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French 1876 Calendar Girls

For the back of my work journal, I used one of the adorable French 1876 Calendar Girls These are again French trade cards from the Victorian era, the originals were printed in chromolithography.   Find your high quality copy in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 Did you enjoy this post? If you… Continue reading French 1876 Calendar Girls

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Victorian Cherubs in Egg Boats – DIY Easter Hangers

I also made another set of Easter Hangers with these little Cherubs in Egg Boats: The cards are Victorian trade cards, originating in the 1880. 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. A super… Continue reading Victorian Cherubs in Egg Boats – DIY Easter Hangers

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1912 French Chicks – DIY Easter Hangers

Here is a collage sheet with adorable French Chicks I have prepared for Easter: 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. A super easy and quick project, resulting in cute little Easter hangers that… Continue reading 1912 French Chicks – DIY Easter Hangers

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Victorian Easter Children & Chicks

Tonight I have a darling pair of Easter Children & Chicks trade cards for you: These are originally Victorian Trade Cards, and were included with coffee packages. I wish we could buy coffee today, with such beautiful art included! At least we can enjoy the Victorian ones...lol! Go to the folder below to download high… Continue reading Victorian Easter Children & Chicks

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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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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