Vintage Mistletoe Botanical Print - Mistletoe and Bastard Toad-flax Plant Prints -1950s Wild Flowers of America Bookplates
Mistletoe has been associated with the Christmas holidays for centuries. Hung from door frames to symbolize vitality, virility and romance, it was what lovers stood beneath for a stolen kiss or a warm greeting - an exciting opportunity especially during the Victorian age. Today the tradition still continues. Hang this botanical in your kitchen and prepare yourself for a million kisses about to come your way...
This vintage two-sided botanical print was rescued from the book, Wild Flowers of America published in 1953. Containing dozens of watercolor portraits painted by Mary Vaux Walcott (1860-1940) in the 1920's, the large folio-sized book featured some of the most common and exotic flowers that graced our mid-century American landscape. From Alaska to Maine, Canada to Mexico and each and every state in-between, a gorgeous array of color and unique botanicals were represented to encapsulate the collective beauty of our stunning continent. The book was in a fretfully destructive state, but many prints were able to be salvaged, so look for others in the shop. These make wonderful wall collages when paired together in similar color groups or, if you are limited on wall space, one or two add a cheerful touch to any area that needs a bit of beauty.
- Bookplate 98 features Mistletoe - Phoradendron flaveseens
- Bookplate 97 features Bastard Toad-Flax - Comandra livida
- Botanical names appear at the bottom of each floral portrait
- Contains the following colors: green, white, grey, red, brown
In lovely condition. Bright and clean!
Measures 8.20" inches (width) x 11.50" inches (length)
Styling options abound here! You can frame a batch of them and hang them collage style, or select one or a few and tack them to your wall for a more casual look. Because they are two-sided, they also look great in floating frames that can then be used as partial screens or transition pieces between rooms. To gather more ideas visit this spot on Pinterest:
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