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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

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Livingston’s Farm Frame

Inspired by 2amscrapper I have chosen one of the really farm-looking seed catalog covers to create the next frame: We all have farm ancestors, so why not fame their photo with style? Once again I used a Petrine Wiik Collection photo, or rather, a selection of a photo: And here is a low resolution preview… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Livingston’s Farm Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 Childs’ Frame

I'm becoming more and more infatuated both with the Petrine Wiik Collection AND with seed catalogs 🙂 They both feature such rich history! So here is another catalog page made into a frame, modeled by another of the wonderful Petrine Wiik photos: The photo I used is another one from the Petrine Wiik collection, the… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1901 Childs’ Frame

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Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Burpee Frame

Here is another seed catalog reinvented into a frame for ya'll:  The image I used is another photo from the Petrine Wiik collection: And here is a low resolution preview of the pretty frame: And finally a preview of the original Burpee's seed catalog page I used to create this frame: Find your high quality copies in… Continue reading Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1898 Burpee Frame