Category Archives: vintage

How I yearn for a ‘Semple House’

My aunt recently found this old picture of the back of The Semple House, the home where my mother and her sisters were raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since my grandfather was the chief landscape architect for Colonial Williamsburg they lived … Continue reading

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Vintage Seed Catalog Design

While exploring The Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ website I stumbled upon an amazing¬†collection of gorgeous seed and nursery catalogues dating from 1830 to present. The illustrations and hand drawn typography are not only stunning but so relevant to today’s design trends. … Continue reading

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