I came across this site entitled Once New Vintage. And I was immediately taken with the Antique Letters post. The envelope above appears in that post. I love the look of the aged paper and elegant penmanship.
If you love all things vintage, take some time to check out the rest of this site.
During an Art & Soul Workshop that I attended, one of the students had a children's book entitled, The Bumper Book which was published in the 1930s. I was immediately captivated by the illustrations done by Eulalie Banks. Both her black & white and colored illustrations are so lovely.
She was quite a talented artist. At age 15 she landed her first job as an illustrator for a children's page in a woman's magazine. At age 18, the book titled, Bobby in Bubbleland, was her first published work.
You can view more of her illustrations here. If you know of more links to her illustrations, please leave me a comment.
Here is the Harrington's Spelling Book, with the copyright of 1880, that I mentioned in an earlier post. Can you believe that this book is 132 years old? I can imagine what wonderful stories this book could tell us.
I just love how the book is aged to perfection. So lovingly worn and distressed. I like this cover so much that I think I will transform it into a notebook - filling it with assorted, and decorative pages.
Via The Graphics Fairy, I saw this gorgeous Carte Postale Painted Dresser which was created by Sherrie, host of a Vintage Affaire. Don't you want to create a similar piece?
Sherrie promises readers, of her blog, that she will soon share a transfer technique for painted wood that is fairly foolproof. Now, I feel this desperate need for a plain vintage dresser that I can distress with transfer techniques.
We're back from our long weekend trip to Fredericksburg, Virginia. I always feel energized after coming back from a vacation, even short vacations. Visiting new areas - and just getting away from the routine of everyday life - always fills me with original insights and fresh ideas for my art.
We visited countless antique shops; and bazaars and malls filled with dealers. I was looking for vintage fabric, binding and millinery items. Instead, I found some interesting earrings. Three of the earrings were missing their pairs. But in mixed-media art, every bit and bob is useful.