Vintage Ads & Botanical Book Plates for Home Decor 2018

218 Sales


Vintage Ads & Botanical Book Plates for Home Decor 2018

218 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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saffronfields is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm taking some time off...hope to be back in the fall.

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2018

I'm taking some time off...hope to be back in the fall.


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Daydreaming is anything but a waste of time

Wanda started creating and making things at a very young age - essentially, there was drawing and painting, sewing, 3D cardboard furniture and package design. There was also cooking, baking and poetry in the mix. A seasoned seamstress, she has always felt that sewing is actually engineering with textiles but without the high salary--boo! Wanda strongly believes in Daydreaming. Many of her business and creative ideas are the results of staring out the window and imagining how wonderful the world could become, if only...

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    This is my shop...I enjoy running all parts of it, from selection to photography to shipping. Etsians are the best people to work with and that's what keeps me going!

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Last updated on Nov 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Magazine advertisements printed on paper in the 1900s are now reaching fifty years of age and older. They naturally lose their moisture and tend to tear and bend easily. They usually bear bump marks, staple holes, torn edges, a rough edge where it was attached to the spine of the magazine, creases and wrinkles. Handle with care and protect in an acid free polypropylene sleeve or behind glass. Keep away from sunlight to prevent fading. Ironing or steam will NOT take out the wrinkles or creases.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Paper advertisements and botanical prints are kept in clear archival plastic sleeves. They are mailed inside a rigid paperboard mailer with a corrugated cardboard stiffener. If you would like the pages sent as gifts, I will cover the paper ad/s or book plate/s with white tissue paper and insert inside the clear plastic sleeve. On the outside of the plastic sleeve, I will wrap with a single strand of ribbon and seal it down with my store sticker. I can enclose a gift message - just fill out the form provided with your personalized message.

Custom and personalized orders

All advertisement and botanical prints come from books and magazines with the borders, staple holes and rough edges untrimmed. You may request the rough edges be trimmed off or down to a certain size. Just let me know what you want by clicking on the contact button.

Sizing details

Magazines ads come in many sizes, from 8 x 11 to 9 x 12, to 12 x 10 inches, just to name a few. A centerfold or advertisement that is displayed on two pages will have double the dimensions when side by side. Magazines used very thin paper that age over the years. The colors yellow, and the paper loses its moisture which causes wrinkling.

Botanical plates are of heavier quality paper with a sheen; sheet dimensions (untrimmed) are 10-1/2" x 13" (26.6 cm x 33 cm) or slightly larger. Some botanical images cover the entire page whereas some artwork is encased in a central shaded area. Details are included in each listing. Names of the plants can either be placed inside the drawing or outside on the border according to publisher designations.

Wholesale availability

At this time, I am not able to provide multiple copies of any listing. You would have to purchase my original copy and take it to a copy store to purchase bulk copies.