St Eloi or Saint Eligus was the patron saint of goldsmiths, blacksmiths, cattle & horses. There is an annual mass around December 9th at Notre Dame de Paris, for members of the Confraternity of St. Eloi.
I have always longed to fly with the birds above the clouds in a hot air balloon (and then bungee jump off the side.) Recently I've purchased a few postcards to use as backdrops for my new for Makers Faire '09, steampunk hot air balloon necklaces.
Printed in Germany, mailed from Stamford, England to New England in 1911. This one reminds me of the fantastical steampunk collage creations by http://www.WinonaCookie.Etsy.com
A California Honeymoon. Postcard by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, CA, 1919.
French New Years postcard from the early 1900's, embellished with glitter & sequins. Feel free to use & peruse the images.