No more blank walls!
I have been searching for months to find artwork for the keeping room.
At first I thought a long and narrow canvas would be the way to go.
A painting of a cow or cotton field; something farmsey (should be a word!) since the keeping room has a farmhouse style.
After searching on etsy and visiting local shops, I finally found it!
Scattered about in a consignment shop were five antique prints that spoke to me, so home they came!
All five were taken from antique poultry books.
These four are in gold frames with a touch of black around the edges.
Two of the chickens are from Cassell's Poultry Book 1890.
Mr. E. Tudman's Partridge Cochin Cock
First Prize at Birmingham, 1870 A Kendal 1871
Mr. Tomlinson's Buff Cochin Cock
Winner of the Birmingham Cup in 1860 & 1861
These two are from the Illustrated Book of Poultry by L. Wright 1880.
The Property of the late Mr. Joseph Partington
The property of Mrs. Lister Kay Winners of many prizes.
The four in gold frames make for a nice grouping.
The fifth chicken was in a folk art style frame.
I love the old string twisted around a nail for hanging.
It also comes from the Illustrated Book of Poultry by L. Wright 1880.
The original string was too old so it was replaced with brown ribbon for hanging.
The Property of Mr. O.E. Creswell
It's nice having artwork to fill the blank walls and I think these go great with the style of the keeping room. The gold frames will stay gold for now, but that might change!
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