Friday, June 24, 2011

Botanicals and More

I love a beautiful vintage print, especially botanicals, for an earthy, aged feel.  It looks so sophisticated, and yet can be re-created using vintage posters for a great DIY for a similar, budget-friendly effect.  Here are a few inpiring high end examples:

Celerie Kemble
I love the dark background to ground these beautiful forms.



This is my favorite combo of the bunch...the black mouned botanicals against the grass cloth - WOW! 


Of course these aren't botanicals but along the same lines... 
These subtle prints add to the plantation feel of the room.

Here are a few of my favorite vintage botanicals, all found on eBay:




 

 I thought this was such a great idea (so bummed I don't have the source!). She cut out some vintage prints - in this case sea life - and then mounted them on dictionary paper for a great looking, unique background. 

You could also mount these on a chalky black background to get more of the look in the first couple of pictures...think I'm going to have to try that out!  When I do, I'll post pics...:)

What do you think of vintage prints like these?

5 comments:

The enchanted home said...

I love botanicals also. Trowbrige makes some beauties and my husband a few years ago bought a gorgeous very large set of botanicals in auction...they were in our old living room and will defintely find a new place in our new home as well. Such pretty spaces above.

Ellen M. Hill said...

We have had botanical prints in our shop several times, and we can't ever keep them here for very long! They are such a wonderful collection!

Ellen @ VintageMulberry.Blogspot.Com

eclecticrevisited said...

I have some hand painted watercolors of botanicals that I can't wait to frame and hang on my walls...love the look...it's so classic..
best,
maureen

under spanish moss said...

We adore collections of botanicals in a large grouping on a wall. Such a wonderful look!

Haus and Home said...

I love the vintage botanicals and shells! I have a large Natural Curiosities book waiting for images to be framed! Haus and Home

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