Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vintage Botanical Window

You may remember the post I did on the vintage botanical book, here.
I've had this large chippy paned window for a couple of years now,
 just waiting for something like this.

I didn't want to destroy the individual sheets
so fortunately the book was a spring binder.
All I had to do was lift them out and gently tape them in place.
This is how it looked when I purchased it:

Page after page of wonderful old yellowed paper with original dried
wildflowers and grasses intact.

I brought the completed window outside to photograph
along with my very old wicker chair
 and some wildflowers I gathered last weekend.

Queen Anne's Lace and Black Eyed Susans;
A beautiful bouquet just there for the picking.

My best guess is that this collection of wild flowers
was a school science project from the 40's.
The paper, tape, and typewriter set are indicators.
I found it for just a few dollars at one of my favorite flea markets.

I've never met a watering can that I didn't want to paint.
I love them a naturale,
but to me they just look happier with a paint color.

So now to more fun things...
announcing the 2 winners of my

 French Inspired Give Away


wonderful soon to be released book!!

I KNOW you're READY!

First, I want to thank EVERYONE,
for your loving response to my 1st year Blogging Anniversary Give Away!
I haven't even had a chance to visit you all.
(please forgive me, not meaning to be rude)
I was thrilled and overwhelmed with the number of entries.

I'm so excited for this book to be out,
and I know from your comments that you all are also!
The two winners are....


congratulations dear Friends!
even though the book has yet to be released,
please email me your addresses!

And in case you missed my last post, the

 is OPEN!

I'm linking to
Nifty Thritfy Tuesdays


Metamorphis Monday

and White Wednesday

Show and Tell Friday at

Hope you all are having a wonderful week,

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