Free Vintage Digital Images

I was thinking that I’m a bit overdue on sharing some free images with you…and since I found some fun vintage goodies on my latest trip to the Alameda Flea Market last Sunday, what better time than now. The tags are from a stash of watchmaker’s parts, the box front as well. I Photoshopped out the address info so you can add your own. And I’ve also tossed in some beautiful end papers from a 1918 book (red) and an old ledger (green). If you use them, I’d love to see the results!
Click on any of the images above for the larger files. The above images may be used in personal projects. They may also be used commercially as part of a design or craft for sale, or modified as such, but never to be sold or re-issued as-is, (ie. digital collage elements, printables, template designs.)

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  1. #1 - Scrapthat says:

    Thanks so much!! Very cool! I was just looking for tickets a couple days ago!! 🙂 These are fabulous!!

  2. #2 - says:

    thank you

  3. #3 - Liszha says:

    Great set! Thank you!!!!!

  4. #4 - Christine says:

    Sweet! Thank you for these…

  5. #5 - Kristen @ says:

    oh those are so awesome! I need to get going on some projects!!

  6. #6 - Rebecca Everett says:

    Wow, what great finds. I have been meaning to get down to the Alameda Flea but never seem to make it. Thank you for sharing.

  7. #7 - Rebecca Everett says:

    Wow, what great finds. I have been meaning to get down to the Alameda Flea but never seem to make it. Thank you for sharing.

  8. #8 - randomcreativity says:

    I love the clock faces! You find such neat stuff in your area 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  9. #9 - Angela says:

    Thank you for these great images!! I'm excited to have them!

  10. #10 - QueenBe says:

    Thanks, they look fun and useful!

  11. #11 - The Pennington Point says:

    Thanks Cathe! Once again you are generous and amazing. Lisa~

  12. #12 - Sue says:

    These are just THE BESTEST! You are such a great example of someone who shares her talents so generously. A true inspiration…thank you! Xo, Sue

  13. #13 - Sandy says:

    Wonderful pieces! Thank you! Sandy

  14. #14 - Lynda Gail says:


  15. #15 - Cori says:

    Thanks so much for these great images!

    When I read that you were at the Alameda Flea Market it made me miss "home". After living my entire life in California Bay Area we moved to Eastern Washington 2 years ago. I love it here, but MAN–I miss that greet flea market!

    Thanks so much for sharing your treasures from an awesome place : )

    Starview Sonnet

  16. #16 - CeCe says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful images and all of your talent throughout your posts!

  17. #17 - myletterstoemily says:

    dear cathe,

    such lovely images to share.

    thank you.


  18. #18 - Sarah says:

    Beautiful endpapers. Thank you.

  19. #19 - homespun1 says:

    Wow…your pieces are "Timely" Pun intended. I can see using these for some grand projects! Thanks for sharing.

  20. #20 - Emme Toaye says:

    Your kindness in sharing is very appreciated, I would love to learn more about digital images, collages and love vintage themes.

  21. #21 - mizdarlin says:

    These are great images, thanks for sharing them with us!

  22. #22 - Veronica says:

    Thank you so much!! Love those worn tags and the clock faces are gorgeous!!

  23. #23 - That Girl says:

    Thanks so much! I love marbled paper for backgrounds in my collages… these look awesome. :3

  24. #24 - Silver Horse Photography says:

    Thank you so much, I am just starting to enjoy vintage ephemera and doing digital collages!

  25. #25 - Debra Heschl's Photography says:

    oohhh, love them:) thank you so much!!

  26. #26 - Paper Pile Kitten says:

    Thank you so much! Great flea market finds!

  27. #27 - Karen says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been on the lookout for clocks!! :>:>

  28. #28 - Lisa Madden Bass says:

    These are all great, thank you so very much for sharing them the rest of us…be blessed!


  29. #29 - Juliet A says:

    Snagged and greatly appreciated!

  30. #30 - JEROSHA ÄRETUN says:

    oh thank you so much for your kindness =)

  31. #31 - Sweet Bee Cottage says:

    These are great! Thank you so much. I always love your vintage images. Well—–all your images!

  32. #32 - sue says:

    thanks for the digital images!! too sweet.. is this the flea market that you went to?

    i have only been there once, and it was huge and overwhelming – unfortunately, i didn't have a lot of time. but it sounds like you have had success finding some neat items there.

    have you been to the Coliseum Swap Meet? (5401 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601-5021) – i'm interested to see if that is worthwhile too..

    thanks again!

  33. #33 - La Flotte says:

    Oh wow, I love the vintage tickets and clocks.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Greetings from Holland


  34. #34 - Limar says:

    Very nice, thank you 🙂

  35. #35 - kjo13 says:

    Wow! These are awesome! I esp. love the clock faces.

    You are so kind to do the 'work' and share with us!

    Thank you so much!

  36. #36 - Anne says:

    I LOVE your blog, your work, and your generosity… Your're the ONE !!! BRAVO

  37. #37 - ScrapMetal says:

    Thanks- love the marbled paper!

  38. #38 - Roben-Marie says:

    Thanks so much! I plan to use these on my file folder mail art pieces!!

  39. #39 - KateB says:

    I think I need a tutorial in how to use these..I'm a digi-phobe…just dropped by to say I recd so many compliments on your cardboard box minibook tutorial-brought some traffic to my blog! I plan on making more for a craft fair later this year..thanks again!

  40. #40 - dwellinganddesign says:

    I just wanted to let you know how much these inspired me. I have been craving a way to re-do my blog with something that was nostalgic yet not too over the top. Thank you SO much, and congratulations on a lovely find.

  41. #41 - Sans! says:

    Thank you! I will be using these printables for my miniatures :).

  42. #42 - Feathers and Flight says:

    Thank You for Sharing these Fabulous Images!
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  43. #43 - Sparkleblue Faery says:

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful images! 🙂

  44. #44 - Linda says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful images!!

  45. #45 - Mrs B. says:

    thank you for the clock faces. I have just finished re-painting my kitchen and the wall clock looked like it needed to be replaced. Instead I am going to print a new face and paint the outside rim. Thank a heap.

  46. #46 - Anonymous says:

    these are so fun! Thank you for your generosity!

  47. #47 - Deborah says:

    Superb! A big thank you :o)

  48. #48 - Nancy says:

    These are wonderful! Thank you!

  49. #49 - Isabel says:

    I love these, thank you, you are very talented! I'm a new follower 🙂

  50. #50 - ShannonAnn says:

    These are great. Consider yourself followed.

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  53. #51 - jackie says:

    I just found your site and I love it…so inspiring! Also I LOVE the fact that when I save an image you initials are on the title. It makes it much easier to remember where I found it and can credit it or come back for more if I am looking for more inspirations! Thanks for all your hard work and your generosity of spirit. Jackie

  54. #52 - Nancy says:

    These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  55. #53 - Bernhardine Uys says:

    Looking for vintage goodies for a project – down in South Africa they’re hard to come by so thank you very much!
    Love your blog – adding to favourites!
    Well done, x

  56. #54 - Ellen says:

    Ilove your stuff….

  57. #55 - Johna Rosser says:

    these are really cool! thank you so much!!

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  59. #56 - Johanna says:

    Thank you very much! These are fabulous!! I love them!! Thanks for sharing!! Your generosity is so appreciated! 🙂

  60. #57 - winston3518 says:

    Wonderful images and ideas. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your talent.

  61. #58 - Elaine Akers says:

    love the old tags…thanks

  62. #60 - Konny says:

    Lovely! Thank you

  63. #61 - linda warkentin says:

    thank you Im writing a book and your paper is great. Look for it at the web site isnt done yet but soon. Thanks again. Linda

  64. #62 - Annie says:

    These are fantastic! I used them to make a mini album with a tutorial on my blog:

    With a link to you, of course! Thanks for being awesome! 🙂

  65. #63 - Jill says:

    Love your images. Question—How can you tell if a vintage image is ok to use and share? I have lots of very old postcards and books but don’t know if its ok to upload and share. Thanks

  66. #64 - Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much…love them!

  67. #65 - Susan Miller says:

    Hi! Sending you a warm THANk YOU for providing us with Freebies. In this day and age it’s hard to find anything free, not to mention someone that shares the same passion for art and making things.

    Sincere Regards from Western North Carolina and the mountains of Appalachia!

  68. #66 - Cdesousa says:

    Wow, you have such cool images!! Thanks for sharing!!

  69. #67 - Jan Jones says:

    Many thanks! These are very useful for miniatures.

  70. #68 - Amber says:

    I just now found your blog! These vintage tags are GREAT!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing! I can already working with them TONIGHT! They are the perfect color scheme for my blog ( Again, Thanks For Sharing!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  71. #69 - Gary Edwards says:

    These are very cool, I really like the clocks.

    Thanks for sharing them!

  72. #70 - Lieve FLOUR says:

    Dear Cathe,

    Only a few weeks ago I discovered your lovely blog and vintage postcards, as I was searching the Internet for old illustrations I wanted to use in a self made birthday card for a very dear female friend of mine.
    Believe me, you’re a goldmine for people like me.
    I’m so grateful, thank you!

    Lieve from Belgium

  73. #71 - ChrisA says:

    Awesome Cathe!!!

  74. #72 - samar says:

    thank you very much

  75. #73 - Sharon says:

    Thank you!

  76. #74 - Joey says:

    Thank you soooooooo much for the clock faces! I have been looking forever for some and yours are just beautiful and so so perfect for my layout.

  77. #75 - Gloria says:

    Thank you for your generous offers. So appreciated.

  78. #76 - Olga says:

    Thanks for sharing! The papers are so beautiful and the tickets are so bright!

  79. #77 - clodynette says:

    merci bcp je suis juste entrain de faire un livre d’or pour les 40 ans de ma cousine qui va alller visiter une des capitale d europe cela va bien m aider