Friday, April 11, 2014

New Computer!!!

Hi everyone, 
I have excitung news. I have a new computer coming!!! It will arive Wed. With the discounts that Microsoft offered I was able to buy a brand new one. One of the best things is that it has room for tons of graphics and movies. I am a very happy girl.
Marda thank you for all of the information you sent me.
Much love and happiness to all of you, 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Free Easter Images of Bunnies and Children. New at the Legacy.

Hi Everyone,

Easter is just around the corner! Spring time has arrived. Thanks to some much needed rain the flowers are blooming in Sonoma County, Last week I saw some baby lambs playing in spring green fields. The Legacy has baskets and Easter items on display. We have had  the best fabric donations lately. High end luxury bedding fabrics were donated from  Bella Notte  We still have a little of it left and I am looking forward to their next generous donation. Needless to say I went home with an arm load! 

Marie and I have been working like crazy trying to keep up with the buttons. We have carded a huge batch of Rhinestone buttons which are in the store now. There is so much to do!

One of the reasons I have been trying to get caught up on the buttons is my life is getting so busy. I am so happy to let you know that in the future I will be posting items from the store for all of you to buy. If you see something you want to buy I will reserve it for you. Your payment will go directly to the store. They will then ship it out to you. I have created another blog(under construction) For the Legacy  that will only feature items from the store. At the bottom of the page you will find the story about how the Legacy was started. 

Well onto some pretty pictures for you all. Children playing with darling bunnies for your homemade Easter cards and decorations.
So glad you came for a visit. Have a beautiful and creative day!

Much love as always, Louise

Pictures of old postcards are from TuckDB

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The End of my Microsoft Windows XP Computer on April 8th

Update to my computer problem. First thank you for your advice and comments. I am looking into better virus protection and firewall software.  I also have a couple of leads for a used computer. I will keep you posted, Louise

Hi everyone,
Well it looks like I will be without a computer for awhile. After April 8th Microsoft will no longer support my Windows XP. Due to the limitations of my computer I can not switch to the newer version of Windows. In other words I need a new computer. Living without a cell phone has not been a problem because I am always home. After total frustration with the cable TV I let that go. This was one of the best things ever. With Netflix,Hulu etc I find everything I need. Doing without a computer is a whole other situation!! Like most people I rely on it for so much.  A new computer just does not fit into the budget right now.For now I will need to be patent and turn on the radio!

Much Love to all of you, Louise  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Daisy - The Birth Flower For The Month of April- Free Daisy Images and Art

Hi everyone and welcome!
It is the start of a new month. The first image I have for you is a calendar page done by the artist Eugene Grasset. 
 I have wanted to do a post featuring daises for awhile. There are tons of pictures, graphics and paintings featuring daises. When I found out that the daisy was the birth flower for April it was the perfect time to share those images.

The daisy is a symbol or motif  used by P.E.O., an organisation that my mom belonged to. As a little girl I wondered what the initials stood for and what the ladies were up to. I just had to find out more! I snooped and one day found a box in mom's closet that contained P.E.O. things! Before I could really see much of the contents my mom walked in! Today all one has to do is go to their website to learn about P.E.O.

Another connection to daises is through the Girl Scouts. I loved being a scout and in collage I was a Browne troop leader. The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliet Gordon Low was nicknamed "Daisy" by her family. The troop for the youngest girl scouts is the Daises. This is the beautiful portrait done Edward Hughes of Juliet Gordon Lowe in 1887. 

Wikipedia had these fun facts; The flower name comes from the English word dægeseage, meaning "day's eye."[1] The name Daisy is therefore ultimately derived from this source -- a synonym for the Sun. Daisy is also a nickname for Margaret, used because Marguerite, the Frenchversion of that name, is also a French name for the oxeye daisy

This is a favorite of mine.

This could be used for a wedding invitation or menu.

A turn of the century greeting card.

Thought this would make a nice place card for your next luncheon or wedding.
 Images are from TuckDB Postcards, Wikipedia and other on line libraries. 
Images are for your enjoyment and personal use.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Daffodils and Vintage Calendar to Welcome March

Hi everyone, 
Today I have images to celebrate the start of  March. This is a very special month for me. My Mother, Grandmother and dearest friend were born in March. Sunny daffodils grow on hillsides and in gardens. What a wonderful selection for a birth flower. They appear without fail and brighten my day.Just like true friends and loved ones.Have a beautiful day and much love to you all, Louise

Friday, January 3, 2014

Free Printable Antique and Adorable Valentines from 1910 - 1920's

Hi everyone! How has your day been going? 
These sweet valentines are so colorful and vibrant they will brighten any one's day!
Valentines day has arrived at The Legacy. 
So picking a theme for today was easy. I am planning to post many more so that you will have plenty to play with.
This group reminds me of Mary Engelbriet's art work. 
I just love them! 
Our heart buttons look darling on these and they always sell fast.
Thank you for your kind comments.It is so nice to hear from you. 
Now it is time to make valentines!
Much Love as always,Louise

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Bit of Lavender and Violet. 19th and Early 20th Century Paintings Of Women

Hi everyone! Welcome to one and all.
The beautiful paintings by Frank W. Benson and  Hamilton  Hamilton were my inspiration for today's theme.   Pictures of woman dressed in many different shades and hues of purple.
.  During my search for additional art work I discovered several artists that were new to me. Paintings by all of them will be in future posts for sure. Many more treasures to share! 
Your comments are most welcome. I read and appreciate everyone of them.
Remember to create something beautiful today!
Much Love as always, Louise

 Stroll Through The Garden by Hamilton  Hamilton  
Yes, that is his real name. What were his parents thinking?!
 Windswept, John William Waterhouse

 Lady Agnew, John Singer Sargent

What should I write about, Hermann Fenner-Behmer  
The Grecian Girl, John William Godward

Portrait of a Young Lady By John Downman

 Mothers Comfort By George Sheridan Knowles

By  Richard Edward Miller

 Summer By Henrietta Rae Normand

Against the Sky, By Frank W. Benson
One of my favorite artists.
 Tendresse Maternelle By Emile Friant

Picture are from the following sources;