October 31, 2012

Vintage Neoclassical & Art Nouveau

Today I want to share this beautiful portrait, painted by Jacques-Louis David, a famous French artist of the neoclassical style.  The portrait is of Madamme Emile Sereziat, who was his sister in law and he painted it 1795.    

I got this copy as a postcard of course; the original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. 
According to Wikipedia, on a fashion note, it shows the beginning of neo-classical trends in women's attire.

Alphonse Maria Mucha is one of my favorite illustration artists; he was born in the town of Ivančice, Moravia (the present Czech Republic). He was a Czech painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style.

Today I post his French vintage perfume ad made circa 1900.  The advertisement is for "Bleuze-Hadancourt Parfumeur," in Paris.

I used one of his beautiful illustrations to decorate a round jewelry box I posted sometime ago.  You can see the project HERE.

Have a great week,


Retro Liquors & Wine Advertisements

Here there are two Liquor Distributor's Retro Advertisements from the yellow pages of a phonebook of Panama back in 1978.

The next one is from an old British Newspaper.

I hope you like these advertisements, have fun when crafting.


October 30, 2012

Retro Greeting Cards

One of my uncles studied in Romania back in the late 1970´s and he used to send beautiful greeting cards to my grandparents every year and I would like to share today one of my favorite ones:

Next are two lovely vintage flower cards for Mother’s day in Spanish, and they were actually given to my Grandmother even before I was born.  The first one is from 1967 and it says “Love to my Mother”

 The second one is from 1970 and it says “A special greeting on Mother’s day”

Thank you very much for visiting and have a wonderful day,