3 Column Blog Background - Vintage Newspaper

This background was made using a wonderful old French newspaper circa 1882. I've added some pretty aqua scrolls over top of it for some added interest! This background was made to be used on a Blogger blog using the Minima template for a 3 column blog. (Please note, this will background will not turn your blog into a 3 column blog, it is sized to fit a blog that already has 3 columns on it. If your blog has 2 columns, this will not fit as well as one of my standard backgrounds.)

Follow these instructions to easily add this background to your blog:

1)Make sure you are logged in and then click "Customize" at the top of your blog.
2)Click on "Add A Gadget"
3)Scroll down the box and click on "Html/Javascript"
4)In the "Content Box" cut and paste the Html code posted below.
5)Click "Save" and you are done!

<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url("http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq185/thebackgroundfairy/backnewsfrench7.jpg"); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style><div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:30px; z-index:50;width:172px; height:51px;"><a href="http://www.backgroundfairy.com" target="_blank"><img

I also have a free matching header/banner available for this one Here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Karen can you tell me how to remove a backgroudn please :) Marilyn

  2. Hi Marilyn,
    Yes, of course, it's very easy! Just go in and find which gadget has the code on it for my background and delete it (to delete it click on "remove"). For more info check my Help page. You can access it, by clicking on the "Help" button on the right side of my blog.
    Hope this helps!

  3. BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have an AWESOME evening!

  4. karen, i used had installed one of your other beautiful backgrounds and chose to change to this one. it is absolutely wonderful. when i applied it, the entire screen covers only the center without the scrolls. what did i do wrong? thanks for your help.

  5. Hi Sugarmoon,
    I just checked your blog, it looks like it's working just fine now. If you need anymore help you can check my "help" page or drop me an email.

  6. Thank you for sharing . Your backgrounds are gorgeous.

  7. they are so lovely I may try one thank you ") marina

  8. I love this background more than any other I've found: vintage, textbased, sepia and aqua.... what is NOT to love?

    Yet blogger tells me it's incorrectly formatted when I try to copy-n-paste the code in - something about an img code not being properly closed? Could you check this and let me know? Feel free to post directly to my blog or answer here....

    Thanks for making such beautiful, classic work, without the cutesy clutter of so many backgrounds!

    Bard Judith, from www.alembyc.com

  9. Is it possiable to make this a two column background?? Or is it possiable to change colors?? I would love this one with red swirls or the new hand with blue dots, with red dots instead?? Just wondering? Your backgrounds are awesome!!

  10. Hi Nettie & Marina,
    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such nice comments!

    Hi Bard Judith,
    What that means is that when you went to cut and paste the code, you didn't get all of it. Just try it again and make sure you get every character, if you miss even one letter it won't work.

    Hi Jenny,
    I do make custom backgrounds for $20 a piece. Just email me, if your interested.


  11. Hi Karen, just want to say THANK-YOU for such lovely backgrounds ! I am using the French one and I do like it, but now I'm feeling the 'bakcground addiction' and am trying to find more vintage/romantic 3 column bgrounds.
    I understand it's supposedly 'easy' to turn a 2 column into a 3 column ? My html coding is self-taught but all this new stuff gets me a bit twisted :P

    Anyway, I greatly appreciate you're posting these backgrounds, a wonderful thing to do :)

    Take care, Tracy :)♥

  12. Thanks, Karen! I had tried it three times previously on that assumption, and each time it wasn't working. However, tried it again today, and it seems to make a difference as to WHERE you paste it in the HTML setup code. Some places it won't accept the pasted in code at all!

    I finally got it to work and noticed that it had blank white edges on either side (I have a really wide monitor!) - setting the initial bk code to a matching aqua fixed that and now I have an absolutely beautiful blog. Thanks so much for making something that so suits my style, personality, and colour palette!

    If you are ever interested in doing a collage envelope swap, I have amazing Asian ephemera that I can trade you - hanji paper, vintage Korean newspapers, old product labels, gambling playing cards, and the like. Let me know!

    Hugs, Judith
    (My art site is up at www.geocities.com/bardjudith)

  13. Hi Karen! I am currently using this background on my blog. I was searching for a long time for a classic, text-based background that wasn't cheesy (you know what I'm talking about). Thank you!
    The simple design actually encouraged me to streamline my sidebar, too.

  14. Hello, I love this background but I have a two column page (standard blogger), but I would LOVE a 3 column setup! By any chance, do you know how to make it a 3 column page? Then I could use this background (which is the best I have ever found)!!!

  15. Hi Victoria,
    I'm glad you like this one! Yes, I do know what you mean!! I' glad this one worked for you.

    Hi Sunder,
    If you go to www.threecolumnblogger.com you will find instructions on converting your blog to three columns.

  16. Anonymous14 June, 2009

    thank you for your work and allow to take it

  17. It is so nice of you to offer these free backgrounds.

    Do you have any other blogs I can look at?

    Keep on creating. I'll be changing my blog look some day I know.

    Have a nice day.

  18. Great work- I really like this 3 column bkgrd.

  19. thanks to you karen, i can change my blog background as often as i move my furniture...i just switched to a 3 column layout because i was feeling "smothered"...this background is beautiful!

  20. Karen,
    Thank you so much for such beautiful choices! It is much appreciated!


  21. I would love to see this one as a 2-column standard.

  22. so cute! thanks for sharing!

  23. thanks for this great background
    hugs hannie

  24. I really really like this one but I am going to stick with the great one you so generously gave me a while back. But this is tempting...
    Thank you so much

  25. Thanks a whole lot! I have this fr my background and its amazing!!

  26. Muy fresco, muy precioso todo lo vintage, gracias por tu calidez y buen gusto, Chany.- te sigo...

  27. I love this - I think I finally found something I'll keep and stop changing backgrounds.

    Your work is incredible! Thanks so much!

  28. Oh nice! Just what I was looking for!

  29. Hi Karen,
    I just love your backgrounds. I have a 3 column. I am trying to add this background. Help, I must be doing something wrong. I have copied the whole code and pasted as instructed, but it shoves everything to the sides, leaving the middle post section empty.

    Sorry, I feel so bloggy illiterate.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

  30. Hi Crystal,
    I'm not sure what to tell you, I've never heard of that happening before. You might trying adding it to a gadget on the other sidebar. For example, if you were trying it on the left side originally, then try it on the right side next time.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  31. Hi Karen,
    That totally solved the problem???? Now to go figure out the header part :)

    Thanks again.

  32. Hi, Karen. I just came accross your blog and felt I should say THANK YOU for sharing so beautiful, elegant and useful images. I don't have any blog, but use to use many images in the making of miniature books (mainly reproductions of old ones). I think the "shabby", old style of your images would be very convenient for my minibooks.

  33. Thank you so much for this one! It looks great! I will try to have it togheter whit the bird ;o)

    Thank you so much again!

  34. I tried it and luv how it turned out. thanksmuch!

  35. Thank-you Karen! I was looking for a more vintage look and came across your blog!

  36. Really a lovely background and the header is VERY nice as well. You do sweet work!


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