This vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard includes an illustration of a pretty red-haired lady wearing a white dress with green cape, green feathered hat and black gloves. The message on the card is:

The lazy Spring has failed to let one verdant leaf be seen.
But fashion compliments the Saint
By the wearin’ o’ the green. St Patrick’s Day postcard, vintage postcard printable, free vintage ephemera, wearing green graphics, lady in green clipartClick on image to enlarge.

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Gardening Business Postcards ~ Free Graphics

by Julie J on March 9, 2015

Here are the front and back sides of three shabby vintage gardening business postcards.

The first postcard is dated April 1, 1882, and was sent by Johnson & Stokes, a company that sold garden, grass field and flower seeds, agricultural implements &c.antique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printableantique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printable The second postcard is dated March 29, 1878, and was sent by Dreer’s Garden Seeds of 714 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. antique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printableantique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printableThe third postcard is dated February 22, 1878, and was mailed from Benson, Burpee & Co, a company whose logo included illustrated vegetables and the motto: Reliable Fresh & Genuine Seeds. antique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printableantique business postcard, old postcard graphics, shabby grunge paper digital, vintage garden ephemera, junk journal printableClick on images to enlarge.

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Elegant Tea Pots ~ Free Victorian Clip Art

by Julie J on March 8, 2015

Here are two clip art illustrations of elegant Victorian teapots. The first teapot was crafted by M. Cappellmans at Brussels. The second teapot was crafted by Messrs. Cork and Edge, of Burslem, Staffordshire. Victorian tea pot illustration, vintage teapot clipart, black and white graphics, free kitchen printable, antique tea pot engravingVictorian tea pot illustration, vintage teapot clipart, black and white graphics, free kitchen printable, antique tea pot engravingThe engravings are from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851.

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a pretty geranium flower child. The page also includes the following short poem:

GERANIUM wears a scarlet gown,
With trimmings shading into brown,
Her cousin is a dainty sprite,
She dresses modestly in white. geranium flower child, Elizabeth Gordon, old book page, vintage flower children poem, vintage storybook printableHere is a cleaner version of the pretty geranium flower child. geranium flower child, Elizabeth Gordon, old book page, vintage flower children poem, vintage storybook printableThe page is from Flower Children, The Little Cousins of The Field and Garden by Elizabeth Gordon. The book was published in 1910.

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Seven Varieties of Mushrooms ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on March 6, 2015

Here are seven wonderful vintage clip art illustrations of mushrooms. The names of the types of mushrooms included here are:

Fig. 1. Common Mushrooms;
Fig. 2. St. George’s Mushrooms;
Fig. 3. Champignon Mushroom;
Fig. 4. Hedgehog Mushroom;
Fig. 5. Edible Boletus Mushrooms;
Fig. 6. Spring Morel Mushroom; and
Fig. 7. Parasol Mushroom. black and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomblack and white clipart, mushroom graphics, vintage botanical printable, common mushroom, st george mushroom, champignon image, hedgehog mushroom clipart, edible boletus illus, spring morel, parasol mushroomThe illustrations are from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume III, circa 1869.

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Children and Easter Eggs ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on March 5, 2015

This vintage Easter postcard includes two adorable children, a boy and a girl, having fun with Easter eggs. The boy is climbing a large pink Easter egg that is decorated with a band of flowers that is finished with blue ribbons tied into bows at each end. The girl is standing behind the boy. She is holding a basket of colorful Easter eggs in one arm while her other arm is raised, with a white egg in her hand. Judging by the eggs in the foreground, including one with a broken shell, I think the girl is throwing eggs at the boy. A chicken and three cute chicks are also on the grass in the foreground. The message on the card is: Easter Greeting.vintage easter postcard, easter clip art, old fashioned easter card, fantasy easter graphics, children eggs chicken printable Click on image to enlarge.

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Swans in the Park ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on March 4, 2015

Here is a wonderful vintage illustration of swans in the park. There is one large swan in the foreground and several swans swimming on a stream in the background. A beautiful old bridge arches over the stream and several birds are in flight in the distant background. swans at the park, vintage swan clip art, black and white illustration, vintage bird printable, nature park sceneThe image is from Little Folks Natural History that was published by McLoughlin Bros in 1902.

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Kindergarten Songs for March ~ Free Graphic

by Julie J on March 3, 2015

This vintage page of sheet music was written for kindergarten students. Included on the page are four short songs for the young children to learn during the month of March. The songs are: The Kite Bird, The Mill, A Jingle and The Wind. vintage sheet music, songs for March, kindergarten music, easy songs for children, old book pageThis page of sheet music is from the book First Year Music by Hollis Dann, 1914.

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This beautiful vintage Easter postcard features two birds carrying eggs that are decorated with blue flowers and pink ribbons. Branches of pussy willows are tucked behind the background and peek out from slits on the right side and top of the background of the postcard. The outer edge of the card is finished in a light gray textured design. The message on the card is: A Happy Easter. vintage easter postcard, birds carrying decorated eggs, vintage birds clip art, old fashioned easter card, fantasy easter graphics Click on image to enlarge.

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Vintage Bride ~ Free Magazine Clip Art

by Julie J on March 1, 2015

Here is a vintage magazine advertisement for a book titled Weddings and Wedding Anniversaries. The book was published by The Butterick Publishing Co. of New York and cost 15 cents. The ad includes a beautiful illustration of a bride. antique magazine ad, free black and white illustration, vintage bride clipart, vintage butterick advertisement, antique wedding graphicsHere is a black and white clip art version of the image from the ad. antique magazine ad, free black and white illustration, vintage bride clipart, vintage butterick advertisement, antique wedding graphicsThe ad is from the April 1894 issue of The Delineator magazine.

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