French Cherub Alphabet – JPG, PNG and SVG files

Remember my friend pillpat (agence eureka) on Flickr, and her countless treasures? Today I want to share another of her stunning alphabets, this time with gorgeous French Cherub Drop Cap Initials:

Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable

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I have spent countless hours extracting the individual letters, and aligning them so they are as equal as possible in size, and as straight as possible, and then vectorizing them in Illustrator.

The above download folder contains sub folders with the individual letters as JPG, PNG (transparent background) and vectorized SVG-files (that can be resized to any any size you want, you must have advanced photo editing tools to use SVG-files)

Example of individual JPG letter:

Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable

Example of JPG-letters used together:

Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typograpy #printable

Example of individual PNG letter:

Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typography #printable

Example of PNG-letters used together:

Wings of Whimsy: French Cherub Alphabet in JPG, PNG and SVG files, free for personal use #vintage #typograpy #printable

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

I think these French Cherub Capital Letters would look adorable for Christmas, and with the large sizes you can easily use them for bunting or other crafts that require large sizes 🙂

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A Taste of Norway – Hornindalsrokken Summit

I grew up on a farm in a small rural place in Western Norway called Hornindal. It is smack in the middle of Fjord Norway. In the summer we would take our cows up to the mountain farm, called “sæter” in Norwegian.

Until this day, our sæter is my favorite spot in the world, and I go there every summer, to spend the vacations in our family cabin. My girls love the place just like I do, and we await summers eagerly. No internet, no phones, no electricity, no indoor plumming. It is wonderful 😀 Sometimes we climb the summit…

I just completed a mixed media piece a couple of days ago, and although it is not “vintage”, it still has many vintage elements: the sæter was mostly built in the late 1800, climbing the Sunnmørsalpane peaks was a new attraction in the late 1800s, the folkmusic played is rooted (at least) back to the 1800s and the poems I’m reciting, although new, are strongly influenced by the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairy tale tradition, telling stories about trolls and hulder people, also from the 1800s.

I thought some of you might enjoy a peek into my life, and to see a little bit of who is behind Wings of Whimsy 😉

The youtube-piece is copyrighted due to photos/videos and music submitted by my friends!

To tie off the vintage theme, I’d like to share a 1890 print of the Hornindalsrokken summit, it looks just the same as today:

The vintage print is shared by Library of Congress on Flickr and is in the public domain. Enjoy!

EDIT on October 24th:

The same Sunnmøre Alps can also be climbed during the winter, with skis for the true adventurers! This is a brand new (modern!) film from my local area, makes me super proud of where I live 😀

Love&Light

Antique French Playing Cards – Free Large Printables

I want to share another fab blogfind with ya’ll today: Antique French Playing Cards, Lady Size (meaning they are a bit slimmer than “ordinary” playing cards). 1st Floor Flat offers these for personal use, as printable collage sheets.

I have increased the sizes and enhanced the sharpness, and made all cards into l-a-r-g-e PNG-files (transparent backgrounds), so they can be used individually in your mixed media or as a banner or in your digital creations of all sorts, in large versions:

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Hearts - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Spades - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

Wings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Diamonds - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintageWings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Clubs - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintageWings of Whimsy: Antique French Playing Cards - Others - free for personal use #ephemera #printable #vintage

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I love everything about these: the wonderful colors, the rose-wreaths around the Aces, the French Royalties, and the cute Jokers! Even the back side is wonderful!

Personally I’m going to make banners with mine, I’m thinking one kewl banner would be the large Ace-cards and the Jokers bunted together, with some colorful ribbons and embellishments. Thus I included one red Joker flipped horizontally for symmetry…:-P I’m also thinking to use the remaining cards for pretty journaling, and I think they would make pretty cards for that special King or Queen in your lives 😀 Another idea is of course to bunt the Heart-cards together, for an anniversary or why not for Valentine’s Day, when the time comes?

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment, and do visit 1st Floor Flat, she has lots of other wonderful free stuff as well 😀

Love&Light

Walter Crane Cherubs 1900 – Seamless Tile & Printable Papers

From the most adorable Walter Crane book “The Baby’s Bouquet – A fresh bunch of old rhymes and tunes” I created this seamless tile with cherubs:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Seamless Tile - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemeraHere is what the original endpaper looks like:

Endpaper, The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryI used the seamless tile to make some pretty printable papers:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Salmon - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Liberty - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Heliotrope - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera  Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Fern - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemeraWings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Royal Yellow  - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Raspberry  - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera

I also tested the tile in two other sizes, if you have photoshop or other image editing tools, you can experiment as you please with the tile, in different sizes and colors:

Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Raspberry  - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera  Wings of Whimsy: Cherub Paper Raspberry  - free for personal use #walter #crane #printable #ephemera

Click on the above images to download your favorite cherub papers and mix and match as you please 😀

Here are a few of the stunning pictures from the book, it is well worth checking out:

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

The Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open LibraryThe Baby's Bouquet (1900) by Walter Crane - Open Library

Some of the bookpages would look adorable framed for a nursery, me thinks 😀 Remember my tutorial found HERE if you want to download the bookpages in the best possible resolution 😉

My tile and papers are free for your personal use and enjoyment!

Love&Light

My Dream French Victorian Home 1841-1851

Over on Pinterest I’ve been pinning loads of wonderful illustrations from gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian homes. I thought today I would share a few of my favorite illustrations, all found in the Smithsonian Libraries, and free to use for personal crafty purposes. Cardmaking, gift bags & tags, journaling, or just to frame for stylish vintage decorations 🙂

Rococo Revival Style for my Grande Salon:

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Since I’m not too crazy about yellow and red stripes, I would prefer replacing the seating furniture with these:

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Wings of Whimsy: My Dream Victorian Home #victorian #rococo #rennaissance #revivial #garde-meuble #printable #creative #craftingWings of Whimsy: My Dream Victorian Home #victorian #rococo #rennaissance #revivial #garde-meuble #printable #creative #crafting

Renaissance Revival style for my Chamber:

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Maybe with a room lay-out like this:

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I’d love to have a Toilette of the following kind:

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and this stool would go nicely with it:

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On second thoughts, I’d probably go with this bed:

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decor of the doors:

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decor of the windows:

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And finally my Renaissance Revival Study, where I’d replace nothing:

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I might add this darling fire screen

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I’d love to use this wonderful crown molding on my book cases:

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I’d be needing a bar for entertaining purposes:

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And oh wait, I could not do just the plain table, it would have to be with a pretty table cloth for that extra fabulous color:

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And in my dream, I would of course invite all of you to visit, for champagne and hors d’oeuvres 😀

Download PrintableClick on download to explore the entire collection on Smithsonian Libraries, and download your copies of the amazing French interior magazine of the time: Le Garde-meuble

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