Friday, August 29, 2014

Free Image Friday School Dayz



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With Back to school just around the corner I thought it would be fitting to share a few of my antique school class photos. I know the bottom image is in rough shape but look at that school house!!!! I love these old images, I bet most of those kids where just one family's offspring. Note the twin girls in the top photo center row, there kind of creepy. Enjoy Deborah 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Free Image Friday Victorian Trade Cards



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Here are 2 Victorian trade cards from my collection. The bird card is for Singer sewing machines and the two little girls are for Watson's cough drops. The Victorians sure knew how to sell stuff, so much effort went into advertising and these were handed out for free. Many folks collected them and put them in scrapbooks which is where these came from. Enjoy Deborah  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Free Image Friday 1894 Ad Page

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This is a great ad page from my 1894 magazine called " The Picture Book" The Magazine is full of wonderful etchings and images and some really great ad pages that I have never seen. This one is one of my favorites. 
Enjoy Deborah

Friday, August 8, 2014

Free Image Friday 1866 German Ad pages


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Here are some wonderful 1866 German ads from an almanac I have. Though the book is in German all the addresses in the ads are for New York, obviously put out for the German immigrants who settled in the area. I love the hoop skirt form looks real comfy!!!!
Enjoy Deborah 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Free Image Friday 400+ Years of Yummy Grime Book pages

1666 


1610

1610
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I go weak in the knees for old books I don't care what condition they are or the subject matter I just love old paper. So when my favorite auction house was having a rare book auction I was  ecstatic. Good thing I saved up my pennies because there was an abundance of yummy old stuff. I purchase quite a few lovely items but the best deal of the day for me was a box of 10 books that dated from the 1600's and 1700's. They were in rough shape missing covers, pages and pretty grimmie but perfect for what I had in mind. I bought them to dismantle them and sell the pages for folks to use in their art. I have a few packs listed in My Etsy Shop
The inside cover of the 1610 book had been covered with amazing  paper from another book (they often used pages of older books when binding books) and when I went to remove it there was an even better surprise underneath a page of handwritten text. So faded and yummy I let out a yippee!!! and did a happy dance. Turns out the pages of this book are scattered with tiny beautiful handwriting, in the margins and on blank pages yummy yummy faded handwriting it doesn't get any better than that!!!!
Take care and enjoy Hugs Deborah 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Free Image Friday Good House Keeping Covers 1937



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I recently purchased a box full of old magazines, lots of vintage, The New Yorker, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. These are the covers of a couple of the 1937 Good Housekeeping. Both covers were done by artist Gaffron. I nearly choked on my morning coffee when I read some of the article titles , How to Behave When Engaged, How to be a Swell Wife. Yikes!!!!! I'm so glad I was born in a different time, cause I don't think I would behave the way I was told I should. Enjoy Deborah   

Friday, July 18, 2014

Free image Friday Tick Tock the Old Clock collage sheet


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I recently purchased a box full of vintage alarm clocks at an auction. My intent was to dismantle them and sell off the gears and what not. Once I started to clean them up I realized some of them were pretty nice and would look wonderful lined up on my window ledge. I decided that 3 of them had to stay with me. This collage sheet is made up of altered photos of the red clock that I kept. I also kept a teal one and a yellow one that now sit by my bed. I still have full intentions of pulling apart the other clocks. There are at least 5 left so that is a lot of gears and springs that will be up for grabs in my etsy shop soon...........Unless of course I can't bring myself to destroy them and keep them all to myself. Take care and have a wonderful weekend Deborah