October 15, 2009

Pssttt... have you heard???

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.

October 2, 2009

The Programme






If you look closely, the essay on the second page is titled 'Black Spiders'. I thought that was fitting for the upcoming holiday of spook.

September 26, 2009

Ohh.. the treasures!

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!!

September 18, 2009

Harum-Scarum!

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.

Enjoy!




September 17, 2009

bits and pieces..

Some tidbits and an antique form letter from 1887. Anther dictionary page is below.. I'll try to keep those coming along with other images as well.


(the form letter is LARGE so give the page time to load if needed..)


September 15, 2009

Dictionary Pages



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.

September 11, 2009

It's one of those days...




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...

September 9, 2009

Some Antique Advertisements for you...


I scanned these from an 1887 Farm and Home newspaper that came from my grandfather's attic. The mice got the corners but you get the images! (minus the musty smell.. bllleeeaaaaagghhhg..)
xoxo~

August 25, 2009

*UPDATED* Bookplate, mermaids and question marks...



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.


Hope you are all fabulous!



August 19, 2009

aaahh... summer...


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.


May 16, 2009

Thank you..





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!)

April 17, 2009

and yet again...



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!

xoxo~

April 2, 2009







I'm sorry for my absense. I have two very sick little girls at home and I just don't have the time.. there are so many things to catch up on, but it will have to wait.



Hope every one is fantastic!



March 27, 2009















Enjoy your free clipart images this weekend! The sun is suppose to shine here and I'm hoping we loose the rest of our snow. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
xoxo~
Abbie