June 30, 2011

Vintage Floral Clip Art

I am in love with these flowers. These are wild pomegranate and suppose to be red in color. These would be so pretty colored in, printed, and framed!

June 29, 2011

Victorian Die Cuts- Boats/ Nautical

Every summer seems to bring out the nautical trend. For some reason it just doesn't get old to me. Here are a couple of Victorian die-cut boats that hopefully you can use in your nautical themed crafts.

Also, if you are a crafter, I saw this really cute tutorial for nautical flag napkins on the Purl Soho blog yesterday. I might give it a go when I have some time!

June 28, 2011

Vintage Hairstyles

Some vintage hairstyles from the late 1800's. The one on the left is quite pretty and I would love to try it. The one on the right however has way too much going on and the girl looks quite mad about it. She's probably wishing she had the one on the left.

June 23, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Here Fishy Fishy

I once had a goldfish that I won from a fair. He was a hearty fish and lived for over 3 years and even through a move across town. Oscar was his name and when he finally passed, I buried him in the backyard- I just couldn't bear the thought of flushing him down the toilet.
I love this illustration of a telescope goldfish. It feels like he is looking right at me- and now at you too! -Sarah

June 22, 2011

Vintage Advertisement- I've Got Pain

I love this old advertisement of Bayer Aspirin. If you read closely, it says that it has been prescribed by physicians for over 23 years! -Sarah

June 21, 2011

Vintage Illustration- Someone Got a New Toy

Looks like someone got a new bike... and the rest of them look jealous! What a funny way to depict the new fall fashions of 1869. -Sarah

June 20, 2011

June 17, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Vintage Shoes

I love this page taken from my very old Sears Roebuck catalog. Not only are the shoes fabulous but the flapper women and the page colors are awesome. Who could pass up shoes for less than $5! Have a great weekend! -Sarah

June 16, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Vintage Coats

I adore vintage coats and jackets and I'm not quite sure why- I am living in the completely wrong state (Arizona) for winter wear. Anyway, these coats are from a 1917 catalog. I love the colors and patterns. And their hats are also quite fabulous!

June 15, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Vintage Shoe Woes

I seem to be on a fashion and beauty kick this week. Here is a page from a personal hygiene and home nursing book. I like how not only the French heel causes foot distortions, backaches, and headaches, but "nervousness" too. Well if my feet became disfigured due to my shoes, I would be "nervous" too.

June 14, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Victorian Fashion

I chose this image for not only her fabulous dress but for her fantastic facial expression. It says, "don't mess with me with this weapon in my hands." -Sarah

June 13, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Vintage Beauty Products

I had to post this to you when I found this in my old Delinator magazine from 1894. Even if this did work for removing imperfections, I can only imagine that my boyfriend would FREAK OUT if he saw me with this on in the middle of the night.
Would you wear this to bed three times a week to stay looking young?

June 10, 2011

June 9, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Birds of a Feather

I love this small collection of birds and was going to use it for a project. However, I just haven't had the time and decided to share it with you all! -Sarah

June 8, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Sea Serpent

This is a cool vintage illustration of the illusive sea serpent. It would be pretty scary in person to see if it was the same size of the ship you were on. -Sarah

June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Lettering

I picked up an old book on lettering at an estate sale last week. I love fonts and hope to post more of these pages in the future. -Sarah

June 3, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Ups and Downs

This image came from an old article describing western life. It is entitled "Ups and Downs" which I find can still be a great metaphor for today. Have a great weekend! -Sarah

June 1, 2011

Vintage Clip Art- Anatomy

I'm taking a quick break from cute images to add a little weird to the blog. This is an image of the anatomy of a chicken. I found it in an old nursing book (nursing for people, not chickens. Don't ask.) How often do you see this? Pretty much never.
Don't like weird? Tomorrow I'll be back to cute again. -Sarah