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Victorian Nest Babies – DIY Easter Hangers

Nests and babies always speak Easter to me, and this set is just simply adorable: I glued the collage sheet to thin cardboard (cereal box) before I cut out the individual cards, inked the edges and attached a little wire with some pearls. For this set I also used some gold German glas glitter :-)… Continue reading Victorian Nest Babies – DIY Easter Hangers

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1908 Child’s Frame

While researching the Antique Seed Catalogs, I have really noticed the Geranium images! Today's 1908 Child's frame is (again) based on Geraniums. I have sort of thought of Geranium only as cluster flowers, while indeed the single flowers are really pretty! I t-h-i-n-k this is one of Petrine's sisters, posing as a seated model, but… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1908 Child’s Frame

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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: 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 &… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1896 Burpee’s Cherub Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Maule’s Cherub Frame

Every time I post a new collage here, I want to declare it my favorite! Maybe because it is a more recent work than the previous, and thus more warm to my heart, I don't know... but I definitely love how this 1898 Maule's Seed Catalog turned out as a frame: I think it works… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Maule’s Cherub Frame

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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: 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 😀 You may use the Petrine Wiik Collection images… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 McGregor’s Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1921 Child’s Frame

The following 1921 Child's Seed Catalog frame featuring Nasturtiums, would be easy to use also for those who want to print the frame and cut it out, to add the photo manually: And of course there is another portrait from the Petrine Wiik Collection, if yesterday's photo isn't Petrine's parents, this couple is another candidate:… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1921 Child’s Frame

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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: 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… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Cole’s Twin Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1894 Henderson’s Farm Frame

I had seen many Seed Catalogs online, but until I started researching systematically, I had no idea what an abundance of vivid, bright imagery is available! Today I picked a yummy Strawberry page from a 1894 Henderson's catalog: And who better to model the frame, than a set of lovely farm girls? Again a picture… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1894 Henderson’s Farm Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1910 Henderson’s Frame

The badge I first used yesterday, comes from another lovely Henderson's Seed Catalog, this one is from 1910 and features the George and Martha Washington Sweet Peas. I am going to use this page as the back cover of my Petrine Wiik album: You might enjoy just the badge: And here is a low resolution… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1910 Henderson’s Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1900 Henderson’s Frame

Here is a little secret: I hope to turn the Petrine Wiik Photography Collection into a really special album for my friend Grethe. Hush, don't tell her, I hope to keep it a surprise...lol Counting on her not reading this...:-P To do that I decided I need a front page, and I chose this 1900… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1900 Henderson’s Frame