Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To Sell or Not To Sell

My collection of antique magazines and books has gotten so large I am running out of room to store it. I have debated selling some of my stash that I have already posted on eBay or Etsy. I am not sure of the market for these items. I would like to sell them to people like you who will appreciate them. Do you prefer one selling site over the other? Would you purchase a vintage magazine? Please let me know your thoughts.

 

 

At Play

Babyland 1885


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Babyland 1885

As you know I am constantly searching through my collection of old images and magazines to find the best line drawings to make into digital stamps.  Today I rediscovered a book I had called Babyland from 1885.  Unfortunately about 9/10ths of the way through scanning I noticed the book was covered with mold.  I washed my hands about ten times but I still feel like I have mold on me.  Who knew scanning old books could be so toxic.  Anyway, they are adorable images.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Windy Day

Today is the 2nd day of spring and it is very windy here in the northeast.  I went outside and felt like Mary Poppins.  I was sure I would take flight.  Both of these images are from a March 1911 St Nicholas Magazine.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Yourself and Your House Images

A couple of images from Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Two Sitting Girls

A couple of images from Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bride and Basket

A couple of images from Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Sick Day

A couple of images from Yourself and Your House Wonderful from 1913.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Celery

Both of these images are from the 1903 Ferry catalogue.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Beautiful Squash

This beautiful image of a squash is from a 1903 Ferry Seed catalogue.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Carnations

A few more images from a very worn 1903 Ferry Seed catalogue.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

1903 Ferry Seed Catalogue

Oh.  I wish it was warm enough to plant a garden.  But I can dream.