Vintage Treasure-Vernon Ward Print
Hello everyone, Happy Wednesday!
I got up super early on Sunday to go to the car boot fair, and it was so worth it, as I came home with bags stuffed full of treasure. I’m a big fan of the work of Vernon Ward, and have collected a few pieces over the last couple of years including one of his beautiful swan prints. I recently upcycled a picture frame for thisfloral still life, so I when I spotted this print on Sunday, I practically sprinted over to bag it! It appears to be from the same series, except this one has summer blooms such as delphiniums and lupins, and my other print has spring blooms.
Naturally it came with a frame that did nothing for the print – a top tip at car boot fairs is to ignore the frame and just look at the print, as you can always re-frame it. Although I love re-framing these pieces using old, chippy frames, a fab way to give a print you love a new lease of life, is to frame it in a crisp, white frame with a wide border. Don’t be afraid to mix contemporary and vintage!
I also got two amazing patchwork quilts, which immediately went into the washing machine as soon as I got home, and have been drying out ever since! I will take some snaps of them and the other treasures I found, and share them with you on Friday.
Have a wonderful day!