Thursday, December 12, 2019

Playing cards with a French twist..



The history of playing cards is long and sometimes confusing. Beginning in China around the 1200's introduced to Europe in the 1300's and over to England around 1480. Today’s 52-card deck preserves the four original French suits of centuries ago: clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥), and spades (♠). I'm sure I don't even have to tell you who designed the fabulous pack of cards here but I will anyway :) My favourite artiste français Tankateo illustrates one deck of playing cards a year and publishes it as a limited edition and I was lucky to get the last pack in her current series. Pick a card, any card.. they're all fabulous ♥ Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. thanks so much for all the good wishes re my injured foot, has slowed me down temporarily but not for long😉


26 comments:

  1. They are very pretty! Lucky you!

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  2. Those are spectacular, love the faces.

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  3. Son unes cartes molt curioses ;)

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  4. They're fantastic - something to occupy you till your foot gets better.

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  5. These are so wonderful, Grace! I'm glad you were one of the lucky ones to get a set!

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  6. She has unique interpretations of people's faces.

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  7. Fantastic and they would ensure a very long game of cards.

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  8. Oh yes, they are quite fabulous Grace! So glad you were able to get them.

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  9. Very funny!! So nice to see these figures on the play cards. Very special.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  10. I can see why you like these. The art reminds me of the work of artist Ralph Steadman. Do you know his work?

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  11. I like these a lot. So artistic!

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  12. Oh wow, those are great. I love them. What a great idea.

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  13. Those are awsome. But I notice there no one eye jacks.

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  14. Now that is some set of cards, Grace! I love it!
    I couldn´t even play with it because I´d enjoyed looking at the cards so long the other person might just fall asleep, LOL

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  15. Never seen such cards before. Like them.

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  16. Love the whimsy. So creative... a touch clownishly creepy. Janis GDP

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  17. They look very special, nice painted.

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  18. I think if I was playing a serious card game those cards would totally distract me!!! Just rest that foot until it is better!! Have a good day, Diane

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  19. Original and creative. "Bonne pioche" as we say in French when you get good cards

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  20. I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away. Click here and Check me out i am getting naked here ;)

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