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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's funny how your tastes change...

Don't you think so? Is it because I'm getting older and love older things better?? I found something wonderful on ebay a while back and had to get it ~ it is a herbarium on a CD!!

You know, specimens of plants, gathered, documented and preserved for history. Well, the AMAZING fact is that the dates on this particular book are from 1576 to 1600!!!!! Can you believe that?

We have an old window frame hanging over our fireplace and I think I want to remove the prints that are in the panes and pick out some of my favorite pages from the herbarium, have them printed on beautiful cream card stock and place them inside the window panes instead. I love the earthy feel of these prints......

I'll paint the frame dark khaki or a pretty dark brown.....

Look HERE for some gorgeous inspiration ~







You may have heard about this already but
The Brocantess is having a wonderful giveaway on her blog...



I have a thing for jars. I admit it....I look at them all as a possibility!
Want some jar inspiration? Take a look at this:
Mason Jar Madness....from Pewter+Sage


I hope your week is going great!!
I'm trying to get back into the creative groove....
sometimes you just get knocked off the tracks ~

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday dear friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn

21 comments:

Cindy Shea said...

When I was a kid I could not stand the way my mother decorated in vintage style! I despised all that "old stuff". Now as an adult woman I just can't get enough of it so I guess tastes really do change! I love the vintage photos of plants and flowers you posted and love what you did with them. Thanks for sharing. :)

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Those plant images are just incredible, Dawn. I go absolutely nuts over stuff like that. I love Patina Green, they've long been a favorite of mine. You have good taste, my friend!
Glad you're feeling better. :-)
Anne

Lori said...

the herb pictures are so pretty...i can't wait to see them in your window frame!!!

Miss Sandy said...

What a great find! The window frame will look beautiful. Have a great day.

madrekarin said...

Oh, Dawn! That window will sing with its new images! They are just beautiful. You really do find some cool stuff.

Hopemore Studio said...

Dawn, Thank you for sharing the Pewter+Sage blog. It is an inspirational post, I have all kinds of ideas floating in my head at the moment.

As for changing tastes, I'm always driving my husband crazy because he can't keep up with my ever changing interests :) I'm sure you will keep us updated on your latest project, it sounds lovely.
Angie

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That will look so pretty! Love those images.
~Michelle

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I'm loving this idea and I can't wait to see it when you're finished!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Dawn,
OMG!!!!!!!You find the best things. I am crazy for old botanicals. Those are beautiful. You displayed them perfectly too. Lisa

Charlene said...

I love your new backsplash! Brad did a wonderful job. What a difference it makes! Also, your idea of painting & changing out the prints in your frame will make a huge difference! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs~Charlene

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Dawn, those prints are absolutely beautiful...what a lucky find!! Can't wait to see them in your window frame!
Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, Carol Anne

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I think the herbarium prints will look so gorgeous in your window! I love change, and that would be a great one. Pretty much everything you have in your home looks wonderful. Happy Wednesday!!xo Lidy

My2sweetAngels said...

I have been reading your blog for quite sometime. I commented once that my daughter has a dog that looks a lot like little Ellie. I am now a follower. Thanks for sending us to Living with Lindsey. Jan

Jann said...

Wonderful herbarium photos--hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Dawn - Once again you are sharing fabulous images with us. Thank-you, Thank-you. Glad you are back to your old self and I can hardly wait to see your old window frame when you finish with it. (I am assuming you will share it with all of us).

By the way, my banner is finally finished, please stop by if you have a chance. I would love to hear what you think.

XOXO - Jo

Dorthe said...

Thanks ,sweetie for the so wonderfull and very old plant emages, just amazing, to find something like that, one can hardley believe it, -I so understand your love for that lovely old book.

Wishing you a lovely evening, with love and hugs---
from me too.
Dorthe

The Brocantess said...

Hi there!
Thank you for posting about my blog give away. I so appreciate it. I have been a follower of your work from the beginning of my discovering blogs!

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

DAWN,ANOTHER CLEVER IDEA. I LOVE THAT SORT OF THING.

THANK FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP ME FIND TALLOW BERRRIES. THAT IS SO NICE IF YOU. I WILL GOOGLE TO SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE AND WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THERE IS SOMETHING AFFORDABLE.

THANKS AGAIN, JUDY

Elizabeth Golden said...

Ooh I love the book with the prints in it. What a find. Simply wonderful. I think we all change with age hopefully for the better, I am a fine wine as I think you are. I think it would be lovely to change out and repaint the old window. It is green at its best.

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Hi Dawn: Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate each and every kind word. I love your blog and get such inspiration from it. I hope you are over your "bug" and feeling better. Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs~~Chris

Shawna Bates said...

oh those photos will look awesome in that frame! I'm sure you'll share photos so I'll be watching for them :)
Shawna

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