Thursday, March 18, 2010

*~I Think It's Time For A Few More Images For You!!!~*

Another mixed selection of free images for you. Simply click on the image to enlarge and then right click to save!
I think this vintage image of the boy and girl sitting on the bench is just adorable. She seems to be wooing him away from his reading with her feminine wiles! Too Cute!!!
Beautiful Old Painting Of A Little Boy & Girl
I Love Vintage Easter Postcards
This little group of cuties is irresistible!
I know I's not the 4th of July yet...but there's nothing like planning ahead!!! I thought this was a neat old vintage postcard! Just remember as always to click on the image to enlarge and then right click to save! Please send pics of something you create using any of my free images! I would love to share them with our fellow bloggers! Email to: & I will feature them on my blog!!

**~*My New Passion Is Designing and Setting Up Blogs*~**

     My goodness I have caught some sort of blog fever! Since I started setting up blogs for people and designing headers and logos and other little details I can't seem to get enough of it!!!
   I'm having so much fun with it that I am contacting relatives and asking if  they want to trade this or that service for me to make them a blog...LOL  
I've lost it to blogging!  It has become my latest passion...or maybe obsession..whatever it may be I am loving every second of it and getting wonderful feedback! Who knew it could be so much fun! Every time I finish one I try to find someone that wants another one!
  So if you know anyone looking for blog set up and design services, I would love to help and I have very very reasonable rates for custom work!!
Just contact me by leaving a blog comment or emailing me at

Monday, March 15, 2010

*~Lovely Vintage Images For You~*

Here are a few more wonderful vintage images for you to use in your sweet little projects! I have a mixed bag of images to offer you today. Just click in the image to enlarge it, and then right click to save. Remember I would love to see the neat things you create with the images you find here! Email pics of your creations to
This one is an old Weiss postcard image of 3 mischievous little kittens. Seems to be a little bird missing. Oh no, but they didn't do it. They're completely innocent...despite the feathers there.
Adorable vintage image of a sweet little couple taking a stroll.
Sweet Little Children Comforting Another Child.
Lovely Victorian Girl w Her Dolly.
Gorgeous Victorian Lady Surrounded by Roses
Click to enlarge, and then right click to save! Feel free to use any of the free images I offer to create beautiful things. Please email pics of your creations to  I would love to share them here on my blog!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Now Offering A New Service!!

   Since I have made changes to my blog, I have been asked by several friends to help redo or design new blogs for them. I have found that this is something I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing and I think I have become fairly skilled at it! I have just been doing it for myself and my friends until recently when my dear friend Pat (Summersdarling, her link is on my sidebar) suggested that I advertise to start doing this for others. 
  So here it goes!!! J.Rae's Shabby Cottage Designs: Blog Set-up & Design
I will be offering very reasonable pricing. It will vary slightly depending upon customization, how simple or how ornate you want it to be. I can do a variety of styles from very simple like this one I just completed today:

Or like the one you are viewing here on my blog.

Here are a couple of links to others I have done recently as well:

Here is another blog that I just set up and designed for a wonderful lady!

If you are interested please contact me by leaving  me a comment here on my blog or email me with info about your blog ideas and I will give you pricing information.  My email address is:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Simply MUST Share More Free Special Vintage Images w You!!

This is a sweet image from the original Lewis Carroll Alice In Wonderland. Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Painting The Roses Red!! Just click on the image to enlarge it, and then right click to save!
 This is such a wonderful old black and white photo of ballerinas.  
This is a great vintage image by Frances Brundage!
Precious little  vintage colorized photo! Such a sweet little girl w/ her basket of flowers!
Of course I just had to get in a vintage Easter postcard image in celebration of what our Lord and Savior did for us, and in His resurrection!
Please remember the ONE that matters on the day of this Holy celebration Easter Sunday! Remember that our dear Savior Jesus Christ bore all of the sins of man upon Himself. He died up on that cross so that we may live forever with our Heavenly Father! Honor Him, Cherish Him, Love Him with all that you are, and all that is in you!!! Because of His sacrifice, we are saved by Grace, and His Holy Spirit lives in us if we accept Him, and ask Him to be part of our lives.  Easter is a joyous celebration of Christ's resurrection! Please don't lose sight of that in the midst of the Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny, big family ham dinners...etc! Remember why we honor this day!!! Thank you Jesus!!!
Click on the images to enlarge them, then right click to save!
I would absolutely love and appreciate it if you could send me photos of anything you create with any of the free images I share with you on my blog! I would like to feature your beautiful creations here as well! Email pics to

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Wonderful & Mysterious Ways In Which Jesus Works!

I often just sit and think about the ways in which God is working in my life. Recently, I have been experiencing some trials with my youngest son who will be 18 in two months. He is rebelling against me, against school, against life & God. Striving to gain his manhood and independence. He has been making some terrible choices and doing things that could ultimately be very destructive in his life.
As his mother this saddens me so much. I have been struggling with keeping my cool, not lecturing and nagging at him, and just not "losing it" on it. Boy oh boy, this is a major battle for me. A battle within my own spirit. I have prayed and prayed for him...but then God opened MY eyes and made me see that I was in HIS way. With my interference I was actually hindering what God was trying to do in Tyler's life. Through all of his wrong choices (some of which included a lip piercing, and those awful HUGE gauged earrings that make ugly giant holes in his ears...YUCK) God was trying to show my son that these kinds of wrong choices have consequences. My nagging only drove him farther away...& I was in God's way.
When I finally decided to LET GO & LET GOD things started to happen. My son came home, and had removed ALL of his piercings! He had tears streaming down his face this morning and grabbed me..and we just held each other for the longest time. Thank you Lord for the beautiful and mysterious way in which you work!
From now on I will pray, and try my hardest to just stay out of God's way. My son still has  a long way to go...but I know without a doubt God will bring him back to where he needs to be! Someday soon my son will become a man for God! 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Love Sharing Wonderful Vintage Images With You!!

This vintage print of a beautiful couple embracing has the most gorgeous colors in it! Click on the image to enlarge it and then right click to save! I love sharing vintage images with you, and would love to see some pretties you create with them. Email pics to & I will feature them on my blog!
I think this one is so pretty. It is from a vintage postcard. I'm not sure who the artist is. If anyone know please leave me a comment!
Beautiful vintage print of cupid wooing a lady in white!
Lovely vintage Valentine postcard print! This one is truly very pretty. I love the aquas and pinks together!
 I adore these beautiful old colorized photos. Just remember to save it click to enlarge it, and then right click to save it! Please share with me the things that you create using any of these images. I would love to post your creations here. Email pics to along with whatever you would like me to say about your creation.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Have Found A Few More Neat Images To Share With You!!!

I found this lovely antique paper that is just perfect for altered art projects. I simply print on parchment paper for a wonderful look! Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it and then right click to save!
I just love all of the old antique papers from books and ads! Hope you enjoy creating with them too! They make lovely backgrounds for altered art, or for scrapbooking!
Another wonderful antique paper! 
Antique Paper w Pretty Ribbon Banner at the bottom!
Antique Paper w Pretty Bordering!
Remember to click on the image to enlarge and then right click to save it! I would love to see what you create using any of the free images I share with you! So please email me with pics if you would like your creations to be featured on my blog!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More Free Goodies For You!!!

Cool Art Deco Butterfly Lady Print. This one was the front cover of a magazine from the early 1900's. Click on the image to enlarge it and then right click to save! Feel free to use it for any of your projects. I would love to share anything you create! Email pics to me at

Adorable Vintage Valentine! Don't know too much about his one, but think it is really cute! If you have any info about the artist or anything let me know!
 Unique Vintage Postcard w Colorized Photo! I find this one really interesting!
This one is a vintage Maud Humphrey print from one of her wonderful calendars!
Precious Little Kitten Vintage Print. I don't know anything about his one other than it was so cute I just had to share it! Just remember to click on the image to make it larger before you right click to save it! I would love love love to see what you make using any of the images so send me an email with a pic!