Friday, July 27, 2007
Sentiments of Motto Prints....
There is just a sweetness about motto prints. For some reason, I am drawn to them and love collecting them. The motto prints that I have are from the 1920's. There is a certain look that I like...parchment colored paper, pictures of flowers, friendship mottos, birds, dogs, boats...soft and pretty ones. Nothing too bright or too art deco. They usually are framed in a pretty little frame, too.
My first one is pictured..it says, "You're The Sweetest Sweetheart.." I gave it to my hub one year for Valentine's Day. Another gift to him was the one with the clipper ship...it has a great "guy" look to it...and he loved it because it has a boat on it.
I have motto prints all through our home, however I did a grouping of them in our half bathroom downstairs, above the beadboard.
You can find motto prints at estate sales, flea markets, antique stores and eBay. They are becoming more collectible, especially the motto prints that have dogs on them. You can pay 30.00 on up for a Scotty Dog motto print on eBay. If you key in Buzza Motto print on eBay, you will come up with a variety of mottos for sale. Once you have one, you will want more!