Thank you both for the great feedback. I wish this post could have stayed in the paper crafts area. But rulz is rulz I suppose.
While I like many of the things folks are offering, I would think the true artisans are more like you CraftyChef and want to just get raw images. Beautiful women and floral image overload? Good to know. Sadly much of the vintage stuff is flowers from still life paintings and portraits. Were the women that you've seen mainly pin-up kinda images or portrait-like?
Are bugs, birds and butterflies over saturated too do you think?
Everyday items. In color. Uhm. Guess that means I'll have to look harder for advertising type images. I've noticed with my web projects that it is harder to find usable things like that. Might be a good niche once I get going and have more to invest in purchasing original pieces.
If you're looking for colored images, do you ever consider using a black and white drawing and editing it? Would you be more apt to edit a simple line drawing over one that is fully 'colored in' with gray tones?