Thursday, June 9

CoffeeShop "Emily Clare Harvey" Hand-drawn 1868 Frames

I will start this post by telling you a sad food story. Last night I went with Paul as a guest to an eye-insurance talk (Paul is an optometrist) at Perry's Steakhouse. We both got the Famous Pork Chop which is basically half a pig, mashed potatoes, grilled veggies, and gluten-free chocolate cake. We brought at least half of the chop, potatoes, and veggies home along with both pieces of untouched cake for the boys. Perry's is way above our pay grade (that was my first time to go), so this was a really special treat.

This morning I opened the fridge to get the eggs and noticed no Perry's boxes. We left all of our yummy food in the car overnight and it was in the 80's... I don't want to risk food poisoning so Hoover the dog is getting a special fancy breakfast this morning and I will have disappointed teenage boys. We did this once with left-over pizza and you would think I would have learned!

So on to my freebie today. I was looking around at The Met site and came upon these gorgeous hand-drawn frames

From the Met site: "According to the elaborately painted title page, Emily Clare Harvey gave this album to her sister-in-law Madge—Margaret Augusta Shaw—in remembrance of her marriage to Spencer Philip Harvey on February 19, 1868, and it is filled with pictures of Shaw and Harvey relatives. What is unclear is whether the album was meant, like so many wedding albums today, as a joyous expression of the union of the two families, or whether it was made with memorial overtones after Spencer’s death at age twenty-eight less than a year later. "

These pages are just so lovely I had to start sharing them with you. They are pretty aged/dirty so it took me quite a bit of time to edit them (I only had time for two of them yesterday), but I think they were worth the hard work. I will edit a few more next week.

These frame are large resolution PNG files so you can drag your image behind them. And they come with free commercial terms-of-use. They would look so pretty on greeting cards or scrapbooking/journal pages. I really hope you love them as much as I do!

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  1. Dear Rita, thank you for these beautiful images and story. I had a look at the website now and indeed the album has been made with much love and detail. I love these period stories and sometimes imagine myself living during those times. Sorry about the food! Happened to me as well. Thank you for sharing. Take care. God bless. Marie Voges, South Africa

    1. Thank you so much Marie! Those album pages are so gorgeous. I can't wait to work on the one with butterflies and kittens. I wish I were so talented in drawing. Rita

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    1. Thank you so much Paula! I love them so much.


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