Here is a colorful vintage French seed label that includes an illustration of some pretty red flowers. The caption on the label is: COQUELOURDE DES JARDINS VARIEE. From the translation search I did, I think Coquelourde is the name of the flower and des jardins variee is garden variety. This type of label would have been pasted on a seed packet or jar of seeds for retail sale. Click on image to enlarge.
This beautifully aged magazine cover is from the June 28, 1896 issue of La Nouvelle Mode, a vintage French fashion publication. Click on image to enlarge.
This page featuring men’s suits and pants is from a vintage Chicago Mail Order Co. clothing catalogue. It’s a small catalogue titled Challenge Sale that expired on February 28th, 1920. Click on image to enlarge.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
This vintage car is from the March 1918 issue of Pictorial Review magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a red, white and blue vintage milk bottle cap for homogenized pasteurized milk. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage Establissements Boussac French receipt.
The back: Click on images to enlarge.
Here is a vintage postcard with a pretty red rose and the message: Every good wish for a Happy Birthday. The handwritten note on the back of my original is dated January 16, 1917. For additional creative options, here is a version of the postcard without the writing. Click on images to enlarge.
I don’t personally know anyone celebrating a birthday today but I follow this Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Schoep.and.John and Shoep is celebrating a birthday. Shoep is a beautiful old dog who is 20 years old today! Happy birthday sweet old boy!
A week ago today, we said goodbye to our beloved old dog, Little Bear. We had him cremated and our vet’s office called this afternoon to let us know that Little Bear’s ashes were ready to pick up. Shortly after Ken got home from work, we went to get our boy. We requested his ashes be placed in a nondescript box because we were thinking then that we would bury him in our yard or scatter his ashes at my sister Marilyn’s acreage, where he loved to run freely without the confinement of a backyard fence, swim in her dugout and hang out with her dog, Aylmer. But now that Little Bear is home, we are thinking we’ll get an urn and keep him here.
I’ve struggled through many meltdowns this week but I know it’s all a natural part of the grieving process so (even though I’m shy and conservative) I allow myself the freedom to sob, wail, cry out to God and talk to Little Bear as I work my way through the suffering, I’m not a stranger to sorrow so I know that, as much as it hurts now, I will be okay and, ultimately, I will be left with many cherished memories of having had Little Bear in our lives for 14 1/2 years.
Here is an aged page from a vintage dictionary I have that was published in the United States in 1922. The pages in this dictionary are dry, frail and crumble easily so it’s nice that we can give them a second chance in our crafts and designs. With Father’s Day a couple days away, I’ve chosen the page that includes the word: father. Click on image to enlarge.