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Découpages

S ome ridiculously lovely images from vintage French albums de découpages, borrowed from Agence Eureka’s (insanely awesome) Flickr stream, which you should visit pronto. Just as soon as you check out these kernels of cool, that is:

Vintage wintery labels, courtesy of Germany & Denmark

I’ve been adapting to life back in my homeland (Ohio) over the past several days, so I had to take a break from blogging, as well as from reading blogs. Which has caused me to experience some serious pangs of withdrawal: cold sweats, twitching… not pretty.

But I’m back. And I now must absolutely share with you a couple of my favorite finds over the past handful of snowy days.

First, I bestow upon you the glory of le ski, vintage German match label style, from the brilliant Agence Eureka:

Next, I offer you the Christmas seal loveliness of Denmark, discovered over at Grain Edit earlier today:

Now you know why I was basically foaming at the freakin’ mouth, itchin’ to post these little bad boys for you. 🙂

Love them.

Enjoy, and I’ll be back before any excessive twitching starts to occur.

French Friday: Get busy!

Le sport et le gymnastique, from AgenceEureka’s Milliat (1933-1934) Flickr set.

I am now persuaded to go boating with a guy in a unitard.

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Can I live here?

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From Agence Eureka.

French Friday: Le roi du tabac

Disclaimer: I generally abhor tobacco and cigarettes as lethal weapons that have contributed to way too much illness among family and friends. That being said: come on, these vintage tobacco labels from Agence Eureka are pretty stellar.

Stupidly, I never considered that French playing cards wouldn’t have the J, Q, K, A categories. Umm, yeah. So, below, you’ll see that French playing cards have the following categories: V(alet), D(ame), R(oi), A(s). Unfortunately, I don’t have any A examples below.

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French Friday: Ribambelles!

Nothing like the beauty of découpage to lead into a (much-deserved) long, holiday weekend. The following photos have been kindly borrowed from Agence Eureka’s Flickr set. These cutouts are so ridiculously cute, they kinda make me want to go home, put on my sweats, grab my scissors, sit under a blanket, and cut things up. In a non-violent manner, of course.

Enjoy!

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Vintage Matchbox Labels

I have been repeatedly mesmerized by the vibrant images that have been flowing over at Agence Eureka. One of my frequent go-to sources for a variety of French ephemera, Agence Eureka has most recently been posting the most fabulous vintage matchbook covers, primarily from India. The color palette, the type, and the illustrations (frequently of animals and birds) are brilliant.

See what you think. Oh, and trust me, there are a lot more where these came from: check out Agence Eureka’s Inde Allumette Flickr set for many many more.

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