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Friday, July 24, 2009


Brand new ! 80 colorful varieties of vegetables and herbs, from authentic original unused seed packets. We have collected the ENTIRE 1920s set of 80 card packs from the Card Seed Company. The set we've collected is one of the few complete sets in existence, and as far as we know this COMPLETE SET of the digitized illustrations is not simply available anywhere else!

These packages were published by the long-defunct Card Seed Company, and printed by the Genesee Valley Lithography Company.

The Card Seed Company was located in what was then the garden seed capital of the United States -- Fredonia, New York. In the 1920s, this company published one of the most beautiful sets of lithographs in antique packaging.

Several unused sets of the packets were discovered in upstate New York decades ago, and these pristine originals are much sought after by collectors for their charming artwork, brilliant colors and distinctive design. We are proud to have collected an entire original set.

These fantabulous vintage seed packets are so appealing and have so many uses -- and we have published this collection at extra-high resolution so they are suitable for large framed prints as well as all your crafts projects (cards, invites, altered art, scrapbooking, etc.)

They look great framed for your kitchen, or use them for unique garden markers, to enhance your scrapbook pages, to create charming cards and tags and labels... the quality is exceptional and the graphic design is timeless.

This complete collection is only from Lunagirl!

Click here for details, more samples, and ordering information.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Will Make You Smile! Dancing Wedding Procession

I'm not a big YouTube fan, and I've never posted a video here before (and may never again)...but if you haven't seen this yet, I recommend it. It is five minutes of pure joy! Love rules!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maude Fealy

A while back I began a series of posts on actresses of the Victorian Edwardian era, and I think I'll continue that with Maude Fealy...

This beautiful lady was born Maude Hawk in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881 (sources vary on the year).

Her mother moved to Denver to teach at the Tabor School of Acting, and Colorado was home to Maude Fealy for much of her life.

Her mother Margaret Fealy was an actress, and Maude made her first appearance at age three and was performing dramatic roles at age five. By 1907 she was a well-known actress, appearing on magazine covers and touring the the United States and England in comedies and dramatic plays to general critical acclaim.

Maude secretly married English theater critic Lewis Hugo Sherman in 1907, but the union was short-lived, due largely to her mother's active sabotage.

Maude married actor James Peter-Durkin in 1909, with her mother's full approval, and the couple used Maude's financial resources to form the Fealy-Durkin stock company which performed plays in Denver for a few years. This marriage also ended in divorce in 1917.

There are unsubstantiated rumors that Maude Fealy was at one time romantically involved with fellow actress Eva La Gallienne and may have been a lesbian. Maude's third and final marriage, to her manager John Cort, ended in annulment in 1923.

Maude Fealy was associated with the Thanhauser film company for several years, and was the leading lady in numerous early silent film productions. She continued to appear in plays in cities across the country.

In 1917 she formed her own theater company, The Lakeside Theater in Denver, which produced a variety of plays including at least one she wrote herself.

Theater magazines of the day report that she was 5'1" tall with dark blue eyes, and enjoyed art and books, pets and plants, swimming and writing.

During the Depression Era of the 1930s, Maude was involved with the Federal Theater Project and the Works Progress Administration in Los Angeles. During the 1940s she taught acting classes in Denver, and appeared in occasional small film roles throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

She was great friends with Cecil B. DeMille and appeared in many of his films including the 1956 production of The Ten Commandments. She had a small part and also did the voice-over for several other players.

Fealy and DeMille had met and become friends years earlier when they performed a swordfight together in the play Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall at Lakeside Theater.

Maude Fealy once said, "Actors never give up acting; it gives them up." She officially retired in 1957, but was active in the theater throughout her life. She continued to give one-woman performances and lectured on Shakespeare.

She lived in Denver for many years, but died in the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, in 1971.

She was interred at the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, close to her mother. Funeral expenses were paid by the estate of Cecil B. DeMille, as he had provided in his will (he died in 1959). No close relatives survived her.

Despite spending nearly all of her life in the public eye to one degree or another, Maude Fealy seems a bit of an enigma. She is remembered as one of the loveliest ladies of the stage and screen, and her postcard images are among our most popular.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New CD! Actresses Actors Drama Theater Posters

At long last we have completed production work on our third collection of Vintage Theater Posters. This lovely new collection features beautiful images of Victorian Edwardian era actresses, actors and producers as well as fascinating posters for dramatic plays and operettas of the day: Lunagirl Actors Actresses Drama & Operetta Theater Posters on CD

We have carefully restored the images to remove creases, tears and stains, to show them as they haven't been seen in over a hundred years. These old pictures are fun to browse, great for history buffs and anyone interested in theater and actresses, and are an untapped resource for great images to use in altered art!

We also have similar volumes of Burlesque Vaudeville Comedies posters on CD and Magicians Musicians Novelties posters on CD ~ or get all three at a special bundle price: Lunagirl Vintage Theater

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