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
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
While collecting Victorian and Edwardian postcards, I have come to realize that the artists who painted the postcards, often times were also hired to do trade cards. But while the postcards were often signed, apparently the trade cards were not. I wish I knew why, maybe the signatures were not supposed to compete with the advertisements...?… Continue reading Maud Humphrey Girls ?
When I don't feel like thinking a lot, I cut images 🙂 Here are some cute Easter Children Scraps I've been cutting out lately: I hope you can use these for some fun Easter crafting 🙂 Go to the folder below to download high quality printable files, and to check out the Easter graphics I posted… Continue reading 1911 Vintage Easter Children Scraps – free printables
Please take a look at these Nested Easter Cherubs from my albums. They are American holy cards from the 1880-ies. These are some of my outmost favorite Easter images, and I hope you all will find good use for them 🙂 I printed them on kitchen paper towels (see how HERE) and decoupaged them onto… Continue reading 1880 Nested Easter Cherubs Holy Cards – free printables
Another set of Victorian Style Sewing Tags, perfect for your handmade sewing, knit or crocheted gifts! I fell in love with the pinkish red colors on gold and the marvelous little poems. Not the best rhymes, bur certainly some creative wording to sell even more thread. Click on the image for full size, to examine… Continue reading J. & P. Coats Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags
Recently I have explored countless images on the Boston Public Library pages on Flickr, what an amazing treasury it is!!! High resolution images of really good quality, all shared freely with the world! So here are a few Victorian sewing trade cards, used for printable tags. Would it not be cute to attach these to… Continue reading Needles & Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags
Fathers Day is falling on different days around the world. In Norway we celebrate Fathers Day on the second Sunday of November. But perhaps the largest celebration of Fathers Day falls on the third Sunday of June, which this year is next Sunday. Canada, China, India, UK and US are all celebrating next Sunday, in… Continue reading My Papa – from Duke