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Free Vintage Flowers and Seed Packets Images

Please scroll down to see the large collection of vintage flowers, seed packets and Victorian floral arrangement images

Please scroll down to see the large collection of vintage flowers, seed packets and Victorian floral arrangement images

Below you will find vintage flower images from an assortment of eras and in various styles. Scroll down to see the following categories of vintage flower images:

  • Vintage seed packets, catalog covers and ads images
  • Vintage roses clip art
  • Victorian flower arrangements images
  • Miscellaneous vintage flowers
  • Vintage greeting cards that feature flowers

Please follow these download instructions to ensure you get the best version of each vintage image:

Vintage Flower Images Downloading Instructions

Please read the Terms of Use found in the Rules of the Road graphic further down on the page before downloading any art.

To download, choose a small version of any of the vintage flower images above the large images in the right column. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.Once you've chosen an image and see it larger, double-click on the larger image, which will make the best version of the art appear. If you have a PC, right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click to save.

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Many of these vintage images depict one type of flower but some feature flower arrangements. The assortment of vintage flower seed packet and catalog art and flower show ads is particularly beautiful. They're very special because some of them date back to the 1800s. It's ironic that the artwork for these commercial illustrations is so colorful and compelling, yet even when the paintings were in production, the end results were always destined for the trash. Thankfully, many of them live on electronically.

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Ideas for Using These Vintage Flowers

I find these vintage and Victorian flowers inspirational because many talented artists labored collectively for probably thousands of hours to come up with such gorgeous illustrations. These images have so many uses, it's hard to enumerate them all. But the following list of ways you can incorporate these vintage flowers into projects might spark some ideas and get your creativity flowing:

  • Print any of the vintage flowers (but particularly the vintage flower cards or seed packets) and use them on the front of greeting cards
  • Cover an Altoids tin with one or more illustrations and use the tin to hold a gift card
  • Print some of the flowers on cardstock, cut them out, punch a hole at the top and hang them from a Christmas tree
  • Print several of the illustrations at smaller sizes for use on homemade gift tags
  • Decoupage a box or other object you buy at the craft store
  • Place several similar vintage flower illustrations in their own vintage or plain black frames to create a set
  • Print some of the flowers, glue them to sticks and incorporate them into a flower arrangement
  • Glue the flowers onto refigerator magnets
  • Incorporate the flowers into a blog or Web site header or overall design
  • Create your own avatar for a blog or social media site
  • Incorporate them into a table place card and/or napkin ring design
  • Make 3-D art by printing two copies of the same illustration on card stock, cutting out around the details on one of them and pasting it over the base illustration with small spacers in between
  • Use as references or inspiration if you're learning to paint

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Please scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the terms of use. And don't forget to vote in my poll!

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Vintage Flower Image Poll

Terms of Use

Please click the "Source" link to see the updated terms of use for these images:

Please click the "Source" link to see the updated terms of use for these images:

Comments

Glenda on September 01, 2020:

Thank you for this site! I love it!

Penelope on July 22, 2020:

Wow so many beautiful images- thank you

Marjorie on May 28, 2020:

Beautiful art work can’t wait to see what I can make

Brenda on January 24, 2020:

Love your art Thank you so much for the beautiful free vintage art pieces

SandraJ. on April 08, 2013:

Thank you so much for providing us with all these beautiful free vintage art pieces. I'm working on a mini album swap right now with the theme of seed packets and I'm using several of your images. I wish I could download EVERYTHING! I don't have enough years left to use all of them. ;)

Send Flowers Pakistan on April 26, 2012:

good pictures. i like it. i get these ideas.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 25, 2012:

You obviously share my appreciation for these beautiful works of art, somnathnirne! Thanks for your comment.

somnathnirne on March 25, 2012:

wordplay these are works of art, just beautiful, i have an old seed ad framed on my bedroom wall it's what i see when i first wake up every da. i love Flowers & I am Flowers Artist in India Maharastra

Ephrinia on February 14, 2012:

My husband sent this to me for Valentine's Day and I loved it and want to send him one back.

Bank Worachat from Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on January 11, 2012:

I love vintage thankyou so much ^^

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 24, 2011:

Hi, Tora. Thanks for your comment! Please read the "Rules of the Road" graphic under the Terms of Use heading above for information regarding commercial use.

Tora Geirs on April 24, 2011:

thank you so MUCH for this site, these are just what I have been looking for, now the big question : can I use these images for my digital design for scrap-booking kits? I do not sell my stuff I only give it as freebie on my blog.

Tora Geirs on April 24, 2011:

thank you so MUCH for this site, these are just what I have been looking for, now the big question : can I use these images for my digital design for scrap-booking kits? I do not sell my stuff I only give it as freebie on my blog.

letty jones on April 19, 2011:

beautiful...thanks for sharing...more blessing to u!!!

sybille on April 07, 2011:

Thank you so much for all the stunning graphics you share with us over the years. I love decoupage so that's mainly what I use it for. Appreciate it so much xox

Janmont on March 11, 2011:

Lovely - takes me back to my childhood visiting my great aunts. Someday I'll scan some of the trade cards I have.

Jo-Anne Finn on March 05, 2011:

So beautiful! Thank you!

Barbara on February 17, 2011:

OH! So Wonderful!!! Thank you for taking the time to do these and sharing them with us..(my great great Aunts lived in a farmhouse many years ago--all five of them tatting handmade lace to give away and pass down--they are now so treasured--like these artworks are now shared!

Marie on January 07, 2011:

I appreciate you putting this hub together and sharing with all!

Kathleen on December 23, 2010:

Thank you so much for sharing these are absolutely beautiful.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Ninny on September 25, 2010:

Thank you very much..So beautiful

Francesca on September 25, 2010:

Love flowers and absolutely love vintage flowers!! Great job...thank you so much!!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on August 18, 2010:

I sent you an e-mail about this, but in case you didn't get it, the terms of use are on this page. Just click the Rules of the Road box under "Terms of Use" to see the image with the rules or you can visit the URL under the box to read the rules on an HTML page on my main site.

khushbu.jain2007@gmail.com on August 18, 2010:

hi,

I am into handmade arts and crafts. I just loved the content of this site and thought of making some decoupaged plaques using the vintage pictures.

Can I use these pictures for commercial purpose?

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on August 08, 2010:

My pleasure, Lindsey. Your friends are lucky!

Lindsey M on August 08, 2010:

I too am making seed boxes as gifts for my gardener friends. These images are just PERFECT :) Thanks for the awesome hub!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on July 12, 2010:

I'm glad you'll find a good use for these, Whizzer! I hope your seed boxes come out well. :-)

whizzer from Ireland on July 12, 2010:

Wonderful hub, thanks so much. I'm making seed boxes and these images will look so well on them.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 22, 2010:

Thanks so much Dana. The links would be much appreciated. :-)

Dana Gustafson on April 22, 2010:

WOnderful site! Thank you for sharing. I'll be sure to link your site for anything I make and post.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on January 09, 2010:

You're welcome, Nicole. Thanks for your kind words.

Nicole on January 08, 2010:

Wow - I am floored. Such beautiful images and so many ideas. Thank you so much for your hard work in sharing all of this!

decor on November 03, 2009:

good wrok, useful images

Minoush on August 03, 2009:

Vielen Dank!!!

wendy_isaiah on July 21, 2009:

I love to paint flowers. Nice hub...

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on July 14, 2009:

Hi Cathy. It makes me happy to know that these will be used for a bridal shower! I wish your friend the best.

Cathy on July 14, 2009:

Thank you for these...I am having a bridal shower for a close friend who loves vintage...they're soooo beautiful!!! she will be so blessed!!!

Thank you again!!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on June 11, 2009:

You're welcome, Cindy. I love knowing that you'll find these so useful!

Cindy - Brentwood, CA USA on June 11, 2009:

Wow I'm impressed! Thank you sooooo much for sharing out of your abundance. So many people only want to sell, sell, sell...God will bless you for your generosity. You help to provide for a lot of people who can't afford a lot as far as buying stamps, etc., but like to make their own cards. I make a lot of cards for my church, family, and friends, and this will give me a whole lot more options. Again...THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 26, 2009:

Hi, Dolores. These would be lovely on a gardening hub. Enjoy!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 26, 2009:

Wordplay, I will read the terms of use, would love to use a few of these lovely vintage roses in one of my gardening hubs. Sometimes the real thing isn't enough.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 26, 2009:

Hi, Carolhue. I wish I could see that; I'll be it's going to be beautiful! Have fun making it. :-)

Carolhue on May 26, 2009:

I'm working on an altered book with a vintage garden theme and can't wait to add graphics from your site. Thank you so much for making them available and so easy to download. I do appreciate your labor of love!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 18, 2009:

Wow, designer. You made my day. Thanks again. :-)

designer on May 18, 2009:

I had to come back to say that you've put so much work into this endeavor, and to be so generous the way you are is really exceptional. God bless :)

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 18, 2009:

Thank you, designer. What a nice thing to say! I appreciate it. :-)

designer on May 18, 2009:

Thank you, WordPlay. You're a very sweet and generous person! Thanks!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 16, 2009:

Hi, designer. I've just posted the terms of use, which explains the allowed uses. If you need flower images for extensive commercial use, I recommend you click through from the Vintagerio ad above. There are some fabulous vintage floral images and they have no restrictions.

designer on May 15, 2009:

Hi - are these beautiful vintage flowers available for commercial use. They're gorgeous.

Thanks!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 14, 2009:

You're welcome, Floriane. I'm so glad you like them. :-)

Floriane on May 14, 2009:

Thanks for sharing all those wonderful florals, one can never get enough of them!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 07, 2009:

You're welcome, Trish. Thanks for your comment.

Trish on May 07, 2009:

Beautiful pictures! I absolutely love vintage flowers, thanks for sharing them!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 22, 2009:

Thanks, permege. :-)

permege from Philippines on April 22, 2009:

awesoMe...i was impress about this blog...

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 16, 2009:

I'm so glad you like them, Dolores. My particular favorites are the seed ads and packets. I can't even imagine how much money the companies must have spent on them.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 16, 2009:

wordplay these are works of art, just beautiful, i have an old seed ad framed on my bedroom wall it's what i see when i first wake up every day

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on April 15, 2009:

You're welcome, Theresa! :-)

Theresa on April 14, 2009:

Beautiful!Thank you very much!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 26, 2009:

You're welcome, Spencer and Lourna. :-)

lourna on March 26, 2009:

wow! i love vintage flowers...thanks for sharing

spencer on March 06, 2009:

I am tickled to bits! What an awesome site. I am loving all the vintage lovelies. I'll be adding you to my list of favs on my blog @ www.bellamerecottage.blogspot.com

Thank you so much!

Warmly,

Spencer

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 06, 2009:

You're welcome, Gloria. I'm glad you like the images. :-)

Gloria on March 05, 2009:

Thanks so much! I love vintage and I just found your site. I will be back!

Thanks!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 04, 2009:

Thanks so much for telling me how you're going to use these images, Dot. My niece is developmentally disabled, so I have a special place in my heart for people who work to help disabled people. :-)

Dot on March 04, 2009:

I'm in heaven. Thank-you for such beautiful images. I teach crafts to developmentally disabled adults and these will come in handy. Thanks again.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 03, 2009:

You're welcome, Irene. You have a nice blog. I can tell by looking at it that you love vintage art!

Iréne on March 03, 2009:

Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures!!

I´m so glad i found this site!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on February 26, 2009:

Thanks, Lenna. I visited your site and it's quite beautiful. I love the flower pin cushions on your home page. :-)

Lenna Green on February 25, 2009:

These are so beautiful and have lots of uses for all different types of crafts.

Thanks very much for sharing them.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on January 31, 2009:

You're welcome, Maggie!

Maggie on January 31, 2009:

Thank you for sharing. So beautiful !

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on January 09, 2009:

Thanks, poetryman!

poetryman69 from Orlando on January 09, 2009:

charming and cool. well done.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 30, 2008:

You're welcome, MindCargo. I'm glad you find these images useful.

MindCargo on December 29, 2008:

I've been looking for vintage flowers and you have made my search easy, thank you so much to sharing your time and discoveries with us all!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 27, 2008:

You're welcome, Helga. :-)

Helga Auðunsdóttir on December 27, 2008:

Thanks for wonderful site :)

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 07, 2008:

You're welcome, Mel. :-)

hibiscus_mel from Marlton, New Jersey on December 06, 2008:

Oh I love flowers!;-) Thanks for sharing this hub.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 06, 2008:

You're welcome, BizzyMuse. I always love to know what people do with the images, so I'm glad you told me you made stationary. I'll bet it's beautiful! Thanks for your comment. :-)

BizzyMuse from Southern California on December 06, 2008:

I love this hub! I just made some beautiful stationary with some of the floral images. I am sending this link to my mom as well. Thank you so much!!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 03, 2008:

I'm so glad you found what you needed, Alidah. That makes me happy. :-)

Alidah on December 03, 2008:

Thank-you I found just what I was looking for.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 02, 2008:

Thanks for the kind words, Becky! I'm glad you like the images. They were too beautiful not to share. :-)

Rebecca Spliid, Denmark on December 02, 2008:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for SUCH a BEAUTIFUL site! It´s SO enchanting, and I´m simply breathless.

King regards, Becky