Monday, March 29, 2010

Love Those Vintage Easter Cards!


One wonders how "they" ever came up with all "those" great illustration ideas back in the early days of producing Easter and other holiday cards! It seems that one is prettier than the last. I love all the rabbit designs one sees at this time of year. And these cute little chicks are certainly making me smile! How about you?

For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Is On Its Way!

Easter is on its way and it won't be long before it gets here!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

J is for Jack-O-Lantern!



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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear!

Remembering this childhood prayer...

Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard; To rule and guide
Amen.

Wishing everyone a blessed day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just a Happy Little Greeting for Pink Saturday!


For more PRECIOUS PINK POSTS, go to Beverly's PINK SATURDAY!

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Also...please take a minute to check out my recycled vintage books and arts and crafts magazines here: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME etsy shop!

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Funny Bunnies!

Happy Friday!

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Please take a minute to check out my recycled vintage books and arts and crafts magazines here: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME etsy shop!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I is for Industrial Insurance!

From the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Collection, this vintage trade-card is all about INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE! The trade-card craze lasted from about 1870 until the turn of the century, when interest in trade-card collecting faded and new advertising outlets, particularly the popular press, grew in importance. Today, however, many of us vintage collectors delight in finding any and all vintage postcards and trade-cards! These are our treasures!


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Campbell's Soup Ad for Ruby Tuesday!

Campbell Kids were first used as part of an advertisement for the Campbell Soup Company in 1906. The kids were created by Grace Drayton, a popular illustrator of the day. The kids were used in magazine and newspaper ads until about 1951. They were presented again in 1966; and in 1983, they were redesigned with a slimmer, more contemporary appearance (Kovels.com).


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Monday, March 15, 2010

Aunt Martha's Treasures for Blue Monday!


Remember these? I just listed some of these sweet vintage iron-on transfers in my etsy shop. I just love these adorable images! There are Scottie Dogs, Cute Cats, Tweety Birds, and Sunbonnet Sues all designed for days of the week...awesome! Here's the link: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME Shop.

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For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winner of 500th Post Announced!

And the winner of my 500th post giveaway is Melanie at The Dying Art of Keeping House!
Congratulations, Melanie! I hope you enjoy this beautiful hardcover IDEALS Friendship book! It truly has some lovely short pieces as well as pictures and poetry to make your heart sing!

Many thanks to all who participated in my 500th post celebration! So many sweet congratulations from so many sweet friends! Thanks so much everyone!

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Coralie

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Love Is the Heart in Blossom!

This beautiful stitched heart entitled "LOVE IS THE HEART IN BLOSSOM" is a 1970's Springbok puzzle which we put together this week. You can't beat this for "Going Green" entertainment and relaxation! Finding pleasure in the simple things is heartwarming and just as wonderful as can be!

For more "Going Green" entertainment and relaxation be sure to check out my recycled vintage books and arts and crafts magazines here: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME etsy shop!

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For more PRECIOUS PINK POSTS, go to Beverly's PINK SATURDAY!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Language for Little People!




I dearly love old books (oh, and new ones too, for that matter) with all of their quaint and charming illustrations and words! Look at these 1907 kids...aren't they just too adorable!

The American Book Company produced hundreds of different readers and primers during the early Twentieth Century! The book shown above and many other vintage collectible books are available in my VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME etsy shop! Take a look!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

H is for Home Sweet Home!



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I'm happy to announce the winner of the VINTAGE COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY (on my Charming Vintage Recipes blog) is Julie of A Vintage Chic! Congratulations Julie and a huge thank you to all who entered! Many thanks for your continuing interest and support!

Remember...a FREE 50'S RECIPE is posted every day on my other blog:
Charming Vintage Recipes! Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Green Idea for Ruby Red Tuesday!



My! What a pretty red comb you have!

The above pictures are taken from a vintage book that was still very pretty but not repairable. So I cut out the beautiful animals panels (there are more than shown which I'll share on another day), glued pretty scrapbook papers to their backs, and made them into cards for my toddler grandchildren Logan 4 and Paige 2. I hoped they would have fun with this game and they love it!

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Be sure to take a minute to visit my newly opened etsy shop filled now with vintage books! Here's the link: etsy shop: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME.
You are sure to remember some of these wonderful old books.
All warm with nostalgia!

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Only 5 days left to enter my 500th post giveaway. Click here: Vintage Book Giveaway!

Monday, March 8, 2010

More Forget-Me-Nots for Blue Monday!

For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

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Be sure to take a minute to visit my newly opened etsy shop filled now with vintage books! Here's the link: etsy shop: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME.
You are sure to remember some of these wonderful old books.
All warm with nostalgia!

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Only 6 days left to enter my 500th post giveaway. Click here: Vintage Book Giveaway!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rabbits and Lambs! Oh My!

Here's a postcard from my collection that I just love! What is it about rabbits and lambs that is so irresistible! I simply cannot pass by an antique booth that has one of these beautiful animals on a pretty picture postcard or vintage book! The colors and spoken or unspoken sentiments of these antique illustrations are just wonderful!

Enjoy your day everyone! Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ruby Throat Hummingbird for Pink Saturday




I love vintage books! But I am clearing a few shelves to make room for more wonderful books so have decided to part with a few. The book pictured here is from my personal collection and just one of the vintage books I've decided to sell in my etsy shop: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME. Take a look. You may remember some of the others I have listed as well. All warm with nostalgia! Come visit when you have a moment!

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY everyone!

For more PRECIOUS PINK POSTS, go to Beverly's PINK SATURDAY!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

For the Love of Vintage Books!





Remember music hour in grade school? I used to look forward to that every week! We often went into a special room for singing, opened our books, and Mrs. Mason took out her pitch pipe! Then we were off and sailing...off to other worlds of adventure! There's just nothing like music to soothe the soul!

The book pictured here is from my personal collection and just one of the vintage books I've decided to sell in my etsy shop: VINTAGE COTTAGE HOME. Take a look. You may remember some of the others I have listed as well. All warm with nostaligia! Come visit when you have a moment!


(Today I'm participating in Friday Show & Tell by My Romantic Home!)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

G is for Guess Who?

G is for Guess Who?

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And guess what else...I have a request:

Please take a moment today to visit my MY DAUGHTER CARRIE'S NEW BLOG. Carrie is a stay-at-home mom with two toddlers and has just started writing her blog. She is writing about how her husband Ben lost his job this past week through downsizing at his company and how she is coping. They are trying to come to grips with this new unexpected turn in life. Your visit and comment would be so appreciated and give her a welcome 'boost"!
(Signing as a follower to see what happens next would be great!)

Carrie's blog address: www.carriesayer.com

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND CARING!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birds and a Request for Wordless Wednesday!

Hi everyone!
I know this is supposed to be a Wordless Wednesday post but sometimes a mother just has to "break the rules"!

Please take a moment today to visit my MY DAUGHTER CARRIE'S NEW BLOG. Carrie is a stay-at-home mom with two toddlers and has just started writing her blog. She is writing about how her husband Ben lost his job this past week through downsizing at his company and how she is coping. They are trying to come to grips with this new unexpected turn in life. Your visit and comment would be so appreciated and give her a welcome 'boost"! (Signing as a follower to see what happens next would be great!)

Carrie's blog address: www.carriesayer.com

Thanks so much!
Coralie

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Uncle Wiggily comes to Ruby Tuesday!


Here's another of my favorite rabbit storybooks! Uncle Wiggily could get into all sorts of adventures. In this book, it starts with a trip to the dentist. But there's more fun here than just a toothache for the wild rabbit and his friends! With thirty-six chapters in all, anything could happen! What fun!!! A charming antique children's book by Howard R. Garis!

This is just one of the vintage books I am offering for sale in my Vintage Cottage Home Etsy Shop...you can see all of them HERE! Please come and take a look around and I'd love it if you would HEART MY SHOP! Thanks so much!


Today, I am participating in RUBY TUESDAY hosted by
WORK OF THE POET.
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I am celebrating my 500th post and having a Vintage Book Giveaway!
To visit my 500th post and enter the giveaway click HERE!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Curious Mr. Rabbit on Blue Monday!


I love these vintage children's books especially classics like this one, Mother West Dind's Children, by Thornton W. Burgess and published by Grosset and Dunlap!
Isn't that curious Mr. Rabbit just too darn cute!


For more Monday Blues, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday!
Happy Blue Monday Everyone!

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I am celebrating my 500th post and having a Vintage Book Giveaway!
To visit my 500th post and enter the giveaway click HERE!