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I have surrounded myself with pieces of vintage art work … family pieces, thrifted pieces, photographs, etchings, engravings, watercolors and even post cards … I love the idea that these pieces have lived for so long, spent time with other families, have a history unto themselves.

I look for art of all kinds whenever I am out picking pieces for Sfuso, so lucky  to have some great pieces from a Yonkers Estate currently listed.

These two amazing pieces are superbly, detailed, hand colored botanical engravings, made for Sir Joseph Paxton’s “Magazine of Botany” published in London from 1834-1849.

S.Holden Orchids-003S.Holden Orchids-004

How about these lovelies … Vibrant is an understatement, no?  Please meet Ibiscus Iris pumila and Solanum Herbertiana respectively …

Small Botanical (2)

Small Botanical (6)

and then there are the engravings … Emmanuel College at Cambridge 1842

Cambridge

A View of the Capitol at Washington by William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 – September 13, 1854) , Marked Jordan & Halpin, printed R. Miller …

View of the Capitol (9)

Finally, my current fave, and obsession du jour …  Fruit Crate Art!  Look at this Sunsweet California Prunes label … DEVINE!

Fruit Crate Artwork (2)

Thank you for stopping by …

~ Peace

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