Food and Drink

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. Here is a black and white clip art version of […]

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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. 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 […]

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Christmas Baking ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on December 10, 2014

This vintage cookbook page includes an illustration of Christmas baking and recipes for Lebkuchen and Orange Tea Cakes. The page is from  Cake Secrets, by Igleheart Brothers Inc., 1928 P. Co., Inc. (copyright was not renewed). Here is a cleaner version of the illustration of baked goods from the page. Click on images to enlarge. […]

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Soup Tureen, Ladle and Plates ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on December 9, 2014

This wonderful vintage illustration includes a leafy patterned soup tureen and three matching plates. A ladle is resting on the table in front of the soup tureen. The image is from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, circa 1888. Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration. Click on images to enlarge. Related […]

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Plum Pudding Recipes ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on December 8, 2014

These three shabby and aged vintage cookbook pages include a variety of ways to make plum pudding. The recipes are: Baked Plum Pudding, An Excellent Plum Pudding Made Without Eggs, An Unrivalled Plum Pudding, Plum Pudding (John Bull’s Own) and A Plain Christmas Pudding for Children. The pages are from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household […]

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Ways to Cook Turkey ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on December 3, 2014

These four aged and yellowed vintage cookbook pages include a variety of ways to cook turkey. Some of the recipes are: Boiled Turkey, Devilled Turkey, Hashed Turkey, and Roast Turkey. The pages are from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, circa 1888. Here are black and white clip art versions of the boiled turkey and roast turkey illustrations […]

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Girl Helping Mom ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on December 1, 2014

Here is an aged and shabby page from a vintage school reader. The featured words on the pages are: take, some, help, find and want. The lesson is about a girl who wants to help her mother bake a cake. Her mother asks the girl to bring her three eggs from the barn. The illustration […]

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Desserts and Baked Goods ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on November 26, 2014

This vintage book plate features five varieties of desserts and baked goods. Included on the page are: Open Jelly with whipped cream, Yorkshire Pie and Aspic Jelly, Trifle, Ices and Jellies around, Christmas pudding and Jelly of two colours. In the first version, I’ve restored the illustrations of the desserts but left the background aged […]

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Christmas Feast ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on November 20, 2014

“Bounce, Buckram! Velvet’s dear! Christmas comes but once a year, When it comes it brings good cheer, BEEF, PLUM-PUDDING, MINCE-PIES, AND BEER!” This wonderful image of a Christmas feast illustrates the last sentence from the vintage storybook, Tom Tucker and Little Bo Peep, by Thomas Hood, illustrated by Alice Wheaton Adams, published in 1891. The illustration is repeated on […]

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Soup Tureen ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on November 9, 2014

Here is a vintage clip art image of a beautiful soup tureen. The description in the catalogue I scanned the original image from is, “Quadruple Plate Bright Finish Soup Tureen, a large and pretty fluted pattern, embossed cover, 10 in. high.” The cost was $4.75. The illustration is from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer […]

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