Confession.... I love trying on new backgrounds. If you have visited my blog more than once, you may have wondered at its ever-changing looks. It delights my heart and satisfies my design-appreciating eyes to try out the creative ideas of other bloggers. There is an overwhelming number of amazing free backgrounds out there in web-land. Some times, I'm tempted to create a new blog just to suit a beautiful theme I happen upon. I have a list below of my current favorite sites. (Of course, I located my first favorites by clicking on the blog background icons present on the pages of blogs I admire.)
The Background Fairy Also has another site posting vintage images.
The Cutest Blog on the Block This was the first free background site I stumbled across via several friends' lovely blogs. It is a standard for me that I regularly go back too.
Daisy Gray Design Simple, classic backgrounds.
Debscraft The header at the top of this post comes from this site which features Suzanne Woolcott's artwork. Her dark-eyed girls remind me of the cute Japanese and Korean illustration that is popular where I live.
Hot bliggity Blog Incredible number of free backgrounds.
Ivy's Inspirations Blog Backgrounds Very pretty vintage look backgrounds.
Leelou Free Blog Layout My current background comes from this site.
My Style Backgrounds Many nice backgrounds, with several blank white text area options.
Paisley Cat Scraps Unique vintage scrap backgrounds & lots of ideas.
Maybe, like some of you, I can learn to make a lovely original layout all my own.