Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Antique Citrus Art Prints {Pottery Barn Look-Alikes} ~ Free Printable Set


Ah... to appreciate the lovely things at the expensive stores when your budget is that of a farmer. Why does one even look you may ask? In this case, it is to get ideas... as those are free my friends! :)

Photo Source: Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn sold these prints a few seasons ago and I fell in love with them. First off, you can see I have become a bit addicted to citrus ever since I started the citrus series for the winter months. Secondly, I just thought they were a really neat and unique antique design. As they no longer sell these prints, I have attempted to create something similar.

Photo Source: Pottery Barn


They aren't exactly the same. It is just the idea that is there. Our encyclopedia background is circa 1911 with an antique colored background (shown below) while the original is white (shown above). We also used more of a scientific botanical print from the Victorian Era which shows the detailed plant parts. 

A Sample of Our Version

"Creativity is a part of personality. Surely the place where you as a personality live should speak of your creativity in some way."
~ Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Home-Making 

We are offering our version to any who are interested. If you print them out in their original 8 1/2 by 11 size on card-stock and frame them, I think they would look lovely in a kitchen. If you were to find a set of frames at a second-hand store and paint them to match your decor, it would make a nice and frugal decoration (notwithstanding the cost of printer ink). I hope you have enjoyed this little homemaking project. Have a lovely week!



For the free downloadable lemon print, visit here and for the orange print, visit here. There should be a printer icon at the top of the page which you can use to print instantly. I have tried using Google docs for my downloads this time in hopes that it will be more user-friendly. Please (pretty please!) let me know if this is a better and/or easier "printable" option (even if only for the sake of experiment and even if you don't print it, do you think you will be able to access it easier?)! Thank you so much in advance for the feedback!


45 comments:

  1. These are truly marvelous, JES !
    I'm going and print them for sure, I truly love them, thank you darling friend !!!

    Sending blessings on your Tuesday,
    with love and deep gratitude
    Dany

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    1. I am glad you like them! Do please let me know if this is an easier download/printing method... Thank you for your kind friendship! :)

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  2. I've always loved botanical prints, and these are gorgeous. I've saved documents but not printed yet as I'm out of cardstock, but I can't image there would be any problems printing these out. Thank you!

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    1. Excellent, thank you for the feedback! I really appreciate it :)

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  3. Lovely idea and very thrifty xxx

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    1. Thank you Faith! Glad you like them! :)

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  4. Wow! They printed easily and look great! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! A lot of ladies were having trouble with the Scribd (download people I use). I am hoping this is a better option! :)

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  5. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who looks to Pottery Barn for ideas. You did a fabulous job JES, your's are much prettier than Pottery Barn's. Thank you for being so generous!

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    1. Great (and frugal) minds think alike! :) Glad you like them!

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  6. This download method works FAR better for me than the old one.

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    1. Excellent, excellent! This is what I was hoping to hear! :)

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  7. I think your versions are prettier, actually. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. The lemon worked great and was super easy. For some reason my computer is blocking the orange as "unsafe." I will try it on my husband's work computer later and see if it will save. Thanks, they are very pretty.

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    1. Ah, thank you for being a "tester"! :)

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  9. How pretty! I love vintage looking decorations for the home. Thank you for visiting my blog. It has been a joy to visit yours and I will be back.

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  10. I haven't tried these yet, but can't seem to print the Peter Rabbit seed packets. I sent you a email hoping to get the PDF
    Thank you

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    1. Hi there, I did send out the Peter Rabbit's to someone recently... have you checked your email yet? If not, please send again as perhaps something went wrong. Hope you get them and please let me know if this new way is easier for you :)

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    2. I just sent another email. It could have been on my end too. I added to contacts to see if that helps. Really hope to print the files. Thank you for your help and all the great ideas! Making your mulled spices today!

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    3. Great! I may be in your spam box? I will try resending! :)

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  11. I adore botanical prints Jes, so these will find a home with me for certain. Thankyou so much. You are so creative and clever. Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi! I hope you can use them :)

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  12. These are so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your creativity (something I lack and must glean from others). The download was so much easier and super simple, just one click!

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    1. Perfect! Thank you for your feedback Annie and so glad you will use them! :)

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  13. These citrus prints downloaded right away with no problem! Yay!! I can't get any of the older ones to print. Thank You!

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    1. Ok, looks like this is the way I should be going! Perhaps I can attempt to put all the printables on that site... Thank you for the feedback! :)

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  14. Thank you so much for making these! I love everything vintage citrus. I live in Ohio now, but I met my husband and had our first four children in an area of Florida known for citrus, so love decorating with citrus and have loved your series! I can almost remember the smells of the orange blossoms that start blooming this time of year!

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    1. Ah, thank you so much for sharing! Vintage citrus is lovely to me too and I appreciate all its uses. Glad you can use these printables! :)

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  15. It is able to print! I haven't been able to print hardly anything from here and this was easy peasy. And beautiful, they will be in my kitchen soon :) and yes, yours are prettier!

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    1. This is great news! I will eventually try and change over everything to this new method (it will just take some time...). I am so glad you were able to print them and enjoy them! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It is very helpful!

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  16. What a lovely idea, JES... the frugal talent you share is beautiful! These print out so much easier and just one click too! I hope this works out better for you to share your free downloads! Have a blessed day friend :)

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    1. Oh thank you for the feedback. I think this IS the way to go! :) Have a lovely week my friend! :)

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  17. Jes I didn't have any trouble printing them from Google Docs. They worked great...can't wait to see if I can find some frames for them at the Thrift store tomorrow!

    Thanks for sharing on the Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!
    http://oursimplelife-sc.com/simple-homestead-blog-hop-35/

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Tracy! When you do find those frugal frames, I would love to see a picture of them in your kitchen :)

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  18. Jes, these are absolutely stunning! I love the way they have been printed over the page paper like that! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. These are beautiful, Jes! I'm quite the lover of all things citrus. X

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    1. Thank you Jenny! So nice to hear from you my new friend! :)

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  20. Thank you for these! We are working on home improvements and I'll be looking for new wall art once we're finished. Blessings, Leigh

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  21. Jes, I'm thrilled to be featuring your gorgeous printables at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Thankyou for sharing! Mimi xxx

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  22. Love this!!!!!! I am definitely making this. I hope mine turn out as lovely as yours. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from Titus 2sDay link-up. Blessings!

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  23. You are so generous with your time and talents! These are beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Mrs. Cote! Have a lovely weekend :)

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