Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Swimsuit Illustrated...LOOK OUT! Free Vintage Graphics!

Let's get one thing straight -I absolutely adore my girlfriends. And I am HORRIBLE at keeping in touch with them, but the one's that can tolerate my downfalls are remarkable. The bond we ladies share is just something I could never live without and I feel extremely blessed by all of my beautiful friends. This picture speaks volumes to me. I mean, these ladies are having fun and getting silly just like any other bunch of gals would do today (and they don't even have to bare their chests!). Of course, the swimsuits--are they swimsuits or are these ladies just jumping in the sea in their clothing? If they are swimsuits, they sure were a bit cumbersome, wouldn't you agree? Swimsuit Illustrated - Watch Out!!! I love the girl at the top, sitting upon the shoulders of her girls... you know you have a friend like that--petite and adorable, always ready for a bit of fun. I don't want to think about what would happen if I sat upon my friends' shoulders (I am laughing aloud and cringing at the same time as I type this!) What a fabulous memory these girls created that day on the shore--a bit controversial, maybe? Even scandalous? I cherish my scandalously controversial times with my girlfriends...at least the ones I can remember!!! Oh, how I love the days "When Good Fellows Get Together".

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Doe, Adieu, a Free Vintage Graphic...Ray...A Drop (you get the picture)

This is such a pretty French postcard. It is embellished with ribbon and victorian scrap. Is that someone's name in glitter? I googled (oh, come on! Everybody does it!) EAEN and it is listed as an English boy's name meaning "God is gracious". Just a little interesting info for you and me. I love cards, you just can't convey a message like this via email, my little addicts!!

Now for the flipside...The possibilities of this image are endless. If you use it for your art, please share!! I would love to see what y'all are coming up with.

I bid you adieu, mes amis...Maybe more tomorrow

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Big Ribbon! Mum? Neti Pot? Free Vintage Graphics

Being that I am not from around these parts, the homecoming mum was new to me. This is what the top image reminds me of. The red victorian chair was an afterthought. I wish I had a lovely image of a nose...as that is all I can think of right now. I am fighting a sinus infection (hence the mention of the neti pot-gross, but fabulous!) after my trip to CO. This is traveling to my ear which only makes me more deaf than I already am. My kids are not sympathetic. I just love summer. Enjoy the images, there are many more to come! *sniff sniff*

Vacation Make Up Days!! Free graphic treasures-a-plenty

Wow! I sure have missed y'all! I just returned from my Colorado Vay-kay (I never ever talk like that!) and had the best time EVER with my family! I also bought a whole stack of "Godey's" from the 1800's with some fantastic images to share. So, please be patient as I work my magic scanning and touching up and you will be rewarded!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Miniature Sheep?!!! I have died and gone to heaven. Oh! and free graphics!

No, this isn't your free graphic but dontcha just want to grab that face and kiss kiss kiss it?!!! And don't even get me started with those ears...I am a follower of Blah, Blah, Blahg and Miss B over there has some very fine ideas, one being her own miniature farm. (I think that is the best. Idea. EVER.) She asked for suggestions, and well... would you just look at them? I mean, can you see their little smiles?? You can see more about them at this fabulous wonderland.

On to your free graphic, a section of classifieds from the Evening Auburnian, Auburn, N.Y.

Thursday, June 13th, 1878. YES! 1878. This little scrap has about seen its day. (not me, the paper, silly!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free Graphics make up days!!

A post card from 1913 for our June brides
A lovely Spanish lady bridge tag (you can make lots of goodies with her OLE'!

A frame to frame out all of your fabulous works of art!

The good old days at Santa Monica Beach, my stomping grounds for many summers

MMMMMM...I love the coffee!!
Come back for more tomorrow or something. I am BWO (Blogging Without Obligation) I have freed myself from apologies! I actually was freed by someone else who I need to find again so I can give you the link. I hope you like the images. OOOOH! By the way, I am going to Colorado so that is why I am posting so many images at once. I hope to find many graphic delights on my travels.

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