This fall at the Brimfield Antique Show, we bought these vibrant apple illustrations (below) hoping we’d find a place to use them in the future. They’re actual pages from U.S. Department of Agriculture yearbooks from 1891, 1901, 1902, and 1912–and they’re signed. If you could see these prints up close, you’d be amazed at how incredibly life-like they are.Illustrations like these are very easy to find at antique shows, and they’re not expensive. They’re rarely framed, but that’s where the creative process begins. One of Lauren’s good friends, Diana, a foodie (and an apple lover), just moved into her first apartment in NYC so we decided to frame these for her (below, the finished product).Framing a set of prints that YOU found is one of our favorite housewarming gifts. Our friend Jodi, author of “Simply Sublime Gifts“, always brings handmade gifts to parties and housewarmings, and it really does make a difference. So how should you go about framing a set of antique prints? Easy! There are so many great antique prints out there–you can find pages from botanical books, children’s, cooking, animals, furniture, fashion–wherever your passions lie, it’s not hard to find a beautiful (and inexpensive) set of prints to decorate your walls with. Diana, please share a photo of your new apple wall!
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