Do you mind if I do a bit of a free thought writing? I’m thinking about opening another Etsy shop. Creating something new from old, often long-forgotten images brings me contentment & joy. I don’t know why exactly, but it does. Getting back to Etsy shops…Studio on the Corner leans toward more adult type images & themes, which I truly enjoy, but I have hundreds of child-like images just waiting in the wings to be called on to the stage. From old books in my possession to found images there are the sweetest, funniest images imaginable.
That’s how many images sit waiting to be used within the folder marked CHILDREN!
There are silly images
A frog driving a frog car!
There are classic images…
Yes, Beatrix Potter’s original images are now in the public domain so it’s ok if Mrs. Tiggy Winkle holds court on a tag or card.
A few sad images are in the folder…
Poor little dog with his feet chewed up.
Where the salt & pepper shakers are children!
Images for boys….
And images of girls..
And I haven’t begun to tell you about the books on my shelves filled with wonderful pictures just waiting to be scanned in & added to my precious collection. Sooo….what to do?
You may notice all these images have something in common. You’ll find no Disney characters or the crazy storylines of precocious kids. These are images that yesterday’s child read about in books & very old magazines, the first of their kind for wee readers. I wonder if any of this would even appeal to today’s very busy, techno savvy child? Is there a place for quiet moments with simple lined images, soft from age colors, & the simpler things life has to offer? I just don’t know.
I do know that if I decide to open a second shop, I’ll do it differently. The shop will have a nice selection of printables including greeting cards, gift tags, prints to frame, party elements & decor before turning on the light. I also know that this will not happen before heading to England in May or in the next couple months. This will take some time, if it happens at all. I’d love go hear your input, ideas, or maybe just something you’d like to see in a vintage shop geared toward children.
If & when Yesterday’s Child becomes a reality, you’ll be one of the first to know!
A few new listings are in Studio on the Corner Etsy Shop. The three listings, papers, recipe cards, & tabbed dividers for recipe boxes are all about French Country or Provencal inspired with colorful roosters & bits & pieces of French ephemera & iconic images like sunflowers & fleur de lis. Stop in & take a peek.
Take a closer at the recipe cards, tabbed dividers, & also papers at the following links:
Have a fantastic weekend & may you have sunny skies & no snow!