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!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vintage Millinery Daisies From Japan

We can never pass by vintage millinery old store stock, be it leaves by the gross, bundles of flowers or bunches of stamen. These yellow fabric daisies were handmade in Japan in the 1950s and are ready to be incorporated into a hat band, headband, floral bouquet, Easter basket or ornament, scrapbook page, greeting card - or enjoyed just as they are! We have hundreds of styles of vintage and current handmade fabric and paper flowers on the website and in our Etsy store, with new additions weekly.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Victorian Religious Images Printed In Germany

These are large single scraps from Germany, printed on thicker paper than the larger sheets of scraps we sell. They're perfect for scrapbooking, ornament or card making or shrines. We have a wide selection of large single Victorian themed paper scraps on our site on in our Etsy shop. If you need more than one of any style, no worries, we stocked up and have them in multiples. We'll show you some of the other large scraps we have over the next few days.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Create Your Own Gingerbread or Putz Glitter House

We're delighted to offer these wonderful blank, die cut paper houses for you to decorate as gingerbread houses or putz glitter houses.  

Made of sturdy paper, punch out the die cut shapes, fold along score lines, line windows with red cellophane and glue at seams.  Next decorate with paint, glitter, mica, dresden trims and bottle brush trees.  Or decorate with gingerbread, graham crackers, frosting and various candies to create a classic gingerbread house.  Our import from Germany. 

Find them here on our website!

Christmas Is Coming!

We were thrilled to find a great collection of old store stock hand blown glass candle ornaments from Poland, still nestled in their original boxes, in perfect condition, ready to go for Christmas this year!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Black And White

What a variety of papers the Italians make - from calligraphy to Victorian music parlor scenes!
And Japanese writing to...
...alphabet styles. You can see the rest of our Italian paper selection on our website or in our Etsy store.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Italian Papers In Brown

Another day, another color of Italian paper!
Don't let the browns fool you - they're anything but drab.
These have rich Earth tones that can blend with a cool or warm palette.
We have other brown patterns on our website or in our Etsy shop.