7 Vintage Botanical Prints
Today we have a magnificent collection of Vintage Botanical Prints! These amazing Botanical Printables form a set that I am so excited to share with you! Shown below are beautifully drawn Cotoneaster, Medlar, Bird Cherry, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Poison Ivy and Mountain Ash Plants. The illustrations are on lovely aged creamy background papers with marvelous worn edges. They date to the 1880’s and seem to be German; at least the labeling is German. Make sure you click to enlarge these as the detail is superb. It would be so nice to frame and hang them all together on a focal point wall! I could also see these as a gorgeous set of Junk Journal cards.
Antique Botanical Prints
This Botanical Print is the charming Cotoneaster plant! The burgundy colored berries have the most unusual shape and details. The tiny flowers are a sweet lemony yellow. The inside of the berries is a lovely pink with rather large seeds.
I love the delicate white flowers and the large bright green leaves on this beautiful Botanical Print seen above. The name of the fruit from this tree is Mispel or Common Medlar. This drawing shows a bulb like part, which is quite interesting to me. The side view of the flower really intrigues me. I love the shapes it forms.
Featured above is a splendid Botanical Print titled Faulbaum, also known as Bird Cherry. This branch has pretty white flowers and dark purple blue berries. Commonly known as Alder buckthorn, the Faulbaum (in German) is a tall shrub. What is most interesting about this plant is that, unlike others of this species, the Alder does not actually have any thorns.
Pictured above is a wonderful 1880’s Floral Botanical! Shown is a Hawthorn plant. This Weikdorn (German) has pretty white flowers with lovely deep pink centers. The bright red berries, or perhaps Hips, have a lovely shape and form to them. The shiny berries really pop against the dark green leaves!
Displayed on this elegant Botanical Print is a Blackthorn plant. If you look closely at the pretty white flowers, you can see a resemblance to Magnolia petals. At least that is what they remind me of. The plant has round, blueish berries that look like Blueberries. So lovely!
Here we have a lovely Botanical Print of a plant labeled Vogelbeere. This is German for Rowan and Mountain ash. It is a species of a tree or shrub in the Rose family. I love the red berries and beautiful green foliage on this one! The leaves resemble Mint leaves although they are more slender. The interior view of the round seed looks like an Apple. The delicate white flowers are so sweet.
Botanical Print – Poison Ivy Plant
As it turns out, the last one in this set is actually a Poison Ivy Plant. Yikes! At least it can’t harm us just by looking at the picture. It’s actually a pretty looking plants with delicate white flowers, but I would rather view it from afar!