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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Rose Bertin ~~Marie-Antoinette's Milliner and Dressmaker~ Gorgeous 1700s Gravees Illustrations of Hats Louis XVI ~ Free Graphics for Journals~ Mixed Media

Hi everyone and welcome! Today I have the most wonderful pictures! Little treasures tucked in an old book about Rose Bertin. She is the woman that influenced the fashions in Louis XVI court. The dressmaker for Marie-Antoinette. So many sumptuous dresses and elaborate hats and hair. After finding these picture I was so curious to know more about the woman who had such an impact on fashion.


I hope you find these as charming as I do. 
Be safe,be kind to everyone and much love to all,
Louise

Friday, September 18, 2020

Adorable Victorian Greeting Cards ~ Little Girl with Doll ~ Girl with Daisy~ Free Graphics Images

Hi everyone and welcome! 
These adorable pictures are Victorian greeting cards. 
The first one is so sweet with what looks like a Hitty doll. Love the warm colors that remind me that it will soon be fall.  The girl with the big blue bow might be contemplating a boy and the game "he loves me,he loves me not" as she pull out the petals of the daisy. Just two of the many colorful images from a 1880's scrapbook. More to follow in the coming days. So very happy you found your way to my little blog! 
I hope you add them to your creative projects and art.
Mid 1880 Victorian scrapbook card. Little girl with a teacup holding her doll. Sweet

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Free Widgets, Publishing Charms, Tail Pieces and Chapter Headers ~ Featuring Bugs and Butterflies ~Free Clip Art Graphics

Hi everyone and welcome.  
Today I have a little selection of vintage and antique publishers page charms and decorations. When I go through old books looking for pictures I come across these little graphic treasures. They are small and simple but they might be just what you are looking for.
Hope you are all well and I am sending love to each and everyone of you.

Please use for your personal projects, art and enjoyment.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

~ Charming Images of Antique Victorian Floral Cards from 1880's Scrap book~ Free Clip Art and Graphics

Hi everyone and welcome!
I found a 1880's scrap book on Archive that was full of the best old calling cards and ephemera.  The scrap book was created by Ida Cook in her teen years.  Had such a fun time cleaning up these for you. There are many more calling cards and ephemera to follow. 
Be safe, Be Kind, Share Love With Others.
Victorian calling card with a bluebird carrying a letter.
Victorian calling card with a yellow rose and blue ribbon.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Marie-Antoinette Theater Label. Free Fancy French Labels and Clip Art. ATC, Scrapbooking, and Junk Journals

 Welcome and hello to everyone! Today I have lovely French labels and motifs. The first has bees and a hive so of course it is my favorite! 
The bar with the doves would make the prettiest labels. 
Enjoy and I hope you add them to one of your creations. 
Much love to each and everyone of you!

Friday, September 4, 2020

What would Jane Austen do? Play Hide and Seek or Badminton? Lovely Poupees Epoque Empire Clipart

Good morning and welcome! 
 I stumbled upon a very unusual and interesting book on toys and games. It was written in the French language so it was the pictures that caught my eye. I couldn't wait to share some of the pictures with you. Here are a few of the many engravings and colored plates.Maybe Jane and her sister enjoyed similar ladylike outdoor activities. 
The French dolls are dressed in the Empire style which puts them in Jane Austen's lifetime.  The elaborately dressed poupees are just waiting to make their way into your greeting cards, collages and mixed media art.
Hope you are all well. I am sending much love to each and every one of you.
 Hide and seek.
Badminton? 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Beautiful Woman with Waterlilies Antique Postcard~ John William Waterhouse ~Antique Water Lily Button Card Free Clip Art

Good morning and welcome to all of you!
I am really pleased how well this group of images came together. Started when I came across the antique postcard on TuckDB.  So lovely in muted colors and art nouveau esthetic.  Then I remembered The Lily button card.  John William Waterhouse's paintings often have settings near ponds streams and water in general. His 1894 painting of Ophelia is perfect for today's post.
I hope you enjoy the art work and can use the graphics in your artwork and crafts.
 
Ophelia 1894
John William Waterhouse.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Sapphire Birthstone and Flowers, Artist Marjorie Mostyn Gem Postcard

Welcome to everyone and welcome to September! Another month in a very odd year. Does it feel like the beginnings of fall where you live? The nights are a bit cooler now. It does feel like fall is around the corner.
The morning glory and asters are the flowers for September.
Sapphire is the birthstone for this month. This picture is by Marjorie Mostyn.  One of the pretty cards I found on TuckDB postcards. 
Thank you for your comments.
 I hope you find something to enjoy and create with on Bumble Button.