Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Simple Pleasures

I love an unexpected note in a quiet interior.

(via paper aeroplane, from here)

RHS Postcards

Citrus aurantium by Georgio Angiolini (illustration painted c.1822-1830)

Bengale Thé hyménée by Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)

Tab XVI by Ernst Benary (1819-1893)

Pear shaped Quince by William Hooker (1779-1832)

Paeonia Russii var. Reverchoni by Lilian Snelling (1879-1972)

Tulipa 'The Claude', Tulipa 'Duke of Sutherland' by Caroline Maria Applebee (c.1799-1854)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has a lovely new postcard set out, featuring exquisite botanical artwork from the collections of the RHS Lindley Library. Each set contains 32 postcards — 2 each of 16 illustrations. Gorgeous. You can purchase them here.

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(photograph by Mikkel Adsbøl)
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