Creative Bloggers: A Botanical Project

I was very lucky last month... 
to have found three of these wonderful old Herbarium books...
full of plant pressings and descriptions.
The entries dated around 1893 to 1898....
quite old,
antique actually
The books themselves are beautiful,
 with linen covers and shoelace binding.

And overall,
 the pressings were in great shape. 

I ended up with about 90 beautiful specimens.

The penmanship on each proceeding page is amazing
 as is the attention to each botanical description.

It shows the time and effort that each student put forth into these Herbariums

So I thought about what I should do with all of these...
  share them of course!

I asked 3 of my blogging friends from various parts of the US,
 if they would like to take a few and frame them in their own personal style!

All of these people have creativity that is undisputed!

They are very personal and original in their approach to design. 

It really shows in their homes and their work.

They all said yes...
which made me really surprised and very happy...
I love that!

Each of these talented people got 4 pressings.

  I stupidly decided that we should set the framing amount at a $20 dollar total...
for everything...
what a dummy I am!


 So now you know who will go over the budget...

 but the rest of the group will get it right

Check out these blogs for more details today...
 and on Friday 
March 18th 

You will see the results of each individual project
 I truly believe you will see some really beautiful
and creative work

The Group:

Andrea:  Faded Plains

Kelley:  The Polished and over budget Pebble

Please come back on Friday for the art show!

Hope you like it 

And as always

I am so happy to have you here!


  1. Kellie really excited to see waht you and the others come up with, how great!

    I have something luscious for your face & body..

    Come and enter..

    Art by Karena

  2. What a great project, I am a sucker for these types of books, what a find you have in these.

  3. How fun!!! Can not wait to see the reveal!!! I am sure all of those peeps will do you proud....

  4. What a fun project!! I recently found and bought 30 and I've been looking for some french glass doors with panes that are the perfect size to mount them in. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

  5. Oh Kelley,

    You really are gorgeous, you know!! You make me laugh and I always love calling in.

    Will be hanging out for Friday. Can't wait to see the end results, what a wonderful idea of yours!!!
    Take care
    Tasmania, Australia

  6. What a cool find! And such a fun project...I cant wait to see all the amazing ideas. And its ok if you are over budget. I mean come on, really....$20?! What were you thinkin? ;)

  7. You know what? In my last year of reading a million blogs a day, this is my favorite post! First of all, how lucky were you to find that amazing book with pressings??? Secondly, I can't even wait to see what the four of you come up with. Bravo!!!!

  8. Thank you SO much for this opportunity, Kelley! I'm so honored you asked me, and I hope you love what I've come up with! :)


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