This vintage storybook illustration, titled Love Birds, features a young girl named Evie, and young boy named Jack, standing beside the cage of two turquoise-colored love birds. Jack is offering a piece of chickweed to one of the birds and the Evie is feeding the other bird a lump of sugar.
The image is from a storybook titled The Sunbeams and Me, by Helen Marion Burnside & Nesbit, Mary Dickens, M. A. Hoyer, and others, illustrated by Helen Jackson, Jane Willis Grey, Fanny Bowers, and others. The book was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons in the late 1800s. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage French cheque features some wonderful details including a lovely swirl design on the left hand side, French handwriting, stamped names, numbers, dates and a mailing stamp. The signature of George Belloy (the owner of the company the cheque was printed for) appears below the mailing stamp. Click on image to enlarge.
This Victorian clip art piece features two adorable kittens playing with bubbles. A brown kitten on the right is blowing bubbles to a red kitten on the left. Behind the kittens is a large pink and yellow feathery fan. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a lovely vintage clip art illustration of an oval garland of roses decorated with Pandean reeds and a shepherd’s pipe and crook. The image is from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume II, circa 1869. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a fun vintage Whitney Made Christmas postcard. The illustration on the postcard features Santa standing beside his sleigh that is filled with sacks of toys and hitched up to reindeer. Santa is putting on his gloves and looks about ready to leave on his trip to deliver toys to children around the world. The greeting on the postcard is: The same old-fashioned greeting From the same old friend you know May Santa bring his choicest gifts To you across the snow. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage book page features beautifully designed specimens of monograms of two, three, four and nine letters. The page is from Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms, by Thos. E. Hill, 1886. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a lovely vintage perfume label for Bacorn’s Heliotrope toilet water. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a clip art image of a beautiful antique Louis XV cabinet. The image is from the November 1899 issue of The Designer magazine. Click on image to enlarge.