April 29, 2011

Free Vintage Clip Art- Moth

Here is today's image taken from the same Harper's Magazine from 1860. From the text in the book, its favorite snack is the cotton plant. 
Thanks for those who left a comment yesterday. It was great to hear from you! Have a great weekend!

April 28, 2011

Who Am I?

I was so excited to acquire this blog from Abbie last Saturday that I have totally forgotten to introduce myself! My name is Sarah and I am the new owner of The Vintage Moth. Abbie can still be found at Percy and Bloom.

I am currently living in Mesa, AZ. I am thirty-something and live with my boyfriend and our one and a half cats. I say that because one cat (female) stays indoors all of the time and the other (male) spends most of his time outdoors. (He's a stray that I've adopted, taken in to get shots, and feed everyday. Yes, I'm a sucker for stray animals.)

I recently quit my day job working for a city government that I hated to pursue my own businesses.  I have a store on Etsy where I sell 100% wool felt for crafting at Material Evidence Shop. I also have another store on Etsy where I sell vintage clothing at Ninth Avenue Vintage. It will be 2 months on May 4th that I have been self-employed and I love it! I am not making as much as I was working for someone else but the freedom is priceless.

I am excited to share some of my vintage images that I own for you to use in your crafts! If you have used one or more of my images, please send me a pic. I would love to see the completed project!
Anyway, here is today's image:
This was taken out of one of my old Harper's Magazine books from 1860. I bought several of these in February at a giant book sale for $2.00 a piece. I could kick myself for not buying all of them at the time, but I didn't know what I was going to do with them back then.
Now that I have shared a little about me, I would like to know about you! Who are you?

April 27, 2011

Paper Doll

I bought these images of this cute paper doll cut out and her clothing quite a while ago and thought maybe I would use them in a special project. They are from an old newspaper. A great use for them hasn't come up yet so I thought I would share them with my readers. Enjoy!  -Sarah

April 26, 2011


Every holiday my father will get out his latest camera and take pictures of everything that goes on. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. He often ends up with literally 468 photos of the event. Now I don't mind this and its fun to look back at them a few years from now. However, ever since he went digital with his camera, the photos end up on his computer and very few get printed. I sometimes wonder when he passes who will get those bazillion photos on the computer. What do we do with them?

I bought this old photograph album full of old family (not mine) photos a few years back thinking that its fun to see what people wore, how they looked, and what life looked like. Will people do that 100 years from now with digital images? Or will they get lost and forever erased? I'm not sure. Anyway, here are some of my favorites from the album.  -Sarah

April 25, 2011

My House Threw Up

I woke up this morning, looked around and thought to myself, "Wow, this place is so messy, I think the house threw up. Where did all of this stuff come from?" My boyfriend and I both live together and work from home. With only so much closet space available, there comes a time when stuff just accumulates on the kitchen table, the bathroom vanity, the laundry,  the front hall, and the corner in the living room. It's not nearly as bad as the show, "Hoarders" but it's starting to feel a little claustrophobic in here. Time to get out the cleaning products and clean!
(Well...maybe I will have breakfast first.) 

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Every year my mother asks me a few days before Easter if I am going to wear an Easter bonnet over to her house. She thinks this is super funny but it only reminds me of the many painful Easters I spent as a child in frilly dresses and curled hair. (I like dresses but not the frilly kind and my hair is super straight, rebellious to any kind of curling.) I always reply with rolling eyes, "no, of course I'm not going to wear a bonnet. Do I ever wear a bonnet?"
I recently saw these hats in my 1920's Sears catalog and thought to myself, well I wouldn't mind wearing these as my bonnet! How cute!
 Have a great Easter holiday! -Sarah

April 23, 2011

I've Joined Twitter!

Hey all! I have finally set up a Twitter account so you can follow me here.  I plan to tweet all of my newly posted vintage images there so you will know about them first!