One of the things that always seems so seasonal appropriate this time of year, is decorating with botanical prints. It’s just Spring to me. Whether it be with a rare antique flower collection, displays of nature, or a specimen collection such as butterflies or cocoons. The look & feel of decorating with botanicals announces the birth of Spring & new beginnings.
I think most would view using botanical prints has a traditional way to decorate. For example in the above & below picture. All I know is that I never get tired of looking through each displayed collection to experience the story & birth they tell. It’s just magical.
Ballard Designs - love the black frames
As for me, I would like to try a less traditional approach to decorating with botanical or vintage specimen prints, like the pictures below.
Ballards Design ~$159.99
I usually am ISO rare books with vintage pictures. To be honest, I don’t have a lot of wall space in my house to decorate with, but these types of books appeal to me just to own & collect. A couple of months ago, I happened upon The Butterfly Book on ebay. It was written in 1900. Needless, to say I won the auction. When I received the book, I was thrilled by the vintage pictures & encyclopedia type of detail.
So, I thought…why not share with all of you. Make it so you all could print however many you would like or just one.
*Please note, I am not the best when it comes to scanning.* In fact, I would get fired in a heart beat if this was a real job. Some of these may be a little off-center, but I do promise that these are from the original antique book: The Butterfly Book written in 1900.
Just double click on a pic & print away.
I would recommend printing on cardstock.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
So far, this is the only thing I’ve done with this collection. Using 2 frames from the dollar store & displaying them on my mantel.
But I do have plans for more!
Let me know if you print some off & you gotta share the deets on how you plan to decorate with them!
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