Savor the Season: A Visit to the Orchard in Vintage Postcards

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What better way to welcome the season than exploring a picturesque orchard with your sweetest friends? Whether you challenge each other to an apple-themed cook-off or spend the day making cakes from your crop, it’s bound to be a bushel of fun. Let these vintage postcards of pastoral perfection send your imagination reeling, before you set out to create fresh memories with your own fruit-picking adventure!

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About Chris

Every day, Chris gets one to three scoops closer to his dream of an ice cream-only diet. If he’s not indulging his sweet tooth, Chris is using his child-like energy levels to play rubber snake pranks, converse with countless puns, and capture the world in photos as he walks. If you aspire to have a perfect Pittsburgh accent or have a passion for periodicals, he would love to talk over afternoon coffee.

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4 Responses to Savor the Season: A Visit to the Orchard in Vintage Postcards

  1. Amy Lynn Spitzley 11/06/2013 at 11:52 am #

    Nice cards! My grandparents had an orchard near St. Joe/Benton Harbor, called Schueneman Orchards. My uncle owns it now. I think the family first moved there in the 1950′s or so. I remember climbing in the trees with my (numerous!) cousins during apple-picking season. Fun times!

  2. yasmin 11/06/2013 at 6:48 pm #

    more vintage postcards pleas; I love them!

  3. Paige 11/11/2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I love posts like these! I absolutely love vintage postcards! Apple picking is also such a great tradition!

    -Paige, kaydove.com

  4. Normandythenandnow 02/08/2014 at 3:19 am #

    You have found such lovely images! Old postcards can be such a wonderful insight into the past. A vintage postcard reminded us so strongly of Felicite of Flaubert’s A Simple Heart, we bought it. Have a look at this lovely old postcard and lots more here http://www.normandythenandnow.com/a-simple-heart-at-pont-leveque

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