Sunday, December 16, 2007

Handsome prints for the study

Are you as ready for a non-holiday decorating post as I am?

This group of historic prints at Opryland was like a breath of fresh air. I snapped a photo for future reference but thought you all might also enjoy the view.

My husband and I enjoyed the mix of frames and subjects: President Andrew Jackson, an antique Tennessee map, an engraving of an old tree, and three ornithological prints.

Perfect for a handsome study, a similar group could be assembled from yard sale finds and old book illustrations in secondhand frames.

11 comments:

Krista said...

Years ago, my husband was in Nashville for 3 months for business. We got there Dec. 13, and our favorite memory was Opryland. Beautiful!

laurel said...

I agree, those are beautiful. I can't wait to see your frugal spin on it!

Rael said...

hi, great prints! I agree with the tip about using old textbooks.
More great folk art here:folk art and art
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Anonymous said...

This idea has been teasing at my mind ever since I bought a 1950's copy of Wild Flowers of America: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Flowers-America-H-Rickett/dp/B000Q7PW6Y

However, where do you KEEP all the frames and other supplies as you're gathering your materials?

Jora

hyperactivelu said...

Ha! I just read your comments bit... I just switched to word press! Anyway... I love that wall. I love Opryland! Its been quite a while since I've been though! Yes, would be a great study wall!

Mod Girl said...

Very stately, studious, and beautiful. And, I agree, a look that can be easily and frugally achieved! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

*sigh* I miss the old Opryland. It was our regular haunt on the way home from vacations. Rides! Music! The Wabash Cannonball. Music! Lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

I find this post interesting today because I am trying to do something similar in our front living room. For practical reasons, this has become the music room, & I have some sheet music that my grandfather scored (he was a trumpet player), & I decided to place that in frames & hang it on the wall. As well, I have two organ pipes from the church where I was married (they went to a different system), & I think those would look nice on the wall too. I don't do "themes", per se, in my house, but found that this one, music, sort of grew all by itself!

Brenda

The Feathered Nest said...

Love this idea!

Manuela

Pennies In My Pocket said...

STUNNING!!! Wow, I'm inspired now!!
~melody~

Jennifer F. said...

Wow, those are nice! I'm excited to have discovered your blog. I'll definitely be back!