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Free Download: Vintage Eiffel Tower – Printable!

I lived in Paris for 5 years in the 1980s and I always looked forward to walking the flea markets, looking for old postcards and costume jewelry. Of course, having grown up in the woods of rural Connecticut, I was also drawn to … Continue reading

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Pierre-Joseph Redoute

Called “the Raphael of Flowers” and the “Rembrandt of Roses” by contemporary writers, Pierre-Joseph Redoute enjoyed a long line of Royal patronage, including Empress Josephine (1763-1814) and Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-1793).  He was awarded the Order of Leopold from the … Continue reading

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19th Century Pen and Ink Drawings and Fonts

At an estate sale recently, I found a book from 1884 , ‘Real Pen Work Self Instructor in Penmanship’. Good penmanship was highly valued at this time, and this book, originally priced at $1.00 was a step-by-step guide for improving … Continue reading

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