Time is a Circus

I've gathered all these circus images
but funny how I can't seem to find a thing to say...
perhaps it's just finding a place to start that is the problem

Usually when I put a post together it takes weeks and weeks of preparation.
Last night after work I was trying to find something 
I could quickly put together for todays post
I started with one idea and quickly moved onto another
and then all of a sudden everything came together
a post full of Circus Day Fun

These sweet illustrations are from the 1950 Wonder Book
The Baby Elephant
I love the little sash around the babies neck
and the bright primary colors
Unfortunately this little book has seen better days
it's spine is all but gone ... so sad!

I've been collecting vintage coloring books for years now
I cut them up and categorize them for quick reference
This is one I scanned for you to use!!!
I would LOVE to make digital sets to share
but sadly, very sadly I never kept the copy-write pages 
so I have no way of knowing if it's okay to 
make profits on these images or not :(

So I've started to scan them, so that I will always have them
and in some small way I can share them with others
by making little craft packs and such

I started to make a circus themed craft pack for my shop 
and soon it turned into something much more fun
much much more special

A very special Birthday Party pack!

Streamers, vintage cake decorations, a little circus conductors vest,
a spinning top, vintage birthday cards and oh so so much more.

I can only imagine the fun such a party would bring
so very very unique...

Or perhaps you could use the supplies to decorate a little nursery room?

All is tucked safely in a box ready to ship out to someone special...

It's funny how organically blogging comes to me
When I first started I would stress about what to share
It is time or rather the lack of it that causes me the most stress now
I always have so much to share
and so my ideas start piling up in one straight line
I work on each one from time to time
until one is finished and I press "Publish"

"Time is a circus, 
always packing up and moving away."
-Ben Hecht

Well I must be off
I MUST stop procrastinating and finish painting the guest room :( 
I hope you all had a lovely week!

Chelsea Ann



aidan said...

The illustrations from The Baby Elephant are amazing. Thanks for a fun and colorful post :)

apparentlyjessy said...

The circus birthday pack is an awesome idea! I love the vintage cupcake toppers and the spinning top...I had something like that when I was little, except mine was red!

Girl Land said...

I just found your blog through Paper Cakes Finds. Loves!!! Thank you for the lovely eye candy!! Will be back...you are now on my blogroll.


Trinity said...

I love this! So cute! I love vintage cake toppers too!

valerie said...

vintage circus illustrations and toys are simply the best! although, i do not support circuses due to the treatment of elephants, some of the most intelligent creatures on earth, i certainly enjoy the nostalgia of the gorgeous tents, beautiful costumes, cotton candy, and wide-eyed children... i'm currently reading the novel 'water for elephants'. the setting takes place during the time of traveling circuses long ago.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Hi sweet Chels!!
Darling post as always!! As sweet as you are :-)I hope you are having a great weekend!! We have just been running around doing errands so far :-) Spent entirely too much at Target etc. etc. Love all the circus images!!! Hope you have a great night!!! huge hugs!! B :-)

katie jean said...

I just love all of your circus photos! I have been a little drawn to the circus lately too. I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

full of bliss said...

What a fun post!!! I love all things circus and this was filled with so many wonderful images! I am so happy to know that I am not the only one who takes a while before I actually hit the "publish the post" button. Sometimes it seems I have been working on a post forever. Anywho, this was a wonderful post!!!

Rhema Couture said...

I love the look of all of this! I'm planning a vintage circus themed party for my son's first Birthday party and I am looking for anything just like this look in order to create a special day for him. Do you have anything for sale or anywhere you could direct me to capture this look?