I don’t know about you, but I am quite ready to stash my umbrella and enjoy some glorious Spring sunshine and all the beautiful blooms that come with it. (Yes, contrary to those lyrics, it does rain in southern California….) And to celebrate the arrival of May, here are some fantastic florals–from vintage to watercolor–to add to your interior landscape this season. Happy days!
By the way, I gathered up the lovely framed blooms on the wall below in Paris over the last ten years. They are original French textile designs from the ’30s through the ’80s. They can be a combination of watercolor, gouache, pen-and-ink and colored pencil. Some became wallpaper, some became fabric and some became beautiful scarves. There are recognized textile houses and designers, and occasionally I hit upon one of these, but as with most collecting, I just pick what I like. And what I really like is seeing the artist’s hand and a glimpse into the creative process. The framed bicycle below the textile “garden” is by the German artist, Konrad Klapheck, also brought back from a recent trip to Paris. Perfect in my home of avid cyclists!
How about you? Are you ready to bring some May flowers inside?