Pincushion Thimble Spoolholder ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on December 21, 2014

This vintage magazine advertisement features a combination pincushion, thimble and spoolholder. The ad claims this combination to be “a wonderful convenience in sewing” and it “saves time and worry”. The ad is from the December 1897 issue of The Ladies’ Home Journal. free black and white clip art, pincushion illustration, old magazine ad, vintage sewing clip art, pincushion thimble thread printableHere is a black and white clip art version of the illustration from the ad. free black and white clip art, pincushion illustration, old magazine ad, vintage sewing clip art, pincushion thimble thread printableClick on images to enlarge.

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Victorian Christmas Calling Card ~ Free Image

by Julie J on December 21, 2014

This aged and shabby Victorian Christmas calling card includes an illustration of holly and berries tucked under a corner fold. The fold is finished with a small cluster of flowers and the decoration frames a white space that was designed for a person’s name. The name on this card is Lilly Hawk. Victorian calling card, vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, Christmas calling cardI’ve removed the name for a second version of this lovely old card. Victorian calling card, vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, Christmas calling cardClick on images to enlarge.

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Concert to the Dolls ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on December 20, 2014

“Then the children gave a concert to the dolls, who were to be the company, while Bertha and Mary sang to them; Fido joining in the concert by howls, which, if they were not very musical, were at least expressive. They sang “Bo-peep” in parts, Bertha being the first voice, Mary the second, and Fido the bass; and they put a great deal of feeling into the song. Perhaps Fido thought Bo-peep’s dog very careless, and that made him end it by barking so very loud. A good dog certainly would have watched while his mistress slept.”

This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880. black and white clip art, Oscar pletsch engraving, Victorian girls printable, girls playing vintage clip art, concert to the dollsClick on image to enlarge.

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Victorian Santa and Children ~ Free Illustration

by Julie J on December 20, 2014

Here is a fun Victorian Christmas postcard graphic. The illustration on the postcard features Santa in a long red coat trimmed in white fur; the hood of the coat is pulled over Santa’s head. He has a bag of toys over his back and other toys tucked under his arm and attached to his sides. Santa is facing two young children and pointing to himself as if to show the children that he is “real”. The children are in awe of Santa. A decorated Christmas tree is on a table in the background and a sprig of holly and berries decorates the left side of the card. The message on the card is: Merry Christmas. Victorian Christmas postcard, vintage santa clip art, old fashioned Christmas card, santa with children illustration, antique Christmas postcard Click on image to enlarge.

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In a Manger Laid so Lowly ~ Free Vintage Hymn

by Julie J on December 19, 2014

Here is a shabby page of vintage sheet music. The song on the page is a Christmas hymn titled In a Manger Laid so Lowly. The page is from Bradbury’s Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School, 1867. vintage sheet music, aged music page, old christmas song, christmas hymn manger, printable holiday musicClick on image to enlarge.

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Singing Birds ~ Vintage New Year Postcard

by Julie J on December 19, 2014

This vintage New Year postcard includes an adorable illustration of blue and pink birds perched on a branch. One bird is a music conductor and three birds are lined up on the branch, all singing their little hearts out. A sprig of holly and berries is behind, and supporting, the conductor bird’s music book. The message on the card is:

A Happy New Year
As I view the Coming Year
I cannot comprehend ~
One other wish but happiness
To make for you my friend. blue pink birds illustration, vintage new year postcard, singing birds clip art, holly berries bird illustration, music conductor bird graphicsHere is a cleaner version of the birds from the postcard. blue pink birds illustration, vintage new year postcard, singing birds clip art, holly berries bird illustration, music conductor bird graphicsClick on images to enlarge.

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Victorian Clocks ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on December 18, 2014

This vintage clip art illustration includes two beautiful Victorian clocks. The images are from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. Victorian clock illustration, vintage clock clip art, black and white graphics free, old fashioned clock, antique clock engravingClick on image to enlarge.

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Mary Baby Jesus Wise Men ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on December 18, 2014

This vintage Christmas postcard features a manger scene. Mary is holding baby Jesus and the three wise men (or perhaps Joseph and two of the wise men) are gathered around. The message on the card is: A Peaceful Christmas to You. Mary baby Jesus, Victorian Christmas clip art, vintage christmas postcard, religious Christmas card, vintage Christian postcardClick on image to enlarge.

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A Christmas Menu ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on December 17, 2014

This vintage Christmas menu includes: Oysters, Soup, Crackers, Fish, Potatoes, Caper Sauce, Sweetbread Pate, Roast Capon, Jelly, Creamed Onions, Ginger Punch, Plum Pudding, Fruit, Coffee, Nuts and Bonbons. A lovely design of holly and berries, tied with a bow, decorates the top of the menu. vintage Christmas menu, holly berries clip art, black and white graphics, old fashioned party food, antique holiday menuHere is a black and white clip art version of the holly and berries. vintage Christmas menu, holly berries clip art, black and white graphics, old fashioned party food, antique holiday menuThe illustration is from the December 1900 issue of The Designer magazine.
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Fruitcake and Recipes ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on December 17, 2014

This vintage cookbook page includes an illustration of a White Fruit Cake and recipes for Date Nut Bars and Chocolate Fruit Patties. fruit cake picture, vintage fruitcake clip art, baked goods illustration, vintage kitchen graphics, printable cookbook page, old fashioned fruitcake recipeHere is a cleaner version of the illustration of White Fruit Cake. Here is a cleaner version of the illustration of White Fruit Cake.Here is a second page that includes the recipe for the White Fruit Cake pictured on the page posted above. The other recipes on this page are: Christmas Fruit Cake and Holiday Cake.Here is a cleaner version of the illustration of White Fruit Cake.The pages are from Cake Secrets, by Igleheart Brothers Inc., 1928 P. Co., Inc. (copyright was not renewed).
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