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Friday, May 25, 2012

Free Clip Art of Festive and Patriotic Red, White and Blue Banners, Flags and Bunting

Hi everyone and welcome to all.
There are now 450 followers! Now that is exciting. Little did I know that there would be so many people interested. Thank you for making this such a fun thing to do.
 Today I have some fun red white and blue flags and banners. These could be used so many ways.
 A few ideas: 
tags 
cards
invitations
menus
business cards
4th of July decorations
scrap booking
boating and yachting themes
 name tags
collage
artist trading cards
Hope you have a really nice and creative day, Louise
  







Thursday, May 24, 2012

Joy and Delight in a beautiful day! Modern Priscilla Magazine covers from the 1920's

Hi everyone. The following pictures came from the old magazines I mentioned earlier.
 The flowers and happy kids make me happy and wanting a field of flowers to play in!

Thursday is button day at the Legacy. My drawer must be full as I was not able to go in last week. 
 Everyone is so nice and I always have a good day. It won't be the same with Marie vacationing in Sweden but she must be having a good time! Looking forward to hearing about it when she returns. 
Now it is off to start my next post. Much love to you all, Louise

P.S. I want to thank you for letting me know what you like about my blog posts. "There really are people out there!"
  Though I do not reply to each of them, all are read and saved.





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beautiful Babies, Jesse Wilcox Smith and 1800's paintings,Tinted photograph of Darling baby in a bassinet

Hi to all of you. I am so happy you stopped by!
       I have spent 2 days scanning! The Legacy received a donation of old magazines dating from 1895 to 1931. The manager was so very nice and let me borrow them for my blog. At some point they will be on Ebay. Most are Modern Priscilla and Needlecraft with a few others. As I go through the magazines there will be a book or catalogs listed. That is all I need to start searching online libraries.  That turns up even more images! It is just amazing what is out there if you have the time to search.
       On another note I have been deleting many past posts because the images are gone. This takes time but I want to work on the new stuff!
Now it is time to post something new. My friend just became a great auntie. In celebration my images all have babies in them.   Have fun making cards, artist trading cards, collages and tags. Enjoy and make something beautiful, Louise






Karen, here is your request. It is very cute.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"The Young Lady's Equestrian Manual" 1838 Victorian Era Book Illustrations

Hi everyone! I have the best little book to share with you.
 It was published in 1838. Any horse loving young ladies out there?  


Originally I  turned all the images to black and white. I changed my mind because it is a really old book and it should look old. This front piece and the text were exceptions
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Here is the chapter for what a young lady should wear.







Then it is time to put your horse to bed!
Thank you for all your comments. So encouraging. Well nightie night and sleep tight as my Mom always said, Louise

As always the images are free for your personal use and enjoyment.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Lets Dance! Free Clip Art Of Antique Photographs of Chorus Line Dancers

  Love the costumes! These photographs are from an early 1900's theater magazine. I can just see them in collages and scrap books. How fun to make a greeting card with them. Have fun and I hope they put a smile on your face.
Much love to you all, Louise




Sunday, May 20, 2012

A new way to wide blog header!

With much trial and lots of mistakes there is a new header. Only it is to big! It was fun and frustrating to get something on. I'm afraid the header might look this way for awhile. Hope you are all well and busy creating something pretty. Louise

What would Jane Austen wear? Free Clip Art of Early 1800's Ackermann Prints

Hi everyone! Welcome to all the new followers of Bumble Button. Today is the day to post some of the fabulous Regency fashion plates from Rudolph Ackermann. They are perfect for costume designers or as instant art. I have selected four from 1801 when Jane was 26. She may have seen them when they were originally published! Have fun with them.
I love all your comments. Thank you so much for all the kind words. Much love, Louise



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oh No I have messed up my header!!!!

Well I guess I really made a big mistake! Deleting old pictures from Picasa and my Picasa web page resulted in deleting them from my blog. I feel so stupid. Rescan? Everything is packed away and I have scanner issues. What a pickle I'm in. Where is the computer fairy when you need her. I am not sure how I want to proceed but at least you know why my blog is in shambles.
On a easier and much more fun note I have been finding tons of new stuff to post. That is also the reason I deleted so much. Out with the old and in with the new didn't work so well in this case! I will have a new post soon. Thanks, Louise

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nellie Benson Book Plates of Darling Flower Children from 1901

 Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a sunny and creative day.
 A while ago I came across this sweet little book with darling pictures of flower children. The illustrator is Nellie Benson.Today's selection features the plates that have pink and rose colors. I will be posting them in groups by color so there are more to come. Be sure and go out side and play in the garden today.
 Much Love, Louise





Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Plates by Jessie Wilcox Smith, A Beloved Children's Book Artist

Hi everyone!
 I think I bought to many flowers! Is that even possible? It is so hard to resist all the plants that are blooming.  Kings Nursery in Santa Rosa is one big mass of blooming roses. I always find something there. A trip to Imwallies resulted in even more flowers to plant.
I am so impatient and want the little starts to be all grow up over night.
Today I have some enchanting children's book illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith.  They are from the book "At the back of the north wind".  She is one of my favorites.
Enjoy and much love to you all, Louise




Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Buying Hats in Paris Salon in 1910. Free Edwardian Photographs for instant art, ATC, Greeting cards

 Hello and welcome to all of you.
Today I have photographs from 1910 of elegant women buying hats. A real Paris salon for fashionable Edwardian women. The men delievering the BIG boxes is my favorite. All are for your personal use and enjoyment.
Thank you for your kind comments. That is what inspires me to find fun things to post.
 Welcome to the many new followers.
Have a wonderful day creating something beautiful, Louise