Vintage Alphabet Damask Inchies & Brads

Here is a little something I’ve been working on for digital scrapbooking or bottle caps:

Wings of Whimsy: Alphabet Damask Brads #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #alphabet #inchie Wings of Whimsy: Alphabet Damask Inchies #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #alphabet #inchie

If you have a one inch punch, these inchies are punched out in no time at all. If not, you might have to get your scissors and cut while sun bathing or in some other pleasant situation 🙂

Use the brads for digital scrapbooking, or use the plain ones with bottle caps:

Bottle caps magnets, bottle caps thumbtacks or even bottle caps jewelry. I posted some easy instructions on how to make bottle caps rings HERE.

Do you love my alphabet inchies but wish the color combinations were different? Please post your needs below, and I’ll see about making other color combinations for you 😉

This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copy:

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The complete alphabet as png files can be found HERE

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Red Striped Fold & Mail Stationery

Thinking I’ll be sending quite a few personal thank you notes in the next couple of weeks, I figured I’d share some of my latest stationery with you 🙂 Today there is Red Striped Foldable Stationery, and a second version with Ticking Stripes 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: Red Striped Foldable Stationery #vintge #french #ephemera #stationery #freebie #printableWings of Whimsy: Ticking Striped Foldable Stationery #vintge #french #ephemera #stationery #freebie #printable

Print these on plain 80g paper, and wirte your letter on the back, before you fold it up and close it 🙂

Some of you might recognize the setup I’ve used here, it is the same as the Love Circus Banner, Cups and Big Top Favor Boxes 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: Love Circus - free printables #vintage #valentine #freebie

Wings of Whimsy: Love Circus Garland - free printables #vintage #valentine #freebie
Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Big Top - free printable #vintage #valentine #freebie

 

 

 

 

 

Wings of Whimsy: Love Circus Paper Cup Wraps - free printables #vintage #valentine #freebie        Wings of Whimsy: Valentine Love Circus Pierrot & Pierrette - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a family Birthday coming up, why not use the stationery for invitations, and decorate with the Love Circus Props? You could even throw in some of the Love Clowns, and no one would think Valentine…:-P

The Pierrot & Pierrette masks would be cute as photo boot props 😉

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A Thank You Note & Gift

My masters-thesis is done and was delivered on deadline yesterday. 😀 😀 😀 It is out of my hands now, I just have to wait for the results 🙂

Some of you have been aware of me being in the final stages of this work, and I wish to extend a personal sincere “thank you” to so many, but being quite exhausted with the ordeal, I am going to do it here!

Sheri: Thank you sooo much for your fabulous emails during this time. Although I have not been able to answer all of them like I normally would, your spirit and joyous notes always make me feel great and like I can tackle anything 😀

Obie: Thank you for all the research you have been doing on Lise and Rasmus! With our e-mail correspondence, I feel I have made a new friend and look forward to talking to you soon! Our correspondence has been great stress-relief during this time 😀

Dianne: You brought spunk and action back into my life! I have enjoyed tremendously all the work you have done with mapping out the lives of Ingeborg and her descendants, and the personal interest you have taken in bridging my life in Norway with the lives of Ingeborg’s family in Minnesota. Please know that our correspondence has been much needed breaks in my work!

Maryann: Thank you for several notes encouraging me about the thesis, it sure has been a struggle, and every little note has counted to help me reach the end! I will now do major spring cleaning, and then I intend to start creating my studio, I hope to include you in the planning…lol

Ingeborg: I know you have been through a bit of a rough patch yourself lately, and please know that I’m thinking of you every day! I received your a-m-a-z-i-n-g gift by snail mail, and I have had it in front of me these last days of the thesis, as a reminder that there is LOVE out there for everyone, it’s just not always in your immediate surroundings. (Ingeborg’s gift will be presented soon in a separate post here on WoW )

Susanne: you made this happen! Without you giving me the opportunity, I would have failed again! I owe you so much for believing in me, and allowing me to reach a goal I had almost given up on!!!

Oddfrid: I am fully aware of what my thesis has cost our family lately, and I am very sorry about not being a stronger sister for you, but this was my very best, poor as it may be. I promise I will try my best to make up for the lost time in the weeks to come!

Laura Lee: Thank you for coming into my life, I am very grateful we have found each other, and I feel like we are connecting over the miles. I can’t wait to meet your son Jeff, and to learn more about our American relatives 😀

Helen: You have been my devoted cheer leader, my shoulder to cry on and my rock to cling to over the past 5 years. If you were a man, I’d ask you to marry me…lol! I hope we will have plenty more joy and fun and excitement down the road, you deserve it, and so do I 😀

I’m still very tired from the work, but I hope this at least gives you an idea on how much you all have meant to me! I will also rush to say that I’m sorry there was no posts on WoW these past weeks, I just had to focus my entire mind on the thesis, and doing a little genealogy research was the only fun I allowed myself on the short breaks. I am back now, and look forward to posting here again, I have several fun projects planned for ya’ll 😀

To all of the above, and to all my wonderful readers here on WoW:

Thank you, I love you all!

Please accept these pearls as my thank-you gift:

Wings of Whimsy: Chiostri Mermaids #vintage #ephemera #tags #mermaids #freebie #printable

In my mind these tags are perfect for gluing to thin cardboard (cereal boxes), cutting out and then crocheting along the edges.

Or maybe use crepe paper, paper doilies or punched edge borders to create a lining/frame?

You can of course print them and use as is, too 🙂

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A True Victorian Story – from Hornindal to Hollywood? – Part V

Did you see the picture of my great-great-grandparents yesterday? My great-grandmother’s other brother, Peder, also emigrated. His full name was Peder Andreas Knutson Seljeset (1876-1967) and he emigrated in 1895. This is the picture he sent home from Duluth, Minnesota:

Wings of Whimsy: Peder Seljeset - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

At some point he moved on and settled for good in Canada. According to my records he married a swedish girl, Emma Kristina Moren (1889-1973) in 1910 in Winnipeg, Canada.

Wings of Whimsy: Emma Moren - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

I don’t really know much about what happened to him in Canada. but local records lists him with 5 children with his over 20 years younger wife, and he was over 50 years old when his youngest daughter Ruby June Knutson was born in 1928. Like I said yesterday, I also believe he came home to visit in the late 20ies/early30ies, so he must have done well for himself!

And I also wonder if he took his wife to visit Hollywood:

Wings of Whimsy: Peder Seljeset & Emma Moren - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

I have tried enlarging the little text down in the corner, I’m pretty certain it says “Hollywood Magic”…

Wings of Whimsy: Hollywood Magic - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

So today’s questions are for the movie-peeps out there (Arbin – that includes you!) , and for the knowledgeable dress-ladies (Anna B. and Wanda, for starters!):

  • When could the above image have been taken in Hollywood?
  • Can you please take a look at Anna’s blouse/dress in her portrait, and tell me what period it might be from?
  • And finally for the Canadians:  most of Peder’s and Emma’s decendants are listed in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Is there someone out there feeling compelled to run their names and see if we can find any living relatives? Please post here if you are up for the challenge, and I’ll send you all details I have in a private email 🙂

Everyone else is also of course welcome to help answer my questions 😀

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A True Victorian Story – With a Canadian Twist – Part IV

My great grandmother Helga, born 1879 (whom you saw in the previous post with the traditional Norwegian wedding costume, crown and all) was born on one of the nearby farms called Seljeset. She had a sister Oline (born 1884) and two brothers Peder (born 1876) and Ivar (born 1886). Both her brothers emigrated.  This is her youngest brother Ivar, and the picture he sent home shortly after he had arrived “over there”: Wings of Whimsy: Ivar Seljeset Ca 1910 - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

Look at the handsome young fella, with his traditional Norwegian Hardingfele!

Ivar emigrated from Norway in 1909. I do not know where he stayed at first. A few years later in 1914, a girl named Johanne from a neighbour farm crossed the ocean and Ivar and Johanne were joined in marriage in 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They probably stayed in Minnesota for a while, their first child was also born in Minneapolis in 1917. But after that they headed for Canada, and settled there for good:

  • Ruth Ines Knudson was born on 7 May 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and died on 6 Sep 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at age 54.
  • Ruth married Ellis Delman Joe Joberg (b. 4 Aug 1916, d. 23 Oct 1988) on 14 May 1940 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Conrad Elmer Knudson was born on 27 Jun 1919 in Unity, Saskatchewan, Can and died on 7 Sep 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at age 67.
  • Conrad married Euphemia Pirret Effie Menzies on 13 Mar 1953 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Ida Ella Knudson
  • Ida married Albert N. Brady on 27 Jun 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

I also have a few names of further descendants leading me to believe we have family in Vancouver, Ottawa and Surrey, Canada. If any of you Canadian peeps are up for a little research, please post a comment 🙂 I’d love to get in touch with the Canadian branch of our family too 😀 I am not sure if they kept the surname Seljeset, or maybe they simplified it and started using only Knudson…?

Here is a picture of my great-grandmother and her 3 siblings. I do not know for sure when this was taken, but I think it could have been around 1930, meaning the brothers visited back home in Norway:

Peder, Helga, Oline and Ivar with their parents:Wings of Whimsy: Seljeset Family Ca 1930 - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #photo

Those are my great-great grandparents, Knut Severin Ivarson Seljeset (1850-1933) and Ragnhild Anna Pedersdatter Lødøen (1849-1936). How kewl is that???    😀 😀 😀

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