Botanical prints decor for free, I scored people! Recently my instagram and pinterest feed have been quite full with all kinds of botanical wall art. I was loving it. It ticked all the boxes. The botanical prints decor I was seeing looked modern but often with a little vintage vibe, it appealed to my nature loving heart, the colors were nice and soothing and perfect for my neutral decorating ways. Of course I started hunting down botanical prints immediately. But the true vintage ones are often very expensive and hard to find and let’s not go into the world of the exclusive art ones. And then I caught a lucky break, a very lucky break…
Apparently my favorite garden center had been handing out prints for free with purchases. They had been doing it for months. So of I went to the local garden center to buy myself a bunch of flowers, at the checkout I almost chickened out, I am such a coward. Asking for something out right is so not in my nature. But I mustered up the courage and ever so hesitantly inquired about the botanical prints. The girl behind the counter had no idea what I was talking about, but she would go and ask. When she came back she first told me that the giveaway had ended. My heart sank. And then she handed me not one but four prints! For four months there had been a new print every month and I guess most people in my neighborhood were to scared to ask too, because they had copies left of all of them.
Next stop Ikea.
The Fiskbo frame is cheap as dirt but it was the absolute perfect fit, so I picked up four. Next on the route our version of the dollar store where I knew that had these beachy sculpture thingies for next to nothing. And it started to come together quite nicely.
I knew I wanted to add some greenery to this little botanical vignette and I though an assortment of vintage glassware would work.
And vintage it is. That tall measuring glass in the back used to belong to my grandmother. My aunt who gave it to me told me that she used it every morning to measure the milk for the porridge at breakfast. I love using it and remembering the grandma I never knew. I have invested in a lot of bunches of Eucalyptus leaves lately I love the smell and it reminds me of my wonderful vacation in Australia. But they never last long and are wilted the moment you forget to add water to the container. So this time around I bought faux leaves. Funny enough they were exactly the same prize as the fresh ones. These will last a whole lot longer though. The rest is old and came from my stash.
A bit of white and green, a bit of vintage and modern, some botanical beach vibes. I am digging this little corner. I also like that this botanical prints decor fits exactly right on that very narrow bit of wall next to my kitchen. It is as if it was made for it. Perfect dimensions all around. It also means that at least one bit of wall is finished. Also a nice feeling.
While I was putting it together it did bring back some memories though. A memory of a Fall mantel that had a botanical prints decor theme too and a very nature inspired vignette with free materials I once made.
Putting this all together was so easy. I could see it in my mind and it came out exactly as I had envisioned it. I think it might just stay like this for a very long time. Except that I am not putting my money on that, because nothing is as fickle as my decorating preferences. But for now, me like, me like very much…..
UPDATE: these frames are so easy to work with. I repurposed them for a little fall decorating when I created pumpkin wall art with burlap pumpkins. Those frames are perfect for a little wall decor project like that.
So how about it, are you into the botanical trend? And do faux greenery get the green light or the red light in your decor?
Dapper Dodo says
You have a beautiful home Marianne. And you are so gifted!
I’m all for faux! Of course, they must look as realistic as possible.
I used to be anti faux but with a busy live and limited funds to play with I see their appeal. I suspect more and more faux greens will enter my home. But you are right they have to look realistic.
I like your new look. We all need change. I’m changing things up around here but oh dear!! It’s getting chaotic! Your wall looks quite calm and serene. I like that you are shy and not bold and pushy. Yet in your gracious way, you were still blessed four times over! As for your faux greens, they look so real!!! It looks great in your Grandma’s beaker. Plus there’s no dirty water marking your antique treasure.
Calm and serene, ha! The rest of my home is a lot less serene than this particular corner. But what the heck at least I have this little corner of order and beauty. Good luck with all your changes too.
Marilyn Holeman says
Looks lovely, Marianne. I have a bit of eucalyptus which is dried. I really like it.