Sunday, June 1, 2008

Les Fleurs Animees ~ 1847

{ rose }

{ lilac }

{water arrow }

Animated flowers ~ giving a human form and personality to a flower! I found this beautiful old book here ~ it can be yours for a small fortune! Probably worth it though ~ it is a two volume set and has 50 color plates. I love the colors and the whimsical illustrations.

Even the beetles and other insects are beautifully drawn and play a part in admiring the beauty of the flower girls.

1 comment:

Maria said...

I love these things. And Panteek is my one of favorite dealers. He has the best stuff!

Okay, update your lily to lilac and your water lily to water arrow and the date from 1824 to 1847 and you're good. :-)