Category Archives: Artwork

Artwork- Leo Putz


Oil painting ‘My Garden‘ by Leo Putz c. 1926

Designed By Orla Kiely

orla-kiely-canisters-container-store-optA Little- Colorful retro inspired canisters designed by Orla Kiely for The Container Store. Get them while supplies last!


A Lot- Orla Kiely’s first furniture collection includes this larder cabinetsquare table, and fabric covered chairs.

The Year Of The Horse

opt-horse-bit-details-artwork-williams-sonomaReproduction prints of 18th century horse bits from Williams-Sonoma.

April Showers


(Crayon drawing, First Grade- Martha B.)

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Garden Note #88: Seed Packet Plates

opt-creative-packaging-seeds-crate-&-barrelSet of six plates with graphic vegetable designs. Perfect for outdoor entertaining or displayed on a kitchen wall.

Endpapers #9

“Before mass printing in the 20th century it was common for endpapers of books to have paper marbling. Sometimes the endpapers were used for maps or other relevant information. They are the traditional place for bookplates or owner’s inscription…” – Wikipedia


I find the most appealing endpapers to be in children’s books. This  sample is from Vol. 1 of ‘ Best in Children’s Books‘ c. 1958.

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Historic Map Works

maryland-050-optHistoric Map Works is an online site for map enthusiasts offering a number of area surveys in the U.S and other parts of the world. They also have amassed an assortment of black and white images of old houses, properties, bridges, etc. Many of these are available as prints suitable for framing.