Mysterious photos–some hand-tinted–of a garden that isn’t yours. What would you do with them?
There is a reason people root around in dusty, musty attics, and that reason is time travel. Pry open an old trunk, and you could be transported back a century, to a garden of old-fashioned flowers and ferns that might have belonged to your great-grandmother or mine.
Or you could skip the attic, and head straight to Etsy, where the other day I stumbled across a collection of 100-year-old black-and-white flower photos that would look fabulous in a grid of simple black frames on a wall.
Above: A collection of 57 Vintage Flowers and Plants Photos is $52 from Lace Surplus on Etsy.
Above: What is this flower? I want to say foamflower, but I don’t think that’s right.
Above: Ferns and … I wish I could read the writing on the caption.
Above: A cherry tree in bloom in spring? That’s my best guess. What’s yours?
Do you love botanical art as much as I do? My previous fantasy involved a set of Vintage Swedish Botanicals I spotted online a few months back.