Friday, March 6, 2009

1960's Vintage Rose Prints...

I've had this set of coordinating rose prints since I switched over to a shabby/cottage decorating style... I remember these hanging in our house when I was a kid. I believe my mom bought them at either a Woolworth's, Grant's, or Mammoth Mart store as those are the only places she shopped at back then... After my mom passed away, I found them down in her basement...
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This is the largest of the three prints, about 8x10. It hangs in a corner of our family room... (By the way, that's the bird lamp my girls bought me as a Christmas present from Urban Outfitters several years ago, which is when I learned that UO carries some really great stuff - see yesterday's post)....


The vase of roses in this print looks like an actual painting...


... with lush roses...


and spring green leaves...


As I said, my mom got these back in the early 60's and the frames, now being close to 50 years old, have the perfect 'shabby/distressed' look to them....


There are two smaller prints that coordinate with the large one... I have them hanging above the windowseat in the family room...


Now how did mom know, all those years ago, that I would come to love this style of decorating? The fact that they were picked out, by her, so long ago makes them very special to me!
Love you, Mom! I hope you like the way your old prints are displayed...
Donna

23 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love those prints! The fact that they were your moms make them even more special.

Don't you just love having things around that remind you of those who have left us.

Hugs,
Joanne

debbie said...

DEAR DONNA,
HOW VERY BEAUTIFUL THOSE ROSE PICTURES ARE.....
AND IT IS SO SPECIAL THAT THEY BELONGED TO YOUR DEAR MOTHER AND NOT A STRANGER AT AN ESTATE SALE.
OH I LOVE ESTATE SALES BUT IT IS ALWAYS SPECIAL WHEN IT BELONGED TO OUR FAMILY.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG VERY MUCH AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO VISIT MY BLOG.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Shabby Chick said...

They are soooo pretty, and I love the frames too.

Mel xxx

Lisa said...

SO VERY SPECIAL THAT YOU TOO LOVE THOSE THINGS YOUR MOM OBVIOUSLY DID.

I SO LOVE TO SEE HOW GOD CONNECTS US IN UNEXPECTED WAYS TO THE ONES WE LOVE.

THANKS FOR SHARING.

LOVE YOUR HOME. MORE PICTURES PLEASE.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

J.G. said...

They are so pretty, and their history makes them extra special.

Some of my pictures don't blend in half as well, but I can't part with them because of the story behind them.

One more reason my decorating style is "eclectic" . . . .

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I love artwork from that era and always seek it out in the antique stores... it's getting harder and harder to find nice ones.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Kathleen said...

Hi Donna...hope you are feeling better. Ah, yes, everything old is new again. There are so many things I don't have anymore that I wished I had kept. These prints are beautiful, and make a great addition to your home decor! Hugs, Kathleen

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!

Your Mom's pictures, how wonderful! They are so beautiful. It's as if she picked them out just for YOU Donna! What a sweet post.

Hope you are feeling better and have won the battle against the dreaded cold!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Simplicity Cottage said...

Donna, I love those prints and the frames are to die for! Your cottage is so sweet...I love the area in the photos!

I think I caught your cold...we must have been at Urban Outfitters shopping at the same time...LOL

Have a great weekend!
Donna

Connie said...

Donna, you don't know it but you've just given me an idea, chick!!!! I'll photograph it and show ya later. I'm so grateful and excited..........WOW
xoxo,
Connie

Claudia said...

The prints are so lovely and what a wonderful memory you have every time you look at them! Have a wonderful weekend, Donna!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Donna I love those!
How great to have something that mom picked out. I can imagine how special they truly are.

Tracy said...

Your prints are great, they really do look like paintings. And how cool is it that they have been shabby chic for 40+ years already?

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your pictures are lovely and perfect in your pretty home. How wonderful that your mother bought something you would love for its beauty as well as the fact that she had selected them. laurie

Connie said...

Okay, Donna, I told you earlier that you have given me a great idea for something. Well, I'm giving you the credit and thought you might like to see what it is, honey. It will be on my blog tomorrow for Pink Saturday if you'd care to come over and see what I did, chickee.
xoxo and thank you for "snapping a rubber band" at my head!!!
Connie

Liz said...

Your rose prints are classic! I love things that are attached to my past like that!

~Liz

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Donna~ ~ ~
I love the way you have decorated your home. It's so nice to be allowed a peek into the homes of my blog friends. Thanks.

~ ~ Ahrisha~ ~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Donna

Those roseprints are so beautiful and I love how they make you feel connected to your Mom so dearly.

Mary Ellen said...

These are beautiful. They're warm and cheerful. Your Mom had lovely taste. I'm sure she's happy that you're enjoying them as much as she did. This must be where you got your talents. You have that eye Donna, your arrangements and placing them are always spot on.

What I love most, is there is a history, a story, a passion behind every detail.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Your home is perfection. So cozy and sweet. Just the place I'd want to sit down and chat.
Brenda

Jean Tuthill said...

The prints are beautiful and I love how you have them displayed.

fairykin said...

I love your room. How did you make your window seat?
Faith410@gmail.com
Crystal
Thank you

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful prints!! And so special with their memories!
blessings,
kari & kijsa