Friday, 22 February 2013

Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards from my collection

"Never mind the weather love."

This is one of my favourite Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards. I'm not sure why it appeals so much. Maybe it’s just the cheeky look on the children’s faces or the fact they are sitting under a brolly even though the sun appears to be shining.

I also love the message on the card; Dear Master Christopher, I wonder if this is you and Sheila under the umbrella. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather. Have you had your Granny to stay with you yet? Lots of love, from Old Nannie xxx. 
Posted on 30th August, 1929. 

This one makes me smile. I just love their happy faces and the fact they are laughing so much they can only manage to say O, Help!  

Valentine's "Attwell" series number A614 not posted and not dated.

Make us good for goodness gracious sake.

This one is poignant, sweet and funny!  Published by Valentine & Son's number 2889. Not dated but probably 1950s.

If you enjoy Mabel Lucie Attwell's artwork you might like these previous posts, please remember don't forget and Manty a fairy tale

Thanks so much for calling in, I hope you are enjoying the postcards. 


  1. What a coincidence Barbara! I was just visiting your on line store and searching by Mabel Lucie Attwell and watching some cards and then I came to the blog and found these ones...I really love her illustrations since the moment I found my children's china sets.
    I always enjoy your posts a lot.

  2. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 06:41

    Hi Lindsay, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the cards. Barbara x

  3. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 06:43

    Hi Bobbi, glad you like them. The little dog is very sweet.

  4. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 06:48

    Hi Marilyn, you are so right! I like to hang on to some of that innocence hence my love of vintage books and cards.

  5. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 06:50

    Thanks Hilde, I'm glad you like them.

  6. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 07:55

    Hi Michelle, I remember sending out Christmas cards to my young nephews addressed Master …. my goodness that makes me sound old!
    Happy to share, thanks for calling in.

  7. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 08:03

    Hi Jo, thanks for that.

  8. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 08:28

    Hello Silvina, how strange – we must be on the same wave length today! I loved your post recent post; the plates and cups are so pretty, they are just the kind of thing I like to collect. xx

  9. Now, these are just way too cute. They're beyond adorable! I think the first one is my fav, not just because of the illustration, but 'never mind the weather, love.' How sweet is that?

  10. These are adorable! It is rainy here today- so I especially enjoy the first one. :) Look at those cheeks!

  11. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 21:25

    Hi Donna, very sweet indeed! Thanks for calling in.

  12. barbaraannefisher23 February 2013 at 21:28

    Hi Stephanie, they are pretty special. Mabel Lucie Attwell certainly had the knack of drawing cute children. Thanks for your comment.

  13. Oh my God, these are so cute. I really love 'O Help' and the puppy in the 'Make Us Good for Goodness Gracious Sake.' It seemed to be repenting along with the child!

  14. barbaraannefisher25 February 2013 at 08:49

    Hi Claudine, the little dog was the thing that attracted me to the card. I love the way he is sitting with his head bowed, as you say, it looks as though he’s repenting too.

  15. Hi Barbara,
    I have only just come across your blog and I have fallen in love! The artwork is just beautiful, thank-you so much for sharing. I sent you a tweet to enthuse via twitter but I'm very new so don't know if you will have been able to see it, and I've taken up your offer to "grab my button" for my website which is still under construction and could use some visitors if anyone has some spare time! Thank-you again Barbara for this beautiful blog.

  16. barbaraannefisher26 February 2013 at 10:49

    Hello Jill, thanks so much for your comment and for mentioning my blog on your blog! You just made my day! I couldn't find your Tweet, if I could I would re-tweet and follow you. What Twitter name do you use? Barbara

  17. How lovely to have made someone's day!
    It's Jill London @london_jill
    Keep smiling : )

  18. barbaraannefisher26 February 2013 at 11:32

    Thanks Jill I've just followed you on Twitter : )

  19. How wonderful, a real blast from the past.

  20. barbaraannefisher28 February 2013 at 08:50

    Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed them.

  21. Anne Marie Stevenson7 March 2013 at 18:34

    I used to love Mabel Lucie Attwell when I was little

  22. barbaraannefisher8 March 2013 at 06:15

    Me too - and I still do! Thanks for commenting.


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Barbara xx

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