Flowers

Pink Peony Lady ~ Free Storybook Illustration

by Julie J on February 26, 2015

Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a charming pink peony lady. The page also includes the following short poem: PEONY’S a charming lady, She doesn’t like a spot too shady; Likes to live out in the light, Dressed in red or pink or white.Here is a cleaner version of […]

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Broom Flower ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on February 22, 2015

Here is a beautiful vintage illustration of a Broom flower with yellow flowers growing on a green stem. The scientific name for this lovely flower is Cytisus scoparius. The illustration is from a book titled Wayside and Woodland Blossoms by Edward Step, F.L.S., 1909. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Yellow Horned Poppy ~ […]

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Moutan Peony ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on February 15, 2015

Here are two vintage clip art illustrations of the Moutan Peony. Fig. 3 represents a single-flowered, and Figure 4 a double-flowered, variety of this beautiful species. The illustrations are from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on images to enlarge. Related posts: Victorian Boy […]

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Victorian Calling Card ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! This lovely Victorian calling card features an illustration of a hand holding a cluster of yellow and red roses. Included in the illustration is a small card with the message: Truly thine. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Victorian Calling Card ~ Free Vintage Image Victorian Roses Calling Card ~ Free […]

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Odontoglossum Crispum ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on February 8, 2015

Here is a vintage clip art illustration of an Odontoglossum Crispum in full bloom. It is considered by experts to be one of the most beautiful of all orchids. The engraving is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Aquilegia […]

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Floral Endpaper ~ Free Vintage Graphic

by Julie J on January 30, 2015

Here is a beautifully aged floral endpaper. The paper has green flowers and leaves on a light background that has yellowed with age. There is foxing around the edges of the page. I scanned the page from Little Folks Natural History that was published by McLoughlin Bros. in 1902. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: […]

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Hydrangea Gardening Pages ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on January 29, 2015

I posted a black and white vintage clip art illustration of a beautiful Hydrangea a few days ago. In response to my post, I received a request to share the information about hydrangeas from the book. That information is covered on these two pages. In addition to the hydrangea, there is gardening information on a few […]

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Wild Wallflower ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on January 28, 2015

Here is a beautiful vintage illustration of a Wild Wallflower. The scientific name for this lovely flower is Cheiranthus cheiri. The illustration is from a recent addition to my collection, a book titled Wayside and Woodland Blossoms by Edward Step, F.L.S., 1909. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Yellow Horned Poppy ~ Free Vintage […]

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Hydrangea Hortensis ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on January 26, 2015

Here is a beautiful vintage clip art illustration of a Hydrangea Hortensis in full bloom. The engraving is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Aquilegia Glandulosa Flower ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Early Flowering Chrysanthemum ~ Free Vintage […]

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Dog Rose ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on January 24, 2015

Here is a beautiful vintage illustration of a light pink dog rose blossom and dark pink rosebud. The scientific name for this lovely flower is Rosa canina. The illustration is from a recent addition to my collection, a book titled Wayside and Woodland Blossoms by Edward Step, F.L.S., 1909. Click on image to enlarge. Related […]

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