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Emily Dickinson’s I n k w e ll & Q u i ll P e n There was once a purposeful intent when pondered words were tediously scribed in fresh ink. Experience the romance! Pewter & glass. 3”. #18426 $19.95 ($25. value)
La Lecture Pres De La Lampe by Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945) A satisfied smile is induced by a correspondence and fresh-cut flowers. Ornate #22272 $79.95 (Opposite page) gilded frame under glass. 18 x 24”. Parisian Bird Cage
M e m o & C h a l k b oa r d
Ooh la-la! These tres cute detachable brass birds will secure concert tickets and coupons upon your chalked grocery lists and reminders. 20 x 36”. #23235 $99.95 ($150. value)
Belle France E x pa n d i n g A cc o r d i a n File & File Folders
Accordian file and folders will keep important papers organized within a lush presentation. E xpanding File . 12I x 2H x 9I”. File Folders (set of 10). 9H x 11I”.
Cotton Chintz J o ur n a l A homespun blank book awaits one’s written memos, reflections and anecdotes. Lined. 100p. 5 x 8”. #19882 $3.99 ($15. value)
On The Cover: L ady R eading B y a Window
by Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856-1916). Captivated by her book, the sunlight spills upon her reading. Ornate gilded frame under glass. 16 x 20”. #23509 $69.95 ($110. value) Unframed. 12 x 16”. $9.95 ($20. value)
U n d e rwo o d C l a s s i c T y p e wr i t e r Join Danielle Steele, Rachael Ray, Tom Hanks and other hopeless romantics and happy customers who understand the joy of typewritten thoughts on onion skin paper. We are aligned with an acclaimed company that reconditions the old classics to be like new. Black Underwood C lassic . #22589 $790. Rose Typewriter . (back cover) #22886 $790.
Typewriter Key F r i d g e M ag n e t s
Captured from a writer’s relic, spell out your messages with charming imposters. 2 sheets of press-out discs, 96 typewriter letters and numbers. #23386 $11.95
V i n tag e C a m e r a C l o c k
Mimicking an old Eastman Kodak camera with bellows, this #23148 $39.95 ($50. value) charmer switches duties. 6”.
French Clerk’s C l i p b oa r d
A Parisian grocer left an elegantly penned receipt that is rendered upon an indispensable lapdesk with brass clip. 12 x 9”. #17435 $16.95 ($20. retail)
F r e n c h P i n b oa r d
So telling of you, this organizational board becomes a collage of your interests. A late 1800s handwritten letter is reproduced on antiqued linen, then wrapped around a wooden framed pinboard. 21 x 28”. #23373 $69.95 ($80. retail)
The Love Letters of
Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning
The love affair between the Victorians’ most beloved poets is one of passion, tragedy, illness and endurance. This is the compilation of their letters regarding their first meeting, courtship, blossoming love and hints of their forbidden marriage. Hrdcvr. 203p. #23501 $12.95
N o s ta l g i c F a b r i c T h u m b tac k s
Press these pins into your corkboard to mount memorabilia in lovely old prints. 25 thumbtacks. #23365 $9.95 ($15. retail)
“It is easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.”
A Lifelong Journey Eighty pages of inspirational quotes from great thinkers will offer objectivity to your life. A gold plated Eiffel Tower charm on ribbon bookmark. Hrdcvr. 80 p. 4”. #23472 $5.95 (value priceless)
Collectibles Record Keeper
“Fill your life with worries and there’s little room for dreams.”
Keep Calm and Carry On:
C om forting Q uot e s A golden crown dangles from the ribbon marker of a tiny book with great wisdom. Hardcover gift. 80 p. 4” #23471 $5.95
Keep track of all your cherished collectibles. Includes pages to record item descriptions, where purchased, and price paid. Wish list keeps track of things you’d like to find. Index helps you locate your entries. Inside book cover pocket, wire binding. 160 p. 7H x 4H”. #23469 $14.99 (invaluable)
Retro Camera Photo Album
“B r ag B o o k ”
18 plastic sleeves hold 36 4 x 6” photos. Acid free menswear stripe liner paper. Metal button with elastic loop closure. 7”. #23508 $9.99 ($14. value)
Postcards from Vogue: 100 I c o n i c C o v e r s
Glamour girls over the decades from the most respected fashion publication. 100 postcards from the covers of Vogue, each a unique and inspirational snapshot from 120 years of style and beauty. Each card is marked on the backside with cover info and printed on finest recycled card stock. 6H x 4H”. #23356 $25.
Lovely Salvage M ag n e t B oa r d Crested by a filgree adornment, embossed metal marries with hinges and weathered wood panels to provide a charming backdrop for memos, coupons and photographs. Styles and colors may vary. 11 x 16”. #23422 $29.95
M ag n e t H o o k
A mighty pretty little decorative offers countless uses. Ideally suited for our Lovely Salvage Magnet Board. 3”. #23421 $9.95/set of 3.
The classic 1930’s European desk phone resonates with the old bell ringer while offering modern convenience. Flash/redial, push button, tone/pulse, ringer and earpiece volume settings. Black or brushed chrome. 6”. #20343 $69.95 ($85. value)
F a m i ly o f D o g s : E dwa r d i a n B o o k e n d s
Propped books separate amused parents from their frisky pups. Intricately hand painted with faux rug. 7.5” #23458 $79.95
Spencerian Script on
Glistening paper petals are dusted with opalescent mica flakes. Unforgettable gift wrap. Home decor and craft. 9”. #23451 $6.95 ea.
T e n -F o o t P a p e r C h a i n
Dainty scalloped strips marry together to convey best wishes. Tape or staples are best. Total: 118”. #23461 $6.95
Parisian Flea Market F i l e F o l d e r s The finest quality folders available are imprinted with advertisements from a French catalog circa 1900. #23113 $14.95/pkg of 12.
Keep Calm and H av e a C u p c a k e
Sweet Little Thoughts on Staying Sane A petite pick-me-up is as wonderful as buttercream frosting for the soul. An especially thoughtful remembrance for those who are experiencing difficulties. 24 kt. gold plated charm on ribbon bookmark. Hardcover, 80p. 4”. #23470 $5.95 Jane Austen on L o v e a n d R o m a n c e The celebrated writer left a legacy of sage wisdom regarding matters of the heart. Her observations and quips ring so true and know no time. A lovely compilation with etchings. Hardcover. 127p. #23500 $12.95
P e n d u l u m W a l l C l o ck
Every glance at the time is a pleasure...a lovely old watercolour graces the clock face encompassed by an intricately cast frame and pendulum. 24 x 9”. Requires one AA battery. #22618 $79.95 ($102. value) Simple assembly.
T r av e l C u p
Pretty in the fast lane...singing to your favorite music between sips of English Breakfast tea or coffee at the red lights. Ideal for office. Double-walled. Porcelain. 5H”. 8.8 oz. Gift boxed. #19540 $11.95 ($20. value) Additional Travel Mugs online.
A u d u b o n W a r b l e r s Sticky Notes
480 lovely stickies in a folio to mark the pages and leave sweet jotted messages. 8 decorated sticky pads in three sizes. Each pad contains 60 pretty stickies. Size ranges from 5K x 7G x L". #23510 $10.99
Seraphina Angel P r ay e r B o x Mentioned in the Old Testament to be one of the celestial beings of highest rank, the stone guardian of a grassy grave is miniaturized to grace a small chamber for special intentions. All is possible when there is faith. Faux marble. 9”. #19257 $24.95 ($30. value)
B o ta n i c a l J e w e l r y B u r e au
O b s i d i a n J o u r n a l : France 17th c.
A classic embossed, iridescent cover replicated from an elaborate gold tooled binding is worthy of your handwritten thoughts. Gold gilded edges, ribbon bookmark. 8” x 6” #23466 $12.99
H o o t O w l N o t e c a r d s in Keepsake Tin
Whooo wouldn’t delight in finding this handwritten note amongst their junk mail? 10 glittered blank cards & envelopes. 3I x 5G”. #23111 $12.95 ($15. retail)
Redheads Puzzle Cube
A 19th c. botanist’s study is rendered to linen that upholsters a lovely valet for petite cherishables. 4 drawers with a wooden bird that perches atop. 18”. #23493 $79.95 ($90. retail)
“Follow Your Dreams” T a p e Nearly 1000 inches of charming, retro tape is inspired by the classic label tape gun. Grace giftwrap, and decorate almost anything with this important reminder. #23463 $7.95/ 82 ft.
Monet’s Mini Tablet
An impressionistic French cottage garden upon a pretty purse-sized memo pad offers 160 lined sheets for jot-down measurements, and lists. 4-1/3 x 2-1/2". Elastic closure. #23511 $7.95/pr.
Inspired by a Victorian favorite, a stress-relieving flip-open block presents ten ginger-tressed beauties from the Pre-Raphaelite era. Exquisitely reproduced museum art is mounted upon wood blocks. Concise information about the art is included. 2I”. #22964 $12.95
Artisan Craft Cards
H a ndm a de G reeting K its
Return to a lovely tradition of sending a heartfelt correspondence that the recipient will behold with awe, share with others and retain forever. Each design includes elements that are appropriately selected for the image. Scatter rose petals, sprinkle opalescent glitter, include a fresh-baked sugar cookie scented die-cut or golden token, or tie velvet ribbon. Each awaits your touch..simple yet personal. 5 cards/5 envlps. $9.95/pkg. (value priceless!) Artisan notecards with silk rose petals, NC1218 online.
H1219 Accept my Christmas token and heartfelt love. Gold foil stamped and embossed. Includes 5 coins that read: Merrie Christmas. H1212 May love and joy attend you and yours this holiday. Includes opalescent glitter.
H1203 May your every Christmas dream come true. Includes pink glitter for Santa’s coat!
H1217 All best wishes to you and yours. Gold foil stamped and embossed. Includes velvet ribbon.
H1205 Wishing you many warm fuzzies this holiday. Includes pearls and glue for mistletoe.
H1215 May your December be fragrant with love and peace. Includes silk rose petals.
Sugar Cookie Scented Cards!
H o l i day B a k i n g A s s o r t m e n t
The recipient will delight in the cookie scented die-cut cookie that you will insert in every card. Sugar Cookie oil, 10 paper cookies and wax bags included. 10 cards/envlps. 5 each of 2 designs. 5 x 7”. Verse: Wishing you many simple joys of the season. C1202 $9.95
Also available: Holiday CutOuts Cookie Tin. #18951 $11.95 Tray. 16 x 11”. #17228 $11.95
A u t h e n t i c V i n tag e S c r a p
Imagine our delight when we befriended a woman who inherited her grandfather’s warehouse of antique foils and die-cuts, ribbons, millinery blooms and tinsels. She customized samplers of crafter’s treasures just for us. The Artist Mix is comprised of fabrics and authentic vintage metal thread, trims, beads and ribbons. Christmas and Halloween Kits include paper scrap, glitter, and paper for cardmaking. 5 x 7”. Vintage A rtist M ix . #17346 $49.95 C hristmas K it. #17348 $19.95
H alloween K it. #17347 $19.95
R e p l i c a E m b r o i d e r y S c i ss o rs
Once treasured by quilters and seamstresses, intricately cast shears will assist your fine motor skills where delicate snips are required. 5”. $19.95/ea. ($30. value) Gothic Pewter. #21520 / French Filigree. #21522 Save on the Set! #22050 $29.95/set ($60. value)
The Victorian Scrapbook
Intriguing photographic insight into the household items, toys, and fascinating artifacts known to a refined generation. Compiled antiques and ephemera provide a window to the era. 62pgs. 11 x 15”. #15968 $27.95
Once a cherished album that harboured remembrances sent with a one-cent stamp! 8 x 5”. Holds 64 postcards. #12863 $18.95
Victorian Postcard A ss o r t m e n t
Twelve post cards on hand for quick correspondences with minimal postage due! #PC5748 $4.95/dz. Save on 2 or More! $3.95/asst.
Keyhole C h i n t z R i b b o n B o x Rather than fishing through boxes and bags to chase the ribbon’s end, pull a pretty hair bow or giftwrap tie from a tidy spool box with antiqued escutcheon #20149 $19.95 ($30. value) castings. 12 x 5 x 4”. Artisan Craft Cards: “R o s e D r e a m s ” S h e e t
M u s i c N o t e c a r d A ss o r t m e n t
Arrives in an organza pouch with faux rose petals and elegant envelopes with an ornate flap. 3Hx5”. #NC1218 $7.90/set of 8
V i n tag e S i l k & V e lv e t R i b b o n s
Slender spools of silk and velvet appear to have been extracted from antique garments or retrieved from an old mill. 12 ft. spools. $29.95/3 asst.
Artist’s Tilt T a b l e & S t o o l Creative thinkers require a versatile surface for their imaginations’ designs. Adjustable stool and drafting table are crafted of knotty oak veneers from a time-honoured furniture maker. Tilt Table . 36 x 53 x 32”. D rafting Stool . Adjustable height. Swivel seat. 32H x #23483 $1195./set 15 x 15”.
Velvet : C ream , Wine and C ocoa . #13368
Online: Silk : C hampagne , Sage and Sapphire . #13367
Multi Color M e ta l l i c T h r e a d s Imagine our delight when we befriended a woman who inherited her grandfather’s warehouse of antique foils and die-cuts, ribbons, millinery blooms and tinsels. An assortment of 8 spools, these genuine vintage metal threads were made in France in the early 1900s. Colors should be similar to those pictured, but may vary. Wooden spool. 1” tall. Asst. set of 6. #17349 $29.95
An archival bound book is worthy of an artist’s freehand renderings. Ideally suited for graphite, charcoal or conté crayon, this handsomely bound volume will endure generations of appreciation. 11”. 192p. #22263 $12.99
Authentic German G l a s s G l i t t e r Glistening, sparkling, catch-the-light loveliness in an old-time box! $14.95/ea. Silver . #17350 / G old. #17351
Birds & Nests S ta mp s Antique art is vulcanized on maple blocks for letters and craft. 11 stamps & black ink pad. #16879 $24.95 (View our complete stamp collection online.)
Studio Series D r aw i n g S e t Fine artist kit contains 26 superb sketching tools in a reusable storage case. 10”. #23468 $14.99
1928 Jewelry Co. A n t i q u e R o s e s S c i s s o r s Dressmaker quality scissors are cast from an ornamental mold with cherubs atop. 7”. #17970 $65. “Constance” V e lv e t D r e s s f o r m Standing steadfast in the corner of your bedroom, she’ll don your outfit for tomorrow or serve as a display for your favorite brooches, necklaces and belts. 64” tall. #20557 Special P urchase! $199.95 Online: Black Velvet Dressform #22831. Chintz Dressform. #23240
N o u v e au T r e a s u r e T i n s
with 6 Curiosity Glass Jars To fill with buttons, beads, or teensy whatnot, six glass bottles with brass flip-lids are nestled within enameled chests. Elaborate art nouveau graphics summon thoughts of Paris circa 1890. 5 x 3H”. #23145 $69.95/pair
Inspired crafts implementing your own vintage findings. Projects include button charm bracelet, heirloom memory album, purses, pins and lavishly photographed items that invite your variation. Hrdcvr. 160p. 7”. #19626 $24.95
French General: H o m e S e w n B o o k Renowned owner of the legendary crafts & notions store, Kaari Meng scours the French countryside and Parisian flea markets for vintage treasures. This charming sourcebook offers 30 simple projects (bedding, table linens, totes, party garlands, more) with patterns, embroidery transfers easy instructions, and gorgeous photos. Hrdcvr. 160p. 8”. #19627 $24.95
I n c h wo r m M e a s u r i n g T a p e
AUSTEN tat i o u s Crochet:
36 Designs Inspired by Romantic Classics Slip into the skirt, chemise, or shawl of Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse. Regency fashion is adapted to today’s wardrobe. Each design is lavishly photographed. Accompanied by excerpts, intriguing trivia, authentic illustrations, quotes, photos and literary documentation. Step-by-step instructions. Camisoles, Corsets, Knickers,
scarves, skirts, trimmed nighties, choker, hats, shrug & sweaters, domestics, accessories & handbag. Sftcvr. 160 p. 32 original projects inspired by Austen novels. #20652 $16.00
Inchworm, Inchworm, measuring the marigolds...so goes the nursery rhyme by Hans Christian Andersen. A petite silver metal tape measures in inches and centimeters up to 79”. Silver engraved lettering on front, enamel and silver wreath on reverse. Metal. #22876 $19.95 ($25. value)
“Every good child who sews with a will should have a wee birdie to help with his bill.” An exact replica of the hemming clamp made for Marshall Field’s in 1890, this “third hand” clamps to a table while the beak holds the fabric to be sewn. Many creative/decorative uses. Brass plated. Gift boxed. 4”. #1916 $29.95 ($80. value)
Stargazer M ag n i f i e r P e n da n t When the wine list menu and candlelight call for clarification, an exquisite necklace transforms into an optical lens. Intricately cast sterling is adorned with a myriad seed pearls. 3x magnification. #21531 $149.95 ($200. value) Silver C hain. 36”. #21890 $29.95 ($20. value)
Porcelain Roses S ta m p B o x An indispensable dispenser will keep the postman busy. Limoges-style hinged box offers an easy-feed side slot. 2”. Gift #7399 $11.95 boxed. Save on 3 or More! $9.95/ea.
V i n tag e V a l e n t i n e s
A dozen precious postcards are nestled in a lovely tin. #20644 $14.95/dz. asst.
Hand-blown V e n e t i a n G l a ss D i p p i n g P e n The words will flow like silk upon the paper, each scribed thought worthy of old world splendour. Spirals drink up the ink, rationing the flow in an elegant calligraphic aesthetic. For milestone correspondences and handcrafted gift enclosures when ballpoint would be a sacrilege. Gift boxed. 7”. #20799 $19.95 ($30. value) Cotton Chintz J o u r n a l A homespun blank book awaits one’s written memos, reflections and anecdotes. Lined. 100p. 5 x 8”. #19882 $3.99 ($15. value)
J e w e l e d P a l e t t e for Pens
Not only to write letters, but to finish a page in a diary or letter with a personal illustrative flourish in the form of ivy, dainty floral sprigs, bumblebees or butterflies. Five 15ml ink bottles: black, emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst, and burgundy inks. Ruby red glass pen. Gift #22644 $19.95 ($30. value) boxed.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s S t e r l i n g D i p P e n S e t Her eloquently composed thought continues to inspire us decades after her penned words have been archived. The methodical ritual of refueling a pen allows for a moment of reflection prior to scribe. Cast from the antique circa 1910. Handsome foil stamped gift box. .925 sterling silver. #21447 $99.95 Includes 5 nibs, 10 ml black ink. ($150. value)
Letter Knife & M ag n i f y i n g G l a s s
Enameled desk tools take literary tasks at hand. Letter opener 7”. Magnifier 6”. Gift boxed. #20530 $29.95/set ($40. value)
From the Desk of Jane Austen
The most beloved witticisms have been collected from Jane Austen’s extensive collection of personal correspondence. Mail postcards to loved ones, frame, or pin to an inspiration board. 100 postcards total (25 different designs) in keepsake box (6H”x4H”x2H”). #23023 $20.
Beloved Writer Journal
Those who pen their thoughts will relish this notebook filled with introspective quotes and antique etchings on lined pages. 160p. 5 x 7”. Elastic closure. #16331 $10.95
Jane Austen P e n Worthy of the beloved and outspoken writer, a pearlized pen revives the joy of scribed thoughts. Her signature graces both $19.95/ea. ($60. value) pen and gift box. Fountain. #20119 / Rollerball. #20288 Fountain Pen Ink Refills. #22025 $5.95/box of 5 Rollerball Ink Refills. #20836 $4.95/pr.
Love Let ter Box
Impersonating a stack of cherished correspondences, this clever chamber with hinged-lid will secure your treasures. Resin. 5”. #23146 $39.95
P o s t s c r i p t S i lk S c a r f
A myriad of post-marked correspondences have been adapted to a fluid silk drape. Finest pure silk. 57 x 10”. #17607 $29.95 ($40. value) Gift boxed.
“I Love You”
T y p e w r i t e r K e y B r ac e l e t
It has been said that love is the “key” to happiness. Lorraine Wilson scours the antique markets in search of the alphabetical artifacts and marries them together to encompass the wrist. Swarovski crystals on brass hearts. Keys will vary as each is an original. #22402 $99.95 (value: priceless) 13
French Roses P a p e rw e i g h t s Why is it that a stack of paperwork seems filed when a lovely block of glass secures it? This ages-old desktop accessory #22516 $14.95/ea. endures. 3”. (picked at random.) Save on the set! $39.95/set of 3 ($65. value)
He would relish the opportunity to convey the time. Cast from a European antique. 8”. #13740 $39.95
Schoolhouse C u s h i o n e d L a p D e s k Remember your hinged desk that smelled like fruity erasers, crayon wax and peanut butter & jelly? Inspired by that, a polished tilt surface with pencil well offers a comfy desktop anywhere you wish to curl up. Lap pad stabilizes and two compartments organize. 19 x 14 x 4”. #22253 $49.95 ($60. value) Merchant’s Receipt G l a s s T r ay Retrieved from our extensive repertoire of century-old prints, a lovely monetary document is rendered to a glass dish ideally suited for pocket change, small jewelry, and food safe for nuts and candy. Gift #21360 $6.95 ($15. value) boxed. 10 x 5”.
V i ct o r i a n L a m p s h a d e s
Replicas of antique shades that once cast a dreamy light within a well appointed room. Attach to standard brass harp. L adies ’ Parlour L ampshade . This handcrafted, embroidered shade is trimmed with variegated fringe in hues of cabernet and sage. 10x13”. #22872 $69.95 ($82. value)
Smoky M auve L ampshade . Embroidered panels and hand gathered rosettes marry with soutache braid trimmings and hand-strung glass beads. 10x17”. #22873 $99.95 ($120. value) C lawfoot L amp Base . #18800 $69.95
Fur Elise Telephone
Sticky Notes & N o t e pa d s
Her dry wit so-quoted by glamor girls of a more submissive era are hysterically fun. Sticky note pads offer 100 sheets of insolent humor. Printed with vegetable-based ink on 100% recycled stock. (Anne Taintor’s Luggage Tags on p.65.) Set of 3 Sticky Notes . #22260 $12.95/set Verses: “Just file it under “Who Cares?” “Please call back when I give a damn.” “An attitude is a terrible thing to waste.” Set of 2 Notepads . 68 lined pages .
#22262 $10.95/pr. “High maintenance” doesn’t begin to cover it.” “Old enough to know better... too young to give a rat’s ass.”
A lovely old musical classic will announce a phone call. Victorian roses retrieved from antique china are rendered to a porcelain conversation piece. 10”. Ringer plays “Fur Elise”. Display options include caller ID, time/month/day. Requires 2 AAA batteries. #17687 $79.95 ($100. value)
D r ag o n f ly T i f fa n y L a mp
The most beloved design, delicate filigreed emerald wings circle over hand cut and copper foiled leafy rippled glass with colorful jewel dew drops. Illuminated lamp base with bronze feet. 26x18”. #22875 $349.95 ($375. value)
P e t i t e P a p e rw e i g h t M ag n e t s
Snippets of vintage wallpaper, brocade and lace patterns are magnified to affix memos and photographs to the fridge. 1”. Set of 6. #19526 $14.95/set ($20. value)
Great Aunt Gertie’s G o l d e n S c i s s o r s Dressmaker quality shears are an indispensable tool recreated from a century-old pair. 8”. Stainless steel #21519 $49.95 ($70. value) blades. Gift pouch.
M ag n i f y i n g G l a s s & Letter Opener
Sparkling crystals are patiently hand set into an enameled duet that will both open and read your coveted correspondences. M agnifier . 4”. #4254 $19.95
L etter O pener . 6”. #4258 $14.95
Pierre & Fifi Bookends
Long ago, the French breed sported a fashionable haircut reminiscent of a topiary, tinted a cotton candy hue. The classic canines will get a paw up on your shelved books. Cast iron. 5 x 6”. #13311 $69.95/pr
Crystal Palace T a p e D i s p e n s e r A glistening valet for all standard tape rolls is weighted glass. 5” #22256 $19.95 ($30. value)
Blue Danube De sk
Blue roses were portrayed in literature as a symbol of love and prosperity. Such is the inspiration of a fanciful French desk that would have evoked a sigh from Marie Antionette. #21878 Your Cost $1695. (Showroom Price $2200.) Please visit our website for additional images.
Brushy florals in muted pastels are enameled upon very non-corporate home office accessories. 10 x 12 x 4”. Metal. #10348 $29.95 ($35 value)
P r o v e n ç a l P u r s e M ag n i f i e r
Hemingway R o l l i n g F i l e C a b i n e t Reminiscent of old library card cabinets, one’s vital information is consolidated in a handsome chest with three drawers (one for hanging files). 17 x 23 x 23”. #23482 Your Cost $595. (Showroom Price $670.)
Perfect for price tags, fine print and menus in dark places...this pretty flip glass will be your second eyes. #22896 $12.95 ($22. value)
A light-fingered “ding’’ for one’s attention... Brass replica. 3”. #6101 $19.95 ($25. retail)
C at N a p M ag n i f i e r
Kitty will sleep right through your letters and novels. Glides easily over small type. Magnifies 2.5x. Cast iron. 6 x 5”. #17109 $19.95 ($30. retail)
P u f f y L a mp
Up until now, antique Pairpoint lamps have been reserved for only the affluent collectors. As exorbitantly expensive as they are beautiful, the frosted reverse-painted originals are rare to come by. Our exquisite impostors are deceptively new and priced at a fraction of the antique’s cost antiques valued from $25,000. 20”. #16175 $159.95 Hatbox Puffy Lamp #20216 available online.
Ladies’ Waste Bin
Highly fashionable women obtained from Godey’s Ladies’ Book 1878 encompass a round tub that is almost too fine for rubbish! 11”. #10212 $19.95 ($30. value) Hand painted waste bin on p. 46.
Gilded Rose D e s k C l o c k A sweet desk clock appears to have kept time for several centuries. 13”. #6528 $39.95
L ac e R e a d e r s
A delicate chantilly pattern is embedded within a buttery champagne frame. Arrives in a pretty case. Blanks (clear lenses) to Mag. 3.0. Please indicate magnification power. #22459 $19.95 ($30. retail)
L ac e C oa s t e r s
Four very delicate bobbin lace pieces that date back to the 1800s have been transferred to print under glass. Indiscernible from real lace even upon close scrutiny. Exquisite end table accessories. Beaded bronze edging. 4”. Gift boxed. #13072 $49.95/ asst. set of 4.
M e ta l L ac e O f f i c e The distinctive art deco rose is rendered to a woman’s office collection. French white.
3 piece set : Upright L etter R ack , P en Holder & M emo Tray with 300 memo pages .
#20160 $19.95/set ($25. value)
F lat L etter Tray. 14 x 10”. #20156 $9.95 ($20. value)
($2.50 value! Sold in assortments only.)
Museum Greeting Card Assortments By popular request our new favorite fine-art images are now available as greeting cards! Available in a variety of versed themes. Images may vary. 5 x 7”. $9.95/set of 12 cards & envelopes Thinking of You A ssortment. Never be at a loss for words...our Thinking of You assortment includes a beautiful collection of Get Well, Sympathy, and Friendship greetings. #23446 A ll O ccasion A ssortment. A practical, pretty assortment of 12 different greeting cards. Eight themes: Sympathy, Get Well, Friendship, Anniversary, Wedding, Baby, Congratulations, Birthday. #23445 Birthday A ssortment. Wishing ...our Thinking of You assortment includes a beautiful collection of Get Well, Sympathy, and Friendship greetings. #23444
“Happy Birthday, Spring Chicken!”
“I’m in the doghouse...I forgot your birthday.”
“I’ve gone to great lengths to wish you the happiest of birthdays. ”
each Hysterically funny! Ridiculous photos rival the verses for a laugh. Depicting the bawdy side of Victorian life, even the most dignified let their hair down every once in a while! Lighthearted assortment of all- occasion cards on hand for the ornery ones in your life. Two different assortments of 12. 4H x 6G” and include white envelopes and fascinating quotes on the backsides.
Happy Birthday, Mom… (from one of your stinkers!)
So many freaks yet so few circuses… Happy Birthday from a Bunch of Clowns.
O nly $9.95 each asst. ($23.40 value!) A ssortment 1 #4085 / A ssortment 2 #4086 Save on Both! #17657 $17.95/2 sets (24 cards!)
Celebration A sso r t m e n t
Forever and a day... Happy Anniversary!
May the memories of your wedding day be preserved in your heart forever...
Life with you is a stroll through the park... Happy Anniversary!
To have and to hold…may yours be a cherished and blissful union.
A beautiful assortment of 12 fineart greetings commemorating those special moments in life, which are worth celebrating! Assortment includes congratulations, wedding, and anniversary greetings. 5 x 7”. #11779 $9.95 ($27. retail value!)
ur museum-quality cards feature a diverse array of 19th c. imagery obtained from Victorian scrapbooks, private estates and museum collections. Each possesses a quaint poem or verse upon the backside, and includes an ornately die cut envelope.
All assortments only
($27. retail value!) May you spend your day in company of loved ones...Happy Birthday.
Sending you well wishes for a lovely birthday.
A little bird told me it’s your birthday!
Pretty is as pretty does... and you’re beautiful! Thank you for your dear friendship.
May yours have a lifetime of happiness... best wishes on your wedding day.
Greet the day… it’s yours to spend as you wish! Happy Birthday
A sso r t m e n t
A practical, pretty assortment of 12 different greeting cards. Eight themes: Sympathy, Get Well, Friendship, Anniversary, Wedding, Baby, Congratulations, Birthday. 5 x 7”. #11780
People Themes B This gives call for a celebration. Happiest of Birthdays.
Put on a pretty day... Happy Birthday.
i r t h d ay
A lovely bouquet of museum- quality greetings are waiting to be delivered to your friend or loved one. 12 different 5 x 7” floral fine art greetings. Available blank or versed. Versed #11775 / Blank #11776
Wishing you a beautiful birthday.
A beautiful assortment of 12 of our favorite best-selling greetings. 5 x 7” Available blank or versed. Versed #11777 / Blank #11778
Garden Themes B i r t h d ay A sso r t m e n t
Best Wishes. Happy Birthday.
A sso r t m e n t
If my friends were flowers, I’d pick you. Happy Birthday
A belated birthday remembrance...
Thinking of You A sso r t m e n t
($2.50 value! Sold in assortments only.)
Sending bouquets of best wishes to greet you...Happiest of Birthdays!
Never be at a loss for words...our Thinking of You assortment includes a beautiful collection of Get Well, Sympathy, and Friendship greetings. 12 fine art greeting cards and envelopes. 5 x 7”. #11780
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down... Get well soon!
May you find strength in the love that surrounds you.
Friendship is sharing in the same simple joys…
You’re in my thoughts… Thinking of you from miles away...
A pretty calling card should always be on hand for new friends, letter enclosures or just to say you dropped by. Matching stationery is available for most styles. 2 x 3H”.
Calling Card C a s e Replicated from an antique German cigarette case, this ornately embellished silverplate accessory is ideally suited for credit cards and business cards. An elasticized inner band secures the contents on both sides. 2H x 3H”. #2876 $14.95 ($28. retail)
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Assorted Calling Card Labels
(2 x 4”) STK45 200/$29.00 PSTK45 8/$2.95
My Last Request C r e d i t C a r d C a s e
“If I keel over in WalMart, drag my body to Neimans” If Victorians carried plastic, they’d opt for Neiman-Marcus. 2 x 4”. Gift boxed. #15291 $19.95 Online: C an I Pay My Visa with My M astercard? #18537
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Antebellum M a r r i ag e C e r t i f i c at e
An immensely grand family bible weighing over ten pounds was recently handed down from a great-great grandparent. Concealed within the thousands of gilt edge pages, this exquisite matrimony certificate once bore the proof of a blessed union on March 4, 1869. 12 x MC2329 $12.00 16”.
M ag n i f y i n g P e n da n t
A lovely antique spoon handle was cast into a functional glass for reading menus and small type. 3x magnification. 28” chain. 4” pendant. #21515 $29.95 ($45. value)
Victorian Trading Co. exclusive.
China Rose #9626
Hardy Mums #2327
Stationery P ricing
Our fine correspondence papers are available in a variety of quantities. Please refer to the reference chart provided when making your selection. S tat i o n e r y S t y l e :
(Add style numbers below to any 2 digit number on the charts beneath:) Antebellum #2331
Violette #9948 Hardy Mums #2327 Charmed Life #9924
Bowl of Roses #2306
China Rose #9626 Antebellum #2331 High Tea #9901
Cascade #9611 Bowl of Roses #2306
P e r s o n a l S tat i o n e r y : 5 x 8". Sheets / Monarch envelope
47_ _ _ _ Packaged Writing Paper (12 Sheets 12 Envelopes) $7.95/pkg. 57_ _ _ _ Personal Stationery Sheets (100 Count) $24.95 58_ _ _ _ Personal Stationery Envelopes (100 Count) $24.95 63_ _ _ _ Bulk Personal Stationery Special (100 Sheets & 100 Envelopes) $39.95 ($10 savings !)
Also Available: Bestselling Stationery Sampler on the back page of this catalog!
Charmed Life #9924
High Tea #9901
D o g woo d
12 sheets & envelopes. #479877 $7.95/package
Memorandum Pads (2 asst. designs)
* Old Roses
12 sheets & envelopes. #479923 $7.95/package
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Magnetic or Not M e mo P a d s Pretty to-do lists are derived from intriguing lithographs found in old scrapbooks. 40 sheets / pad
China Rose #__9626
3H x 8G”.
61_ _ _ _ Memo Pad $3.95 Save! Buy 4 or more $2.95/ea. 62_ _ __ Magnet Memo Pad $4.95 Save! Buy 4 or more $3.95/ea.
Stone C o t tag e s Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/env. (2 of each style).
Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/envelopes. (2 of each style).
All notecards are sized 3H x 5”
Includes elegant envelopes with ornate flaps.
Before & After F r e n c h K i s s e s
Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/envelopse 2-sided . (4 of each style). NC2032
TY2101 Thank you.
Flower Fairie s
Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/envelopes. (2 of each style). NC9716
Peter Rabbit Notecards
Derived from an antique children’s book. Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/envelopes. (2 of ea.style). NC2539
2826/95 MMVIII © VICTORIAN TRADING CO. Lenexa, Kansas 66219 Printed in USA.
TY443 Thank you NC443 (Blank)
TY9608 Thank you NC9608 (Blank)
TY2807 Thank you NC2807
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15 assorted cards. 3H x 5” $6.90 ea. ($14.25 value) #1987 ( Blank) / #1988 (Thank You verse.) Save! Buy 2 or More $5.95
T h a n k Y o u A ss o r t m e n t 8 assorted cards. Thank you verse. 3H x 5” #18393 $6.90 ea. ($14.25 value)
M ag a z i n e C o v e r s
Assortment of 8 blank notecards. (2 of each image). NC2816
N o t e c a r d A ss o r t m e n t 8 assorted cards. Blank. 3H x 5” #18394 $6.90 ea. ($14.25 value)
Sheet Music Assortment of 8 blank notecards. (4 of each image).
C o bb l e s t o n e Streets of Europe Assortment of Blank Notecards/env. (2 of each style).
N o s ta l g i c G a r d e ns
Assortment of Blank Notecards/env. (4 of each style) . NC9908
Assortment of 8 Blank Notecards/env. (2 of each style).
What was old is new...heirloom caliber-greetings are meticulously crafted in likeness to those from our archives. Rich foil applications and intricate embossed work celebrate holiday correspondences as they once were. These are worthy of your loved ones. 5 cards/5 envlps. $9.95/pkg.
A rare collection from a beloved Victorian illustrator. 10 cards/envlps. 5 each of 2 designs. 5 x 7”. Gold foil stamped. C1216 $9.95 Verse: Wishing you a holiday that is rich in tradition and joy.
H1213 May your December be filled with serenity and love. Gold foil stamped.
H1220 May your winter days bring unexpected joys. Gold foil stamped and embossed.
H1207 A Merry Christmas
H1214 May heaven and nature sing in perfect harmony. Gold foil stamped.
H1208 May peace and love
from Santa’s little helper! Red foil stamped and embossed.
surround you. Merry Christmas. Gold foil stamped and embossed.
H2410 May yours be a storybook holiday! Gold foil stamped.
Storybook Christmas Cards
H o l i day L e t t e r h e a d . 8 x 11” Sheets / Monarch Envelope 41_ _ _ _Letterhead Envelopes (25 Letterhead Envelopes) $7.95 42_ _ _ _Letterhead Sheets (25 Letterhead Sheets) $7.95 44_ _ _ _Letterhead Envelopes (100 count) $19.95
Available while supplies last.
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B r a s s S ta m p & S e a l i n g W a x
An insignia of the prickled berry foliage will press into melted wax to refine gift wrap, crafts and holiday correspondences. A unique gift. #19031 $14.95 ($25. value)
43_ _ _ _Letterhead Stationery Sheets (100 count) $19.95
Currier & Ives Letterhead
We have provided a deserving renaissance for four very brittle children’s book covers from our extensive repertoire of 19th c. printed goods. Inside reads: Wishing you a storybook holiday. 12 cards/envlps. 3 each of 4 designs in a quaint pouch. #H2917 $9.95/pkg 5 x 7”.
ll Holiday Cards are 5 x 7", museum quality and feature an array of 19th c. holiday imagery obtained from old scrapbooks and museum collections. Each card possesses a heartwarming poem upon the backside, and includes ornately die-cut envelopes. 10 cards /10 envlps. $7.95/pkg. ($6.95/3 or more pkgs.
- $22.50 retail value!)
T en H oliday C ards & fancy envelopes (5x7”) / $7.95 pkg. of 10
“Angel Face” A ss o r t m e n t Precious, moonfaced children obtained from antique tinted photographs are encompassed by lace and old roses. 15 cards/envlps. (5 each of 3 designs. 5x7”). #C1209 $9.95/pkg. Verse: May you have a heavenly holiday!
Old December F r ag r a n c e S ac h e t s A holiday bouquet of captivating fragrance packets borrow their imagery from holiday cards postmarked early 1900s. The essence conjures the aroma of fresh baked pies and cinnamon cider. Tuck one into your holiday cards or embellish giftwrap. 3H x 4H”. #20617 $11.95/set of 10 Save on 3 or more! $9.95/set Floral Sachets available online.
H2607 While Christmas bells are H2610 God bless us, everyone!
H1206 Sending lovely thoughts your way. Happiest of holidays.
H1223 May fond memories of Decembers past be rekindled.
H9531 May the simple joys of the season be yours.
H1224 Wishing you an enchanted holiday filled with warmth and love.
H1222 Joys of the season.
H1204 Wishing you oldfashioned joys this holiday.
H1221 May there be many wonderful surprises in store for you this holiday.
ringing, Rich and poor, their voices raise, And a simple carol singing Wafts to heaven grateful praise.
H1210 May you savour the simple joys of the season.
H1211 Sending wishes for a holiday filled with grace and beauty.
C h i l d h o o d J oy s A s s o r t m e n t
Three heartwarming watercolours rendered by an artist over a century ago have been retrieved from an obscure source. Each illustration celebrates the anticipation of the best-loved holiday. 15 cards/envlps. (5 each of 3 designs. 5 x 7"). C2800 $9.95/pkg. Verses: May the season rekindle childhood joys of holidays
past, May you always be a child at heart & May your holiday be filled with childhood wonder.
Greeting Card Assortment
Our popular pre-selected assortment of 20 best-selling holiday cards. Arrives in a keepsake tin box. 5 x 7”. Images may vary. #17475 $19.95/card asst. in tin ($25. value) Holiday Card Assortment Refill. 25 cards. #20087 $19.95
H2380 Hoping you were on Santa’s good list! Very Merry Christmas.
H2727 May Peace & Love surround you. Merry Christmas.
H2913 (Double-sided) May love attend thee at Christmas. H1105 May your December
days be filled with warmth and happiness.
H1001 May December Find You in a Winter Wonderland. Happiest of Holidays
H1017 May your heart be warm on the inside when it is cold on the outside. Happy Holidays.
H2527 May yours be a magical holiday. 1103/195 MMXXI © VICTORIAN GREETINGS Lenexa, KS 66219 Printed in USA on recycled paper.
A Division of Victorian Trading Co.
VICTORIAN GREETINGS Art derived from an antique postcard. Obtained from the Victorian Trading Co. private collections.
H1009 Sending warmest holiday H2015 May the beauty of the wishes from our home to yours. season bring joy to you and yours.
H2804 Happy Christmas
to all...and to all a good night!
-Anonymous, A COZY CHRISTMAS TEA, pub.1998
My friend there's always time for you.” No matter what I have to do,
H9532 May your home be filled with warmth and love this holiday season. Favorite chairs anticipating,
“The pot is on, the cups are waiting,
For a Merry Christmas.
H1103 Sending goodness your way!
Savor the Season!
H2908 May you be warm on H2323 …and good will to all. the inside when it’s cold on the outside... Happiest of Holidays.
H931 Let heaven and nature sing. Merry Christmas!
Christmas P o s tc a r d B o o k s
Each book contains vibrant reprints of correspondences that were once mailed for a mere penny stamp to an address without a zipcode! 30 posctards. 7 x 5”. $9.95/ea. We Wish You A C razy C hristmas . Zany, intriguing and hilarious illustrations with ridiculous verses are compiled from obscure sources. #21936 Santa . Romanticized portrayals of the beloved humanitarian abound! #21946
A lovely old metal stand will display holiday cards, photographs and mementos in a charming manner. French Grey metal. 26”. #19874 $39.95
H2365 Let the bells of peace ring loud and clear... Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
H2608 May you be surrounded by warmth and love this holiday.
H2730 May your stockings be full and your memories many!
H1015 Wishing you an old world Christmas.
T en H oliday C ards
& fancy envelopes (5x7”)
/ $7.95 pkg. of 10
H1007 Wishing you a jolly old holiday!
H2731 Wishing many precious memories for you this holiday.
Gift Enclosure Card Assortment
An assortment of ten holiday images and pretty envelopes are petite Christmas cards for packages and baked goods. 2K x 3H”. 10 cards/10 envelopes HENX in a quaint pouch. Images may vary. $4.95/ set of 10 asst.
Vintage Christmas P o s tc a r d A s s o r t m e n t
Eight delightful Christmas postcards have been rescued from obscurity and offered to a new generation of well-wishers! Not only are they delightful holiday images, but they are cost efficient to mail as well! Each assortment contains 2 each of 8 unique images. 4 x 6”. Images may vary. PC2614 $9.95
I n k w e ll & Q u i ll P e n
There was once a purposeful intent when pondered words were tediously scribed in fresh ink. Experience the romance! Pewter & glass. #18426 $19.95 ($25. value) 3”.
An ornamental writer’s tool instrumental to a calligrapher’s freshly scribed words. A replaceable cotton pad absorbs excess ink with a gentle rocking movement. 20 blotting papers included. #17051 $19.95 ($28. value) 3 x 2”.
Handmade Envelope Kits Traceable plastic templates to create envelopes in many different sizes from cloth or paper. $19.95/ea. E nvelope Template .#23473 E nvelope L iner Template .#23474
Eight-Faces W a x S e a l A brilliant oddity for the letter-writer. Centuries ago, the insignia pressed into sealing wax upon correspondences ensured confidentiality. This multi-tasking desk tool includes moon & stars, birthday cake, shamrock, rosebud, holly, crown, quill pen and heart. Copper. 8 seals. #20044 $29.95 ($40. value)
D ay d r e a m s N o t e b o o k
Worthy of your thoughts, parchment pages are bound with ribbon and brads with index hardware to name as you #19672 $9.95 please. 4 x 7". ($14. value)
Sealing Wax . #16656
F a n c y F o i l J o u r n a ls
Leave your mark..record your dreams, opinions, observations and recollections in handsome lined blank books. 100 pgs each. 9 x 6”. #19881 $9.95/pr. ($30. value)
Learning Spencerian Guidebook
The distinctive script is highly ornamental with graceful flourishes integrated with birds and motifs. Noted Spencerian artist Michael Sull (featured in “Victoria” magazine) was privileged to have studied under a student of Mr. Spencer, father of ornamental calligraphic art. Sull has devised an invaluable writing tool well-suited for elegant 19th c.penmanship. Together with his guidebook, apprentices such as yourself may enable this fascinating art form to endure further generations. (Pen nibs are replaceable.) Guidebook, Oblique Pen holder & Nib Set. #9381 $39.95
Renaissance P l u m e P e n & I n k W r i t i n g S e t Inspired by the days when feather quills were dipped into ink to write, your handwriting will adopt a romantic air with surprisingly few “dips” needed. Includes pen, ink bottle, and bundled envelopes. #20043 $19.95 ($40. value) Ostrich Plume
P e n & S ta n d
Scribe your words with finesse! To accompany guest books, desk registry...or simply light a candle, add classical music and compose an inspired letter for a deserving loved one. Antique brass finish. Gift box. 16”. #20042 $29.95 ($40. value)
Spencerian Script E x pa n d i n g
F i l e & F i l e F o l d e rs
Accordian file and folders will keep important papers organized within an exquisite presentation. E xpanding File . 12I x 2H x 9I”. File Folders (set of 10). 9H x 11I”.
L ac e S t i c k y N o t e s
Dainty stick-on memos are trimmed in die-cut paper lace and kept in a petite embossed cartouche. 50 sheets. 2 x 3”. C roc C ase & 3 Sticky L ace Pads . #11205 $12.95 R efill . 4 L ace Sticky Pads . #11206 $9.95
R o s e t t i D e s k with Secret Compartment
Hand painted English roses in a palette of raspberry, orange and pale blue marry with subtle hand brushed flourishes that prevail on all parts of the desk in antiqued gold and silver on mauve and yellow ground. Clever right-side drawers offer a unique stash for stationery items with a door on the left. Tilt top conceals a private stash unknownst to others! Hand carved legs and railing. 27 x 22 x 51”. #11861 (Showroom price $2252.) Your price $1495.
Aunt Polly’s E l e c t r i c H o t W at e r K e t t l e Plug the kettle in and we’ll all have tea! A pretty pot will quietly sing with its soothing steam. Ideal for desk. Ceramic, electric. UL #21568 $49.95 ($75. value) listed. 34 oz. 7”. Claude Monet R o l l e r b a l l P e n Crimson dances with teal and jeweled tones. This writing tool is smooth as glass within one’s fingers while the ink flows like silk. Pen box included. #20290 $19.95 ($40. value)
Rollerball Ink Refills. #20836 $4.95/pr. Additional pens on p. 13.
Edith Wharton Desk
Inspired by an aristocratic English antique auctioned at Christie’s, this lovely ladies’ desk offers a pull-out surface for writing, lined drawers, antiqued crackle finish, and a bevy of cubbies and details. Wood. 30 x 20 x 50”. Desk. #2293 Your Cost $1295. (Showroom Price $1650.) Rattan Desk Chair (online) #11188 $495. (Showroom Price $567.)
“Pretty Bird” A f t e r n o o n T e a S e t Everything needed for a mid afternoon refreshment. An unusual tea service allows a spot for berries and scones. C up & S cone Saucer . 9 x 6”. #13139 $19.95 Teapot. 10 x 7”. #13140 $29.95 ($34. value)
Opalescent and foiled embellishments appoint heirloom-caliber notebooks in which to pen your daily thoughts. Inner pocket. Ribbon marker. 160p. Lined. 8 x 5”.
Gilded Filigree Parchment. (left) #19680 $6.95 Charcoal & Opalescent. (right) #19679 $11.95 Nobody’s Perfect E r a s e r s On second thought...revoke that pencil mark with a good-natured rub. Three whimsical rubber mistake-fixers take on boo-boos fearlessly. 2”/ea. #20650 $9.95/set of 3
Alcott Lap Desk
This cleverly executed portable letter writing surface with pen rest will stash all writer’s necessities within. Wood. 10 x 14”. #14005 $29.95 ($50. value)
“Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
F o i l S ta m p e d J o u r n a l
An inspiring quote by Les Brown, author of Live Your Dreams, graces the spiral notebook worthy of your own thoughts. Wire bound. Elastic band place holder. 160 lined acid free archival pages. Hrdcvr. 8 x 6”. #23467 $9.95
Prism Inks & Dip Pen
A spectrum of wax-sealed hues will quench a thirsty wooden dip pen flourished with goldleaf finish. Revive the joy of a scribed letter...light a candle and compose an inspired message to a loved one worthy of more than ballpoint ink. #20760 $19.95 ($32. retail) Wooden pen. Ink bottles 5.5 oz.
B o h e m i a n D i e -C u t J o u r n a l s
Three-ring bound art books with pierced scalloped edge are whimsical notebooks. Unbleached paper. 6”. #19670 $19.95/pr. ($26. value)
New York Times Bestseller!
A must-read for aspiring writers, professionals, and lovers of words. Learn to compose and appreciate sentences that marry words in a breathtaking manner. The author entertains and analyzes the styles of Austen, Shakespeare and other greats. 176p. Hrdcvr. 5 x 8”. #20749 $19.99
Henry David Thoreau’s
Fine Italian dark indigo blue ink accompanies a glass inkwell appointed with pewter embellishments. A pen rest provides a spot for your pen while you fetch another spot of hot tea. 3 oz. #11863 $29.95
One’s letters are priceless. It is fitting that they be written with a quality writing tool. Exquisitely boxed. $19.95/ea. ($60. value) Additional views online. Fountain. #20120 / Rollerball. #20289 Fountain Pen Ink Refills. #22025 $5.95/box of 5 Rollerball Ink Refills. #20836 $4.95/pr.
ll Brier Rose stickers are printed in America with discerning care to achieve a vibrant, consistent image. The stickers are acid-free, lignin-free, and pressure sensitive. They are packaged in strips (pictured) or sold on a perforated roll of 200.
Collection of 20 assorted styles of our best #11825 selling Brier Rose Stickers. Only $24.95 / 200 stickers! ($39. value!) Sticker Album. #9615 $4.95/ea.
H o l i day G r e e t i n gs (2H x 3H”)
STK47 200/$29.00 PSTK47 8/$2.95
100+ stickers on 24 sheets. 5 x 6” tin. #17489 $14.95
China P l at e s
(2H x 3H”) Reproduced from century-old postal cards. STK31 200/$29.00 STK39 200/$29.00 STK38 200/$29.00 PSTK38 8/$2.95 PSTK31 10/$2.95 PSTK39 10/$2.95 (1I x 2I”)
H a r r i s o n F i s h e r ’ s “American Beauties” (3H”) Obtained from our archival library. STK40 200/$29.00 PSTK40 8/$2.95
STK1 200/$29.00 PSTK1 10/$2.95
Old Snowmen (1H”)
STK36 200/$29.00 PSTK36 10/$2.95
St. Nick (1H”)
STK4 200/$29.00 PSTK4 10/$2.95
Antique Seeds (4 x 2H”)
STK15 200/$29.00 PSTK15 8/$2.95
V i n tag e S ta m p s
(1H x 1K”) Letter-writing
themes are too pretty to be canceled by the post office and will rival the postage stamp for attention! STK83 200/$29.00 PSTK83 10/$2.95
Victorian Shoes (2I x 1I")
STK43 200/$29.00 PSTK43 10/$2.95
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...before 9:00 p.m. anyway. And that’s when the party begins. The hot tub regulation is a delightful tin sign that will grace bath or garden spas. Tin. 10 x 16”. #16827 $11.95 ($15. retail) of
Manners & Morals Victorian America
Both hilarious and fascinating, a wealth of 19th c. protocol covers every aspect of life from spousal duties to suitor rejection and motoring etiquette. 7 x 10”. Sftcvr. 180 p. #15959 $14.95
Any tree is converted into an enchanted abode for the little winged people who are believed to slumber by day and dance in the moonlight. English Tudor styling has faux limestone threshold and hook for reversible sign. Painted resin. 5 x 7”. Reads: Shhhh...the fairies are sleeping / Sorry we missed you, we’re dancing in the garden. #17011 $19.95 ($45. value)
Fortune Teller Cards
Authentic Victorian cards with reverse written messages may be deciphered with a mirror’s aid. This revived deck created in the early 19th c. offers a romantic fortune in the ages-old tradition. 15 fortune cards, instruction card, & mirror. 4 x 6”. #22939 $19.95 ($26. value)
“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.” K e y R i n g Sage advice is offered alongside a vintage photo upon a lacquered silverplated key ring. Gift boxed. #18552 $19.95
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T e n -F o o t Paper Chain
Dainty scalloped strips marry together to convey best wishes. Tape or staples are best. Total: 118”. #23460 $6.95
C h a n t i l ly L ac e T a p e
Bind your parcels and gifts with an exquisite flourish...for mere pennies more than clear #21500 tape. 2 asst. designs. 2”x 98’. $11.95/pr. ($15. value) Great Aunt Gertie’s Golden Scissors on p. 15.
B o n - b o n C a n dy B ag s We love these! Tuck treats or treasures inside and tug the ribbons. 7 x 3”. #19469 $11.95/dz. ($15. value) Save on 2 or More! $9.95/dz.
N o s ta l g i c C h r i s t m a s T a p e in a Tin
Five retro designs will take you back to a dime store in the 1940s. Vintage motifs are rendered to decorative tape. #20634 $19.95/ 5 rolls (16 yds./ea.)
Vintage Holiday G i f t B o x e s To wrap a gift now, and harbour coveted gifts later... Seven nostalgic designs have been rescued from very old images and upholstered upon an array of lidded boxes in varied sizes. LG 17 x 12 x 5”. SM 12 #13687 $29.95 / nested set of 7 x 7 x 2”. “Gilded Holiday”
To & From Stickers
Exquisite elements from brittle old post cards contribute an upscale air to giftwrap, parcels, books and baked goods. Gold foil. (2H x 4”.) STK46 200 /$29.00 PSTK46 8 /$2.95
Picture Perfect T a p e D i s p e n s e r Guised as a retro camera, this clever wooden dispenser will make craft and gift wrap a snap. Holds standard size roll of scotch tape. 3I”. #22854 $19.95 ($24. retail) Porcelain Keepsake
V i n tag e H o l i day G i f t w r a p
Eight nostalgic designs have been rescued from very old images destined for obscurity. Neatly kept within a folio with matching cut-out gift tags. 8 asst. #11651 $11.95 folded sheets 18 x 24”. Save on 2 or more! $9.95/set
G i f t T ag & O r n a m e n t
Attach to a loved ones’ gift, and they’ll remember you forever when they decorate their tree. “To:/From:” on the reverse. Gift boxed. 4” w/ velvet #22761 $19.95/set of 3 hanger. ($27. value)
S h i m m e r y O r g a n z a B ag s
Shimmery circles of organza are gathered with tassel cords to quickly and impressively wrap a remembrance. 5 asst. colors. #15459 $19.95/5 asst. ($30. value) 28” to 22” diameter.
Slate Pine Branch T i ss u e P a p e r A profusion of evergreen sprig and berry will flourish your holiday gift bags and boxes. 8 sheets. 20 x 30”/ea. #23475 $9.95
Cardboard spool stitched on both sides. Not printed. 10’. #23462 $9.95
A joy to prepare and a delight to receive, assorted nostalgic waxed envelopes, glittered hang tags and sticker seals will secure small gifts and goodies. 12 bags, 12 tags, 12 stickers. 10”. $12.95/ea. ($15. value) Vintage C hristmas . #23118 C hristmas Birds . #23119
D og P etite Parcel Set. #23116 C at P etite Parcel Set. #23117
O wl P etite Parcel Set. #23115
“Nana’s Walls” V i n tag e P r i n t B ag s Finest quality gift bags feature charming patterns rescued from Victorian wallpaper. Largest 14 x 10H x 4". Smallest 6 x 4 x 2H". #22996 $11.95 ($15. value)
E n a m ele d G i f t B o x e s
Inspired by the petite hinged boxes from Limoges, France, three affordable versions clutch with a crystal closure, and are enameled in jeweled colors to mimic giftwrapped presents. 2H x 2 x 1”. #4271 $29.95/set. ($45. value)
“For You” G i f t B o x Reminiscent of a vintage confection box, this quaint container marries satin ribbon, opalescent mica flakes and silk flowers upon a sturdy keepsake. A lovely centuryold calling card from our archives is replicated upon the lid. Paperboard. 6 x 3”. #16160 $12.95 ($15. value)
C o t tag e G i f t B o x
A thatched roof cottage gift box is a quaint container for small gifts, candy, potpourri… countless uses. Comes with gift tag. 3K x 5G x 2K”. #10014 $9.95/set of 4. Save! Buy 3 or More $7.95/set
P r e t t y L ac e P o u c h e s
Antique Silver T i n s el G a r l a n d Metallic cord transforms craft and ordinary giftwrap into exquisite heirloom treasures. 9 ft. #23450 $6.95/ 9 ft. spool.
Bridal lace in antique hues overlay champagne shades of satin. Set of 6. Asstd. sizes 4 x 6”, 5H x 8”. #19468 $19.95 ($30. value)
Embroidered Pouches Meticulously hand stitched, these drawstring bags will be treasured almost #19727 as much as the gift. 9 x 7”. $19.95/set of 3 ($30. value)
Dainty mini-prints snatched from a beloved quilt are revived upon drawstring bags. 5 x 7”. #19467 $6.95/set of 4 ($10. value) Save on 2 or more Sets! Only $4.95/set.
T e a -D y e d L ac e R i b b o n
Lovely yard goods...exquisitely loomed lace is recreated from an old French bobbin lace pattern and will grace gift wrap, sewing/craft projects..or as a hair ribbon! 10 yd. #21758 $19.95 ($25. value) Scissors on p.9.
G l i t t e r e d T ag s & C a r d s
36 assorted tags derived from antique post cards are doused with mica flakes to accessorize your gift wrap. Prestrung. Lovely tin. 4 x 6”. Tag 2 x 5”. Holiday Birds Gift Tags. #14714 $14.95 Holiday Cheer Gift Tags. #16603 $14.95 Sweet Treats Gift Tags. (online) #17481 $14.95
An indispensable keeper of those petite to & from cards will stash any diminutive items or serve as a quaint gift box. 4”. Enclosure Card Box w/ 24 asst. enclosure cards. #17397 $11.95/set ($16. value) Tin Only. #16999 $5.95/ea. Santa’s Tin. #21433 $4.95
C h i n t z L u gg ag e T ag s /G i f t T ag s
Vintage prints are rendered to laminated identification tags that double as clever gift tags. #23363 $11.95/3 asst Save on 2 or more sets! $9.95/set
“Well-Wishes” R u b b e r S ta m p s An all-occasion assortment of charming greetings in quaint fonts will create labels, gift tags, grace envelopes, scrapbooking and craft ...countless uses! 10 stamps with ink pad. #14725 $24.95
Q u i lt P r i n t s G i f t w r a p
Homespun patterns that were once patiently handstitched from cotton are now rendered to paper. 4 assorted designs, Each design has 3 sheets (27.5” x 40”). #23443 $11.95/set Save on 2 or more sets! $9.95/set
Ribbon Roses G i f t P o u c h e s Hand embroidered, these will be cherished almost as much as the gift inside. Taffeta, linen. 7 x 9” ea. #21193 $29.95/set of 3 ($40. value)
N o s ta l g i c P o u ch
This enchanting satin handkerchief valet was concealed within an antique dealer’s booth and has been replicated to perfection. Within the case are a dozen delightfully retro floral cotton squares that will wipe tears and accompany ‘bless yous’. 100% cotton. 12”. 12 asst. Hankies arrive in a satin vintage pouch. #15067 $29.95/set of 12 ($35. value)
Morning Roses A l a r m C l o c k Shouldn’t the first vision when opening the eyes from a dream be French roses? We thought so. This bedside classic offers the time in the same manner as our mothers’ Baby Bens. Requires one AA battery. 6”. #15929 $19.95 ($25. value)
A W o m a n ’ s “B l a n k i e ”
Enter a dream wrapped in weightless swan’s down softness, so airy that the sense of touch can barely detect it. Edged in fine silk binding and spattered in buttery cabbage roses. Once introduced, you’ll be forever codependent! 50 #15747 $59.95 ($85. x 60”. retail)
H e a d b oa r d L a m p
A steamy bath and a good read in bed will lull one off to dreamland. This ingenious reading lamp is especially useful when sharing a bed with someone who doesn’t care to know how the story ends and would rather sleep. Beaded Cotton. Ivory. 2 bendable clips. 11 x 7”. 25 watt. UL approved. Gift boxed. #10853 $49.95/ea.
Four Bouquets T i s s u e C o z y Bless you! A refined cover-up will conceal the unsightly cardboard box, graced with four romanticized florals circa 1880. #23082 $19.95 ($28. value) Online: Winter Cottages Tissue Cozy. #23122. Fragrant Classics: D r aw e r L i n e r /S h e l f P a p e r Perfumed underlayment for boudoir and pantry are imprinted with traditional favorite motifs and infused with pleasant scents. 6 sheets 16H x 23” $11.95/ea. ($15. value) Save on 3 or more! $9.95/ea. A rt Nouveau: L ily. #20618 / C hantilly L ace : L avender . #20619
F rench Toile : Vanilla . #20620
Sip & Read by Candlelight B at h t u b C a d dy Luxuriate in a sudsy soak with life’s little pleasures...a good read, a glass of wine, and a soft light. Steel/chrome. Adjustable. 25-37”. #15039 Special! $39.95 ($80. retail)
P o rc h Fans
Following Old South tradition when once powered by the gloved hands of southern belles, exquisite hand-held breezemakers will refresh. Art derived from Victorian lithographs published in 1890. 14”. #21751 $9.95/pr. ($15. value)
Fairest Hours Clock
Every moment lovelier than the one that precedes it! A timepiece dedicated to the hopeless romantic who leads a charmed life. Metal. 10 x 15”. Requires 1 AA Battery. #19621 $14.95 ($30. value)
R o s e b u d C h i n t z I c e P ac k
Soothing relief improves upon a dripping wet kitchen towel or Ziploc bag filled with ice. Rubber laminated with metal #17806 $9.95 ($12. value) neck. 8”.
F r e s h ly - c u t L av e n d e r S ac h e t s
Your nostrils will tingle with the clean, aromatic fragrance. A natural moth repellant, embroidered voile pouches are lovely when tucked into bureau drawers, linen closets or tied around hangers. 5”. #22076 $9.95/pr. Save on 3 or more! $7.95/pr.
Duchess of Dreamland S l i d e s Slippers sewn of lavender and rose satin brocade are festooned with a Swarovski jewel that is straddled by tiny roses and flounced with a gathered ruffle. Arrives in a storage pouch. S-XL. #21904 $29.95 ($50. value)
H o t W at e r B o t t l e
Ophelia’s F o o t P i l l o w s Walking on clouds….worthy of Elizabethan royalty, a woven ribbon and fanciful trims overlay printed velvet. Suede soles. Arrives in a storage pouch. S-XL. #21905 $29.95 ($45. value)
It will warm your heart and your ache...tucked in a pristine linen cover and made just as the old fashioned ones that have provided comfort for generations. Soft #2547 $9.95 ($12. value) Rubber. 8”. Save on 2 or more! $7.95/ea.
Scarlet Roses F l e e c e T h r o w Enter upon a dream within weightless swans down softness, so sublime that the sense of touch can barely detect it. Once introduced, you’ll be forever codependent! Polyester with satin #22977 $59.95 binding. 50 x 60”. ($85. value)
The wholesome classic! No cranking required... touch tone, redial, ringer switch and all the modern conveniences of today with a tilted writing surface. 8 x 18 x 7”. #17556 $129.95 ($165. value)
Four Seasons C a n d l e S c r e e n A lovely old calendar published in 1884 by Prang & Co. Boston has been rendered to interchangeable glass panes that slide within an iron pedestal frame according to the season. A taper candle holder illuminates the imagery from behind. Gift boxed. 11”. #22274 $49.95 ($60. value) Wine Bottle
M ag n e t s
Memos and photos are secured to fridge with four miniature vintage bottles. 3”. #17013 $9.95/set
Alice in Wonderland
M ag n e t S e t
In 1865, English illustrator John Tenniel captured Lewis Carroll’s literary nonsense in visual form. #17146 $19.95
“We Gather Together” F o l k M u s i c CD Mandolin, dulcimer, fiddle, harp and other authentic folk instruments transport one to a simpler day when harvest reaped celebration and appreciation. #19934 $14.99 Online: Victorian Hymns. #2473 Victorian B u bb l e B o w l & O r n at e W a n d A blissful pastime transcends youth...an exquisite presentation invites proper ladies to fill the air with opalescent orbs! Ceramic. B owl . 5”. #22674 $19.95 ($30. value)
Wand. 9”. #22301 $14.95 ($20. value)
September Roses T r ay Awaiting to be laden with finger sandwiches and tea time delicacies, a lovely old pattern from our private collection of antique plates has been rendered upon a lacquered wood tray. 16 x 10 x 2”. #22963 $29.95
No doubt mama is in the kitchen of this cozy cottage baking pies and cookies while papa is tending to a roaring hearth fire. #23068 Facial quality. 6H”. $5.95/pkg. of 16 ($12. value)
Vermont Cottage O i l L a m p The comforting glow of an oil lamp evokes a security and calm that lures one’s thoughts to a place that transcends our earthly cares. The flame is perched atop a base of warm amber embellished with authentic 19th c. roses. Simple assembly. Inner glass oil chamber holds 70 ml. 26”. #22853 $199.95 ($280. value)
F au x B o i s “O w l k i n s M i r r o r ”
Mama and Baby Owl peer within a dear little looking glass. Antique #23015 $19.95 ($25. value) brown finish. Faux wood resin. 8”.
Bluebird of Happiness W i s h k e e p e r A small insertion on his underbelly welcomes your written intentions, secrets and prayers. All things come to those who hope and believe. 3”. #21410 $19.95 ($25. retail) Cheltenham Chintz
A familiar old floral will accompany many a quiet moment with you and Earl Grey. Gift boxed. Cup & Scone Saucer. 9 x 6”. #17952 $19.95 ($24. value) Teapot. 10 x 7”. #17953 $29.95 ($34. value)
Marie Antoinette B e h e a d e d S a lt & P e pp e r The indulgent diva with the fancy do loses her head when the food is bland. A magnet keeps her together. Hand painted porcelain with gold leaf flourishes. 5” #21880 $24.95
Old Maid C a r d G a m e This rare version of a classic game was discovered on Martha’s Vineyard and reproduced in exactness to the antique set. 3 x 4” cards. 38 cards, including Old Maid & instruction card. #18749 $19.95 ($25. value)
Retrieved from an antique source, this delightful Victorian set will captivate young and old for hours. Exquisite wardrobe, stands included in gift box. Pre-cut. 10” tall, includes 3 dolls, 6 sets of clothing and 3 wood stands. #18459 $19.95/set of 3 ($30. value)
Little Women D o l l h o u s e D o l l s Four diminutive sisters each dressed in silk ballroom finery long to reside in a petite palace amongst the miniatures. These gals are intricately accessorized with meticulous detailing. Ideally suited for youthful imaginations...for playful gals aged five through ninety-five years young. 7”. #7748 $49.95/set ($60. value) Gift boxed.
Oh, what he’ll do for a penny and a laugh... the buffoon will flip and spin wildly in response to a modest deposit. Hand painted cast iron antique replica. #2313 $29.95 ($40. retail)
Musical Phonograph Bank
Nip opens his mouth and moves his ears once the crank is turned. Plays Cats. 8 x 6”. #18726 $39.95 ($50. value) Additional trick banks available on our website.
P l ay i n g C a r d s
52 card standard decks. 2H x 4”. Victorian Cats. #17155 $9.95 Les Roses de Redouté. #17156 $9.95
Happy Family D o l l h o u s e D o l l s
Porcelain figures are meticulously hand painted and dressed in intricate finery. Adults are 6”. Includes Mother, Father, Sister, Brother and Baby. Gift boxed. #16875 $69.95/set of 5 ($90. retail) Dollhouse. (view online) #16544 $169.95 Furnishings. (view online) #16672 $174.95 Additional dollhouse dolls online.
Sigrid & Rosamunde
Antique Replica Dolls
Sweet faced porcelain bisque dolls are hand cast from molds of 19th c. German antiques. Glass eyes and intricately detailed accessory. 18”. Gift boxed. 18” dressed doll with doll stand. Gift $49.95/ea ($75. value) boxed. Sigrid (Brunette). #19738 Rosamunde (Auburn). #19737 (view online) Additional dolls online.
Pink Rose Wallpaper D o l l T r u n k Upholstered by wallpaper from our antique collections, a sturdy trunk with brass reinforced corners offers an accessory drawer and hanger loop. #20175 $49.95 ($65. value) 20”.
Her face is formed from an authentic old mold found in Australia while her historically accurate gowns are of finest true silk and will fit the 18” American Girl dolls as well. Coifed ringlets and upswept curls, glass eyes and century-old face painting technique contribute to a limited edition heirloom doll who celebrates the Grande Dame. Arrives with tiara, cameo, nightgown, slippers, bloomers, and doll #20264 $119.95 ($160. value) stand. Gift boxed. 20”. Her historical wardrobe & Jewelry available online.
The Enchanted Dolls’ House
Rooms of interactive bliss...open armoire doors, hope trunk lids, hat boxes, jewelry chests, sewing kits and envelopes to reveal treasures. Dressing screens part to reveal lace skivvies. Pop-out homes allow a panoramic view and intriguing text reveals life as they knew it. 12 x 10H”. Hrdcvr. #21302 $27.99
The Victorian Fairy Tale Book
Beloved Fairy Tale C l a s s i c s Exquisitely-bound volumes are reprinted in exact likeness to the antique printings. Beautiful color plates. Hrdcvr. English Fairy-Tales. 408p. #20581 $40.
Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin, Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring , Grahame’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and seventeen classic stories/poems from the Golden Age of English fairy tale. Softcvr. 416p. #17663 $19.95
Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. 328p. #20585 $40. Grimm’s Fairy Tales. 336p. #20584 $40. The Sleeping Beauty. 208p. #20582 $35.
Hide-And-Go-Seek B o o k e n d s Three do the job even better than two...especially when engaged in the generations-old game in which the “counter” puts her nose to the books of your library collection. Painted faux bronze. 7 x 3”. #8491 $69.95 ($72. retail)
V i n tag e R o l l e r S u i t c a s e Worldly luggage is prestigiously endorsed by emblems of international grand hotels. Sturdy construction will endure countless rendezvous. Travel labels are screened upon faux saddle leather. Fully lined with inner pocket and straps to secure clothing. Combination lock. 21 x 14”. #22710 $169.95 ($224. value)
V i c t o r i a n C o r k B oa r d
Screened with victorian imagery that appears to have been extracted from a Parisian salon. Add some fun to your household...reminders, dinner menu, or messages. 36 x 16”. #19714 Special! $59.95/ea. ($100. value)
Mademoiselle’s N e s t e d T i n s Subdued tints hand applied to softfocus portrait photography was popularized in France over a century ago. Rendered to round lidded tins, these lovely stash boxes will ensure the safekeeping of cherished letters, ribbons, buttons and any small what not. Perfect solution for easy and unique gift wrap! Smallest 5”. #21429 Largest 6”. Special $7.99/pr. ($20. value)
P e t i t e H at b o x e s
Hand Painted W a s t e B i n One for the bath, the study and the guest bedroom... transform one’s trash receptacle into a decorative room #9849 $29.95 accent. Wood. 14”. Ladies’ waste bin on p. 17.
Faded pastel tints upon centuryold tintype photographs images were retrieved from our postcard collection and adorn perfectly sized gift boxes. 7 x 3” & 6 x 2”. #20145 $11.95/pr. ($25. value) Save on 2 or more! $9.95/pr.
Merchant’s D i s p l ay C a s e Once holding anything from jaw breakers to nails in a dry goods store, this indispensable box is both charming and functional. Wood/glass. 36 x 6 x 6”. #17685 $49.95 ($60. retail)
N o s ta l g i c B a n d B o x e s
A trio of candy boxes have been given a renaissance as hatboxes. Constructed to endure and secure the safekeeping of one’s finest millinery, cherished old letters, or priceless what-not. Nested set of three. 12 - 14” dia. to 5 - 7” dia. deep. #11058 $29.95/Set of 3 ($40. value)
R o m a n t i q u e C l i p b oa r d s French roses are inked upon vintage-weave cotton, upholstered upon rigid writing surfaces. Charming enough to hang on walls with souvenirs and photos when not in use #20114 8 x 12” and 6 x 9”. $19.95/pr. ($30. value)
F r e n ch C o r k B oa r d
A fortune cookie’s paper prediction, memorable movie ticket stubs, reminders, photos and favorite snippets all marry together on a memorandum board that speaks of you. Board arrives with 4 pushpins. 20 x 26”. #21927 $99.95 Online: M etal F lower P ush P ins . #21929 $12.95/set of 4 ($16. retail)
Rare Books P e r i o d i c a l K e e p e r Appearing to be four distinguished titles upon your bookshelf, this divided magazine organizer stores those monthly issues worth retaining. Rigid fiberboard. 10 x 11”. #16486 $39.95 ($45. value)
P e t i t e B u r e au C a s e
Seemingly an attic find from an estate sale, this nifty case secures documents, or anything worthy of such a fine storage. Nostalgic green handle and replica pulls, ultrasuede lined with flax linen upholstery. Wood drawers. 11 x 8H x 5H”. #23175 $49.95 ($60. retail)
Many a public library offered a multitude of card files to assist in the search of a book. Though obsolete for such purposes today, this charming wooden drawer cabinet will catalog a myriad of small articles systematically. Ideal for CD/DVD storage. 39H x 27H x 9”. Holds 456 CD’s or 192 DVD’s. #9091 Your Cost $369. (Showroom Price $417.)
F l o r a l H at b o x e s
Constructed to endure and secure the safekeeping of one’s finest millinery, cherished old letters, or priceless what-not. Fabric covered. Smallest 9 x 5”. Largest 14 x 8”. #19718 $59.95/set of 5 ($75. value)
C h o c o l at e /B u t t e r M o l d s
G u e s t T o w e l s & B a r o q u e T r ay
One would never believe that these beautiful silhouettes are edible.Easy-tomake décor for baked goods. Molds make nine 2” cameos and eleven 1” cameos. #20319 $9.95/asst. set of 2 sizes. Also available: Button Candy molds. #21031 $9.95/2 asst. molds
An opulent valet for hand towels will accommodate the guest bath or dining room. Watercolour roses are rendered to 3-ply facial-quality napkins/towels. Pkg of 16. Guest Towels . 4 x 8”. #23069 $6.95 ($12. value)
Guest Towel Tray. Silver-plated brass. #23085 $29.95 ($40. value)
C u p c a k e S ta n d s
The cake-for-one trend is evidenced everywhere...wholesome, happy thoughts of sprinkles and buttercream frosting deserve to be placed on a pedestal! Ceramic, gilded trim. Food safe. 3”. Gift boxed. #18012 $29.95/set of 6 ($40. value)
Snowflake C u p c a k e W r a p p e r s Remember when we used to fold paper and scissor snowflakes leaving a million little cut outs on the floor? Dainty diecut papers encompass the popular petite cakes lathered in buttercream frosting.
Cake Stencils Kit
Transform plain cupcakes and sheet cakes, brownies and cookies into confiserie sweets. Cocoa, powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, or crushed candy render lovely, edible graphics. Luscious Recipes! Gift pouch. #20060 $19.95
(Also available online: Halloween) $12.95/pkg of 12. Save on 2 or More! $11.95/pkg.
Primrose Pinafore Aprons
Snowflake Wraps . #21398
Three sister aprons sewn of sweet old florals and trimmed in crochet lace and homespun trims will secure against cake batter spatters and wipe floured hands clean. 100% cotton. $19.95/ea. ($25. value)
The Jane Austen Cookbook
One of Jane’s dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, resided with the family and recorded over 100 recipes in her household book. An authentic selection of their fare has been adapted to modern cooking, and is illustrated with an intriguing introduction describing Jane’s passion for food with cited letters and incidents. Fruit butters, savory soups and herb pudding are but three of the natural recipes enjoyed by the Austens. 74 recipes. 8 x 10”. Paperback. 128p. #17662 $24.99
C abbage Roses . #22981 C hintz Roses . #22982
Striped Roses . #22980 (online)
Save on set! #22983 $49.95/set of 3 Sister O ven M itts . #22984 $19.95/set of 3
Victorian Nut Cups
Our cherished original party favor has been replicated in exacting likeness: twisted tissue handles and pleated crepe pails with authentic flower basket scrap. 2”. #20890 $6.95/pr. ($17. retail)
White House Cookbook
Meals fit for a First Lady. Presidential favorites have been compiled within this historic recipe book. Includes portraits of Martha Washington and Mary Todd Lincoln, the White House Kitchen and Great State Dining Room. Presents many fascinating aspects of culinary life in the White House. Hardcover with ribbon marker. 590p. 7 x 10”. #18201 $29.95
Old Time Farmhouse C o o k i n g Rural Recipes & Farm Lore
Stories of nervy women, household hints, farm humor, wood stove cooking. Recipes include: Tomato cookies, meringue chews, cranberry pot roast, orange-rye bread. 8”. 72p. Sftcvr. #20359 $5.95
at t h e
19th c. cooking, manner and games. Delightful! Little-known trivia and hilarious hearsay and superstitions accompanies rare recipes for delectable cookies, stews and breads. 8”. 72p. Sftcvr. #20358 $5.95
Aunt Barb’s Bread Book
Includes history, advice, lore, and sumptuous recipes to include: popovers, apple brown bread, monkey bread, english muffins, and caramelized onion bialys. 8”. 72p. Sftcvr. #20357 $5.95 Save on all three cookbooks! #20360 $16.95/set of 3.
V i n tag e C a k e s
After sifting through rescued recipe cards and old cookbooks, the master chef tested and compiled the most inventive, delectable recipes that include Lovelight Chiffon Cake with chocolate whipped cream, creamiest frostings and airy meringue. Hrdcvr. 176p. 9”. #22396 $24.
M ag n e t i c F r i d g e L i s t P a d
K i t c h e n L a m p With Cookbook Stand Whether propping a bible in the library, a photo album in the den or a cherished cookbook in the kitchen, this lovely lamp casts buttery light upon the words. 17”. #23457 $129.95 ($150. retail)
A to-do list with a sarcastic attitude. 50 lined pages. 4 x 9”. #22259 $5.95
P a p e r P l at e s & C u p s
Our coveted, costly antiques are original hand painteds and are precisely replicated upon sturdy disposable dinner plates. 10”. $5.95/pkg. of 16 ($12. value) Save on 4 or More! $4.95/pkg. Buttery Roses P lates . (yellow) #21308
C ottage P erennials P lates . (pink) #21307 Buttery Roses C ups . (yellow) #21745
C ottage P erennials C ups . (pink) #21746 Buttery Roses Napkins . (yellow) #22613
C ottage P erennials Napkins . (pink) #22614
Dainty Rosebud S u g a r C u b e s Prim formalities contribute to the joyous ritual of afternoon tea. An iced rosebud perches atop each sugar cube. Delight dropin guests with a cube on the saucer. L” cube. #714 $11.95/box of 20 Save on 2 or More! $9.95/box of 20
T e a - f o r -O n e
Just what is needed to accompany letter writing or intriguing fiction! A petite pot of boiled water will provide numerous warm-ups and a sense of invigoration and wellbeing. Gift boxed. 8”. #22403 $29.95 ($40. value)
B o ta n i c a l s G a r l a n d s
80 Tiles (72 alphabet, 8 decorative, each 5” in diameter, 5 yds). Rifle Paper Co.’s popular Botanicationery Line continues with these garlands, featuring floral alphabet tiles shimmering with subtle gold metallic ink. Add homespun sophistication to any event with a customized garland. Perfect for weddings, showers, birthdays, or everyday display- just spell out your greeting and hang for instantly elegant decor! #23385 $16.95
V i n tag e T e a P a r t y
Pleasant comforts abound! Tea lore and recipes for savory finger sandwiches, scones, dessert buns, muffins and tea-friendly tasties. Written by the owners of London’s Covent Garden Café, the lush photos from Cotswolds to mouthwatering baked goods. 127p. Hrdcvr. 7”. #21202 $14.95
Paris Sidewalk C h a l k b oa r d Sidewalk cafés in Paris flaunt the lunch special upon the makes of this... one of our favorite finds! Add some fun to your household...reminders, dinner #10207 menu, or messages. 52 x 24”. $129.95 ($200. value)
From Havilland to Limoges:
Tea Cups Puzzle
A myriad antique teacups marry upon a puzzle- a joy to piece together. Museum gift shop quality cut from premium blue board for the most fickle of puzzle enthusiasts! 1000 pieces. 27 x 19”. USA. #22389 $19.95
Sweet Treats or Tea
Thank You Notes
Worthy of the generous, ten hand-glittered folded notes/envlps await your sincere words of appreciation. 5 x 7”. $12.95/set of 10 ($15. retail) Sweet Treats Thank You Cards in Tin. #20646 Tea Notecards in Tin. #23383
Blooming Teas & Glass Teapot
Each bulb unfolds into a dazzling water garden before one’s eyes, producing the most soothing, flavorful green, black and white teas. Five assorted tea blooms include Carnation, Lily, Globe Amaranth, Jasmine & Marigold. Gift boxed. Glass Teapot & 5 Blooms. 14 oz. #15041 $29.95 ($40. value) Blooming Tea Refill. #22676 $12.95
Lady Astor T e a L e a f S t r a i n e r Steamy water from a kettle permeates your twinings diffusing into a rejuvenating brew. This exacting replica is indiscernible from our coveted antique original. #22938 $19.95 Ceramic. Gift boxed. 3” dia. 1H” tall. ($30. value)
“Novel Teas” R e a d ‘ e m a n d s t e e p ! Quotable tags will add a dash of humor and insight to your brew. 25 assorted literary quips on quality tea. An ideal greeting card insert! 2 oz. 25 English Breakfast teabags. #17614 $11.95/box.
Windsor Castle C o f f e e & T e a S e rv i c e Worthy of the Queen, Belgian roses meander upon a hot beverage set cast from a coveted art nouveau antique. Includes: teapot, sugar, creamer, 2 teacups, and 2 saucers. Porcelain. #21613 $99.95 ($180. value) Tea for Two: 2 Teacups & Saucers . #21614 $29.95/2 sets ($60. value)
Butter Pecan Cookies in a
Gilded Chintz Jar
A lovely reproduction of a Victorian dish will ensure the freshness of your sweet accompaniments to afternoon tea. 7”. 10 oz. of pecan cookies. #22027 $49.95 ($65. value)
C ookie Jar (empty). #21615 $29.95 ($45. value)
“ The Owl”
by Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904) Steeped in the rich aesthetic of the preRaphaelite movement, this haunting portrayal summons the aroma of woodfires and musty leaves. Framed print under glass. (Image Courtesy of the Art
Renewal Center. www.artrenewal.org) 20 x 28”. #21552 $99.95 16 x 12”. #21708 $59.95
T h e S ta i r c a s e :
Whittington Court, Gloucestershire Helen Allingham (1848-1926). Her cat awaits an English woman’s descent. Gilded museum-quality frame. Watercolour print under glass. 18 x 24”. #20533 $79.95
A lovely Edwardian ink rendering is exquisitely framed under glass. 12 x 17H”. #19177 $49.95 ($70. retail)
A precious hand-tinted vintage photograph (c. 1900) is derived from a Victorian valentine. Print under glass, silver frame with a tinge of gold. 10 x 14”. #21400 $39.95 ($55. retail)
“M o o n l i t L a k e ”
Serenity under glass...one can hear the loons, whippoorwills and frogs that sing to the water’s rhythmic waves. 10 x 24”. #17300 $59.95 ($60. retail)
by Rougeron, Jules James (1841-1880) She primps before her vanity, somewhat pleased with the outcome. 17 x 22H”. #23037 $69.95
Unframed. 13 x 18H”. $9.95 ($14. value)
P i c k i n g A pp l e s 1919 by Arthur John Elsley (1861-1952) The beloved Victorian painter depicts siblings teaming up to harvest the red delicious for mama’s pies and jellies. Ornate cherry frame under glass. 20 x 28”. #21873 $99.95 ($120. value) D r e a m l a n d by C. Zuckui
Romantic Idealism at its best. The legendary 19th c. painter depicts a celestial scene brushed in pretty pastels. A bed of clouds and sprinkling of sleepy dust transports our sensibilities to a lovely reverie. 17H x 15”. #19195 $69.95 ($100. retail)
Visit our Extensive A rt C ollection Online! Over the last quarter-of-a-century, we have rescued many evocative prints from obscurity. Estate sales, antique shops and galleries have accommodated our search. Please visit our website to view our entire repertoire of framed art. Our customer service staff will assist you in selecting the perfect frame to complement your decor should you require a custom design.
The Victorians introduced the marketing genius of point-of-purchase gift dividends. The Sunday newspaper would occasionally harbour a lovely lithographic print that was folded for insertion and suitable for framing. Though few remain, our source of mint condition antique prints provides a renaissance $59.95/ea. for these artworks. Eileen O’Brady (far left) 12 x 36”. #14817 Autumn Beauty (center) 10 x 36”. #11953
M elanie P inkerton (right) 12 x 30”. #14818
In Remembrance of L o s t T i m e by Charles Amable
Lenoir (1860-1926) Purple iris grow upon the banks of a reflective creek, frequented by coppery-haired maiden and her poetry book 18 x 23”. #22718 $79.95 ($110. retail)
A G i r l a n d R o s e s 1879 by Auguste Toulmouche (1829-1890) She savours the perfumed bloom in a sublime oil painting that hangs in the Sterling Clark Art Institute. Print under glass, gold frame. #21300 $69.95 16 x 22”. “G i r l
L i l ac D r e s s ”
c.1911 by Eugen von Blaas Bearing an armful of cut flowers, her silk scarf dances with an April breeze. 12G x 20” framed. #22414 $79.95 ($100. value)
A Young Girl Field
Her soft smile conceals the longing for her beloved. Print under glass. Ornate gilded wood frame. 20 x 26”. #17298 $79.95
by Ludwig Knaus (1829-1910) With her freshly plucked harvest in arms, she ponders her bouquet selection from a bountiful meadow. 20 x 24” #22719 $79.95 ($110. retail)
Romantic Authore ss Boxe s
A n t i q ua r i a n B o o k p l at e s
A trio of beloved fiction by Bronte, Austen and Wharton are revised as nested stash boxes for cherished letters, photos and desk clutter. Titles include Jane Eyre, Age of Innocence and Pride & Prejudice. Printed leatherette on fiberboard. Fabric lining. 10 x 8 x 2H”, 8 x 6 x 2”, 6 x 5 x 2”. #20979 $29.95 ($40. value)
To ensure your book’s safe return or enhance your reading gift to another, 55 authentically replicated designs are extracted from coveted old volumes. Many are married with brilliant quotes from the most beloved authors. Marbled paper, parchment, engravings, and intricate graphics endure for yet another generation in our book-threatened time. Handsome gift box. 55 bookplates, 6 designs. #17665 $12.99
“Stanley’s Stack” B o o k p l at e S ta m p
A very old and amusing woodcut was adapted to a wonderful bookplate that will ensure that your volumes are returned to you. 3”. #D42 $9.95
Hootie & Hattie O w l B o o k e n d s Prop your Walt Whitman and Longfellow with stately owls perched on branches that flank both ends. Resin. 8” #23014 $39.95 ($50. value)
E dwa r d i a n O w l L a m p c. 1915
The distinguished guardian is cast from a prized antique that once cast an amber glow in a stately library. Bronzed metal and frosted glass. 10”. Uses 15w bulb. #23078 $99.95 ($120. retail)
E n g l i s h B o o k s e l l e r S h e lv e s & Sliding Ladder
One would ascend the ladder to attain the necessary volume. This functional wall unit allows the ladder to glide upon a brass bar. Hand carved wood. 86 x 20 x 105”. #20995 Your Cost $3995. (Showroom Price $6432.)
For periodicals, mail, newspapers and books, this once served as a bookseller’s display that was moved to the sidewalk daily. Black finish. 33 x 13 x 29”. #20758 $495. (Showroom Price $610.)
Portobello Lamp Shade
L e at h e r C r o c W i n g C h a i r
Replicated from a chair housed within a grand European estate, this one is destined to endure generations of storytelling while cradling those nestled in its cushioned warmth. The wholesome essence of fine English embossed leather marries with intricate carved wood, brass tacks and graceful curves that assuage one with a comforting embrace. 38 x 40 x 58”. #15771 Your Cost $3995. (Showroom Price $6600.)
A replica of an antique that once cast a dreamy light within a well appointed room. This handcrafted, embroidered velvet shade is embellished with beaded fringe and chiffon flower knots #18016 $99.95 in shades of amethyst. 12 x 17”. ($149. value) Strasbourg Floor Lamp. 60”. 40 watts max. #18753 $119.95 ($140. value) Additional Shades available on page 14.
L i b r a r y S t e ps
Sometimes referred to as “bed steps” (as it was ordinary for sleeping chambers to offer mattresses as high as five feet from the ground!) these handcrafted steps are useful in the kitchen, and frequently used as a stand for potted plants. Hardwood with cherry finish. 18 x 31 x 19”. #236 $279.95
St. Andrew’s Electric F i r e p l ac e Evocative of an English estate, this dignified hearth will warm the soul and relax the sensibilities. No maintenance and much joy. Also available as a mantel for wood-burning fireplaces. 58 x 20 x 51”. #12393 Your Cost $2495. (Showroom Price $4200.) Versailles .(French White inset) #20185 $2495. Other electric fireplaces and mantels available on our website.
Magnificent medleys of beaded chiffon and vintage velvet filter light through scrolled beadwork and gathered/ knotted sheers. Handcrafted. #18017 $79.95 ($120. value) Baroque Lamp Base. 21”. 40 watts max. #18754 $59.95 ($90. value) Additional shades available on p.14.
T h e R e d L e at h e r D i a r y Rescued from a Manhattan dumpster, a diary revives the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young woman. The penned words paint a vivid picture of the hopes and heart aches that could only be kept under lock and key. Now ninety, the diary’s owner was interviewed first hand providing further color to the story. Hrdcvr. 336p. 5 x 8”. #15707 $23.95 55
S tat e ly S pe n c e r i a n S ta m p
We unearthed this most delicately scribed motif in a local antique market. Dating to the late 1800s, the filigree scrollwork has been adapted to an heirloom-caliber rubber stamp with an ornamental handle that rivals the design in beauty. For crafting, letters, baked goods…this lovely #21445 $19.95 ($40. value) label awaits your inscription. 3 x 2”. Black I nk Pad. #14708 $7.95
P e w t e r B r ac e l e t s
Ornately etched botanicals derived from rare gardening journals have been applied to pewter wrist bands. Please indicate month. 1J” band width. Gift boxed. #15889 $19.95/ea. ($30. retail) Porcelain style available online.
Two interchangeable bakelite plates create an embossed impression on paper, napkins, labels, vellum and myriad other items. Specify A (address) or M (monogram) after item #. 3 Letter Monogram. Indicate initials in sequence as shown: first name (left), surname initial (centered), middle name (right). Address Plate. (up to 3 lines). Brass Embosser and Plate. #11890 $69.95 Additional Plate. #11767 $39.95
Pretty Monogrammed P i l l o wc a s e s Fine cotton cases identify the dreamer...a pretty monogram is embroidered in black or the thread color of your liking per your request! One initial per case. Satin finish 400 thread count. #17692 $19.95/ea. ($25. value) Standard.
P e r s o n a l i z e d S oa p
One might hesitate to lather from such an elegant bar... an enduring #22517 $29.95/ reminder of a thoughtful gift. Gift boxed. set of 3 Please select: Lavender Mist, Green Tea, White Freesia or White Honeysuckle. Indicate personalization: Engraved name 7 letter max.
1898 V i c t o r i a n R u bbe r S ta m p C o .
Each Victorian stamp is individually handmade with discerning care, crafted from the finest and most durable rubber, then mounted on a handfinished maple block. Whether your needs be practical or pretty, these intricately etched motifs are available in countless rare themes. Perk up a letter, create your own giftwrap, add a finishing touch to your baked goods…or add to a rubber stamp collection! A wonderful way to leave your mark on the world… Additional stamps $6.95 available on our website! H andmade By Stamp. #RC42 For You Stamp. #RC45 H andbaked by Stamp. #RC46
G o l d l e a f I n i t i a l T e ac u p
Why are we so territorial with our drinking dish? Lest there be any doubt as to whose drink, a perfectly lovely china cup is personalized with a Spencerian letter of gold and hand painted flourishes. (Letters Q , U, X, Y, & Z not available.) #21616 $12.95/ea. ($22. value) Save on 3 or more! Only $9.95/ea.
S c a r l e t L e tt e r S w e at e r
Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notorious heroine, Hester Prynne, a crimson monogram is rendered in thread to a fine wool blend cardigan with satin covered buttons. All letters available except Q, U, X, Y & Z. #18562 $69.95 ($100. value) A merican Beauty Necklace . 20” w/ 3” ext.
A beautifully leather-bound volume is worthy of ones storied past, memorializing family heritage, legacies and traditions while providing an honest insight into an individual’s character and a deepened understanding. Gentle but candid questions guide the author through an honest autobiography so as to offer the complete story. Progressive chapters conclude with such sections as regrets, mistakes, milestones and turning points, beliefs, lessons, values, and advice. 384 gilt acid-free pages. Genuine silk moiré end leaves. Filigree gold-foil embossing. Ribbon marker. 9 x 12”. #12795 $79.95 (value priceless .)
M o n o g r a mm e d S i l k S c a r f
Your initial is painstakingly embroidered upon pure silk... a signature accessory of heirloom stature that is both tasteful and timeless. Each highly ornamental letter has been obtained from Victorian calling cards upon which the bearer’s name was imprinted in a charming rotogravure typeface that is now obsolete. Flourished script may include birds, florals, or objects from nature. 50 x 11”. #2372 $29.95/ea. Gift boxed.
F av o r i t e B r e e d T e ac u p
To commemorate a familiar friend every holiday. Each dog is perched within a teacup. Just name the breed...we have 250 pooches!... everything but “Mutt”. 2H”. #11055 $19.95 C at. #11069 $19.95
Stand. #11062 $6.95
Travel Companion O r n a m e n t Request a souvenir of that unconditional friend... a meaningful remembrance for loved ones. 3”. $24.95/ea. Dog. 250 breeds. #19254 Cat. 20 breeds. #19255 Save on 3 or More! $19.95/ea.
F av o r i t e B r e e d P e n & S ta n d
Unconditional love comes in assorted sizes and shapes. A souvenir of ones loyalties takes to the desktop. A personalized gift notion. Please indicate desired breed. View our website for a complete list. 6 x 4” with 6” pen. Dog. (250 breeds) #11823 $29.95 Cat. (20 breeds) #11868 $29.95
T a l e s F r o m A G a s -L i t G r av e ya r d Discovered by an authority on vintage thrillers, seventeen Gothic masters of Victorian macabre include eerie tales from the Australian outback, a haunted prison cell, a soul trapped within a green bottle, and suspenseful plots, none of which have been reprinted since their original publication. Sftcvr. 223p. #7183 $9.95 Ghost in the Mirror: Real Cases of Spirit Encounters The Gibson Girl’s apparitions in a mirror, unexplainable ghost sightings, and hair raising accounts shared by startled witnesses will keep you turning the pages and may forever change a skeptic. Actual photographs document the eerie stories of those who have seen evidence of something beyond our existence. Written by acclaimed paranormal expert, Leslie Rule. Sftcvr. 231p. #14375 $14.99 C oa s t - t o -C oa s t G h o s t s Who can resist true stories of real life spine tinglers that take you to documented places where the dead refuse to rest? Interviews with credible witnesses, historians, and researched library archives validate countless sightings. The author, Leslie Rule, is the daughter of bestselling true crime author Ann Rule. Sftcvr. 249p. 9”. #11959 $14.95
Jane Eyre B o o k P u r s e A novel idea. An industrious designer converts the Gothic romance into a leather hand bag. Where once there were bound pages, now there is a lined compartment with crochet lace pocket. The spine and back cover excerpt are joined by a faux tortoise handle. Cell phone pocket. 8 x 6”. #21753 $89.95
E p i ta p h s
“To follow you I’m not content, Unless I know which way you went.” A compilation of the most curious quotes extracted from headstones in the oldest cemeteries will make you ponder, laugh and cry. 192 pgs. Sftcvr. 4 x 5”. #17196 $13.50
Other titles available online.
Ghosts Among Us Whether believer or skeptic, fifteen true stories of spirit encounters are riveting accounts so chilling and macabre, yet hard to call coincidence. The author is a respected New York Times photographer and daughter of noted true-crime author, Ann Rule. Her photos are included. Sftcvr. 222p. 9”. #10282 $14.95 Illustrations of Harrison Fisher That dashing man who loved beautiful women, captured them in romanticized watercolours in the early century. Books, magazines and newspapers featuring his drawings have been snatched by antique dealers and bring hefty values. Finally, his many illustrations have been compiled for all to enjoy. Many are rare portrayals never seen. American & European Postcards of Harrison Fisher 620 colour illustrations, price guide and checklist. 9 x 11”, 238p. Hrdcvr. #206 $34.95
“Ribbons of Honor” B o o k m a r k s Inspired by the French, Abraham Lincoln initiated the pendants for valour in 1861 to reward heroic Civil War soldiers. Hung upon satin ribbon with topaz crystal buckles, old castings are encrusted with pearls and jeweled stones. 15”. Gift boxed. #21160 $14.95/asst. pr. ($30. value) Save on 2 or More! $12.95/asst. pr.
Love Story Statuary A sweet faced lass is enchanted by her reading. Fiberstone. 18”. USA. #6719 $139.95 Women of the 1890s B o o k m a r k A s s o r t m e n t An array of fashionable Victorians will mark the page. A lovely tuck-in gift for greeting cards. #11718 $14.95/asst. set of 6 A Booklover’s Diary This indispensable journal includes sections for book lists, record of books read, books wanted and purchased, shared books, book club notes, favorite titles, significant passages, addresses of book stores, libraries, and club members. 144p. Laminated hardbound giftbook. 5 x 7". #9977 $14.95
Tasseled Hand Bookmarks
T h e J a n e A u s t e n H a n db o o k Proper Life Skills from Regency England
How to decline an unwanted marriage proposal, how to choose a husband, what to do for leisure, how to select clothing, how to celebrate Christmas...Just a sampling of compiled sensible advice for a lady from the beloved authority with a mind of her own. The outspoken Jane was renowned for her honest, assertive opinions. This hilarious yet somewhat pertinent guide will benefit the modern woman as well. Hrdcvr. 224 p. 5 x 7”. #18721 $16.95
T h e J a n e A u s t e n C o m pa n i o n t o L o v e Original watercolors from her novels accompany a splendid array of quotes regarding courtship, romance and love. Hrdcvr. 64 p. 6”. #18912 $9.99
Derived from a cherished Victorian scrapbook, this graceful ephemeral will mark one’s place. 8”. #22300 $9.95/ set of 5
NY Times Bestseller T h e W e d n e s day L e tt e r s A groom’s letter on their wedding night promises to write his bride every Wednesday as long as they both shall live...Years later their children stumble upon thousands of letters through which a shocking, secretive, romantic and poignant tale is told. Sftcvr. 288p. #14712 $13.00
T h e J a n e A u s t e n C o m pa n i o n t o L i f e Imaginative illustrations derived from her books circa 1800 marry with quips and wisdom about real life, human nature and advice from a beloved author. 64 p. 6”. Hrdcvr. #18911 $9.99
T r ad i n g P l ac e s Bookends
A centrally positioned cat directs the confusion as a kitty assumes its humiliating position in a birdcage. 7” tall. #8625 $78.00
“M y B e l o v e d ”
.925 Sterling Locket Though not nearly as precious as the cherished face that is harboured within, delicate sterling filigree is flattered by marcasite and clustered seed pearls. A lovely old etching graces the backside. Once referred to as a “vinaigrette pendant”, the open silver work allowed for fragrance to be diffused from a cloth remnant doused in perfume as an option to a photograph or lock of hair. 1”. #12963 $99.95 ($200. value) 20” Sterling C hain. #12966 $19.95
Currier & Ives
F a m i ly T r e e M at
Obtained from the Library of Congress archives, this literal family tree serves as a quaint matte for generations of familiar faces. 14 x 20”. #6552 (Print Only) $19.95 #6551 (Cherry Framed) $99.95
Thrice-Loved T r i p l e F r a m e Three familiar faces are wreathed by a wonderful reproduction molding graced with a cluster of roses at the crest. Cherry. 10 x 8”. Gift boxed. #4157 $19.95 ($25. value)
“N a p L i k e Y o u M e a n I t ”
What is our urge to capture slumbering loved ones in a photograph? A classical frame is custom made for those who have been caught by a camera while traveling to the land of nod. 6 x 7”. #13279 $11.95 ($14. retail)
“Through the Window Pane”
Frame & Mirror
A pair of songbirds perched on a branch peer within the glass. Antique Brown finish.
Frame. 5H x 7”. Holds 3H x 5” photo. #20093 $14.95 ($20. value)
Mirror. Faux iron resin. Easel stand. 9”. #20092 $19.95 ($25. value)
A family keepsake endures from a centuryold find. 9”. Holds 96 4 x 6” photos. #19673 $24.95 ($30. value)
Only upon close scrutiny would one be convinced that such an exquisite frame is less than a century old. 3” photo. 5”. Gift boxed. #20228 $19.95 ($30. value)
Chocolatier P h o t o A l b u m A sweet image is rescued from an antique chocolate box. 9 x 6”. Includes spaces for memos. Holds 32 4 x 6” photos. #19671 $19.95 ($25. value)
Well-Behaved Women F r a m e Worthy of your most outrageous photograph…a smile-inducing gift for someone who shared a shameful moment. Faux marble. 8 x 6”. (Holds 3H x 5” photo.) #23136 $19.95 ($24. value) Paris N o t e b o o k & P h o t o g r ap h A l b u m Nostalgic roses are inked upon frayed cotton with a vintage weave. Notebook 6 x 8”. Album 5 H x 7”. Holds 40 4 x 6” photos in plastic sleeves. #20113 $14.95/set. ($30. value)
P e n dan t N e c k l ac e
A curious pendant is hand cast with antiqued brass patina. Hinged doors open to reveal your petite artifact, photo or lock of hair. 20” chain. 1” pendant with magnetic closure. #21721 $19.95 ($25. value)
Cherished P h o t o g r ap h W a l l e t
Share your loved ones’ with others. Swirling scrolls are embossed upon the cover, magnetic closure. 24 sleeves hold 48 4x6” photos. 7H x 5”. #23464 $12.95
Notebook & Photo Album
Turn-of-the-century images adorn the covers of these lovely books. Holds 24 4 x 6” photos. #19688 $14.95/pr. ($25. value) Notebook ( lovers) 5H x 7”. P hoto album ( fairy) 5 x 6 H”.
Forever Rose P h o t o F r a m e s Unlike a rose that fades, a photo will endure. Lovely old watercolors are decoupaged upon wooden frames with index hardware mounted on front. 7 x 5”. Holds 3 x 4” photos. #19674 $19.95/set of 3 ($40. value)
Musical Velvet 19 t h c . Photograph Album
An exacting replica of our coveted heirloom, this magnificent velvet parlor display is a mirrored decorative that harbours your loved ones’ faces in grand form. A drawer accommodates overflow photos. Wind-up. Holds 72 photos in a variety of sizes (5 x 7, 4 x 6, & 3 x 5”). 13” tall. Plays: Fur Elise. #20662 $199.95 ($280. value)
Edwardian Gramophone Entertainment Cabinet A charming fixture will transport you to a day when Glen Miller and crooning heart throbs set the mood for romance. Hand lathed designs, brass plated appointments and vintage speaker cloth. 3 speed record player, CD player, USB interfaces, HD radio, audio input/output, 50W subwoofer in stand.
E ntertainment Unit : 19 x 14 x 9”, Brass Horn 20". #21925 $795. ($1600. value) Louise’s Nocturne M u s i c B o x E ntertainment Unit with Stand. Base Stand. Renowned for her beauty and talent, 19 x 14 x 28”. #21945 $995. ($1850. value) Madame Farrenc held the highest rank of pianist in the 1800s. A composer and instructor at the Paris Conservatory, her story is found online. Dresden style ceramic. Plays: Greensleeves. 12 x 10”. #21021 $149.95 ($200. value)
N o s ta l g i c R e c o r d P l ay e r
Musical W at e r G l o b e Inspired by a lovely old print, opalescent snow rains down upon a reflective winged beauty perched upon a rock in a field of meadow flowers. Plays Clair de Lune. #23076 $39.95 ($50. value) Gift boxed. 5H". Additional water & snow globes online.
with mp3 player input Don’t let the vintage charm fool you...this classic offers a portable audio device feature that connects to iPods, MP3 and other portable audio devices, analog AM/FM, programmable CD player, 3-speed turntable, cassette, paprika finish on solids and hardwood. 17 x 12”. #20341 $199.95
Cinderella’s Carriage Ride
Every woman’s wish... to find Prince Charming. The enchanted dream-come-true is rendered in hand painted porcelain. Plays “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”. 19 x 8”. Gift boxed. #18157 $99.95 ($220. value)
Cameo Music Boxe s
Hold a melody in the palm of your hand...beautiful remembrances will brighten a loved one’s day. Cameos are cast from antique conch shell carvings in faux stone. Acrylic case/brass movement. 2”. $19.95/ea. Sisters/Friends (Für Elise) #10965 Elizabethan Rose (Blue Danube) #10964 Classic Cameo (Swan Lake) #10966
Christmas Style (view online) #17626 #17627 #17628
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with CD Player This is the classic of all antique radios... around which families would gather to listen to continuing mystery radio dramas, the president’s state of the union speeches, and big band melodies. Authentically recreated in handcrafted wood and veneer with a fully illuminated dial scale, authentic woven grill cloth, and full-range speaker with AM/FM and CD player. 12 x 12 x 7”. #14723 $129.95
Broderick’s Stroll M u s i c B o x A dapper rabbit delivers roses to the tune of “Blue Danube”. #18075 $39.95 ($48. value) Hand painted. 15”.
C o m pa n i o n R a d i o
This one will sing to your heart. A handsome two-toned replica of an old favorite offers full range speaker with AM/FM radio, analog tuner, #20342 $69.95 and lyrical charm. 11”.
R o m a n t i c H u r dy G u r d i e s
Miniature musical crank-boxes will serenade to the tune of Swan Lake and Greensleeves. Dear imagery obtained from our century-old paper archives graces two assorted music boxes. 2H”. #21561 $12.95/pr. ($15. value) Save on 2 or More! $11.95/pr. Many additional Hurdy Gurdies on our website!
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R o m a n t i c H a r p CD
Allow your thoughts to travel to a place of serenity ...Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite, Schubert’s Ave Maria, Debussy’s Claire de Lune and other classical favorites are included. Harp integrated with subtle nature sounds. 63 minutes. #21591 $19.95 Also available online: Gentle Harp. #17966
Music Box “C lassical M oments ”
The Porter Music Box Company revitalized the music box. A selection that includes famous songs as Fur Elise, Clair de Lune, Treasure Waltz, & Moonlight Sonata. 18 songs / 30 min. #340 $19.95
Also available: Music Box Christmas CD #5058.
V i c t o r i a n C hr i s t m a s CD
Close your eyes and be transported to a velvet parlour illuminated by gas lamps and laughter while chamber musicians perform carols on dulcimer, harp, flute, mandolin and violin. Includes: Masters in This Hall, Coventry Carol, What Child is This?, The Holly and the Ivy. 14 songs, 46 min. #12032 $16.95
Romantic Techno: i P h o n e C a s e s Lavish designs protect your devices from scratches, and easily clip on to your iPhone. Indicate Crimson Madame Butterfly or Sepia Daydreamer (right). i P hone i Pad
H ard C ases . iPhone 4, & 4S, & 5 #23032 $39.95/ea.
L a p t o p S at c h e l & S l e e v e
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Modern technology finds a traditional home within exquisitely woven totes inspired by Belgian wall hangings. Zipper closure. Additional Midnight Garden styles available online.
L aptop Skins . $39.95/ea.
Autumn Days . ( left) #20700
Forgotten D reams ( right). #20701
M idnight Garden Satchel . (black) Detachable strap. 15 x 12 x 5”. #15363 $99.95 ($140. retail) O nline : M idnight Garden L aptop Sleeve . 16 x 12”. #17520 $59.95 ($75. retail) M ary Poppins L aptop C ase . (damask) Holds up to 17” laptop. Zipper closure. Leather straps and accents. 18 x 13”. #19162 $69.95 ($100. value) Coordinating backpack & satchel available online.
G e n t l e H a r p CD: N a p t i m e M e l o d i e s
V i c t o r i a n M o u s e pa d s
Allow your thoughts to travel to a place of serenity ...Chopin, Pachelbel , Massenet and other classical favorites are exuded through solo harp integrated with subtle nature sounds. 52 minutes. #17966 $15.99
Had Louisa May Alcott composed her beloved literary treasures upon her personal computer, no doubt she would have preferred a mousepad with the likes of these! 9 x 7”. $14.95 Roses. (above) #3822 Charmed Life. (top) #3821 Post Script. (middle) #3819 Desktop. (bottom) #8974
Jeweled Flash Drive
One might think its simply an exquisite key chain but hidden within lies a flash drive. Swarvoski crystals. Housed in a velvet 2GB R ed E namel F lash pouch. PC or Mac compatible. D rive . #17373 $$29.95 ($35. value)
Jeweled Flash Drive
One might think its simply an exquisite key chain but hidden within lies a 4 GB swivel flash drive. Housed in an organza pouch. PC or Mac compatible. #21812 $29.95 ($35. value)
Vi c t or i a n T r a di n g C o. consists of five sister companies... Victorian Trading Co.
A treasure trove of beguiling gifts and collectibles, antique reproductions and replica jewelry, curiosities large and small... each born from a predecessor dated c. 1800’s. #11871
The oldest sister, this company offers a beautiful repertoire of fine correspondence papers and stationery related gifts for the avid letter writer and 19th c. fine art afficionado. Cards, stationery, stickers, rubber stamps, and fine art prints of rare images rescued from private estates, auctions and isolated galleries. Desk accessories abound everything from sealing wax to blotters and inkwells...all are replicas of heirlooms treasured by a person of letters long ago. #11870
Castle & Cottage
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Castle & Cottage
From castle to cottage, unpretentious shabby charm to palatial elegance, hooked rugs to French Aubusson wools, country French toiles to regal brocades, English chintz to rich velvets, hand painted pine to marble topped cherry, crochet valances to fine lace panels... whichever you prefer, your romantic home awaits you! #11872
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A wardrobe of heirloom clothing and accessories that inspire a sigh...lace, linen, velvet and replica jewelry so antiquated as to appear to be estate acquisitions. A woman’s clothes for her many moods, each garment in this collection is of dressmaker quality, hand finished with a threaded needle and a thimbled finger. #11873
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VTC o 2014 C a l e n da r
Over one hundred years have passed since that sterling age… a time steeped in dignity and refinement. Our 2014 dated calendars will be coveted as souvenirs of historic value and will provide testimony to that quaint era of graciousness now even further from our grasp. This collection of romantic images compiled from fine art galleries and yellowed scrapbooks grace the calendar year. Thirteen of our best-loved images are married within a beautiful portrayal of the seasons. 26 pgs. 12” (12 x 24” open). #22736 $12.95/ea. Save on 2 or More! $9.95/ea.
Roses-to-Go T r av e l C u p Pretty in the fast lane...singing to your favorite music between sips of English Breakfast tea or coffee at the red lights. Ideal for office. Double-walled. Porcelain. Gift #19540 $11.95 ($20. value) boxed. 5H”. Warm Hands Travel Cup and Frisky Travel Cup online.
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most primal sense of security. Countless antique replica accessories and the most fragrant of candle collections promise to transform the home into a haven of tranquility including exquisite items for the hearth. Jar candle accessories, crystal, antiqued brass items and exclusive antiquities await you! #11874
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Free Night at the Inn! B e d & B r e a k fa s t s a n d C o u n t ry I n n s
Rated the best inngoer’s guidebook, this concise reference offers 1500 selected inns, state maps and 500 illustrations PLUS a certificate for One Free Night at any inn listed in the guide is valued up to $650! 9 x 7”. 466p. Sftcvr. #12301 $24.95
T h e L a n g uag e
A century ago, the demure hand-held accessory was used to convey messages more importantly than to produce a breeze. We are aware of nineteen of the gestures and their meanings. To mention but a few; handle to lips begged a kiss, dropping meant friendship only, drawing across eyes expressed apology. An intriguing translation is included. Hand screened on fabric and trimmed with lace. $19.95/ea. 9 x 17”. Bouquet (red). #10215 (left) Ladies (ecru). #10216 (middle) Pastorale (black). #10217 (right)
S tat i o n e r y S a m p l e r H a m p e r
A sturdy hamper secures the safekeeping of a magnificent assortment of our best-selling all-occasion cards and stationery. Beautiful writing papers, greeting cards, thank you’s and notecards, labels, delightful sticker assortment, Claude Monet pen, and fancy #22230 $59.95 ($156. value) foil journal. 13 x 7H x 6”.
Victorian Drygood Advertisements
2014 M i n i -C a l e n da r M ag n e t s Dearest imagery derived from 19th c. advertising for cocoa, shoes, thread and other provisions serve as the backdrop to the months...a greeting card tuck-in, or easy reference for fridge and desk. 7”. Assorted #22621 $14.95/ asst. dz. dozen. Save on 2 or More! $12.95/ asst. dz.
Cling to Hope: M u s ta r d S e e d N e c k l ac e A lone yellow seed dances within the glass chamber of an intricatelycast pendant as a constant reminder. Engraved back: “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed...nothing shall be impossible unto you." 1H” pendant, #21998 $19.95 ($40 value) 30” chain. Organza pouch.
D elightful Holiday C ards!
Background Music for Your Beautiful Life...
Victorian Trading Co. R o m a n t i c H a r p CD Allow your thoughts to travel to a place of serenity ...Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite, Schubert’s Ave Maria, Debussy’s Claire de Lune and other classical favorites.63 minutes. #21591 $19.95
To captivate, inspire, and induce smiles...our rare imagery on museum-quality, foil embossed greetings are uncomparable! (Visit p.24-27 or view entire selection on our brandnew website!)
C e lt i c M e l o d i e s : Songs for a Summer Day
The Fairie Round. Folk songs, fairy chants, and traditional English, Irish, Scottish, & Welsh melodies. CD. (online) #6351 $14.95 The Butterfly. An all-instrumental recording offers Celtic harp, oboe, English horn, Irish flute and pennywhistle. Includes fiddle and dance tunes, ballads and laments. CD. #5738 $16.95 Victorian Music Box Melodies, Victorian Christmas and Scary Organ Music and other classic titles available on p. 42, 63, 64 and online.
“Old Roses” G r e e t i n g K e e p e r A linen box is filled with over 150 captivating images. This sturdy keeper secures all-occasion cards & notes with printed dividers to keep them organized. Beautiful correspondence cards: 50 greeting cards (blank and versed), 16 assorted thank yous & notecards, 25 asst. gift enclosures, 16 asst. postcards and 100 asst. stickers. #GKBX $69.95 ($168. value!) 6 x 6 x 8”.
Greeting K eeper R efill . #GKBXR $39.95 ($138. value)
Well-Behaved Women F r a m e Worthy of your most outrageous photograph…a smile-inducing gift for someone who shared a shameful moment. Faux marble. 8 x 6”. (Holds 3H x 5” photo.) #23516 $19.95 ($24. value)
Royal Quiet Deluxe
Join Danielle Steele, Rachael Ray, Tom Hanks and other hopeless romantics and happy customers who understand the joy of typewritten thoughts on onion skin paper. We are aligned with an acclaimed company that reconditions the old #22886 $790. classics to be like new.
Blue Danube D e s k (featured on p.16)
Black Underwood C lassic (Featured on p.2)
Blue roses were portrayed in literature as a symbol of love and prosperity. Such is the inspiration of a fanciful French desk that would have evoked a sigh from Marie Antionette.
“Follow Your Dreams” T a p e Nearly 1000 inches of charming, retro tape inspired by the classic embossed label gun tape. Grace giftwrap, secure and decorate with this important reminder. #23517 $7.95/ 82 ft!
F o u nta i n & Rollerball Pens
Worthy of the beloved and outspoken writer, a pearlized pen revives the joy of scribed thoughts. . (Featured on p.13)
Press these happy pins into your corkboard to mount memorabilia. Covered in lovely old cotton prints. (Featured on p.3)
A beautiful assortment of our fine correspondence papers includes china painted roses, French cherubs found on a century-old calling card found in Paris, and a bouquet of other authentic 19th c. borders printed on fine linen and recycled paper. Sixteen printed sheets with coordinating printed envelopes. 5H x 8H”. 8 assorted styles
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