As I was moving books around in my studio last night my hands fell on Black Beauty. Publish date 1918. There are some beautiful illustrations in this one...and the Ginger plate had slipped out of the book. So decided to add it to todays freebies. Leave me a comment if you come by. I love hearing where they are going!!! These free images are for your own artwork. Hope you enjoy them as much as I am.
This little bat is a find from a Russian children's class book dated 1912. It is a small image...I played around with it and think it looks fantastic in negative...and perfect for a border. Hope you enjoy him...love to hear your comments so please if you stop by leave me one...Happy Halloween!!!
This is the beautiful music that goes with the freebie I posted Friday October 22. From the book A Baby's Opera by Walter Crane. I am going to post all of this beautiful book so keep checking back in for more treasures. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!!
Soft amber light glows from this beautiful accent lamp...Drapped with antiqued brass chain, ornate skeleton key and lock...beautiful sparkling crystals. Step back in time....relax....Sip a cup of tea. This is the perfect lamp for those quiet moments.
Dark Bronze finish, ivory shade. 11 inches (27.9 cm )tall. New. Uses 25-watt bulb
Last summer my family and I visited our favorite used bookstore in Corvallis Oregon. It is a funky old place full of stacks of books. But those sellers are sooo savy. Anyway...tucked way back in a room...(because it is like a labyrinth) I found this old book on top of a stack. My heart raced as I looked through it. What beautiful illustrations... What a beautiful children's book. The title is A Baby's Opera The Book of Old Rhymes With New Dresses By Walter Crane. I hope you enjoy these pages as much as I do...I am in the process of scanning them and cleaning them up (a new trick I have learned). I thought these would make such beautiful angels for the holidays.
Sometimes...When the moon is full...The Fairies come tapping softly on my window. "Come dance with us..they sing".....What to wear?.. I ponder for just an instant. Ahhh...Quickly I slip on my crystal bracelet. Perfect.... Shimmiring and sparkly, simple....Divine.
This bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches...and comes in one of my signature gift boxes. A divine gift to give...or a treasure for you alone.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of going to one of the most amazing Estate sales I have ever been too. It was an old house in Corvallis Oregon. 4 Generations had lived in this home..and the last one, A woman who was 97 had passed and had no heirs to leave it all to. This house had a nursery that took the whole top of the house. Inside...shelves and drawers full of books, art, art supplies...craft supplies. There was no way I could get in because of the crush of happy hunters. As I left the upstairs...a lone stack of books sat in a shelf. On a whim I picked one up with out even looking at it and went ahead and bought it with the rest of my finds. After I and my sister and sister-in-law got home..we looked through what we had bought. Out of my book fell these lovely old Halloween decorations. There is also a bat and an owl. I will post those tomorrow. It looks like they came from a magazine and were to be made up into a mobile. I just love them...they need a little cleaning up, but then they should be just perfect. I hope you enjoy them.
A fun set of skull charms...perfect for charm bracelets,,,fan pulls...hair decorations..Fun for Halloween or Day of the Dead celebrations. You can find this great set in my Etsy store. Just click on the button and it will take you right to it.
When I was a child, my mother would let me and my sister go through the family scrapbooks and photo albums. We never got tired of hearing our families stories...seeing their pictures and even their calling cards. My great grandfathers autograph album was always a source of fascination. The writing so beautiful... When I moved away from home I found myself attracted to all things vintage and antique. Just as I had grown up. So, I started collecting (really I started when I was young and going to estate sales with my dad). One of the treasures that I rarely found in my area was calling cards. This little beauty I recent found in a packet of old papers at an estate sale. I am happy to be able to offer it to others who are expanding their collections. Just open it up and right click to save..... If you decide to copy it please leave me a comment. I am trying to make Friday's my freebie day. So come back and see what else I will be posting.
Hurry Home For Christmas kept running through my head and fingers as I made this sparkling crystal bracelet. It brings to mind sitting at the hearth with Friends and Family..Twinkling lights...Candles...Laughter and Joy.
Wrapped in a beautiful gift box...perfect for you to give as a gift. Or a special treat just for you.
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I collect antique and vintage cookbooks....it seems to run in the family because my mother and sister both do also. Needless to say...we three love to cook too. Some years ago I came across this amazing antique cook book at an estate sale. It is almost falling apart and had been cast into the "free" pile. I know I am not the only one of us out there that just lives for those free boxes...what treasures I have discovered. Anyway...This is one of my gems...From the book Woman's Favorite Cook Book By Mrs. Gregory and Friends. I hope you enjoy this free image from my collection. If you decide to click and save please leave me a comment. We all love to hear when we have visitors.....Enjoy!!!