DIY · Ephemera

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented: 1921 Henderson’s Red Swirl Labels

By the 1920ies, the seed catalogs have ceased to be colorful works of art, depicting the various flowers. Instead they now feature black and white photograpies, surely a marvel to the readers of the time, but for us, these catalogs are sadly boring. However, some fun artwork can still be found, and reinvented, like this red swirl frame, I used to create labels:

Wings of Whimsy: Antique Seed Catalogs Reinvented - 1921 Henderson's Red Swirl Label #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog I repeated 10 labels on a sheet, so you can print it out and label your stuff! Print the labels on cardstock, or print them on a full sheet of paper with sticky backing (sticker paper) to use these for your pantry, as to-and-from labels on gifts, for your notebooks, for scrapbooking, or even as small notecards.

Wings of Whimsy: Antique Seed Catalogs Reinvented - 1921 Henderson's Red Swirl Label #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog

Here is the original page I used to create the label:

Wings of Whimsy: 1921 Henderson's Seed Catalog #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog

I printed a couple of labels quite large, and used for my upstairs bathroom:

Wings of Whimsy: Antique Seed Catalogs Reinvented - 1921 Henderson's Red Swirl Label #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog Wings of Whimsy: Antique Seed Catalogs Reinvented - 1921 Henderson's Red Swirl Label #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog

I ran my two large labels through the laminator, since these will be in a humid environment, and hot glued some magnets to the back to stick them on my IKEA Knodd bins. I’m still mad that I came home without the handles for the smallest bin after our summer trip, but IKEA is so far away from my house I only visit a couple of times per year. I will get the missing handles next time I go, for sure!!

In case you too have bins for garbage and laundry, I’m also including these labels, although it is probably a long shot that anyone has exactly those two containers in need of labeling…lol

Wings of Whimsy: Antique Seed Catalogs Reinvented - 1921 Henderson's Red Swirl Label #vintage #epehemera #freebie #printable #label #red #seed #catalog

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

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I have used elements from the following sources for these designs:

Henderson’s Seed Catalog 1921 – Biodiversity Heritage Library

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