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Calendar Sunday – Fairbanks Fairy Soap 1899

I'm sharing a truly unique treat with you tonight, a very rare Fairbanks Fairy Soap 1899 Calendar with die cut oval openings for pictures: I put photos of my highly beloved Grandma Oddny in each of the openings. In the middle she is around 1 year old (spring 1910), the right photo is her around… Continue reading Calendar Sunday – Fairbanks Fairy Soap 1899

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Black Victorian Beauty – Cherub Valentine Frame

I simply have to share this über adorable Cherub Valentine Frame with you, and what better way to do it than by using one of the Black Victorian Beauty photos to really enhance it: Here is a low resolution preview of the frame as a PNG-file (transparent background) for you to easily layer with your… Continue reading Black Victorian Beauty – Cherub Valentine Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1918 Dingee Guide to Rose Culture

Here is a second Dingee Guide to Rose Culture design I created, with the 1918 Seed Catalog back cover: The stunning Black Beauty in my rose frame is from The Hugh Magnum Photography Collection at Duke University, another fabulous source for black portraits! And here is the frame as a PNG-file too (transparent background), for you… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1918 Dingee Guide to Rose Culture

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1915 Dingee Guide to Rose Culture

I shared a few reinvented antique Seed Catalogs with you this summer, but truth be told, they were only the tip of the iceberg... I reinvented MANY of those Antique Seed Catalogs...:-P I'm not sure I will bore you with all of them, but I might be sharing a few every now and then... lol! So… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1915 Dingee Guide to Rose Culture

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Reinvented 1909 Wood Carved Mirrors

From the 1909 "A Manual of Wood Carving" I bring you my reinvented Wood Carved Mirrors: They are real size paper mirrors 🙂 I printed my sheet of mirrors on Canon matte photo paper (160g), glued the sheet with spray glue to a piece of thin cardboard (cereal box) and cut out the mirrors. I inked the… Continue reading Reinvented 1909 Wood Carved Mirrors

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Henderson’s Back Cover Picture

The back cover of the same 1899 Henderson's Seed Catalog that I used yesterday, is equally fabulous, and simply had to become a garden picture: The genuine vintage harvest image is from the amazing Petrine Wiik Collection Click Petrine's badge below if you wish to download the harvest crew: To create the images for using outside, I… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Henderson’s Back Cover Picture

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Henderson’s Front Cover Picture

I have another set of picture frames for you, this time with a 1899 Henderson's Seed Catalog: I used the pretty front cover with roses, to create a frame for a Belle Epoque outing: The genuine vintage picnic image is from the amazing Petrine Wiik Collection Click below if you wish to download the lovely ladies, I believe… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Henderson’s Front Cover Picture

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1903 Storrs & Harrison Frame

My great grandmother's brother Ivar (read more about him HERE) was a renowned fiddler in our hometown of Hornindal before he emigrated to America, already at the age of 19! One of the mysteries I plan to research further is how he lived, and if he continued to play his fiddle when he eventually settled… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1903 Storrs & Harrison Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1915 Henderson’s Rose Picture

This adorable cutie came right out of a 1915 Henderson's Seed Catalog: All I did was print her, cut her to fit my chalk painted plastic frame, laminate the print (for it to hold up outdoors) and hang! Here is a preview of the original Henderson's seed catalog page I used to create this picture: Find your high… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1915 Henderson’s Rose Picture

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Dingee Conard Rose Picture

Just like the Lippincott Seed Catalogs are my favorites for "ultimate cuteness", the Dingee Conard Seed Catalogs are my favorites for roses! The second outdoor picture utilizes a 1899 Dingee Conard Rose Catalog page: I used some old plastic frames I had lying around, I'm sure you can find similar frames at thrift stores. I painted… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1899 Dingee Conard Rose Picture