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Vintage Homes Adult Coloring Book #3: Beautiful Victorian Houses

Vintage Homes Adult Coloring Book #3: Beautiful Victorian Houses

Vintage Homes: Adult Coloring Book – Antique Victorian House Designs in Queen Anne & Other Classic Styles

This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn a century ago.

The most charming homes of the later Victorian era were a sight to behold, from their complex structures to their ornate crafted details. Inside this book, you can take a look back to the 1880s and 1890s, when many elaborately-decorated houses were built in America.

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #3: Vintage Automobiles (1930-1939)

During the 1930s, the automobile industry expanded beyond the utilitarian, and producing cars with improved speed, strength, efficiency, size and comfort.

Auto body designs also changed considerably during the thirties, transitioning from the more box-like shapes (reminiscent of their predecessors, horse-drawn carriages) to those that were smoother, sleeker and more rounded. Luxury car designs also began to feature perks like radios, heaters, extra legroom and trunk space along with more powerful engines and automatic transmissions.

Buyers loved these improvements, and their popularity helped make it possible for the automotive industry to survive the Great Depression — and thrive — in the years leading up to World War II.

On the pages within, we have many of classic car brands dating back to the Thirties, including Plymouth, Studebaker, Chrysler, Pierce Arrow, Ford, Cadillac, Buick, Franklin, Lincoln, Hudson, Hupmobile, Packard and Oldsmobile. (Note that these images are not modern interpretations of these cars, but authentic illustrations drawn in the ’30s to advertise the automobiles or to go with newspaper stories.)

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1930 and 1939. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and even suitable for framing.

Hope you enjoy the ride!

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn decades ago.

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The Encyclopedia of American Last Names

How did your last name come to be — and who brought it to America? Find out in this book, featuring 400 pages of information about more than a thousand last names of the original colonists and other early settlers!

Discover information about hundreds of people who left their mark on this country — whether by fighting for it, legislating it, building it, improving it… or simply by having helped make it possible for millions of people to exist today.

Decades ago, genealogists and other researchers spent countless hours investigating and tracing the ancestries of many of the last names common in America. They paged through rare old books and referenced dusty archival documents to find the sources of these surnames, to reconstruct how and when those families arrived in the United States.

We rediscovered a wealth of information — drawing from more than a thousand different sources — and combined the best of what we found into this encyclopedia. Find out how the names were formed, and get unique insights about the families who carried the names hundreds of years ago.

Now, you can benefit from their years of research in this one book — a collection like no other. You’ll find countless threads connecting people and places, gain new perspectives on topics covered in history books, and pick up some interesting trivia. Most important of all, it might be able to illuminate your own family heritage, or provide starting points for your own genealogical journey.

It all starts with our not-so-simple heritage of last names — things that really only came into existence a couple dozen generations ago. By understanding the stories behind these names, we can learn not just about our own lineage, but get a whole new perspective on many of the real flesh-and-blood people who walked this earth long before us, and who have made it possible for us to stand here today.

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The Big Birthday Calendar Book

The Big Birthday Calendar Book

The BIG BIRTHDAY CALENDAR BOOK is just the place to write down everyone’s birthdays — along with anniversaries, name days and other important dates! Keep them all in one place, and remember every special day year after year.

The Big Birthday Calendar Book looks festive and fun, and makes a great gift for all ages!

There’s plenty of room to keep track of birthdays and other special occasions. Every day has its own section, and only four dates are printed per page. The large print type makes it easy to read for seniors and young children.

BONUS! Also includes…

Quick front-of-the-book VIP birthday list of important dates – Birth stones & Birth flowers – Astrology/Western Zodiac and the Chinese Zodiac

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Ghost Stories and Other Haunting Tales from Yesterday

Think you don’t scare easily? Try taking a creepy detour along the edge of the spirit realm with these tales that have endured for more than a century!

The stories in this book are chilling classics from the Victorian era and the early twentieth century — indeed, the voices of authors from beyond the grave. You’ll unearth shocking and suspenseful short stories of haunted houses and frightful apparitions, terrifying encounters and supernatural obsessions, bizarre coincidences and other sinister scenarios.

These ghost stories and other haunting narratives deliver timeless thrills through a variety of intensely imaginative plots. This ghoulishly delightful collection features 50 spine-tingling tales from the past — including those by literary greats such as Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, Daniel Defoe and Washington Irving.

Fearful fact or fantastic fiction? You decide. But don’t be surprised if these compelling narratives keep you up at night, shivering as you wonder which ones just might be true.

See below for a list of the old-fashioned ghost stories in this book!

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Vintage Fashion from the Mid-1920s: Vintage Women Adult Coloring Book #14

In America during the middle of the 1920s, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, Billie Dove and Marion Davies were just a few of the famous faces in the movie theaters.

The screen sirens wore gowns of satin and taffeta, jerseys, twills, flat and printed crepes. Some of the many popular styles included outfits with small boleros, flares, pleats, high necks, lace vests and bishop sleeves.

And the most-desired colors of the era? Periwinkle, Bristol scarlet, chartreuse green, amber tan, plum blue, blue lavender, Lanvin green, palmetto, wildrose, black and navy.

Between these covers, you will find 49 coloring pages with more than 70 different examples of outfits popular during the mid-twenties. You will see that the stereotypical “flapper style” commonly portrayed in movies and on TV was just one of many looks in vogue during the middle of the twenties.

“The silhouette is veering back toward the straight contour,” wrote a style columnist in early 1926. Further notes on the fashion of the era noted: “Clever pleats and tucks are being employed in such a manner as to retrain a graceful freedom of movement, and yet not interfere with the slim slenderness of the straight line. Youthful two-piece models tie at the waist with huge, floating bows. Sleeves are usually long. Trimmings continue to be very magnificent.”

And now that you have the background on these outfits from the middle part of the Roaring Twenties, it’s time to give them the color and the verve they have been missing for the better part of a century.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage fashion images from decades ago. See this page for a preview of everything that’s inside this book.

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Vintage Homes Adult Coloring Book: Luxurious Victorian Houses & Mansions

The most luxurious homes of the Victorian era were a sight to behold, from their commanding size right down to their charming details.

Inside this book, you can take a look back to the 1870s — a time when many of the most ornate and elegant homes were built in America! Not only was the architecture remarkable, so,were their bold colors.

These 42 authentic home designs, created at the end of the Civil War reconstruction era, were made for those with extravagant budgets who desired grand estates and luxurious mansions.

The lavish homes within this book feature high-end details such as resplendent porches and balconies, bay windows, arches, spires, turrets and towers, and all manner of ornate moldings and trim.

Several types of exquisite architectural styles are within, including homes in the Gothic style, Franco-Italian and French château styles, Villas — and even a grandiose Elizabethan mansion. As a bonus, the original published descriptions are included on the back of each illustration, along with floor plans.

While fans of classic and revival architecture will likely swoon over each stunning view, these elaborate, detailed illustrations will be of particular interest to experienced colorists.

The homes from this age that remain standing today are considered historic treasures — all the more reason to explore these magnificent pieces of America's architectural past.

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300 Vintage Pressure Cooker Recipes

Inside 300 Vintage Pressure Cooker Recipes: Dozens of Delicious Recipes for Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Plus Side Dishes & Desserts to Use As-Is or Adapt for Your Instant Pot, you really will find a wealth of good old-fashioned pressure cooker recipes for chicken, beef, pork, lamb – including roasts, casseroles and stews – as well as ideas and directions to make great soups, side dishes and desserts.

We carefully sifted through thousands of resources to rediscover these classic menu ideas and methods, so there's no other book out like this. The authentic time-honored recipes on the pages within come from 150 different newspapers and other vintage publications from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s & 1970s. They’re all sorted by category and then organized by type – and there’s a full index at the start of this book.

Most of the recipes featured are for dishes as popular today as ever – but we also left in a couple super-dated favorites just for fun. (If you’re brave enough to make the Jellied Ribbon Meat Loaf, let us know how it turns out!)

Now that you have this book handy, you can use the recipes in this collection in a manual stovetop pressure cooker, or adapt them to use in your Instant Pot® or other electric pressure cooker. Best of all, you can let them inspire your own creations!

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Vintage Shoes: Fashionable Women’s Footwear from the 20th Century

Follow along with the footwear fashions of the 20th century! On the pages inside, you’ll see how the most popular women’s shoes transformed from being simply utilitarian into truly stylish statements.

We have compiled a fabulous collection of some of the gorgeous boots, booties, heels, pumps, sandals, wedges and loafers that have adorned women’s feet over the course of seven decades.

The drawings are arranged by year, first moving from prim high boots to bootie-type heels during the first half of the twentieth century. Then you will see how sleek, pointy-toed stiletto heels became all the rage in the fifties, before eventually giving way to styles like the wide loafers, platform shoes and Bohemian sandals that were so popular in the sixties and seventies.

Each of the images on the 48 pages inside was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the simple, the ornate, and the many looks in between — published between 1907 and 1976. Some drawings are more basic, while others revisit fanciful ad displays of fashion footwear. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and suitable for framing.

Now, put your best foot forward and color this set of 150 different vintage and retro shoes in your very own style!

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s

Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s

This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn nearly a century ago.

The early 1920s was a time of flappers and freedom, ragtime and jazz, The Great Gatsby and the silver screen, along with stars like Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge.

“Flappers” were all about confidence, bucking tradition, and forging new paths. Naturally, the styles of the early '20s demonstrated how young women were rebelling against corsets and petticoats, instead adopting simpler, sassier clothes with straight lines that were flirty and emphasized the much-desired slender frames.

Between these covers, you will find 43 coloring pages with more than 180 different examples of outfits popular during the twenties — dresses, suits, coats — and including hats, parasols, shawls and other on-trend attire. All are from newspaper fashion features, which showed the newest styles drawn into a trendy layout or location.

As you will see, the stereotypical “flapper style” seen in modern media really represents just a fragment of what was considered to be in vogue at the time. While the silhouettes were usually sleek, the fabrics, ornamentation and accessories often made up for such simplicity.

And now it's time to give these outfits from the Roaring Twenties the color and the verve they have been missing for the better part of a century!

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #4: Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing more than 80 different examples of the tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era — specifically, 1895 to 1899. All are lifestyle scenes, showing the newest styles drawn into a social situation or location.

Although the outfits are all from a five-year span, the definition of “stylish” was constantly changing. Grand announcements about the current trends were regularly published in the papers beneath headlines like, “All About The Latest Fashions” and “Correct Cycling Dress.”

Take a look back to the Gilded Age, and give these clothes the color and verve they have been missing for more than a hundred years!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #4: Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s

Paperback length: 106 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: December 22, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 1944633014

ISBN-13: 978-1944633011

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #2: Edwardian Fashion

What did women wear back in the Edwardian era? Whether going to formal events, keeping house or having a day out, here are 43 gorgeous drawings from 1908, showing some of the top fashions from more than 100 years ago!

While the clothing is the centerpiece of these illustrations, these pictures do so much more than just demonstrate popular styles around the turn of the century. They’re vignettes of the American Dream — sweet depictions of the idealized lifestyle women supposedly wanted.

Instead of letting this artwork languish in archives, we wanted to help it reach a new audience: you.

We hope you love this book full of little glimpses into the past, and enjoy giving each one fresh new color.

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

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About Vintage Women Coloring Book #2: Edwardian Fashion

Paperback length: 98 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 0989390942

ISBN-13: 978-0989390941

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #5: Victorian Fashion Plates from the Late 1800s

Being fashionable in the late Victorian era meant wearing things like dresses with puffed sleeves and high collars, and making sure to have a proper hat and an elegant pair of gloves.

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing full-length fashion plates of tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era — specifically, 1895 to 1899.

Although the outfits within are all from a five-year span, the definition of “stylish” was constantly changing. Grand announcements about the current trends were regularly published in the papers under columns with titles like “Vanity’s Whims,” “Women and Their Ways” and “Fashion and Fancy.”

Now, take a look back to the Gilded Age, and give these clothes the color and verve they have been missing for more than a hundred years!

Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.

Order this coloring book now!


About Vintage Women Coloring Book #5: Victorian Fashion Plates from the Late 1800s

Paperback length: 106 pages

Publisher: Synchronista LLC

Publication Date: December 23, 2015

Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

ISBN-10: 1944633022

ISBN-13: 978-1944633028

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