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Vintage Botanical Printables for Spring

by - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

It definitely doesn't feel like spring here yet but there's no denying it'll be here soon. The days are getting longer and that's enough to get me thinking about opening the windows, getting out in the garden, and giving everything a refresh.

Free Vintage Botanical Printables


Today I'm joining my blogger friends in the kickoff to the Spring Seasonal Simplicity series. We're sharing spring printables and I've put together a collection of free Vintage Botanical Spring Printables for you to download.

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I'd rather be out at the thrift store searching for 'real' vintage art but with our city still under lockdown, this is next best thing. Nothing says "spring" more than flowers and plants.

Where To Get Vintage Botanical Prints For Free


Did you know that you can easily get vintage botanical prints for free? There are a wealth of organizations like museums and scientific organizations that have put their art and book collections in the public domain and are available for download. Here's a few of my favourite sources:
Interesting fact: I obtained the images above from a scan of Flora Graeca, a publication of the plants of Greece in the late 18th century. Each of the 10 volumes in the publication required 100 engraved plates. Only 25 copies of the First Edition were ever printed, making it the most costly book ever about flora. But now a digital scan of the publication exists, allowing you to have these printables in your own home. Isn't it wonderful that we have access to these old images?

I've taken these images and cleaned them up a bit, added in the scientific names, put them on a uniform background, and sized them to 10"x8. You can print them at home on a standard 11" x 8.5" sheet of paper or have them professionally printed like I've done.

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Displaying Botanical Prints


You can display your botanical prints as a collection. Place them in matching frames for a cohesive look like Bless'erhouse has done with these tree prints. Or, you can scatter them around your home; hang or display them wherever you want a touch of spring.

I specifically wanted to create horizontal printables. I like how they look on shelves; they help to fill up the space. The hints of blue in this print echo the blue wallpaper.

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Art In The Kitchen


The kitchen backsplash is another spot where I like to display art. This is a narrow space so the horizontal print fits perfectly and tucks in just behind my utensils. Art in a kitchen can be unexpected so adding in even a simple print can refresh and uplift a space.

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I've included four different varieties of botanicals. Click the button below to download the entire set. I hope they help you bring a bit of spring into your home!

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This week I'm joining some of my talented blogging friends for the beginning of this year's Spring Seasonal Simplicity Series! We're all sharing some free printable art for spring with you! Be sure to check out these gorgeous free printables in more detail by clicking on the links below each image.
   
Free Printable Art for Spring at The Happy Housie 
Bloom Free Spring Printable at The Handmade Home 
    
Free Printable Encouragement Gift Tags at Just a Girl and Her Blog 
   
Free Spring Printable Collection at She Gave it a Go 
   
Free Spring Printable Art at Life is a Party 
Nest Acrylic Moody Painting at Craftberry Bush   

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