Apparently the history of the greeting card goes back to Egyptian and Roman times, clearly they had a different format though. Papyrus and coins respectively and given at the start of the New Year. Greeting cards, mostly in the post card format, started to become popular in the mid to late 1800’s and were hand… Continue reading Greetings – A short history of the greeting card.
I grew up in the 1970's in Australia and I was convinced that everyone's parents had owned a VW beetle or bug at some stage in their lives. I remember being a little confused about getting the groceries out of the front of the car instead of the boot, such a novelty! We had (I… Continue reading Who Doesn’t Love a Bug?
I really do miss receiving these kind of cards. When we were kids my Mum always kept any cards we got from family or friends. The cards lived in a large plastic bag in the middle shelf in the middle cupboard of the hall way. Every so often I would drag out the bag of… Continue reading Vintage Greeting Cards
I just love these beautiful posters. Such great style. So uniquely Australian.
I love vintage dresses and patterns. A few days ago I scored a little pad of beautiful vintage papers just the right size for origami. I had all intentions of doing some origami dresses all week but was just too busy...I have sold quite a few of the Teacher Poem Paper Art piece and it's… Continue reading Vintage Origami Dresses
Little Golden Books, doncha just love them? So many millions of people have these books included in their childhood memories, and because of that most of us buy our own children these great books. I really love that we can still buy many of the classics like, Poky Little Puppy and The Saggy Baggy Elephant.… Continue reading Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!
Love the old postcards, such a pity we don't send these kind of things anymore. I am so torn between old stuff and new stuff. I don't think I could decide on my dream house, I would need two dream houses...one very modern and minimalistic, and one full of old vintage shabby chic stuff. Right… Continue reading Pretty Vintage.
I haven't done any art for about a week now due to a fantastic dose of the flu...could be worse though. So I have been very slack with posting on the blog this week. But I should be back on Monday. Or I will be back on Monday, with some original art...hopefully. See you on… Continue reading Robot Love
Oh I had to laugh the other day, going through some old school stuff and found my sketches from the subject loosely titled "Fashion". I'm guessing it is aprox 1985. I'm sure we could probably guess just by looking at these two pics. This one is my favourite. I was a little put out… Continue reading Fashion Sketches From The 20’s and 80’s.
Going to give this one to my little sister. ❤ Thinking of doing a series of cards cause my Etsy shop is doing soooooo well, nottttt! Lol. But one day I will sell something...as God is my witness Rhett I will sell something...Next week I will actually put some effort into putting these black and… Continue reading Vintage Ad Art
Some great pics to look at on a Monday. Have a great Monday everyone and let's rock this week. I'm looking forward to achieving heaps this week, how about you? What are you going to do differently this week?
Gotta love an old camera or three. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Cameras; they can capture some awesome images. And some not so awesome images. We're all in possession of a crap photo or two, the ones that were taken without the double-chin filter on the camera (product does not exist) or the photos with you posing in your… Continue reading Well, ya get what you pay for, right?
Finally opened! Why not pop on in and have a look around at my Etsy shop. I have just listed 32 different illustrations for purchase. Retro and vintage feel to most of them. Trailers/caravans, cars, yummy looking CUPCAKES for your kitchen!! Really cute, so come over and have a look and let me know how… Continue reading ETSY SHOP OPEN!!
Who doesn't love a pin up? They've been around for more than a century, in some form or another. Originally starting as a type of business card for performers, actresses, models etc. And clearly, with the name pin up, the pictures were intended to be pinned to a wall. And holy hell what a wall… Continue reading The Art of The Pin Up.