Saturday, December 11, 2010

This sleek stamp was on the card below. The rings, part of a series called "My Easter", were designed by famed Finnish goldsmith and jewelry designer Kirsti Doukas. She took her inspiration for the rings from a custom from her childhood, that of finding rings in Easter eggs. It sounds charming--and the rings are fab.

A Finnish postcrosser sent this card made from a 1954 photo taken in Lahti, in southern Finland. The building at left, she explains, was once a manor house, now a historical museum. I can only imagine how the rest of the city has changed since this photo was taken.