May 1, 2012

Vintage Mother's Day Card

May has arrived which means the next big holiday is Mother's Day. I haven't seen too many antique Mother's Day cards out on the Internet so I was quite excited to pick this one up at an estate sale. Enjoy!

April 25, 2012

Vintage Geographical Lotto Game Cards

Here are some of the game cards of the Geographical Lotto game I bought at last week's estate sale.

April 23, 2012

Antique Photograph- You Can Call Me Al

I went to an estate sale this past Friday and picked up a few antique photographs, a couple of Mother's Day cards (I will show those soon) and and 1920's game. Although it was really crowded and the wait to get in was 30 min. I have to say the sale was a success! Here is one of the photos I purchased. On the back there was a name written as (I think) Al Carsau. So yes, you can call this handsome gentleman, Al!

April 18, 2012

Vintage Paper Doll- Dolly Dingle's Cousin Peter

Here is a little paper doll I picked up a while ago and finally scanned for you guys! Isn't he cute?

April 16, 2012

Antique Trade Card- Cough Syrup

Here is an antique trade card for Coose's Cough Syrup, I believe from the Victorian Era. Pretty images for spring!
And here is the same card with the font removed so that you can add your own message!

April 14, 2012

April 13, 2012

Vintage Clip Art- Butterfly

Here is another butterfly to add to the collection. This pretty butterfly comes from Dover's Greatest Clips CD-Rom book which is currently available on Amazon.

April 12, 2012

Vintage Illustration- Falcon

He (she?) is so realistic looking that he looks like he could just fly off of the page!

April 10, 2012

Antique Scrapbook Cover

I purchased this antique book of scraps last year mainly because of the beautiful cover. They just aren't made like this anymore.

April 5, 2012

Antique Easter Card

I was quite delighted a couple weeks ago when I received several comments about The Vintage Moth featured on Country Living! I actually had no idea that this story was coming until I saw some comments on the blog. It really made my day!

Here is today's image- An antique Easter card. Can you believe that Easter is coming up this weekend? Sheesh, time is just flying!

April 3, 2012

Antique Advertising Card

I'm baaack......
Yep, I had to take a little hiatus from the blog due to well, no time. I accepted a full time temp job for a little extra money and it was really overwhelming, especially with having my felt business on Etsy as well to work on. At the same time, my boyfriend also started his full time job as a manager working 70 hours a week. So let's just say that the house is now a disaster especially since our two cats didn't want to pitch in to help. But I am quite grateful that the gig is now over and everything can get back to normal. I plan to keep this blog going again so more images will be coming your way!
Thanks for hanging in there, waiting patiently for me to be able to get back to blogging. I will be changing a few items here on the blog in the next few days so if you get any errors, it's probably because I'm trying some new stuff out. : ) -Sarah

February 23, 2012

Vintage Advertisement- Hair Tonic

Have you all been watching Downton Abbey? I'm a little behind the trend and just discovered it on Monday. I watched the first episode of the first season and was hooked. The clothing and music and lighting are all so beautiful. I'm only up to the third episode so far as I have been savoring them for when I get my work done so don't give any hints about what is to happen! 

February 11, 2012

Have You Heard of Craftsy?

Last week as I was lurking on the Etsy forums, I discovered a really interesting post. Someone mentioned Craftsy, a site where viewers can sign up for online crafting workshops and online classes, had just opened a new section called patterns where anyone can post their craft patterns for sale.

What I find so exciting about this is that Craftsy hosts your pattern for FREE which means you download the pattern on the site and when someone purchases it, Craftsy will send the pdf pattern to the customer for you. So essentially once you post your pattern, all of the work is done for you.
I came up with a pattern for Craftsy last week and finally posted it last night. The image came from an antique Valentine's Day card. I enjoyed coming up with the embroidery pattern so much that I think I will do a few more! You can check out my pattern and Craftsy's pattern section here.

February 9, 2012

February 6, 2012

January 29, 2012

February Sponsorships

Just wanted to let you all know that I am taking new sponsors for February! The current cost is a bargain at only $10 a month. The ad size is currently 125px x 125px and if I get a few more, I will be rotating them on the sidebar for maximum exposure. Email me at to sign up for advertising. Please note that I am only taking g-rated, child safe ads at this time. Thanks!

January 26, 2012

Free Vintage Valentine Image- For the Disinterested Valentine

I think this antique valentine is too funny! It's perfect for the one who is just not interested in Valentine's Day (or maybe the one giving her the valentine.)Also, yesterday I received a couple of messages with some viewers who have used my images in their projects. Yay! Here is a little show and tell.

This was made by Jennifer of Scrap de Jenny. Her blog has some great pictures of some scrapbook projects she put together. Here is one where she used the vintage child ornament. Adorable!

And here Megan from Lilac and Lavender used my vintage lilac image in a gift tag. She also has a few more (along with a bunch of other images) that you can download for free on her site.Thank you so much for sharing Jennifer and Megan! I love to see what you all do with the images!

January 24, 2012

Free Vintage Image- Baby in a Bonnet

This image was taken from the cover of a Victorian age book titled, "The Easy Book" which features a bunch of children's stories. I loved how children were illustrated with big doe eyes and rosy cheeks in that era. -Sarah

January 21, 2012

Free Vintage Valentine Image- A Valentine for You!

Here is an adorable vintage valentine image from a card that was printed in Germany. Sounds like a pretty good date to me with flowers and a hot air balloon ride!

January 19, 2012

Free Vintage Valentine- For the One I Love

I recently acquired a bunch of antique valentines. I hope to share many more in the next few weeks as it is less than a month until Valentine's Day! Enjoy! -Sarah

January 15, 2012

Vintage Advertisement- Wool Raincoat

Here is today's image. It is slightly inspired by waking up this morning with dark cloudy skies outside and the hope of rain. Doesn't look like it's going to happen however- the clouds are already dissipating.

January 11, 2012

A Sponsor Giveaway!

I am so excited today to tell you about one of my sponsors, Rhonda's Originals! Rhonda takes vintage images and transforms them into adorable 3D paper models, collage papers, and other cute printables. I emailed her this month to let her know that I would feature her on one of my posts and she wanted to give back to the readers. So from today until this Sunday go to Rhonda's Blog to download this awesome 3D standing doll set you can make inspired by Marie Antoinette and Valentine's Day.This 3D standing doll prints two sides and approximately 8.5" tall. Wheels spin, one arm on each doll moves on brads, hearts and bunny dangle from a wire. Lettering translates to "Magic Tea" in French. How-to instructions included. A $6.00 value available for free! Also be sure to check out her Etsy shop at Rhonda's Originals for more cute products! Thanks Rhonda!

UPDATE: The free printable time has passed. Thanks everyone for taking part and supporting my sponsors!

Free Vintage Image- The Elephant

Here is today's free vintage image!

January 10, 2012

Free Image- Vintage Damask Rose

This rose is probably one of my favorite images that I have found so far. It would be wonderful to use in any upcoming Valentine's Day projects you have.

January 7, 2012

Free Fancy Letters Alphabet

Here is a really cute alphabet of fancy letters. These would be adorable as a embroidered on a sampler.

January 5, 2012

New Vintage Moth Sponsor!!

One of the reasons why this blog is so successful is because of the awesome people who decide to become sponsors.
My latest sponsor is Julie from The Old Design Shop. Julie sells a variety of high quality vintage image instant downloads on her website for a really affordable price. Here are just a few of the images that are my favs:
She also shares a few FREE images on her blog. Check out The Old Design Shop to get some really great images to use for your projects and thanks for supporting The Vintage Moth, Julie!

January 4, 2012

January 2, 2012

Happy 2012 and a Fresh Start

Happy 2012 everyone! I'm back after a brief hiatus of posting new images. Whew! Was that a crazy Christmas or what? I hope to bring you many more free images this year and grow this blog bigger than before! One of my goals this year is to learn more about you- my fellow vintage image collectors because this blog wouldn't be so popular without you! Would you be willing share a little about you and how you are using the images I provide? Do you have a blog you would like to share? What would you like to see from The Vintage Moth in 2012? Feel free to post these answers or anything else in the comments section. I look forward to hearing from you! -Sarah