LostElegancePP

Cards, Brochures, Menu Cards, Invitations, Prints

Calgary, Alberta | 28 Sales

LostElegancePP

Cards, Brochures, Menu Cards, Invitations, Prints

Calgary, Alberta 28 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement    The Gardener's Journal is here. Beautiful hard cover book, 160 pages illustrated with 18th century engravings. Classy old fashioned look.

If you do not see whet you are looking for yet - send us an e-mail.
New reproductions suitable for weddings, get well cards, first communions and other special occasions such as balls and charity events are available. All reproductions can be set up as cards, place cards, menus, brochures. Just ask. More information and products would be available at LostElegance.com as well.

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Last updated on 06 Apr, 2018

The Gardener's Journal is here. Beautiful hard cover book, 160 pages illustrated with 18th century engravings. Classy old fashioned look.

If you do not see whet you are looking for yet - send us an e-mail.
New reproductions suitable for weddings, get well cards, first communions and other special occasions such as balls and charity events are available. All reproductions can be set up as cards, place cards, menus, brochures. Just ask. More information and products would be available at LostElegance.com as well.

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Lost Elegance - the past, present and future !

Hello,
We are a team- Alex and Katie. History, Art and Fashion to a great extend have been part of our lives.
Alex's family has several celebrated beauties and professional fashion models among its members, and both of us come from families with written history spanning several centuries. Some glamorous, some not...
We own extensive antique library with exclusive interest towards publications that helped and shaped the everyday lives of our ancestors, such as - gardening, cooking, farming, schooling and science , as well as the gentleman's and ladies publications of the mid 1700's to the early 1800's. The ladies fashion publications of this period are our absolute favourite.
With today's ease of printing few of us realize the amount of effort that went into each gravure published. Few of us realize that fashion plates were published every week and each and every single one was coloured by hand. Each and every single one is in essence an original reflecting the colorists skill and patience.
They are breathtaking in person!!

The sad part is such books are destroyed everyday. The coloured gravures are removed in order to be sold separately for framing. Once framed of course, they are destroyed by light, careless trimming and conditions of the environment around them.

For us what started as a passion for the beauty and elegance that these fashion plates convey evolved into the ambition to preserve and restore as many of them as we possibly could, whether removed from their original setting or still part of the fashion book. Creating a complete pictorial archive of the era is our ultimate goal.

In order to raise funds for conservation and new acquisitions we have recreated the loveliest of the originals in our possession in the form of cards and prints of almost any form you might need.
We urge you to use a quality reprint, such as the ones we offer for framing instead of destroying priceless originals.
We are willing to offer any customization - from cards, invitations with all their variations, to prints for framing and posters.

We will be adding new products regularly, check back with us as we are working through our collection and transforming the images from the past into these beautiful cards.

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  • Katie and Alex

    Owner

    History, art and fashion has been big part of our lives. Both of us come from families with written history spanning several centuries. We own extensive antique library with exclusive interest towards books reflecting everyday life of our ancestors

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  • Ingram Spark

    United States

    Ingram Content Group is the world’s largest wholesaler of print and electronic books to independent bookstores, bookstore chains, internet retailers, and specialty markets, as well as other wholesalers. All our books, journals, diaries are produced by them and backed by their quality guarantee.

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