Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful and cheery pictures from antique postcards and paintings to celebrate the first day of August

Hi everyone! How fast the days slip by... In between the buttons,washing every piece of my fabric stash and other fun things, I have been keeping up with the political maneuvering in
Washington. They seem to be finally working things out. The next few days will be interesting.
It is August first! how did that happen?
On Thursday I had the nicest visit at the legacy. There was time for going through some of the quilt fabric after tidying up the buttons. I found lots of pretty fabric. When I got home it was time for organisation and cleaning. I washed out the containers and added a few more to hold all the new and old fabrics.  One thing I love is that every scrap will be clean and ready to sew with. As some of you know washing all those fat quarters and raw edged yardage results in a lot of loose thread and knots of fabric!  One big ball of mess. There are still a few small loads left to do, but then it will be done forever. From now on anything new will be washed before it is put away.
I have a few new images for you. The aqua or teal blue color brought this varied group together. Hope you like them.
love, Louise

This sweet angel was on a Valentines card.
Such a beautiful painting!
I know it isn't new years but she just could not wait that long.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ballet dancers from late 1800's. Free ephemera to download and print. Pretty ballerina antique postcards and photographs.

Hi everyone!! So glad you have stopped by for a visit.
 After finding so many great images I am anxious to share them with you all.
What should be the theme for this post... hmm.
Ballet dancers! All the pictures are from antique postcards. A few are pre 1900.
Just love the red dress.
English circa?
I just do not think of a ballerina smoking! Then I remembered one time at the airport, a group of incredible looking men waiting outside the terminal. It turned out they were ballet dancers from Russia and they were all smoking. After such a long flight they probably needed a cigarette!  It was a real treat seeing and talking to them.
I really like this post for some reason and hope you do too. Have fun using them in your projects.
Much love, Louise

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gorgeous Victorian Rose clipart. Perfect for labels & frames. Free printable ephemera from antique scrap books.

Pinks and greens are so pretty together. At one time I had a soft flowing (chiffon?) pink nightgown with lace and tiny tucks at the bodice. A narrow green velvet ribbon was threaded through the lace. So feminine.
That is how the Victorian roses and labels make me feel. Very girlie.
Thank you for visiting and please come by again.
 You just never know what might be posted! 
much love,

A day at the beach! Antique photographs, prints and paintings from Victorian & Edwardian ephemera.

Summer weather and days at the beach go hand and hand. This post focuses on those happy pleasant times.The shell print is instant art or the shells can be used individually in your collages. Perfect for the beach house!
This charming image is an illustration from a vintage children's school reader. Love those old books!
These  antique photographic postcards are so fun.
One of my favorite beach activities!
Be sure and wear that sun screen and have a wonderful day at the beach. 
Much love as always, Louise

Monday, July 25, 2011

Antique bird prints of humming birds & birds with nests. Free for artist trading cards, collage scrape booking and instant art.

Here is the third posting of the day. Be sure and scroll down for more.
Theme 3 - Birds and nests
One day my grandmother Nana went to pick out some old bird prints. She let me pick out several. It is one of those memories that really stuck in my mind. When ever I see antique bird prints it reminds me of that day. I just love the humming birds.
Now I really must attend to the Legacy buttons!
Love, Louise

Illustrations from a vintage French child's nursery rhyme book. Free clip art for you.

A second post in one day just because you are all so nice!
There may even be a third one of birds and nests.
Remember your requests are welcome. It would be so fun to look for it.
 I also thought it was time to move out of the 18th century. A light and cheerful feeling of illustrations from a vintage child's book seemed perfect.
The pic's of the day are from a french nursery rhyme book. Very 1920's-30's. Many of you are fond of the genre so there are 15 pictures for you to have as free clip art. Right click and you will have a large pictures for instant art to frame.
 The poodle and fiends are so cute to me.Especially the one who is so happy running along.
This just had to be made into a label for you.
I am sure this sweet baby was listed before. It is included since it came from the book.
There you have it, another batch of free clip art. Hope they find their way into one of your projects.
Much love to each and everyone of you. You brighten my day.