DIY · Ephemera

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Cole’s Twin Frame

The next frame in my seed catalog series, is really a whole 1898 Cole’s seed catalog cover, reinvented to a twin frame with bright Pansies:

Wings of Whimsy: 1898 Cole's Frame Petrine Wiik Collection #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog #petrine #wiik #collection

I used a portrait from the Petrine Wiik Collection, wouldn’t it be kewl if this turns out to be Petrine’s parents? I don’t know (yet) who they are, but here’s to hoping!

Wings of Whimsy: Petrine Wiik Collection #vintage #ephemera #photo #petrine #wiik #collection #freebie

You may use the Petrine Wiik Collection images too, for your personal artwork, click on my badge below to download images from the collection: 

Wings of Whimsy: Petrine Wiik Photography Collection #vintage #photo #freebie #printable #petrine #wiik #collection

And here is a low resolution of the page ready for you to use as a frame for your own photos:

Wings of Whimsy: 1898 Cole's Frame PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog

And finally a preview of the original 1898 Cole’s seed catalog covers

Wings of Whimsy: 1898 Cole's Seed Catalog Front #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #seed #catalog #gardenWings of Whimsy: 1898 Cole's Seed Catalog Back #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #seed #catalog #garden

Find your high quality copies in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

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Would you like to have this frame with YOUR personal image and text, and don’t know how to add it digitally? I’ll be adding that option to my ETSY shop shortly, so please visit:

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I used elements from the following sources for these designs: 

1898 Cole’s Seed Catalog – Smithsonian Libraries

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2 thoughts on “Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Cole’s Twin Frame

  1. Dear Gunnvor,
    My Grandmother, her siblings and her parents settled in Pella, Iowa when they came over to the United States from Holland in the mid-1800s! Then they pioneered in a covered wagon out to Santa Fe Springs, California (the suburbs of Los Angeles). Later settling in Rosemead. That’s where my grandparents met and my father was born, one of 8 children.
    So I’m excited about using this/these old images in something for the family.
    Thanks again for sharing your ‘finds’ with us.

    1. Awww!!! It is totally worth posting my frames here if I know only ONE person will use them, other than myself 🙂 I’d love to see a picture, when you are done! xoxoxo

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