DIY · Ephemera

From 1905 to 2015 Cherub Calendar

I've been working on a 2015 calendar, using an original laundry company trade card from 1905. The trade card features a sweet Cherub looking in the mirror: Here is the English version, week starts on Sunday: I also made a French version, week starts on Monday: Both the English and the French version of the months… Continue reading From 1905 to 2015 Cherub Calendar

DIY · Ephemera

Victorian Pearline Button Girls

I have repurposed yet another Victorian trade card, to decorate my studio:  The three little Victorian Girls are originally a die cut trade card, advertising Pearline (I suppose that was a laundry detergent helping to keep clothes white?). I have cleaned up the graphics, and resized the little darlings to fit on an A4 page. … Continue reading Victorian Pearline Button Girls


Queen of Laundry – free printable Victorian Soap Tags

I have utilized a few more trade cards for a cute set of Victorian Soap Tags, perfect for the laundry room 🙂 The trade cards can probably be dated to early 1880ies, and I love how whimsical they are! If you want the original trade cards, pop on over to Boston Public Library on Flickr. I… Continue reading Queen of Laundry – free printable Victorian Soap Tags