Friday, January 15, 2010

Mary Walcott

Mary Walcott (July 31, 1860 – August 22, 1940) was an American artist and naturalist known for her watercolor paintings of wildflowers. She began painting illustrations of wildflowers that she saw on family trips to the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

In 1925 the Smithsonian published some 400 of her illustrations, accompanied by brief descriptions, in a five-volume work entitled North American Wild Flowers.

I was initially interested in her paintings after a vacation to the Rocky Mountains and the beauty of it all. I found the North American Wild Flowers book on e-bay.

I found some frames on sale and had the mattes made.

 They hang in my kitchen above the buffet. This picture was taken after the Christmas decorations were put away so the buffet is bare. No sunshine today to take a new picture.

 Would a set of these be a fun giveaway?


  1. Londen I love botanicals and it looks as if you have found a treasure, they look wonderful framed. Yes,yes,yes they would be a great giveaway. Thank you for stopping by my blog as an ever faithful follower,it means a lot to me,having just started I am amazed at the generousity in blog land. Let me know what colors you decide on for your living room and your 5th wall,Kathysue

  2. such beautiful art :)

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  3. Ummm, yeah it would be a fun giveaway! I love the look of botanicals and have been casually looking for a book to use as art. I love the contrast of the black mats with the white frames. They look great above your buffet.

  4. THose are great! I just saw you were in Chicago! We are having a blogger meet and greet on the 13th of Feb. in the burbs. It's on my sidebar if you are interested!

  5. Just found your blog, very nice! Your prints would make a great giveaway! I really enjoyed the makeover of your daughters bed. Just re-did my 9 yr olds room, up-graded from a twin to a full size because of sleepovers. Very similiar to the one you found on Craigs List.

  6. Londen, hi. Let me start by saying thank you for stopping by my blog. It's nice to see I'm not the only newbie out there and that we can find each other....:) I love, love, love your daughters bed. My daughter just turned 2 in Dec and her room and big girl bed are one of my next projects. Thank you for sharing your project and ideas. Please stop by again sometime soon...I look forward to reading your future posts.