Thursday, September 13, 2012

Inside The Closet

Here's what the inside of one of the closets looks like, with decorations waiting for December!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Two More Styles Of Advent Calendars From England

Two very different styles, both from England - one for the very young in your family and the other based on a classic painting made in 1874.  You can see these and over 100 other styles on our website.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Advent Calendars From England

Two more styles of calendars from England.  The one below is 3-D and is freestanding. They each have 24 little windows, to open one  day leading up to Christmas.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Advent Calendars From England

We just started carrying advent calendars made in England.   We'll show you a few of the styles we chose over the next couple of days.  They're very sweet - available on our website.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Vintage Clip Art For Your Halloween Projects

We'll be posting some great old vintage Halloween postcards over the next couple months, ready for you to use in your projects. Autumn is right around the corner!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

French Christmas Card Made In Germany

What a sweet card, with a Christmas greeting in French!   This particular design comes in as an advent card, too.  It has beautiful detail and is sure to become a keepsake.  We have several other German cards with French greetings, which you can see on our website.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Up, Up, And Away!

Finely glittered Santa Christmas cards from Germany, with traditional Victorian images sure to delight children of all ages!  You can get them on our website and see dozens of other styles there, as well.

Vintage Clip Art For Your Halloween Projects

Halloween friends.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Victorian Santa Traveling In Style

Either on horseback or by hot air balloon, Santa is determined to make his rounds!  Christmas cards from Germany, available on our website.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sweet Victorian Angel Card From Germany

This Christmas card is finely glittered and has beautiful detail, made in Germany, and sure to be treasured by anyone to whom you may send it.   You can see it and dozens more on our website.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Framed Angels And Santas From Germany

We loved the look of these old images in vintage frames.   They were printed in Germany and are available on our website.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Pink Angels Christmas Cards From Germany

Two more of our Christmas cards from Germany, this time, angels in pink, both available on our website.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vintage German Christmas

We thought you'd enjoy seeing the beautiful detail on this old pressed paper German Christmas decoration.   The embossing and die cutting is very well done and although it has some age discoloration and wear, we think that only adds to the charm!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Large Colorful Victorian Santas

These Santas are each almost 9 inches tall, perfect for making standing cards that will be a pleasure to receive and become keepsakes to be enjoyed year after year.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Old Saint Nick ~ Germany Style

 Two more sheets of great Victorian Santa scraps from Germany to inspire you in your Christmas projects!  These, and over 500 other styles are available on our website and in our Etsy store.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Victorian Santa Images From Germany

Here are two sheets of scraps with two distinct colorways - the more muted rich Christmas burgundies and the brighter, traditional Christmas reds.

Friday, August 24, 2012

More Victorian Christmas Cards From Germany

We just got more Christmas cards from Germany and wanted to show them to you!  They're beautifully glittered and the detail is awesome.   They're available on our website, along with dozens of other styles.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More German Christmas Scraps ~ Angels

These are the sweetest angel scraps, just the right size for embellishing packages, envelopes, or making gift tags.  The colors are great for children's gifts.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Yellow Forget Me Nots

What a great color for summer - these yellow millinery forget me not flowers are as sunny as it gets!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

German Santa Claus Paper Scraps

These are perfect for Christmas card making, scrapbooking, making ornaments - so many projects!  We have over 500 styles on the website and in our Etsy store.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Victorian Santa Scraps

We'll start showing you some of our German Christmas scraps over the next couple days.  We love these Victorian Santa Claus images!  We have over 500 styles of scraps from England and Germany available on our website or in our Etsy store.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Arts And Crafts Style Embroidery

Another silk on linen embroidery ~ this one is an arts and crafts design, similar to the Macintosh rose, with cluny lace trim.  We've use this one as a Christmas tree skirt on a tabletop.

Monday, August 13, 2012


An art nouveau embroidered table mat, silk and cotton on linen.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

An Old Paper Snowman From Germany

We've been collecting Christmas ornaments for years and it's always fun find a new treasure.  This is a pressed cardboard snowman from Germany, with his bird friend and his broom.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Old German Santa Claus Candy Container

This is one Christmas decoration we keep out all year ~ it's circa 1890, from Germany.  It's an old Santa Claus candy container, about 15 inches tall, still in it's original clothes, with a rope belt and string holding together one shoe.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Vintage Christmas Tree Stands

My mom's been collecting vintage Christmas goods for decades now.  I thought you might enjoy seeing a few of her cast metal Christmas tree stands.

They came in so many sizes and styles, with pine cones and stars being popular motifs.  Most were made in either Germany or the USA.

Some have rust and have lost some of their color, but I think that just adds to their charm.   This is just of tip of the tree stand iceberg!