Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop- Vintage art on todays gifts. Victorian Christmas, vintage New Year's, Clapsaddle, fantasy, fairy tales on mugs, tiles,apparel, kids clothing.   Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop
Beautiful turn-of-the-century nostalgic artist images on t-shirts, baby items, mugs, cards, prints, tiles, clocks, housewares and more.   Victorian, Art Nouveau and other early styles contribute to our massive collection gleaned from turn-of-the-century postcard art, vintage children's book illustrations and collectible ephemera. The Gift Source for the vintage collector in your life.
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Children's Books
 Alice in Wonderland
 Bird Children
 Bobbie Bubbles
 Chicken Little
 Funny Animals
 Mother McGrew & Tommy Turkey
 Mother McGrew & William Woodpecker
 My Very Own Fairy Stories
 Ozma of Oz
 The Emerald City of Oz
 The Land of Oz
 The Little Brown Rooster
 The Pearl and the Pumpkin
 The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker
 The Wish Fairy and Dewy Dear
 The Wizard of Oz
 Tik-Tok of Oz

 Abraham Lincoln
 Birthdays & Greetings
 American Civil War
 People & Places
 Victorian Calendars

Fantasy & Fairy Tales
 Brownie Tiles Gift Set
 Fairies & Elves
 Fairy Tales
 Fantasy | Medieval
 Nursery Rhymes
 Pretty Ladies / Fantasy Women

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 Patriotic Holidays
 New Year's
 St. Patrick's Day
 Valentines Day


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The images below are all from the vintage children's book, My Very Own Fairy Stories (copyright 1917), written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Features the Winds, personified; anthropomorphic insects and birds; fairies.

The Happy Story

The Happy Story
Sprite speaks with Thomas Toad, Bertha Bumblebee, Granny Cricket and Catherine Catbird about why they are so happy.

The Frog Concert

The Frog Concert
Children and gnomes sit by a pond where frogs are making music.

Uncle Clem

Uncle Clem
Fritzie tosses Uncle Clem into the air.

The South Wind

The South Wind
The gentle South Wind.

Fairy Stories

Fairy Stories
Children in a flower garden full of fairies.

The Get Together

The Get Together
A gathering of fairies and elves in a forest glen.

Parade of Bugs

Parade of Bugs
Caterpillar carries her spinning wheel past a group of curious onlookers.

Jimmy Crow and the Owls

Jimmy Crow and the Owls
Sly old Jimmy Crow has found the home of Grandma and Grandpa owl and they are napping.

Leaping Gnome

Leaping Gnome
Children gather to watch the gnomes.

Jimmy Crow

Jimmy Crow
Sly old Jimmy Crow is looking for food.

Caterpillar Spins Her Silk

Caterpillar Spins Her Silk
Caterpillar finds a tree branch to spin her silk thread in peace while a bird looks on.

Beautiful Butterfly

Beautiful Butterfly
The caterpillar dreams during the long winter months that she could become a beautiful caterpillar. A fairy appears in her dream and transforms her into a beautiful butterfly.

The South Wind

The South Wind
The gentle South Wind hears from the little breezes that the flowers are awake.


Grandpa and Grandma owl napping on a bench.


Katydids wearing kerchiefs on a sunflower leaf.

Porridge, Anyone?

Porridge, Anyone?
Two old owls notice that their food portions have been reduced.

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  • Many of the vintage illustrations and artwork that you will find on the pages of our site has been carefully retouched due to damage garnered over time. The original images, from turn of the century ephemera, had often travelled through the US mail, by whatever means employed at the time: horse & buggy / horseback, and then by rail to auto (by 1901). The heyday of the postcard is represented in Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop; the art of the postcard flourished roughly up until World War I, or until the German printers were destroyed. The beautifully rendered images of children by artist Ellen Clapsaddle can be found throughout this site.

    The other main feature of our shop are children's illustrations from all time classic children's books / literature from the Golden Age of Illustration. Great artists like W.W. Denslow (1856-1915) for the Wizard of Oz and The Pearl and the Pumpkin, amazing artist Charles Robinson (1870 - 1937) for Bee, Princess of the Dwarfs, Palmer Cox (1840-1924) for his fantastic Brownies, and John R. Neill (1877- 1943) for the Oz series and many more are represented in our collection.

    All the images herein are gleaned from a personal collection and borne of a pure appreciation of the artistry beheld. For Holiday gifts and presents, re-visit the past with vintage artist illustrations from children's books, rare postcards and eclectic ephemera, all to be found in Eleanor's vintage shop. Great holiday gifts available for purchase include women's and men's clothing like T-Shirts, long-sleeve cotton shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, aprons, tank tops, organic tee shirts, hats, bags, maternity, baby / infant clothes & bibs as well as kids' shirts, tees and hoodies; fun decorative gifts like calendars, stickers, framed tiles, magnets, buttons, mouse pads, ornaments, posters, framed prints; cool housewares like clocks, tile coasters, and mugs and lots of ways to keep in touch with style the old-fashioned way with greeting cards, postcards, note cards, journals and more. Shop from the heyday of design & the golden age of illustration, when great artists were employed to appeal to the holiday spirit across the miles.

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