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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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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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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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Antique Gemstone Rings from the 1920s, 1930s & 1940s: Adult coloring book

Gemstone rings have a long, rich history as fashion statements and symbols of relationships — as well as a way to show status and wealth.

Inside, you will see a collection of stylish rings for women that were popular during the first half of the twentieth century — jewelry that was equally at home gracing the hand of a Hollywood actress, a newly-engaged woman, a well-to-do matron, or a girl celebrating an important birthday.

The creative metalwork could be lacy, delicately-carved and intricately engraved — featuring piercings, filigree and milgrain details around stones mounted on basket, trellis or bezel settings. Sometimes two different color metals were used, along with a variety of brilliant gemstones. Some of the most popular jewel choices included diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, topaz, aquamarine, citrine and garnet.

In 1926, the Decatur (Illinois) Herald noted, “The most interesting change of recent years in the jewelry business has been the change in wedding rings and diamond mountings. Diamond mountings have changed from the yellow Tiffany style to the white gold 18 karat Belais or platinum with a basket setting.”

They noted that traditional bridal sets also were modernized. “Wedding rings have changed from the wide heavy band ring in yellow gold to the narrow-band engraved ring in white and green gold [a gold/silver mix] and platinum.”

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 pages of dinner rings, cocktail rings, wedding sets and other kinds of beautiful jewelry for the hands from the three decades between 1919 and 1949. They’re sorted by date, and each one is 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. (There are also two pages for you to test your pens or pencils.)

Now you can customize these beautiful souvenirs of the past with your very own palette of rich reds, cool blues and warm yellows — and every shade in between.

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

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #2: Vintage Automobiles (1920-1929)

The early automobile age was an exciting time for America, and the classic cars built during those years were technological marvels both practical and popular.

Sales of cars positively boomed in the 1920s. A newspaper story published in July 1922 said that more than a million motor vehicles had been sold during the first half of that year, and things were only going to get better. “In the second week of June, two of the largest companies — Ford and Buick — shattered all records for a single day’s production,” wrote a correspondent for The St Louis Star and Times. By early 1927, experts were estimating that the United States would produce at least five million cars and trucks both that year and the next.

On the pages within, we have dozens of classic car brands dating back to the Twenties, including Chandler, Oakland, Pontiac, Chrysler, Nash, Essex, Ajax, Hupmobile, Franklin, Dodge, Overland, Buick, Gardner, Graham Paige, Elcar and Ford. (Note that these images are not modern interpretations of these cars, but authentic illustrations drawn about a century ago 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 1920 and 1929. 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 nearly a century ago.

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #1: Early American Automobiles (1895-1919)

The dawn of the automobile age was an exciting time for America, and the classic cars built during those early years were technological marvels both practical and popular.

“It is not outside the realm of possibility that in the century soon to dawn, the horseless carriage may be as familiar on the public highway as the bicycle is today,” noted The San Francisco Call in February of 1896.

Four years later, they had indeed become more familiar because the motor car trend grew fast. As The Topeka State Journal reported at the time, “Among the recent inventions designed for utility, pleasure or comfort, none has attracted so much attention as the automobile.”

Of course, all of that attention — not to mention how these new cars made the world so much more accessible — led to a productive multi-million dollar industry. As early as the year 1902, it was estimated that there were 300 different automobile manufacturers in the United States.

On the pages within, we have dozens of classic car brands dating back to the late Victorian age, including Buick, Cadillac, Cartercar, Chalmers, Chandler, Cole, Davis, Ford, Franklin, Grant, Hudson, Kissel, Marmon, Mitchell, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Overland, Packard, Pierce Arrow, Rambler, Scripps-Booth, Stoddard-Dayton and Studebaker.

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1895 and 1919. 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 would even be suitable for framing.

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

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #11: Top Fashions of the ’60s

The sixties was one of the most diverse fashion eras on record. It started out very much in the tradition of the fifties — staid and tailored and proper — and ended up loose and flowing and flowery.

“The decade began with Balenciaga and Givenchy — kings of a fashion that emphasized ladylike elegance,” the Camden, New Jersey Courier-Post recapped late in 1969. By the end of the sixties, the paper noted, camp had dethroned elegance. “The fashion was being set by unknown kids in London streets, hippies, and the weirdly costumed members of rock and roll groups.”

Each of the 48 full-page images inside was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the elegant, the camp, and the many looks in between — published between 1960 and 1969. The drawings are arranged by year, moving from the start of the decade to the end.

Now, a half century after these clothes were designed, you get to grab your pencils or pens and dive into this set of vintage art to make it all your own! Hopefully some of them will light your fire.

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #10: Groovy Fashion of the ’70s

Clothing in the seventies was often created from some of the most fantastic and funky patterns and materials. Fabric with floral prints, geometric patterns, stripes, checks and paisleys were made into flared pants, flowing skirts, short shorts and halter tops.

As the decade dawned, the only thing clear about style trends was the lack of any specific trends. “Fashion designers finally have agreed on one point — the fashion world is in a state of confusion.”

Jumpsuits and tracksuits made their mark, and the peasant look — similar to the hippie look from the sixties — was seen across the country. Even capes and ponchos enjoyed a brief heyday.

Each of the 48 full-page images inside was carefully chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations published between 1970 and 1977.

Now, 40 years after these clothes were designed, you get to grab your pencils or pens and dive into this set of vintage art to make it all your own! Can you dig it?

This book offers authentic restored images of clothing fashions from the seventies — styles including miniskirts, hotpants, flares/bell-bottoms, maxi skirts and pantsuits.

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Pantsuits: Scrapbook of a Style Revolution

Pantsuits: Scrapbook of a Style Revolution: How Women Stood Up and Shocked the World by Daring to Wear Pants

Decades before Hillary Clinton became the modern world’s most famous pantsuit-wearer, women across the United States and around the world were making their own political statements by slipping on the humble pants-and-jacket combo.

See the sample pages on this page for a preview of what’s inside this book!

In Great Britain? Click here for the amazon.co.uk link

Paperback: 110 pages

Published: December 4, 2016

ISBN-10: 1944633561

ISBN-13: 978-1944633561

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

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Vintage Homes Adult Coloring Book #2: Classic Victorian Houses
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Vintage Homes Adult Coloring Book #2: Classic 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.

The homes in this book are mainly in the Queen Anne, Stick and Eastlake styles, though some may be considered Folk Victorian, with their unique and beautiful “gingerbread house” detailing. Most of these houses were built from wood, with many different textures, patterns, carvings and other ornamentation incorporated into the design.

These 44 authentic antique house designs have all been drawn in the architectural elevation view — as if seen straight-on from the front. Many of these houses include wonderful wide porches and balconies, cupolas, turrets and towers, steep roofs, paneled chimneys, shingles, spindles, and ornate moldings and trim.

But what about the exterior colors, as seen on the Painted Ladies in San Francisco? In addition to the creative, crafty styles of architecture, advances in manufacturing made a rainbow of paint shades affordable, and the homes that remain from this time are often vividly colored.

While fans of Victorian architecture will likely admire each stunning image, these elaborate illustrations will be of special interest to experienced colorists thanks to the beautifully-detailed originals.

Now you can give these vintage homes the color and the verve they have been missing for more than a century!

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