Here is an illustration of a delicious looking cup of cocoa frappe. This serving of frappe has been set on a glass saucer that has been placed on a white doily. The image is from a vintage recipe booklet titled Choice Recipes by Miss Parloa and Other Noted Teachers, 1908. The recipe from the cookbook is as follows:
Mrs. Hill’s Cocoa Frappe
Mix half a pound of cocoa and three cupfuls of sugar; cook with two cupfuls of boiling water until smooth; add to three quarts and a half of milk scalded with cinnamon bark; cook for ten minutes. Beat in the beaten whites of two eggs mixed with a cupful of sugar, and a pint of whipped cream. Cool, flavor with vanilla extract, and freeze. Serve in cups. Garnish with whipped cream. ~ Janet McKenzie Hill
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This vintage Christmas postcard by Ellen Clapsaddle features two adorable children outdoors; they are dressed warm for the winter weather. The girl is carrying a bundle of mistletoe and the boy is carrying a wreath of holly and berries. A message at the top of the card is: A Merry Christmas and another message at the bottom of the card is: All Merriment and much Good Cheer, A Christmas bright I wish you, dear. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is beautiful vintage French perfume label. It is a tall, narrow label that was prepared for Jn. Giraud Fils’ Eau de Lavande (a lavender perfumed water), The label includes lovely typography and design details. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage storybook illustration, titled The Knitting Lesson, features a mother teaching her young daughter know to knit. The mom, seated on a chair outdoors, is knitting with blue yarn as her little girl, standing by her side, intently watches her mother knitting. 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.
Here is a vintage clip art image of a palm tree. The scientific name for this tropical tree is Ptychosperma Cunninghamiana. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is an aged and shabby cover of a French pyrography booklet that was published in Paris in 1902. The text on the page is:
DESSIN AU FEU
Decoration artistique du Bois, de l’Os, de l’Ivoire,
du Cuir, du Velours, etc.
LEFRANC & CIE
18, rue de Valois (1er Arr.)
PARIS, 1902Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful vintage C. S. Hammond map of Scotland. I scanned it from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage engraving of a beautiful High-Bred Arab horse. The image is from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume I, circa 1869. Click on image to enlarge.
This beautiful illustration from a vintage gardening catalog features an arrangement of white, pink and red roses and rosebuds. The image is from the Peter Henderson & Co. Everything for the Garden Manual, 1898. Click on image to enlarge.