Jerome, goes on a trip he usually sends us, his aunt and uncle, a postcard. I've had this one on my refrigerator since he went to Denmark in 2000. Nine years!

The rules for the meme are:

1. Have a blast with this mail theme! Examples include: any type of postcard, a photo of a mailbox, mailman, a stamp image, postcard altered art, or simply a photo of something that you find 'Postcard Perfect' etc etc etc!
2. Link in with Mr.Linky at the bottom of Marie's post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what a blog party is all about!
4. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is talking about today! Please grab the badge (above) if you'd like to add a bit of PFF colour to your post:)


Postcardy said...

That's a great statue.

Christine H. said...

The postcard is beautiful, but mostly I'm so touched and pleased to hear about nephews who regularly write to their aunts and uncles. Jerome, you're the best!

boliyou said...

I love The Little Mermaid! Thanks for the great post!

Stacey said...

I've always loved this statue- I one day hope to see it in person!

Maria said...

I have actually seen this live once and I think it does much better on image than in irl.

Lyneen said...

lovely card. Nine Years... Every year of so I need to de-clutter my refrigerator. What a lovely postcard and so sweet that your nephew thinks to mail to you when he is traveling. It's a KEEPER!

Marie Reed said...

9 years! You're such w wonderful aunt! Jerome must get a kick out of seeing it! Did you send him the link to your post? Happy traveling Jerome!

grace said...

What a beautiful post card. How sweet you have nephews who send you post cards

viridian said...

A young person who writes! Whow! Happy PFF.

MuseSwings said...

The Little Mermaid is a lovely reminder of HCA's wonderful stories! Pretty card and interesting info.

Snap said...

Wonderful card, Mary. I love receiving cards from my friends/family. I often wish I was there! :D :D :D

Beth Niquette said...

How beautifully graceful. I've always loved that sculpture.

Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

A beautiful card of a beautiful statue! I have heard that the statue is going to be exhibited in China for a large part of 2010 and will be replaced by a piece by a Chinese artist.

Mary said...

I send postcards to my nephews more than they send them to me! But I suppose I travel more, too. Cute card. Happy PFF!

Terry said...

Happy PFF to you .
What a nice card ,I love that you kept it on your refrigerator.
Your nephew must be very wonderful to send you postcards .
Thank you Nephew Jerome !
These truly are the best kinds of cards to get:)
Thank you for sharing with us today.
Happy Trails

Carole said...

Great postcard, and information.