Thursday, December 10, 2009

Design Find: Vintage Art Nouveau Lithographs











To me, there is nothing more beautiful than Art Nouveau's swirling, organic lines -- did you know people used to refer to it as "noodle style?" The expression seems a little silly...yet apt. These stunning French lithographs from circa 1900 would make an amazing gift for the typophile {or the Francophile, for that matter}. I'm a complete sucker for repetitive patterns in design and decor, so I imagine an entire wall filled with a variety of these alphabet prints -- it would help me remember to mind my P's and Q's!

::Check out Art Decor and Banana Strudel's Etsy shops for more Art Nouveau lithographs.

P.S. One more day until the Perricone Cold Fusion giveaway ends! Enter here.

14 comments:

Poke Salad Annie said...

just beautiful.

{Tara} said...

Annie -- agreed!

Melissa said...

I love these, especially the second one. Gorg!

Hammy said...

I love these, especially the 1st.
The 2nd are 3rd pieces would make gorgeous embroidery samplers too, I might have to have a go!

Lily Leaf ♥ said...

I love Art Nouveau!
sigh* how I wish we can go back to this time period :)

{Tara} said...

Melissa -- Thank you; glad you enjoyed them!

Hammy -- That's a spectacular idea...too bad I can't sew. You should do it though!

Lily -- Me too...but probably just for a day. Women were still a bit limited in their options; I would have to rebel =)

Michelle said...

Ahh too cute!

hatjunkie said...

wow! Just happened upon your blog. One beautiful image after another.

{Tara} said...

Hatjunkie -- so happy you "stumbled" over! I love new visitors!

Savvy Gal said...

oh these are interesting.

mothersvea said...

oooh these are amazing!

Kristin said...

My MIL would loooove the flamingos. Fabulous!

ambika said...

Totally adding those to my faves. Gorgeous!

Sam said...

Oh I die!!! So incredible - thank you soooo much for sharing these - off to check out those links - thank you again!!! XX's