Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Some vintage prints for tea lovers

I continue to browse the photo archives of the New York Public Library's digital collections on a regular basis, and recently I was struck by the beauty of two prints featuring floral arrangements in teapots. First was this one, "Wild Azaleas."

And the second one is titled "Japan Quince #2." According to the website, these prints were publisher's proofs from a book published by L. Prang & Co. The artist was Annie C. Nowell, and I would have to suspect that she was a tea lover like us. Go here if you'd like to download these public domain images for yourself!


  1. This reminds me of something my mother once told me. She said that she viewed every vessel as a potential flower container. She had an old black teapot that she used for this very purpose. I adore these prints!

  2. Aaaaah! Thanks for sharing...heading there now! :)

  3. Lovely! You find such interesting things.


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