Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Dose of Spring



Hope you're having a great weekend!

It seems like the main thing on everyone's mind lately is the weather, namely this brutal winter.

While attending an antique show this past week I spotted these pages of botanical prints out of an old 'Biblical Natural History' book.




Their fresh, spring images really spoke to me.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I bought 3 pages anyway.

When I got home I noticed my large chippy frame that I had moved to a different wall was empty. Hmm...




For a quick, easy solution to adding these to the frame I simply hung 2 sheets with a couple of torn pieces of white masking tape.




Now if you're the kind of person who likes things to be done the traditional way, or if you crave order and neatness then I'm sure you're cringing right now!




But to me this ensemble is perfectly imperfect.  My kind of artwork.

The tape is meant to be 'whimsical' and to show that I don't take my decor too seriously! :)




And the soft colors and beautiful images give me hope that spring will eventually arrive!




So this is my easy fix for a dose of spring.




I'm wishing you your own 'dose of spring'!

Thanks for stopping by :)

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures - I love them. Hopefully you will get some warmer weather soon. Can't last much longer.
    Mary

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  2. I think this is lovely! Love that frame, and the pages taped in are just perfect. I have a little dose of Spring on my blog today! Here's wishing!!

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  3. We love you and we GET you!! I wish I could find something similar. I don't have a frame like this but I would like to tape something to a big old window I have. I love that you used masking tape, too. You rock!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. as a professional framer...yeah, I'm cringing. hahaha. but...it works. :0)
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  5. That is beautiful Susan! I was looking at my shelf in my living room today and noticing how much brown and bronze there is on it right now. Then at lunch my hubby mentioned it as we were sitting in the dining room looking into the living room - I said 'yeah I'm thinking it's time for some SPRING!' Thinking about starting some wheat grass just so I can see some green grass! It's supposed to warm up this week - hoping it last long enough to get these piles and piles of snow gone!

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  6. Great pieces of art, Susan. Now- here's the thing. I would have hung them with tape BUT I would have made those little tape rolls and used them behind the sheets so that people would think they were magically stuck there. lol Those DO make me think of Spring in spite of the fact that we have six inches of snow coming tomorrow AGAIN!!!!! xo Diana

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  7. So cute - perfect in the frame!

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  8. I love it! Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for sending some spring wishes our way.

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  9. I agree…it is perfect ~ the frame is just beautiful too ~ instant art that you can change out on a whim! ~ wishing you a beautiful Spring!
    Lori

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  10. Susan,
    The torn white masking tape adds to the edgy refreshing display! I like that about you, not afraid to express your creativity.
    Vera

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  11. So pretty! I have so many botanical prints I need to frame. Taping them up sure would be a lot easier!

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  12. Beautiful botanical prints so wonderfully and creatively displayed Susan!..Yes, we all need a touch of Spring!!

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  13. Great prints in an 'original' frame :) Every blog I stop by the writers are begging for spring. I have yet to turn my heater on even once this year. We have not seen one drop of rain, had one cold day or experienced a moment of winter. It's been in the upper 80's for weeks. So I personally am begging for winter!!!! :)

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  14. What a great idea! I love those prints. They look so nice in that frame.

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  15. Susan wow this is so beautiful!! I love botanical prints and this is the perfect touch of spring! Have a great week!!

    Love Kate xoxo

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  16. Susan,
    Love your beautiful prints you got. Ohhhhhh let's hope we see the real thing soon. Beautiful.
    Kris

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  17. Oooh, I love those old prints and I also like how you displayed them, very cute and whimsical!

    Tania

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  18. Love these prints - fantastic find! ♥

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  19. What great pictures ! Maybe a touch of spring this week with the weather !!
    Hugs



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  20. I love this look, and the images are so bright & cheerful! :)
    Lin

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  21. Love those prints and LOVE that frame...perfection!!

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  22. i love the tape holding the prints, and i think i had the sister to your frame:) have a great day, susan!

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  23. I love old botanical prints...there is something magical about the colors and detail you don't get today. Your frame is gorgeous and what a great attitude about not keeping things to seriously with the tape......my kind of decorator!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  24. Love your ingenious framing job. And loving that chippy frame too!

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  25. These are wonderful and I love how you've displayed them!

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  26. Perfect way to display those pretty pictures!

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  27. Fabulous diy! PS I'm hosting another giveaway http://domesticsweetheart.blogspot.com/2014/02/minky-chic-review-giveaway.html

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  28. First of all, these pages are beautiful! And I'm LOVING how you have them displayed!!!
    Mary Alice

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  29. Very pretty and love the tape...why not! It makes it easier for you to switch out if you ever want to change it up a little. Stay warm!
    Judy

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  30. I love your new botanical prints....they are so gorgeous! I really like the tape and the frame is just wonderful too! Fingers crossed that spring is right around the corner for you :o)
    ~Des

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  31. Just started following your blog - HA - #1000 :)

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  32. So pretty, tape and all!

    Sending warm wishes your way from sunny California. ;)

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  33. This is so cute and I really adore those botanicals. I have an old botanical calender I've been thinking about framing but I really love this less formal way...so much character!

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  34. Now I have to remember I can't torture you anymore, I guess I'll just skip on to some other form of fun! These are ever so pretty, loving the pinks in them. I really like how you displayed them. Gosh you are so freakin talented!

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  35. Hello Susan,
    Beautiful prints and that frame is perfect for them! Oh yes...Spring will be here SOON :)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. I love old prints and they are ebsolutely perfect in this frame.

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  37. I have always loved flower prints like yours.

    I have also always wanted to have a sketch book for me to draw sweet flowers. The trouble is I can't draw.

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  38. Beautiful!! And of course I LOVE that you attached them with masking tape...inspiring :)

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  39. The prints are great, but the great old vintage frames and the unique way you displayed them is
    fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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