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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 McGregor’s Frame

I thought this lovely Geranium frame looked great showing the delightful, smiling(!) Belle Epoque children posing on the stairs:

Wings of Whimsy: 1901 McGregor's Frame Petrine Wiik Collection #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog #petrine #wiik #collection

I created this frame with a page from a 1901 McGregor’s Seed Catalog, and the charming children are (you probably guessed it) from the Petrine Wiik Collection 😀

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: 1901 McGregor's Frame PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog

And finally a preview of the original 1901 McGregor’s seed catalog page

Wings of Whimsy: 1901 McGregor's Seed Catalog Front #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: 

1901 McGregor’s Seed Catalog – Biodiversity Heritage Library

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2 thoughts on “Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 McGregor’s Frame

  1. More beautiful frames here sweetie, and a wonderful picture of all the kids here too. They really put me back to my childhood, where it was more common with many kids too. I´´m the oldest girl of 4 girls and just have 1 older brother, and we wasn´t the family with most kids, as many of my schoolmates were both 8 or 10 siblings too. And hubby is also one of the smallest of a bunch of 8 siblings, so they´re also used to be much more kids at his home ha ha ha. And then to think about how many people almost fainted, when I´ve told, we had 4 kids, and thought it was many, but ofccause now a days it is more than averidge ha ha ha.
    But a lot of great pictures, you´ve shared, and I look forward to hear, what you find out about Petrines parents, and if I´m right about my thoughts ha ha ha.
    Have a great night and sweet dreams sweet lady.

    1. Thank you Darling 🙂 I think maybe some of these kids could be siblings, but I doubt that all of them are, they seem too close in age, for that to be possible? I think they are totally charming, with their little smiles and faces 😀 This image is also designed extra large, I was planning to print it on A3 paper for Grethe 😉 Every once in a while I give her a piece of something, to cover up the big surprise that I’m working on…lol I thought she might enjoy hanging this one as a poster in her office 😉 Although I have 3 siblings myself, we have ended up being a very small family. My father was a lone child, and we have next to none contact with my mothers siblings, due to the long distance. So I’m a little jealous of everyone with large, happy families…:-P I wish you a great weekend! xoxoxo

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