Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Timeless Talk - FMS93





There is something wonderfully charming about old fashioned telephones.  I grew up in the era of operators, party lines and shouting long distance phone calls.  When you talked on the phone the person on the other end had your undivided attention because you were tethered to one spot in your house. The whole family shared one phone and somehow we survived. Now it seems that talking on the phone is something you do at the same time you are doing everything else in life.  But it's nice that my husband and I often talk to each other on our cell phones.  It usually starts with one of us shouting:  "Honey I can't find my phone......call me will you?"



             Allisa's sketch is wonderfully charming this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

                                 

18 comments:

Kim S said...

So cute! That set was on my first order from the new catalog which I am hoping comes today!!!!

LeAnne said...

LOL! You're right....one phone, and you sat down to talk! I do remember my grandma having a party line, too! Ack, we're really old! But your card is fresh & fun & funky --I love it!

Dawn Tidd said...

I love those colors together, Linda. Of course, I can relate to the phone situation too! The stamp is precious and I really like now you incorporate the Candy Dots. Great card!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Linda you nailed this one! Now when you want to talk to a friend you text or e-mail or send them a Facebook message. I miss the days of chatting on the phone forever with my girlfriends! Your cards is beautiful and is only missing a poodle!!! I love those colours! Love the bubble!!!

Jen said...

My sister, who loves all things vintage, actually had a phone that looked a lot like this. We called it a French phone although I'm not sure that's what it was! Your card has a wonderful retro feel and the colors are ooh-la-la!

Bev Gomez said...

Ha ha Linda, Love your card and Bingo you are so right. LOL! I got a pan line with this internet TV package and I call my cell or vice versa to find the phone. Yes the colors really are vintage. Great card dear!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Linda! Great color combination! Ah...I remember growing up out in the country without a phone. We would drive into town and use the pay phone if we needed to make a call. Then we got a party line! Woo hoo! Of course today, my cell phone is in constant use, texting away all day.

Carol Held said...

What an eye catching card......this really rings a bell in my books....luv it!

Adriana Benitez said...

Love how you took the phone off the hook - clever! Fun color combo, too! TFS!

Linda Suarez said...

I love that vintage phone! And your color combo is perfect. I just love that ruffle ribbon!

Terry said...

I love that old phone and the way you put this card together! Super cute!!!

Jen Timko said...

I call my cell phone from my home phone to find it, lol! I just love the ruffles on this and the pop of pink with the black!

Alison Barclay said...

Love this card...the polka dots & ruffles rock!
Sometimes I lament the arrival of the mobile phone....give me the early 90s any day! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is beautiful Linda! Love the combination of pretty colours! Love the phone story - we have so many phones in our house and we can never find one!

Cindy Hall said...

I love this card, Linda! The pop of pink on the black and white is so pretty! I don't remember operators, but I do remember party lines and short phone numbers that started with letters! And houses with only one phone (and one bathroom!).

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda this is so funny and Sooooooooooooooooooooooo TRUE! hugs.

PS: Love the card too!

Rita said...

Love this! I think that set is just adorable and you made it even more so with those fabulous colors and ruffles.

Allisa said...

I remember the one thing as well........in my time, ours had a super long cord.........so you could take the one phone anywhere in the house. Love the colors in your card!