Friday, September 7, 2012

Vintage Fruit Prints

When on a shopping trip to Clarksville and Louisiana Missouri,
I found some beautiful prints from a old Stark Brothers Nursery.
They have been in business since 1816 and have a been a large mail order company.

The colors were so vibrant, I had wanted some old advertising pieces
AND
they were 50% off!
so the $6, meant $3!!
the colors of the apples were perfect for the kitchen at 1515
also chose a peach and tomato print.

So off to Walmart I went to find some black frames.

I had planned to put them above the cabinets, but with the frames they turned
out to be too large.
Luckily...
I had a blank wall.

The picture does not do them justice.

I happily have new prints for a reasonable price!
the prints were $9
and the frames were $30

I am headed back to 1515 today with my girlfriends to attend 
a the Arcola IL Broomcorn Festival.
But to get there, we are going to travel the
Old National Road (route 40).
Stopping in all the towns along the way do some antiquing.
I wonder what I can find for my $20 budget?










9 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Those are really cute, Ann. I love them and they look darling framed. Have fun shopping along the way with your girlfriends- xo Diana

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your prints are so bright and pretty. They look great on your pale yellow walls. Definitely a great buy. Thanks for showing them to us.

Olive Cooper said...

They fruits prints are very sweet Ann.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Ann!
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my post about my family, so very sweet of you. What fun that must have been to see your relatives wedding from '46 on You Tube! I found old movies and I need to get them transferred. :)

Have fun making your way to your destination and may your $20 go far!

Sally

Tammy's in Love said...

PERFECT! Love the bright colors with your red accents in the kitchen!

Claudia said...

Great prints! The look of old seed and catalogue prints is so neat. They look good in your kitchen, Ann.

xo
Claudia

KATHY said...

I love your prints!! They look fabulous right where you put them.Great bargains too!!

Kathy

KATHY said...

Ann i thought i was following you!! I'm sorry,i am now.

Kathy

Diann said...

Those prints are wonderful. I love the rich colors and details in them. They look great framed and on the wall! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fun day!