3.01.2010

Vintage Botanical Art

Like this inspiration photo below? It's such a pretty room, but the reason I saved this in my inspiration file is that I love those classic frames, stacked one on top of the other, in the far corner of the room. I can barely see what's actually in the frames, but I am drawn to the set of three. Alas, I don't have the funds to buy lots of pretty flowers and other frameables like the ones below.

I was bummed until I discovered Mary Walcott and her vintage botanical prints. Just recently I scored a set of 25 of these on eBay for $25. Considering how many ways I can find to use these, I consider that a worthwhile bargain!

So now I have these pretty florals hung up throughout my house. Still looking for a place to line up a set of three of them, like in my inspiration photo, but it's a fun challenge!

So, if you're looking for an inexpensive way to add some pretty vintage art to your home, just head to eBay and use the keywords Mary Walcott.

Happy bidding!


14 comments:

Sarah said...

The prints are so pretty and to have 25 of them! Exciting!

MamaSue said...

Those are beautiful! I just love ebay!

SugarberrySensations said...

Hi Carrie,

I just HAD to tell you THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your sweet comment on my blog!

That means so much to me, I truly appreciate it!

Have a FABULOUS day and week!

♥Lori

Carmen said...

Lovely prints! What a score. I might have to head over to Ebay. Thanks for the info.

Catherine said...

I've been looking for a bunch like for a wall over a couch - those are perfect! I just ordered a set too. Thanks for the tip Carrie!

LindsayRuns said...

You are psychic! I just decided yesterday that this is what my bathroom needed, vintage botanicals. Thanks!!

Stacey said...

What a score!! Have you seen pictures where people hang 9 or 12 of them together? It takes the place of one huge piece of art and looks wonderful. I love the timeless look of botanicals.

Lisa-Marie said...

I have a couple. I also have various illustrations from a Botanical dictionary that was falling apart(which is the only reason I used them, if I could have mended the book I would!)!

The Starr Family said...

Score, that's a fantastic Ebay purchase!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous find! They look great!

The Little Red Shop said...

Congratulations on your sweet win!

: )

Julie M.

sanjeet said...

Those are beautiful! I just love ebay!
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Katie said...

Where did you get your frames and matting? They are perfect for those prints!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Katie,
I got the frames and mats (they came together) at Goodwill. Lucky find! :)
Carrie