As some of you might have noticed I haven't been adding new sites to my sidebar. I have had some people contact me and I appologize for not responding. I have been hard at work on a new site, my own web domain.. >insert loud, evil, crackly laugh here.. Bhawhaha!< :) anyways... it is almost up and running and will have multiple pages including The Vintage Moth. This blog location will continue to exist as it hold hundreds of great images for all of us. The new site will have all the old images and well as new posts going forward(once it's live, until then I'll be here). It has been ready for a while now but I have had some domain transfer issues. (the technicalities are frustrating to say the least..) You will be able to subscribe to the new blog feed etc.. if you are interested in advertising your crafty biz or site before we go online, (then you'd be at the top of totem pole so to speak) just drop me an email here. There is also an entire page of special links that have caught my eye and that I find are helpful for life and craft.
So that is where some of my time has been spent.. building a new site! Geesshh! It's hard work, even with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Host.
'Something's a foot, Dear Watson!'
Sorry, this pic above made me think of Sherlock Holmes in his parlor.
Yesterday I visited my aunt and she gave me an antique photo album to scan. Yeay!! Like a child in a candy shop! Soooo... I have about 60 new images for you! Over the next few weeks I'll post them. Now, I can give her the album back and she'll let me take another.. and another.. and another.. you cannot begin to imagine the amount of antique images, postcards, letters, and ephemera that she has! Wooohoooo!!
I scanned in some more dictionary pages for you.. the Halloween page spread is so much fun! Words like 'harum-scarum' and 'happy'. I also rescanned the letter, sans the ephemera. I thought perhaps you might like to use it as a background without my 'stuff' on top.
These pages are from a 1923 Webster's Dictionary. It is tiny! The dictionary itself measures about 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Hope you like them! I'll scan in more pages as time allows.. any requests for certain words? It is a 'selected' dictionary so the vocabulary is limited but most of the standard words are there.
It is a day for reverance, thought and forward thinking. I wonder if anyone in 1887 would have foreseen the turmoil our planet is in now when they created these ads? We have come so far, but also not very far at all...
I'm not quite sure where I grabbed the pic below from.. if anyone knows, I'd love to give credit or be slapped if need be... please use it only for personal use as I am unsure of it's background..
** THANK YOU LAURA! :) I did snag the image below from Sandra Evertson. It was one she offered up to readers of her blog HERE. It is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.. *** She gives a lovely tidbit on using it for a bookcover.
We are finally getting the summer you dream of here in New Hampshire.. it has been sunny, in the 80's and the lakes have all warmed up. Alas, school starts in about a week and half. Part of me is excited though.. the cold weather brings me back to my computer and studio. As soon as things settle down, I will be back, bringing with me, a new layout for The Vintage Moth, (with sponsor options as we get an amazing 20-30 THOUSAND hits a month) not too shabby for a blog that doesn't post. Soon, I promise! I still am on the hunt for 'new' antique books and illustrations for you. It is nice to have something to offer that hasn't been offered before. So, please be patient, enjoy your summer.
Thank you for your patience.. your continued support and your friendship! My life is slowly calming down, although now the pull of the outdoors is calling. We have chickens now, gardens to plant, veggies to grow, sheds to build and it's all good. Hope that Spring is taking root in your lives and that goodness is flowing! (or Autumn, depending on which hemisphere you are in!)
I am awaiting the arrival of a new PC. As ours has decided to run excruciatingly slow when I try to do anything. Anything.. I have tried all the tricks but our 5 year old HP dinosaur is just not cutting it. Soooo.... I will be absent until the arrival of my maxed out, crankin' Dell. Woohhhoooo! At that time, I am hoping my digital world, images, and art will be resurrected. Because it's a custom build, it's going to take 3 and half weeks before it even ships. Arrrgghhh! I am NOT a patient person, but I know it will be so worth the wait in the long run. I am looking to do some design work 'for hire' so to speak starting this Fall. ie.. blog banners, layouts, avatars, etsy banners, widgets, linkies, and anything else people request of me. The sun is out, the snow is gone and Spring is violently calling me outside. So, dear friends, I am taking a vaca of sorts and will return, hopefully full of bright ideas, brilliant thoughts and lovely images just for you! Step away from your PC's and go out into the world and enjoy it!