Junk in the Trunk: French Botanicals
- Sep, 11 2012
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My find this week is literally quite a miracle. The reason I say that is because here I stand in awe, looking at a piece of art that no doubt could have and should have (for all reasons of logic) been swept away by the hands of time. Today I bring you some beautiful examples of Antique French Herbiers, or as we are probably more familiar with them, dried, preserved, botanicals. This particular batch dates from 1890-1891, which dictates the a fore mentioned miracle. Just the idea that something so fragile could have survived that amount of time, not to mention the elements, blows me away!
Look, even the description is intact and beautiful! Do I love it so much it because it is written in French, or because I’m obsessed with old cursive script? BOTH!
Someone told me that cursive may no longer be taught in school. Whoever came up with that idea needs to see this…maybe it will change their mind lol.
Aren’t you glad that someone saw the beauty in these graceful and ethereal figures and thought they would be worth saving for over 100 years?
Oui, me too!!