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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame

I’m sharing another delightful Seed Catalog reinvented into a cherub frame with ya’ll today:

Wings of Whimsy: 1896 Burpee's Frame Petrine Wiik Collection #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog #petrine #wiik #collection

This is a 1896 Burpee’s Front Cover, originally with white sweepeas in the circle. But I think the romantic cherub theme fits even better for a picture of a couple! According to my friend Grethe (Petrine’s granddaughter) this is Petrine & Bertel’s engagement photo, not their wedding photo as might be expected…

Imagine being the bride AND the photographer! She probably had to set the photos with a stand in, then get into position and have the stand in press the button… Just guessing here…lol!

WIngs of Whimsy: 1910 Engagement Photos Petrine Wiik

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: 1896 Burpee's Cherub Frame PNG-file (transparent background) #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #frame #seed  #catalog

And finally a preview of the original 1896 Burpee’s seed catalog page

Wings of Whimsy: 1896 Burpee's Seed Catalog #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: 

1896 Burpee’s Seed Catalog – Biodiversity Heritage Library

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One thought on “Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame

  1. And this is sooooo beautiful too. I just love these flowers here, even I just can´t remember the name of them, but know we see them here around christmas time, and they´re soooo beautiful. Thanks so much again sweet lady, you´re amazing.

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