It’s been a rainy and quite honestly kind of a dreary summer so far. I haven’t been gardening as much as I initially hoped. In fact, I still have some veggie seeds that need planting and I’m not even sure I’ll be able to plant them at all given the late timing and the lack of overall motivation. Last year was such a bountiful year in our garden and this year equally matches its bountifulness with its lackluster performance. The flowers seem behind in growth as I sit, waiting patiently for some blooms.
This is probably why these gorgeous vintage anemones spoke to me the moment I saw them. I knew they would be perfect in my summer journaling (if and) when my flowers start to bloom. Dating back to the the 1750s this anonymous vintage illustration titled, Anemones 5 Ways, once graced the halls of The Rijksmuseum and now can be a special part of your journaling experience.
To celebrate the official start to summer, I thought I would include it as this week’s Free Vintage Friday. This is a full-size image, measuring about 10.5 x 8″ and when printed 6 to a page, is the perfect sized journaling card, thank you note, or tuck spot. To download the high resolution image, click the button below.