I was browsing through The Saturday Book - part of my Vintage collection, [published in 1961] and I noticed how 1 single basic design was the building block of pattern throughout the book: Each page is topped with this version:
Headings are surrounded with this border:
Or this one.
Or this one! I love the liveliness, simplicity and diversity of these different interpretations! I have enlarged the design and am going to try out some of my own experiments! Watch this space!