Hello, and welcome to Velvet Limelight! My name’s Hetty. I specialize in beautiful digital downloads and printable graphics featuring antique and vintage art, photography, illustration and ephemera.

This website is full of free vintage graphics for you to download and use in your own projects, and you can even subscribe to gain access to even more historical goodies, with new exclusive subscriber content added every month!

Velvet Limelight’s very own unique and vibrant printables are available to purchase through my Etsy shop. Alongside carefully restored antique photos, postcards and other authentic ephemera, you’ll find everything from bookmarks, collage strips and patterned papers, to journal cards, tags and labels.

Whether you’re into card making, collage, scrapbooking or junk journalling, you’re sure to find something from Velvet Limelight to satisfy your mixed media dreams!

Thank you for stopping by! Much love!


Q. Why ‘Velvet Limelight’? What does it mean?
A. That’s something of a tricky question to answer. It’s supposed to evoke a mood, a feeling of a world gone by – opulence, luxury, glamour, the delectable deliciousness of a sumptuous velvet gown lit by brilliant limelight in some decadent nightclub. Diamonds, pearls, flowing champagne… an idealized image of a romantic past.

Q. How do I download your free graphics?
Just click on an image to be taken to the full size image, then click on it using your right-side mouse button, before selecting ‘Save Image As…’ to save it to your computer. After that, you can click the back button to return to the original graphics post so you can download even more lovely pictures!

Q. How do I find what I’m looking for?
You can find a search box at the top of every page on the site, where you can enter your query. You can also browse through the image categories by using the navigation tab titled ‘Vintage Graphics’ in the menu below the header.

Q. Are all of your images free?
Apart from exclusive subscriber content, all of the graphics I post in the ‘Vintage Graphics’ section are free for you to use.

Q. What are your Terms and Conditions and Terms of Use?
You can read about my terms HERE. You can also find my full terms in my Etsy shop’s policies, at the bottom of THIS PAGE.

Q. What’s the best way to contact you?
Please use the contact form on THIS PAGE to message me.

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