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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Scroll down to see our complete collection of fairy tale scenes from victorian children's books. Click on any image to select from an enchanting array of gifts.

Thumbelisa and Toads

Thumbelisa and Toads
Thumbelisa and her walnut shell bed are on a lilypad with the old toad and her son. An illustration to the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson from a 1920 book.

Tom Thumb vs Black Cat

Tom Thumb vs Black Cat
With a mouse for a horse and a needle for a sword, Tom Thumb fends off a large black cat in this illustration by Donn Crane.

A Jest of Little John

A Jest of Little John
Silhouette of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest holding a long bow

Jack, the Giant-Killer

Jack, the Giant-Killer
When good King Arthur reigned, there lived in Cornwall a farmer who had but one son named Jack

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
Wolf greets Little Red Riding-Hood.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
Prince Florimond finds the sleeping beauty ~ Do not cry so, dear Queen.. your daughter shall not die, but only fall asleep for a hundred years..a Prince shall come and awaken her with a kiss.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood tells the great wolf that she is on her way to her grandmother's place


Cinderella started and raised her eyes. It was her fairy godmother

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood travels through the woods to her grandmother's house

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box
A goblin named Jack-in-the-Box is angry with the little tin soldier

The Assassins

The Assassins
Pinocchio is seized by the Assassins who are after his gold pieces

The Fox and the Cat

The Fox and the Cat
Pinocchio met a fox lame in one foot and a cat blind in both eyes

Pinocchio Goes to the Show

Pinocchio Goes to the Show
Why have you come to stop the play? the showman asked Pinocchio

The Jumblies

The Jumblies
They went to sea in a sieve


A droll little man danced around the fire singing, Rum-Pel-stilt-Skin is my name

The Hardy Tin Soldier

The Hardy Tin Soldier
There were once five-and-twenty tin soldiers given to a little boy on his birthday. From the story by Hans Christian Anderson

The Little Tin Soldier

The Little Tin Soldier
The tin soldier was swallowed by a huge fish.


Pinocchio is examined by the crow, owl and cricket doctors to see if he is alive.


From Thumbelina ~ 1920 children's illustration In the very heart of the flower stood a little Prince by artist Albertine Randall Wheelan. Vintage illustration from children's book Thumbelina

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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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