Some of you may have already seen this picture before when our home was the July 2007 at http://theoldpaintedcottage.com/cottagemonth.html. However I am going to share it again with you (wink!!)!! On this wall is a collection of old cottage and tree prints. Most of these are from the 1910-1930's. The tranquil colors of soft muted greens, yellows, browns and red just all work together. When finding these old prints, most of the time they are framed in sweet little frames ~ some of which have old chippy paint and great engravings. As you will come to see, I also am fond of the Victorian Criss-Cross frames that are usually made from walnut and have carved leaves in each corner. You can see one on the wall, even though the old print of Yosemite Valley is difficult to see due to the lamp being in the way.
Old prints like these are often found at antique stores, flea markets and estate sales. If I had to choose my favorite one of all, it would be the largest one on the bottom. It is of a cottage that is tucked in amongst tall redwood trees that are covered in snow. When I saw it at Happily Ever After (that wonderful little shop I posted about a few days ago) my heart lept out of my skin. I just knew it would be perfect for my wall. I can just see The Three Bears and Goldilocks sitting inside, sharing a bowl of soup ~ that is my version at least.