Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween Cat, A 1930's Find!

I've been so busy creating my new recipe blog CHARMING VINTAGE RECIPES that I haven't posted some of my recent thrifty vintage finds. So today, I want to get started sharing with you an interesting discovery I made a couple of weeks ago when I found a beautiful 1930's scrapbook in an antique mall in Ohio.

I became instantly enraptured with the wonderful works of art snipped and saved by a young woman many years earlier. Some of you will remember the gorgeous greeting card scrapbook from the 1930's that I purchased last spring...well this scrapbook came from the same antique mall. I could hardly believe my eyes when I found a name on one of the pages and realized this book had been created by the same young lady! This was a "had-to-have" vintage item.

And, once we returned home and I had a chance to look through the entire collection of art illustrations, I knew I'd want to show you each and every page...which I will be doing as time goes on! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do!

This picture of the Halloween Cat named "Patty Cat" seemed like the perfect page to start with! Isn't she beautiful!


  1. Well, you have my attention! I love the old vintage artwork ... TY for sharing, Coralie. I love those old recipes also. Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. I absolutely love vintage graphics. Thanks for sharing...
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  3. I'm so excited for you, that you got that other scrapbook! It was definitely meant to be! I've never looked at those books at antique stores, but I will now. Patty cat is gorgeous!

  4. She is beautiful! What a wonderful find! Lindsey and I love finding these old scrapbooks! Good for you! I can't wait to see more pictures from it. Have a nice week! Twyla

  5. That's very pretty. I love the colors!

  6. great find....you may be onto something with that scrapbook....
    going to check your recipe blog now!!! 2 blogs....that's work!! thanks for sharing.

  7. What a regal looking cat. Love it!

  8. That is a surprising and delightful find. I call it a Godincidence, rather than a coincidence.
    Handsome cat too, thinking deep thoughts like our cats do, from time to time.

  9. I LOVE that cat! It's amazing! And what a great story! You are so lucky. I can't wait to see more!

  10. Coralie, that kitty is just beautiful! So stately and magnificent. The colors just pop out and grab you! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your wonderful find!
    Hugs! Sharon