I have on my hanging on my wall a series of 16 reproduction prints of antique German landscapes. Below I have them arranged around my tv. In my previous apartment I had a nice big wall where I had them lined up 4 by 4. It looked fantastic. (And of course I can’t find a picture).
|My repro German prints from the 17th century!|
|A close up.|
Anyone who comes over always comments on them. They are from Williams-Sonoma Home, from the physical store itself when they were still around. I found them on the clearance table. The prints were stacked up in a little box for less than $100. The frames were purchased on amazon. For the amount of impact I get from them, it was really a good “bang for your buck” deal.
Now for some information about them:
They are from a work entitled Der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft Nahmen, Vorhaben Gemaehide und Woerter. It was originally published in Frankfurt, Germany in 1646 as a manual produced from an old German society, Die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, that sought to improve human virtues and to purify and improve the German language. Each print contains a flower with a background of a German town, garden, or countryside. They were
Below are some pictures of the original plates, in closer detail. I figured I would show close ups of these prints instead of mine exactly… trying to take a close up picture a picture can prove difficult.
|Entitled “Red Flower”. I have a copy of this print hanging.|
|This one is called “Tree”|
|This is the “walnut tree”. I wish I had this one!|
|This one the “potato”! I wish I had a copy of this one too, as I am a potato lover!|
|I have a copy of this one hanging, “blue flower”.|
Have you ever seen anything like these? I’ve yet to run across them anywhere. It actually took me a year to figure out what they were exactly. I found the information on them here
I’ve linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog, it’s a good one!
I’ve also linked up with Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage!