Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Here is a charming antique Christmas image of a young girl. This image comes from an antique advertising card for a tea company. Here is another free Christmas image from The Antique Image.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This pretty, antique advertising card has one of my favorite winter and Christmas images on it. I love this little scene and would love to take a walk through it all bundled up in a heavy, warm coat. Can you tell that I love that time of year? Over at The Antique Image, there's another lovely Christmas image.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Here is the final antique black and white illustration from a Victorian book on life. Check out The Antique Image for more of these free illustrations.
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is a touching vintage black and white illustration of a mother and child that I got from a Victorian book. I could imagine this image used as a decoration for a Mother's Day gift or card. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This black and white illustration was taken from an antique, Victorian book on life. It is entitled, The Past and Present. There is another free image from the same book here on The Antique Image.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Here is another black and white illustration from an antique book on flowers. The illustrations in this book are beautiful, and I really wish there were more of them.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is a black and white illustration I found in an antique book about flowers. You just know that this woman is thinking to herself, "He loves me. He loves me not," as she's plucking each petal.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here is an image of an antique advertising card. This antique image would make a lovely Christmas card or decoration for a Christmas or winter themed project.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here is a pretty image of a girl scanned from an antique advertising card for the Palace Millinery Store.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here are two lovely images from a humorous antique book about flowers. I've posted other images from this same book here and also on The Antique Image.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This is an image of an antique business card. I love the look of this piece of ephemera. It's a little dirty and worn and has so much character. I've photoshopped out the words, but changed nothing else because I love the aged look.
These are two black and white illustrations that I scanned from a Victorian book on etiquette. The designs are very pretty and can be used to make unique hang tags. What I've often done to antique images such as these is colorize them, and then print them out on heavy card stock and make hang tags. I think an antique or vintage design is so appealing and adds interest to any project.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'm continuing with the nautical theme today with these two images from the antique book, The Wonder Book of Ships. The color plates in this book are bright and very interesting. The first is an image of the Mauretania and the second is a chart showing the rank markings on marine standard uniforms. Over at my other blog there are two more free nautical themed images. Check 'em out!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
These two beautiful, nautical images were taken from an antique book entitled, The Wonder Book of Ships. For such an old book, the color plates are in great condition. Want more nautical images? Check here for free images of ships.
Here are two beautiful images from an antique book on graphic design. I love this alphabet! It's very decorative. There are two other pages with the rest of this alphabet, and I've posted them here on my other antique images blog.