Monday, November 16, 2009

giveaway - vintage botanical prints






finally! it's been a bit of a fever roller coaster around here. or more like one step forward, two steps back. so i need a bit of fun: it is time for that birthday giveaway i announced last week

thanks to amazing husband (who got me a new camera this weekend after the awful camera water meltdown) i am now able to take photos again. like these of the two vintage botanical prints i will be giving away. .

the details: they are from an antique learning book that was among my late great grandmother's book treasures. the book is falling apart and i have decided to take out the prints, so that they can be fully enjoyed on the wall by fellow botanical print lovers. each print measures approximately 16cm x 24cm and they have holes from the book nails on their left side, which i find charming (but i believe you can frame them so they won't be visible if you prefer).

the book cover is a beautiful gray-toned print with art nouveau style letters, flowers and leaves (not part of the giveaway) and the title is vilde planter - i have, paa mark og eng (wild plants - in garden, field and meadow). it was published by the church- and school ministry of denmark in 1913.

one winner will receive both prints, so if you love vintage botanical prints like i do, just leave a comment, and check out next monday, november 23rd, to see if you are to be the lucky owner of these two beautiful prints.

23 comments:

  1. I want to be the lucky winner!!! :) I am already imagining them on my wall! :D I think these two prints are really great!

    xo

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  2. Lovely prints !!! Ok, i try even if i'm not usualy a lucky girl !!! Bises

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  3. Those are lovely! Great idea to use them as prints! I love antique books, the old simple illustrations are just beautiful! Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes! :) Have a nice week!

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  4. Your photos are a wonderful unintentional birthday present (today!). Many thanks, fellow Scorpio.

    Greetings from London.

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  5. trinsch these are beautiful! good luck to me and everyone else.

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  6. Eek, these are great! I love these kind of things- old books, botanics...-, so thanks for sharing anyway!

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  7. What an interesting book! I'm sure that back in 1913 they probably had better knowledge of wild plants, and how to use them, than we do now. I love photography, but something did go missing when we stopped sketching and drawing to reproduce and capture nature. Lovely prints, Trinsch.

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  8. These are really special and I am surprised you are able to part with them Trinsch - very generous of you...

    The date of 1913 was the year my grandmother Hortensia was born, so it made me think of her. She was very much into plants and gardens - wild gardens - but very much loved... I write this having just trimmed a sage bush and my hands still have a strong scent from the leaves... :)

    Happy week!

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  9. Those prints are beautiful!
    Vintage color botanical plates have a charm that you cant find anymore. I think the bookbinding holes add character.

    hugs,
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful prints - they would have a good home here!

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  11. Very beautiful prints.
    I have been enjoying your blog for some time and I was always too shy to leave a comment.
    greetings from buenos Aires, Argentina

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  12. These are gorgeous! (and somehow they're even more special because they're Danish....ya know ;-) )

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  13. happy birthday trinsch!

    such beautiful prints,
    as janis said very generous of you!

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  14. de er så fine! jeg krydser mine fingre : ) og igen tillykke med fødselsdagen. håber i er blevet raske igen allesammen.

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  15. yes please throw my name in the hat. thanks trinsch!

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  16. Ah, I had no idea you shared that same passion (have you seen my new header, also with a botanical print??? :-) The prints would look amazing framed - here in my home in Denmark :-)

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  17. Oh, what a fantastic idea to do with a book that is falling apart! I'll remember this!

    Love those prints! Vintage is my favorite word you know!

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  18. oh, i'm so glad you got a new camera. i had thought sadly of your water-soaked one several times, mostly as i dashed through the rain with my own in my hand.

    these prints are gorgeous and it would be quite funny if they came back to denmark. ;-)

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  19. i'm late dear trinsch. i told you already about that right? always late. but i hope i'm not to late to win this beautiful prints with "family history" they are precious.

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  20. hihihi April, I´m even worse. Always days or weeks behind. But this time I made it! Pffff.
    Now I have to keep my fingers crossed all weekend. Can do that! For such gorgeous prints I would keep my toes crossed too.
    They are really stunning and I have to agree with the others....what a unbelievable nice thing to give some of those away!
    ♥ Jeannette

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  21. hope i'm not to late! what time is it anyway???
    love the prints:)

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