Saturday, March 31, 2012
This is a pretty image of a Vintage, French postcard with a lovely woman on it. The dress is beautiful, as is the hat. I love vintage and antique fashion. I hope you enjoy!
What are those bunnies looking at?! I wonder. This rabbit clip art is perfect for any Easter project you have in mind. Those big, straight ears and those little, puffy tails all in a row are just too adorable! I found this vintage illustration in a Victorian storybook. Enjoy!
Friday, March 30, 2012
This is an unusual piece of flower clip art that you could do almost anything with. It comes from a humorous, vintage book on flowers. There's a romantic look to this image, so I think it would work for a Valentine's Day project. However you decide to use this flower illustration, I hope you enjoy it.
Isn't this a cute piece of clip art?! This image of two rabbits comes from a vintage Victorian storybook. This would look lovely on the front of an Easter card, don't you think? I hope you enjoy!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Vintage Graphic of Victorian Dining Table: Black and White Illustration of Decorated Victorian Dining Room
Having a dinner party or inviting friends over for a lovely, casual meal and good time? Well, this piece of Victorian clip art of a beautifully set dining table would make a wonderful decoration on invitations. This black and white illustration is from a Victorian book on etiquette. I hope you enjoy!
This lovely Victorian shoe image is from an advertising card for Kat's Shoes. The soft-pink roses and the light-blue background are so pretty. But, that shoe is adorable! It looks as if it ties with a ribbon, like a ballet shoe. How pretty is that? This bit of advertising would definitely make me a customer! ;-) Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This is the back cover of a Victorian storybook. It's quite cute and has the feeling of spring with the berries hanging from the top of the image and the little girl walking in the field of long grass, playing a flute. Enjoy!
O.K.! I've couldn't wait to post this little gem! This is a wonderful, recent find at a local antique shop. I luckily found this vintage postcard featuring two adorable rabbits. The postcard is a bit damaged, but the most important part, the bunny image, is untouched by the discoloration. Phew! How perfect is this for an Easter project?! I've given you the original image, damage and all, and then both the .jpg and .png files for just the rabbit image. Have so much fun with this precious graphic!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This black and white illustration of a very ornate candelabra is from a vintage Catholic bible. It is beautiful, and I hope you're inspired to use it in many of your projects. Enjoy!
Does this look like a St. Bernard to you?! Well, at first, it didn't look like one to me, but it is that breed of dog. Decades ago, dog breeds looked very different than they do today. Back in the mid Victorian Era, approximately the 1870's, this is what a St. Bernard looked like. This is a beautiful piece of dog clip art that I hope finds a place in your wonderful projects. I've given you both the .jpg and.png files of this image. Enjoy!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Wow! The colors! The blue butterfly! The flowers! Isn't this an absolutely delightful little vintage note card? This is a Victorian die cut, and it's so pretty. This would make a lovely label, note card, place holder, or a gift tag. I hope this inspires your creativity!
Ready to go on vacation?! Well, here's two pieces of travel trunk clip art that would be perfect for celebrating fond memories of a past vacation or for a fun, upcoming destination yet to be enjoyed. Print out these black and white illustrations, color them in, and add them to your scrapbooking pages. I hope you're inspired!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
This colorful vintage graphic of flags comes from a vintage book on ships. Not only are countries represented in this image, but so are types of flags for communication, such as one indicating that a pilot's on board. Interesting. This image is eye-catching and would add a pretty element to your project. I posted a similar page of flag clip art here from the same book. I hope you enjoy!
This is a very pretty Victorian die cut of a basket full of blue and white flowers that I think makes a lovely piece of Easter clip art for your projects. It definitely says 'Springtime', and placed with some cute Easter Eggs, it'd be a wonderful graphic decoration. I've provided both the .jpg and .png files for you.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
This is a pretty vintage graphic design I scanned from a Victorian book. I've given you three colorized versions that I hope you like. This graphic design would be a lovely decoration to greeting cards, note cards, or gift tags.
Friday, March 23, 2012
This is a cute, vintage Victorian scrap card illustrating the chore of baking that was done on Saturdays. Perhaps that''s when the bulk of the baking was done because I'm sure they baked everyday considering they couldn't keep food fresh for long like we can today. This die cut comes from my 1879 Victorian scrapbook. I wish I had the complete set, but unfortunately this was the only card. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Isn't this an exquisite frame?! I found this beauty in a vintage book of poetry. The red and gold look so lovely together, and I love the design of the rose branches curling around, becoming the frame itself. I could just imagine a heart-felt message written within that space. Enjoy!
This piece of flower clip art is from a vintage seed catalog. These are some very pretty roses, and I love that there's different colors. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These two pretty pieces of clip art are from very tiny Victorian die cuts. I am amazed at the decent quality I was able to achieve considering how small they actually are. They're each roughly the size of a quarter. My Victorian scrapbook is full of these little darlings, so I hope to be bringing you many more in the future. I hope you enjoy the little mirror and fan images!
I just love the placement of the stamp on this vintage postcard! How funny! However, it would have been nice if it hadn't been placed on the image of the woman. Regardless, it's still a lovely piece of clip art and could be used in a collage. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring brings flowers, and on this first day of Spring, I'm celebrating by posting a beautiful, vintage image of a variety of tulips. This lovely image is from a vintage book on flowers. I hope this image inspires a bright, floral project for you. I'm so happy Spring is finally here with it's gorgeous weather and lots of sun! And, even though I'll be outside much more, I love being inside, scrapbooking with pretty flower images.
Yea! It's the first day of Spring! Easter will soon be here. So, here's a pretty little Victorian die cut of eggs to celebrate! This is a very cute vintage image, which I think would work beautifully for any Easter project you may have. I've given you both the .jpg and .png files of this image. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, March 19, 2012
With the last bit of winter having fallen around our little town, hopefully, I'm giving it a fond farewell with today's post of two, beautiful Victorian scrap cards. Wouldn't these make great greeting cards?! However, there is also the promise of spring all around, with yellow daffodils and new buds on trees bursting all over. The lovely flower clip art in the second image and the gorgeous sprig of leaves and berries in the first image are little promises in the winter scenes. Yes, I'm very happy that warmer, sunnier weather is on its way. I hope you enjoy!
We got a bit of snow yesterday, which isn't unusual for March where I live. This is Winter's last hoorah, I hope. So, here's a vintage black and white illustration from a Victorian storybook of two children playing in the snow, making snowballs, to commemorate the chilly conditions. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Spring and summer are fast approaching, so I thought I'd post this adorable black and white illustration showing a boy out catching insects. I remember doing that with my brother and friends when we were children. However, I always let my bugs go because I felt so bad for them scurrying around in those jars, banging against the glass, not able to go anywhere. This would be lovely as a scrapbooking element, celebrating the fun outdoors. Enjoy!
These flower label designs are so pretty! They were rescued from a Victorian scrapbook and could live again as beautiful labels for envelopes, or as seating place cards, or just as gift labels. Unfortunately, the second die cut had a corner that I couldn't unfold without damaging the poor thing, so I just left it as is. Actually, I don't think it hurts it at all ;-) I hope you enjoy them!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
These are two pages from a vintage book on designing cards for advertising. The black and white illustrations are really pretty and eye-catching. Unfortunately, it's not a complete alphabet, but most of the letter are there. And, wouldn't these be lovely if they were colored! Well, what are you waiting for?! Go for it? :-) I hope you enjoy them.
Here's a big Easter themed post for you! These little darlings of natural eggs are Victorian die cuts, and I've provided both file formats, .jpg and .png. Aren't they adorable?! I love the colors and the natural look of them. Even though they're not traditional Easter Eggs, they're still pretty enough to use in any of your Easter projects. And, oddly enough, the first two images make me think of jelly beans with the mottling on them ;-) I'm so ready to dive into a big Easter Basket full of sugary goodies! Enjoy!