Monday, August 23, 2021

T Stands For Puffin

 

 Today we are celebrating T Time at my dining room table.  My drink of choice is iced tea.  I'll explain why I used a mug instead of a glass in a minute, but first, I want to call attention to

this adorable puffin that flew out of my mailbox on Saturday. 

It was an amazing gift from Mae, who is so thoughtful and knows how to show it.  Originally I was going to block my address with the mug, then realized the crocheted coaster would be better.

And because Lisca likes to see the postage stamps, this one is postmarked from Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland.  I found the web site with the 2020 pig, but I couldn't get it to translate.  UPDATE: The translation is supposed to be in German, so maybe someone can let us know what it is.  The translation I used thought it was German, but Lisca has given us the exact Icelandic translation and information about the piglet and the entire series.  Here's the web site and the stamp of the piglet.  Before I forget, I want to thank Mae from the bottom of my very grateful heart for her thoughtfulness sending this wonderful postcard.  Thank you so much, Mae!!
 
It's now time to share your own drink inspired post this week.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.  

 
 



29 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful postcard from Mae. I looked at the website but couldn't find anything in German. And you didn't say why you were drinking from a mug! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

Sounds like a beautiful postcard, I love puffins, I loved to paint them once upon a time, 👍❤️

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS card. Love the pig stamp too.

Karen said...

Hello! what fun to receive a postcard from a blogging friend ~ I love puffins too :) Long time since my last visit ~ Hope to post tomorrow! Miss having T with everyone ~ Love, Karen

Sharon Madson said...

It is a beautiful postcard, and lovely stamp. The first thing I noticed about your iced tea, was not what it was in, but the fact there was no ice! LOL Happy T Day, Elizabeth.

Lisca said...

That is so thoughtful of Mae. A beautiful card and an even more beautiful stamp.
I looked it up and the info about the stamp is in Icelandic. Thanks to Google translate I am able to tell you that the info about the stamp reads:
"Young Icelandic domestic animals IV - Pig - Self-adhesive - 50g outside Europe
Release date 07-05-2020
Designer Hlynur Olafsson/ Bara Kristinsdottir."

Another website tells me this:"The fourth and last set in Postphil’s series “The young of Iceland’s domestic animals” are to be released in May this year. After kids and kittens in 2017, calves and lambs in 2018 and puppies and horses in 2019, 2020 will see the release of the last of our “animals of honour”, the chick and the piglet.
Pigs first set hoof in Iceland with the first settlers (and their chickens!) at the end of the ninth century. It is believed that pigs lived almost wild after that. Many place names in Iceland refer to pigs, such as Svínafell (Pig mountain), Svínavatn (Pig lake), Galtarholt (pigs hillock), Galtalækur (Pig stream) etc… These names give us insight on the importance pigs must have had through the ages."
I hope this is helpful,
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Mae Travels said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm so glad the postcard arrived. As I wrote during the trip, we LOVED seeing the puffins and took all kinds of photos of them as well as buying post cards..

Post cards, much as I have always loved them, are much slower than the Internet. I did not see the stamp, which looks very neat! The ship has a mailing service for passengers -- you turn in the post cards and they do the rest. We were in a covid-safe bubble and would not have been allowed in a post office.

My favorite puffin is here: https://maefood.blogspot.com/2021/07/iceland.html

best... mae

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful postcard and stamp and I Love puffins very much too.

Kate Yetter said...

A very beautiful postcard from Mae! I love the flowers that the Puffin is sitting in.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

My name is Erika. said...

Nice postcard. It was thoughtful of Mae to send you one from Iceland. That pig on the stamp is really cute and looks like something you would find in a children's book. And that looks like tea with your postcard. It looks like a nice afternoon or evening break. Hope you have a super T day my friend. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

Puffins are great! Love the pig stamp. :)

Iris Flavia said...

Ohhh, they´re both so cute, the Puffin and the pig!
The Puffin wins, though.
The coaster is cute, too.
I had a .... "stool" from Ingo´s Grandma in that color - sadly after over 40 years the plastic was done. Awww. it had fur! And my family´s bathroom came in this green, too! I still have pics of my Bro and myself taking a bath in the shower together :-)
Oh, that green.

craftytrog said...

You had me at puffin! I love the pig stamp too.

Sami said...

Lovely of Mae to send you a postcard with a pretty bird and a cute stamp too :)

nwilliams6 said...

How fun to get happy mail like that! Sweet of Mae to send it and that fun stamp too. Adorabe critters that make me smile. Happy T-day! Hugz

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy mail is the best. The puffin and the piggie are too cute. Happy T Day

Barbara said...

Puffins are so attractive! I’ve always loved them. Thanks for your visit, Elizabeth. The full moons all have numerous names depending on which Native American tribe named them. When I was making the dolls I just chose the name I felt I could most easily depict.

Halle said...

What a cool postcard! Puffins are very cute.
Happy T day!

Divers and Sundry said...

I love puffins! I keep a couple of links to live webcams in the sidebar at my blog. I even know a poem :)

Sandra Cox said...

What a wondrous postcard. So fun to get unexpected mail.
YOU take special care.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a gorgeous postcard and postage stamp! What a great surprise, it was so lovely to hear from Mae and celebrate T Day with her puffin postcard - yay 😁. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Caty said...

Lovely postcard from Mae. The puffin is so beautiful. Happy T-day dear Elizabeth!This post stamp will sure interests Lisca a lot. Thanks so much for sharing the website with us.
i wish you a great Wednesday, and send big hugs
Caty

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth, what a neat postcard !!! the puffin reminds me of penguin in some fashion. I've heard they are very friendly birds :) ♥♥

Azka Kamil said...

It is a beautiful postcard

Jeanie said...

Puffins are such cute birds! They make me smile!

DVArtist said...

Wonderful card. I love Puffins. Have a very nice day today.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Puffins are so unusual - I've only seen them once but what a treat it was. How lovely of Mae to send it to you. That pig stamp is fun. Hugs, Chrisx

Carola Bartz said...

What a sweet gesture from Mae! The card is lovely, those puffins are such cute birds. The pig stamp is fun as well! Unfortunately, tihs week I can't participate in T Tuesday, not enough time. Hopefully again next week. Happy T day!

Susan Kane said...

God has created so many creatures, and puffins are a part of His Creation.