Monday, November 29, 2010

Morning Glory's, Botanical Print ~ Romantic Couple & Victorian Children for you.

I have missed my blog and all of you so much! Before Thanksgiving I was able to fix some of the problems with my computer. Then just left it for the weekend. So tonight I am getting going again. Yeah!! The next few days there will be  lots of pictures in order  to catch up. As I was looking for new things for today there were so many that I think you will love. The first is from a turn of the century cover of piano music. The other images also came from sheet music books. 
So far so good. The first pic's for the day. Much love and welcome back, Louise

Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa, a Christmas Tree, Vintage Snowmen, Free for ephemera for inspired crafters and artists.

     Oh happy day. I spent most of the day scanning images for you all. I am still learning how to work with Picasa. Cleaning up the pictures and photographs takes time but is fun to do.
    Normally this is the time of year that I sell on eBay (under id lillyvalleyblue). If I stop sorting buttons and searching for images maybe I will start some auctions. I will let you know if I do. My auctions always start and end on Sundays. There will be lots of vintage jewelry, some ephemera,  American Girl doll stuff and other assorted vintage items.
 The following black and white drawings are from inside really old greeting cards. Look for more of  them in coming posts. I just have to find them! I am really looking forward to Valentines day as most are sweet little valentines. It will be so much fun to list several a day in February.
Thought this is perfect for all those who love snowmen. Great bright colors. This is from an early Christmas card.
In case you haven't noticed (of course you have!) grammar, punctuation and yes spelling, even with spell check, is a free for all. Sometimes when I post in the middle of the night things get really sloppy. If I have taken night time meds. and stayed up anyway, who knows what will appear. At one time spelling was easy and grammar was second nature. It has been a long time since I have written  and used these skills much so I'm very rusty. I sorta think the great speller is just gone! Things would be atrocious with out spell check. So.. this is my official disclaimer,  notice and apology.  Well I feel better!
As always enjoy what you find here, use it freely to create whatever and where ever your artful spirit takes you. Much love to you and your loved ones, Louise

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Clipart & Travel Ephemera~ Nelson's Dream Village On Route 66 ~ Vintage Postcards of Cars & Adventure

August 8, 2021 
I am checking out my early posts. My goodness! Some of them are quite skimpy. I have added  8 postcards and graphics
This is the  second post of the day as I was not able to add all the images to the first one. Why one asks? Well I don't know why! Just when I think I know how to do something(especially with my computer) it just will not do what it's suppose to do! On this rainy day in "sunny" California I am having a wonderful time playing with the scanner, uploading so many new images. It continues to be such a good feeling to share with all of you. The blog world is really worldwide. People from 18 different countries have stopped by! How amazing! What search was the person in Madagascar doing when they stumbled on to my blog? Hope my continued amazement at all of this doesn't wear you out. I am just showing my  gray hair. This is just so much fun. Please continue to leave your comments. It is nice to hear from you.
   I was going to make a big celebration for the 100th image but it came and went so quickly.
Today I will be over 150 images, all in the first month of bumble button's creation..
The postcards are from my family so they must have stayed here. My grandparents drove across the country to the old family farm in New York once. My guess is the 1930s
 On the back of the post card;
" See and hear the musical fountain
 cool nights in the Ozark mountains
free garage
strictly modern moderate prices
chicken dinners a specialty good fishing and hunting in season" 
I found out that the village does not exist any more. Link to the Dream Village history.
California always calls me home!
I made this card for metal buttons with a car motif. Possible gift tag,
This button card never made it off my desk. 
I miss my button job so much. I thought it would look nice with black glass buttons or the car ones.
Another button card.
Lots more to post in the future, maybe even latter tonight. Much love to you, Louise

Free Vintage Clip Art from a Colorful Children's Book "The Happy Day Begins" Artist Janet Laura Scott

     Like many of you I just love old children's books because of the illustrations. " The happy day begins" is a charming book for little one's. It is over sized with bright colorful images. There are no markings so the artist, author and manufacture are unknown. If you know who the illustrator is please let me know. I always thought the pictures would be great in a child's bedroom. The colors are bright and vintage. My guess is the book is from the 1920-30's. 
Update; I have been told the artwork was done by Janet Laura Scott.
There are so many things I want to post today! This is just the start. Check back in a few hours for more. Much love to everyone, Louise 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Christmas!1910-20's Christmas cards & Seals, Art Deco Tree,

Hi everyone.How are you all doing? The days have slipped by and already it's Thursday evening. The short daylight takes getting use to. Well on to the fun stuff. Today I have 8 christmas cards for you.  Most are from early 1920's and older. Some are very art deco and current.
This cottage reminds me of Mary Engelbreit designs
There will be more later tonight depending how well I sleep! Insomnia is great for my blog. It has been a while since I actually made  something(other than a mess). My sister gave me a pretty blouse that just does not fit at all but the fabric is so pretty. So I took it apart and re cut the fabric. Just need to sew it back together.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rare Adelaide Hanscom illustrations from 1905 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Several years ago I saw this book at a rummage sale. I knew it was something special and purchased it. They pictures are so unusual. Thinking it might be of interesting for the bumble button.I looked into the illustrator. turns out this book is a real treasure. The book was in wonderful condition when purchased. I wish I had done my research before scanning the pictures. The book began to fall apart. Then I just pulled it apart for easier scanning. Now I am just sick over what I did.This book is a rare 1905 1st edition. Adelaide lived from 1875 to 1931 and is one of the first, if not the first, to use photographs for literary illustration.
I encourage you to  read more about this remarkable creative woman. Below are some links to learn more about her.
The pictures are quite different from what I have come across so they may only appeal to a few of you. If you like them, what an amazing collection to work with. Much love, Louise