Here is a vintage Tuck’s birthday postcard with an image of flowering clover spilling out from a red basket that has been tipped over or placed on its side. There is a butterfly flying toward the flowers and a message on a card tucked in the clover that says Loving Birthday Greetings. For added creative [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This lovely vintage embroidery pattern of swirly flowers and leaves is from the May 1900 issue of The Delineator magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
This pretty page with a vintage illustration of yellow and white daisies and an old fashioned love poem by Robert Browning is from a small book of poetry titled For Love’s Sake. The book was published in 1907. I scanned the page at a high resolution (resized to 300 dpi) to make it much larger [...]
Happy Easter! Here is a pretty vintage Easter postcard with white lilies and a gold cross on a blue background. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a beautiful vintage French seed label for double flowering Bellflowers. This type of seed label would have been pasted on a seed packet or jar of seeds for retail sale. Click on image to enlarge.
I bought a new book. It’s actually a very old book, published in 1886, but it’s new to me ~ and I love it! Flowers from Dell and Bower by Susie Barstow Skelding.At $100 US + $13 for shipping (from abebooks.com), my copy was a bargain considering that a copy of this book recently sold for [...]
Here is a vintage magazine clipping, advertising 43 flowers (20 packets of seeds and 23 bulbs) for 30 cents. This ad is from the May 1900 issue of The Delineator. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a pretty Victorian calling card with a frame of flowers and an outstretched hand surrounding a country scene and the message Hope sustain thee ever and the wonderfully shabby back side of the card. Click on images to enlarge.