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A New Store and New Freebie

Our Latest Bundle Cotton Candy Summer I have a shoppe now at www.antebellumpress.com where you can find larger kits and other scrapbook related items. I have decided to move all our digital scrapbook freebies to that site onto a freebies page. You can find the above mini kit freebie over there right now, just click on the image to be directed to the download page. I will be adding more products soon and so of course that means there will be more freebies to share with you! Oh and I have quick page freebie...Continue Reading

August Back to Nature Blog Train Scrapbook Mini Kit

This month its Back to Nature. Whether you are out for a stroll in the woods, picking blackberries, camping or something else - it's all about getting back to nature this summer. I hope you can find a use for this mini kit. >> Download Mini Kit Here Also I've been working on turning this into a full kit for my shoppe once its open. Below you can see a sneak peek of it. It will be called 'Into the Woods We Go'. I'm currently working on adding some more elements & journal cards....Continue Reading

June PixelScrapper CU Train Bathtime *Limited Time*

I've always had a thing for old plumbing! As you can tell from some of my previous articles like these on "Improved Domestic Sanitary Appliances" of the tub and water-closet, another word for toilet. I especially have a fondness for porcelain tubs. So much so that the one we bought down in Lafayette, LA where afterwards it sat in our barn and we began getting it ready for painting. Before we ever could install it in our cottage home down South we made a move to Kentucky where it traveled with us. It was...Continue Reading

June Yesteryear Blog Train Scrapbook Kit

For June I have this mini kit for you. It's a small tribute to days long ago and with a little more focus on family history. Hope you can use this kit to scrap your ancestors or recent family memories. As a bonus these two journal cards are included into the kit. >> Download Mini Kit with Bonus Journal Cards You can now download this freebie over at Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

April Life in Full Bloom Blog Train Scrapbook Kit

Another month has rolled around and with spring in full force this month's kit focuses on spring time and flowers. I was able to create this kit containing over 40 elements, 25 papers, 8 journal cards, one alpha set & one photo mask when all downloaded. Here you can download the different zips for this kit. UPDATE: You can now find all of these over at Antebellum Press. Mini Kit Solid Papers Journal Cards Photo mask Alpha And with flowers in mind if you would like to read how it was suggested to display...Continue Reading

February For the Love of...Coffee Blog Train

Ahh coffeee! A lot of us enjoy our morning cup of coffee just as the Victorians did. I had a lot of fun putting this Victorian inspired kit together for you! I hope you enjoy it along with your favorite cup. And be sure to read this 1890's article written by "A Lover of Coffee" here on Victorian Passage. You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE. Update: This kit is now available on Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

January Crafty Evening Blog Train

Normally this time of year the wood furnace is running full steam and we are usually dusted with snowflakes & zippy cold air. But this year its deciding to be nearly tropical in temperature with a faux monsoon season. So tho I am awaiting the arrival of a real winter it has had a similar consequence - namely staying indoors. Which is perfect for getting some crafts done on those rainy or snowy days & evenings! You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE. Update:...Continue Reading

November PixelScrapper Thankful Harvest Blog Train

The colors for this month's palette at Pixelscrapper were very inspiring. So I made a small contribution toward the train. Thankful Harvest reminds me of fall harvest foods that are then ready to store away for the winter. So this freebie has a kitcheny twist. Also, we have been unearthing quite a few kitchen relics from the grounds of our Antebellum home. For example we have found bits and pieces of old aqua blue mason jars and their porcelain lid liners. We actually found the porcelain lid, which is in my Kitchen Basics kit,...Continue Reading

September PixelScrapper Bohemian Breeze Blog Train

We have yet another freebie for you! The Blog train palette had very rich fall colors which made me to think of the 1880's. So my Bohemian Breeze freebie as a bit of an 1880's feel to it. Update : You can now find this mini kit over at Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

May PixelScrapper Renewel Blog Train

In Victorian times the month of May was set aside for the spring cleaning. After living in a house that is nearly 200 years old and having burned wood for heat all winter long I actually can appreciate why this was so important. My house has 4 fireplaces and tho they do not currently work I understand with our furnace just the kind of ashy, sooty mess this can produce throughout the winter. May was usually set aside so the carpets could be taken up and beaten outside. March and April could still be...Continue Reading

Digital Scrapbook Kits

A New Store and New Freebie

Our Latest Bundle Cotton Candy Summer I have a shoppe now at www.antebellumpress.com where you can find larger kits and other scrapbook related items. I have decided to move all our digital scrapbook freebies to that site onto a freebies page. You can find the above mini kit freebie over there right now, just click on the image to be directed to the download page. I will be adding more products soon and so of course that means there will be more freebies to share with you! Oh and I have quick page freebie...Continue Reading

August Back to Nature Blog Train Scrapbook Mini Kit

This month its Back to Nature. Whether you are out for a stroll in the woods, picking blackberries, camping or something else - it's all about getting back to nature this summer. I hope you can find a use for this mini kit. >> Download Mini Kit Here Also I've been working on turning this into a full kit for my shoppe once its open. Below you can see a sneak peek of it. It will be called 'Into the Woods We Go'. I'm currently working on adding some more elements & journal cards....Continue Reading

June PixelScrapper CU Train Bathtime *Limited Time*

I've always had a thing for old plumbing! As you can tell from some of my previous articles like these on "Improved Domestic Sanitary Appliances" of the tub and water-closet, another word for toilet. I especially have a fondness for porcelain tubs. So much so that the one we bought down in Lafayette, LA where afterwards it sat in our barn and we began getting it ready for painting. Before we ever could install it in our cottage home down South we made a move to Kentucky where it traveled with us. It was...Continue Reading

June Yesteryear Blog Train Scrapbook Kit

For June I have this mini kit for you. It's a small tribute to days long ago and with a little more focus on family history. Hope you can use this kit to scrap your ancestors or recent family memories. As a bonus these two journal cards are included into the kit. >> Download Mini Kit with Bonus Journal Cards You can now download this freebie over at Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

April Life in Full Bloom Blog Train Scrapbook Kit

Another month has rolled around and with spring in full force this month's kit focuses on spring time and flowers. I was able to create this kit containing over 40 elements, 25 papers, 8 journal cards, one alpha set & one photo mask when all downloaded. Here you can download the different zips for this kit. UPDATE: You can now find all of these over at Antebellum Press. Mini Kit Solid Papers Journal Cards Photo mask Alpha And with flowers in mind if you would like to read how it was suggested to display...Continue Reading

February For the Love of...Coffee Blog Train

Ahh coffeee! A lot of us enjoy our morning cup of coffee just as the Victorians did. I had a lot of fun putting this Victorian inspired kit together for you! I hope you enjoy it along with your favorite cup. And be sure to read this 1890's article written by "A Lover of Coffee" here on Victorian Passage. You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE. Update: This kit is now available on Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

January Crafty Evening Blog Train

Normally this time of year the wood furnace is running full steam and we are usually dusted with snowflakes & zippy cold air. But this year its deciding to be nearly tropical in temperature with a faux monsoon season. So tho I am awaiting the arrival of a real winter it has had a similar consequence - namely staying indoors. Which is perfect for getting some crafts done on those rainy or snowy days & evenings! You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE. Update:...Continue Reading

November PixelScrapper Thankful Harvest Blog Train

The colors for this month's palette at Pixelscrapper were very inspiring. So I made a small contribution toward the train. Thankful Harvest reminds me of fall harvest foods that are then ready to store away for the winter. So this freebie has a kitcheny twist. Also, we have been unearthing quite a few kitchen relics from the grounds of our Antebellum home. For example we have found bits and pieces of old aqua blue mason jars and their porcelain lid liners. We actually found the porcelain lid, which is in my Kitchen Basics kit,...Continue Reading

September PixelScrapper Bohemian Breeze Blog Train

We have yet another freebie for you! The Blog train palette had very rich fall colors which made me to think of the 1880's. So my Bohemian Breeze freebie as a bit of an 1880's feel to it. Update : You can now find this mini kit over at Antebellum Press....Continue Reading

May PixelScrapper Renewel Blog Train

In Victorian times the month of May was set aside for the spring cleaning. After living in a house that is nearly 200 years old and having burned wood for heat all winter long I actually can appreciate why this was so important. My house has 4 fireplaces and tho they do not currently work I understand with our furnace just the kind of ashy, sooty mess this can produce throughout the winter. May was usually set aside so the carpets could be taken up and beaten outside. March and April could still be...Continue Reading

April PixelScrapper Reflections Blog Train

Sorry its been a few months since I have been able to offer another freebie! But I'm happily able to join this month's blog train at PixelScrapper. My take on this month's theme of Reflections, I chose to reflect back on the Aesthetic Movement [1870-1900]. The peacock was often used as it's symbol, being the ancient symbol for beauty & pride in beauty. So the chosen color palette seemed to work perfectly! This kit contains 10 papers and 15 elements in 300dpi. The theme Reflections leaves quite a vast amount of room for interpretation...Continue Reading

Antebellum Eve

Well I have another freebie for you today! This kit was inspired by those kind of evening's which were commonly spent during the 19th century by the fireside. This was supposed to be our debut kit for our new name but I'm afraid it was put to the back burner so we could join some of the blog trains that were going on. But thats ok because it's now finished and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. This kit contains 9 papers and 13 elements. The kit is 300dpi and for...Continue Reading

November PixelScrapper Our House Blog Train

Its November! In our neck of the woods that means the leaves are slowly falling off the trees and the weather is turning rainy and cool. Time to think about kicking up the wood furnace and breaking out the mugs for hot cocoa. I love the cool weather for how cozy our home gets! And thats what this Blog Train over at PixelScrapper is all about as its theme is Our House. We have this mini kit as our contribution. It is 300dpi and for personal use only. Please be sure and read the...Continue Reading

Dapper Gentleman

Here I am again just a few days before the Pixelscrapper November train starts and I have another scrapbook kit freebie to squeeze in before it! This masculine themed kit was designed with those special menfolk in our lives. . This kit was done in 300dpi and is for personal use only. Please read our TOU for more information. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for in a few days I will be back with a mini kit for the November blog train - Our House. You can download the zip here....Continue Reading

October PixelScrapper Autumn Art Blog Train

I can hardly believe its already October! And since it's October that means Blog Train time over at PixelScrapper. This month's theme was Autumn Art. For our contribution we have this mini kit. It is 300dpi and for personal use only. Please be sure and read the TOU for further details. You can download by clicking on the image or the link here. And as a bonus we have an add on for you! This also is 300dpi & personal use only. You can download the add on by clicking on the image or...Continue Reading

Back to Basics - Grandma's Kitchen Scrapbooking Kit

Tomorrow is the first day of the October Blog Train for Pixelscrapper so there will be a couple of freebies for you. But I'm going to squeeze in one more freebie before then, that I've been working on. It's called Back to Basics - Grandma's Kitchen. It contains 30 elements and 10 papers. These are done in 300dpi and are for personal use only. Please read our TOU for more information. Hope you enjoy! Both papers and elements are contained in one zip which you can download LINK EXPIRED. This is now available in...Continue Reading

Winter Tales Word Art for Scrapbooking

All this cool weather we are having for early fall has me thinking ahead to what kind of winter we are in for. Just yesterday we had our first load of firewood delivered so that we will be ready for the cold that is coming. What better thing is there than curling up to the fire with a delightful book? This is what has inspired my 'storytime' themed word art. This pack contains 7 pieces of word art in 300dpi. These are for personal use only, please read my TOU for more details. Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Calling Card Mini Scrapbook Kit

I will now be creating scrapbooking kits & the like under our new name Antebellum Design House. I'm sorry its been a very long delay between this Freebie and my last. I had my daughter that year and it has taken me a while to get back to my hobbies. Anyway I happened to participate in a designer challenge this month for the color red and here is what I have to share with you! This mini kit is called Calling Card. It has 8 papers & 12 elements. This kit is in 300dpi...Continue Reading

Free Digital Scrapbooking Kit - Mercantile Memories

Click image to enlarge. Our latest free digital scrapbooking kit for download is this Victorian inspired kit entitled Mercantile Memories. This kit includes 4 papers, 4 ribbons, 4 bows, 4 photo cards, 4 specialty cards, 1 tag, 1 paper cluster and 2 buttons. The kit is free and can be used for personal or commercial use. Please see our Terms of Use {tou.txt in the zip file} for more details. Download Mercantile Memories Papers HERE Download Mercantile Memories Elements HERE Special thanks: A few images were altered from Green Paper and Graphics Fairy see...Continue Reading

Free Victorian Playtime E-Papers

The designer at Edenshale Cottage has created eight Victorian based digital papers that she's willing to share with our readers here. They are for your personal use in scrapbook and art projects. Some of the papers were designed using an old german book of games for children dating about 1888. They were created at 300dpi and are sized 12 inches x 12 inches - perfect for printing out for your scrapbooking projects. Download Victorian Playtime Paper Pack HERE [Size 37MB] You will need to read the edenshale-cottage-TOU.txt file for further information on how you...Continue Reading

eBooks

1888 German Spielbuch { Book of Children's Games}

I have yet another eBook to offer. This one is a German book of children's games and songs. Now I haven't been able to read much of it since it is in German and I don't know many words of the German tongue. But for those who do this will be an interesting book I believe. This book has 160 pages of games and songs. You can download this eBook here. As always please enjoy!...Continue Reading

1824 Domestic Cookery Cookbook

I have a pretty large download this time around. It's an ebook of my 1824 Domestic Cookery cookbook. Its loaded with recipes of all kinds and even some handwritten ones on the endpapers - those are my favorites. I will probably let this one stay up for a couple of Fridays. Enjoy! This ebook contains 267 pages. You can download this eBook here. We hope you enjoy!...Continue Reading

1892 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Here I have the 1892 Agricultural Almanac for download. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of the titles found in this issue. * Domestic Uses for Ammonia * Preserving Butter in Brine * The Laying Hen's Food * How to Take Care of a Watch * Why Eggs Spoil * Shoe Blacking and Cold Feet * Recipes, tips, and hints can be found toward the back of the almanac. This ebook contains 36 pages. You can download this eBook here. We...Continue Reading

1891 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Yet another in the series of my Almanacs. This is the 1891 Agricultural Almanac and as you will see it has seen better days. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of the titles found in this issue. * Apples as Medicine * The Rights of Bicyclers to Sidewalk * About Planting Trees * How to Keep a Canary * To Foretell Frost * A Story of the Revolutionary War * Recipes, tips, and hints can be found toward the back of...Continue Reading

1890 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Another in the series of the my Almanacs. It's the 1890 Agricultural Almanac. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of the titles found in this issue. * Rules for Building Barns * For Those who own Horses * About Road Tax * How to Build a Rat-Proof Corncrib * Mutton Suet as a Household Remedy * Recipes, tips, and hints can be found toward the back of the almanac. This ebook contains 32 pages. You can download this eBook here. We...Continue Reading

1888 Agricultural Almanac eBook

We have another eBook to offer for download. It's the 1888 Agricultural Almanac. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of the titles found in this issue. * Good Rules for Butter Making * To Make Soft Soap * To Prevent Bedsores * Prize Method for Curing Hams * Rules Concerning Notes and Checks * Wedding Anniversaries * The Dogs of St. Bernard's Hospice * Recipes, tips, and hints can be found toward the back of the almanac. This ebook contains 36...Continue Reading

Free 1887 Almanac Ebook

We have scanned in the 1887 Agricultural Almanac so you can download it for free! This e-book contains helpful hints and tips, funny stories, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of the titles found in this issue. * Calendar on Your Fingers * When to Have Chickens Hatched * How to Purify Cisterns * Health Hints * Care of Cellars * A Desperate Encounter with a Kangaroo * Recipes, tips, and hints can be found toward the back of the almanac. This booklet is 34 pages. The original color...Continue Reading

Ephemera

Paper Doll

Hopefully you can take these in the spirit in which they were made - for fun. I was about 15 when I drew and painted these. I obviously wasn't a perfectionist in making them. The dresses are based on the outfits from the Dr.Quinn movie - as I was quite an avid watcher of the time. I actually created several sets of paper dolls when I was young. So you may be seeing more. You can download the doll and her outfits here. Hope you enjoy!...Continue Reading

Victorian Shoe Trade Card

This free download is of a colorful Victorian shoe trade card featuring children. I have scanned both the front and back of the card for you. They are 600dpi and in png format. Hope you enjoy! Download the Front of the trade card Here Download the Back of the trade card Here...Continue Reading

Victorian Photographic Studio Card

This freebie is from the back of an old photograph. It dates to about the 1870's. This download is a copy of both the original and a blank version. The original says, "Photographic Studio of French & Bass Rockland and Quincy Mass. Download Victorian Photographic Studio Card - Original HERE Download Victorian Photographic Studio Card - Blank HERE Hope you enjoy!...Continue Reading

Free Taylor's Bazaar Trade Card

We have for download this Victorian trade card. The card is roughly 3 inches x 5 inches at 600 dpi. Download Taylor's Bazaar Trade Card HERE Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Photographs

Edwardian Ladies

Were they sisters? Cousins? Best friends? Who can know...but these Edwardian ladies in their fresh white frocks headed down to the Anderson Studio in Worcester to get their photograph taken so long ago. You can download this photograph here. Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Tintype of a Little Girl

Once housed in an album but now long separated from her relatives this tintype of a little girl is a little rough around the edges. Yet you can just imagine how she was the pride and joy of her parents so long ago. This was taken sometimes in the late 1800's. You can download this tintype here. Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Edwardian Photograph of Couple and Ornate Chair

This free download is of an Edwardian photograph of a man and woman. The man is seated in a highly ornate chair, perhaps Gothic style. It's interesting to note that men would have never parted their hair down the center in Victorian times since that was reserved for women's hairstyles. But, in Edwardian times things changed and it became quite fashionable for men to adopt this hairstyle. You can Download this Edwardian Photograph Here...Continue Reading

Prints

Spring 1855 Godey's Fashion Plate

Sorry, due to technical difficulties I wasn't able to post the Friday freebie...but better late than never tho - so here you go! This free download is from my personal collection of Godey's magazines. This color fashion plate, which features a wedding dress, is from the May 1855 issue. Enjoy! Download Godey's Fashion Plate Here...Continue Reading

1885 Print of Children

Today we have this print of three children. Two little girls and one little boy all facing the same direction. The title of the print is, "The playmates of the nursery." It was in the face pages of an old children's book from 1885. Enjoy! Download the print Here...Continue Reading

Puppies Print 1885

For all you dog and puppy lovers out there I have this cute print of puppies for download. It was found in a children's book dated 1885. Enjoy! Download the print Here...Continue Reading

Mid Victorian Godey's Fashion Plate

This free download is from my personal collection of Godey's magazines. It is a lovely color fashion plate from February 1855. Enjoy! Download Godey's Fashion Plate Here...Continue Reading

Victorian Print Letter From Home

The freebie for today is a print entitled Letter From Home from the book Bright and Happy Homes by Peter Parley, Jr published in 1882. The file format is png. Download Here Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Victorian Color Print Little Girls Gathering Flowers

Today's freebie is this Victorian color plate of a lovely scene with two little girls gathering flowers. A bunny proceeds to gallop in front of the two little girls. Do they notice or not? This was the frontpiece for the book Picnic Time published in 1898. Download: Little Girls Gathering Flowers As always - Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Sewing & Patterns

Victorian Embroidery Patterns 1860

Today I have two files for download. They are embroidery patterns published in the January 1860 Godey's magazine. I made a black and white version as well as having the original version. I hope you are able to get some use out of them! Download the Black & White version Here Download the Original Version Here...Continue Reading

Mid Victorian Embroidery Pattern Morning Collar

This mid Victorian embroidery pattern is from Godey's Lady's Book of 1855. There are two free downloads, a black and white version as well as an original version. I hope to be able to share many more of these embroidery patterns in the future. Download the Black and White version Here Download the Original version Here...Continue Reading

Stereo Cards

Little Girl Among the Lilies

This Edwardian stereo card shows a sweet faced little girl standing amongst the lilies. The title appropriately named, "Among the Lilies". The copyright year on this stereo card is 1901.This is the last stereo card I have in this set. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have! Download: Little Girl Among the Lilies Stereo Card here As always - Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Children in the Country

This is a sweet Edwardian stereo card picturing children in the country. They are in the sheep's pen but a horse does poke it's head over the fence for a little girl. The copyright year on this stereo card is 1903. We have only one more stereo card that features little children to share with you - so be sure to check back with us for that one. Download: Children in the Country stereo card here As always - Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Little Girl Gathering Calla Lilies

This Edwardian stereo card shows a little girl gathering Calla Lilies from a 10 acre field. The caption is "10 acres of Calla Lilies". The copyright year on this stereo card is 1903. I now have two more stereo cards featuring little children. Be sure and check back for those! Download: Little Girl Gathering Calla Lilies here As always - Enjoy!...Continue Reading

Victorian Baby and Goat Farm Scene

A stereo card featuring a Victorian farm yard of a baby and a goat entitled Me an' Billy. In the backdrop of this Victorian farm scene is an outbuillding enclosed with chicken wire and a bunny in it. It's curious that the goat's chain is wrapped around the baby's bottle. Does this signify the baby gets its milk from the goat? The copyright year on this stereo card is 1899. I have 3 more stereo cards featuring little children to share with you - so be sure to check back with us for those....Continue Reading

Edwardian Little Girls Stereo Card

Detail of the stereo card. A sweet and endearing stereo card of three Edwardian little girls enjoying the flowers and sunshine. The view is overlooking the Willamette River from Riverview Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. The copyright year on the stereo card is 1903. I have 4 more stereo cards featuring little children to share with you - so be sure to check back with us for those. Download: Edwardian Little Girls Stereo Card here As always - Enjoy!...Continue Reading