Vintage botanical chart giveaway

OK, folks, today is the big day. I am SO excited to be offering this amazing giveaway from Bonnie & Bell.


You might remember that I spent three years staring at a giant blank wall in the kitchen while I searched for the perfect art. I absolutely fell in love with some of the photos I was seeing of vintage botanical prints but I wanted something very large scale. I even asked Lauren Leiss of Pure Style Home (she is a seriously amazing designer with such a fresh perspective, not to mention a mom of three boys) where she found large scale botanicals like she has in her own home (well this is her old home because she's in the process of renovating a new house but I'm positive they'll find a place of honor in her new place too) and like she often uses in her clients' homes.

Lauren Liess/ Pure Style Home

Well I found vintage botanical charts on Etsy in the Bonnie & Bell shop. But because I'm insanely picky, I was looking for specific charts. Linda, who owns Bonnie & Bell was amazingly patient and helped me find the perfect charts for my space.

Linda and I spent a lot of time corresponding via e-mail during the time she was scouring Europe (I'm serious about that, I think she found the horse chestnut chart for me in The Netherlands) for my chart, and I was absolutely thrilled when she offered to do a giveaway for my readers.

So here's what we came up with. Bonnie & Bell has very generously donated a vintage botanical chart of the potato vine to be given away to one lucky reader. This is a Jung Koch Quentell chart that was originally used in German schools. It is paper on a linen backing and is rolled up on dowels. I love the look of the dowels, but some people choose to remove them (they are easy to remove without damaging the chart) and frame the charts instead. It is 33 inches by 44.5 inches without the dowels and 36 inches by 46.5 inches with the dowels and it is gorgeous!


Close-up of the flower

Close-up of another flower plus the dowel


I'm using the Rafflecopter widget to hopefully make entering a little bit easier. In order to enter, just leave a comment saying where you'd hang this beautiful chart. Would it go in your kitchen, like I did with mine? Or maybe in your family room like Lauren did? Or would you be the best friend/family member ever and give it as the most most amazing gift ever? You can earn additional entries by doing a few other tasks, so up your odds and do them all!

I'll accept entries until November 15. If you have any problems at all with Rafflecopter, e-mail me at impatientgardener@gmail.com and I'll get you entered.

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43 comments :

  1. Could totally see that on my big, empty dining room wall!

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  2. Oh, cool Etsy store! I love the goose chart!

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  3. That's very cool. I bet I could find several places on my walls for such a decoration.

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  4. I think I would hang these in my office!

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  5. I just adore this gorgeous artwork and could totally see that on my wall in my living room next to my giant ficus plant. I love how bold and dramatic it is, yet classy and beautiful as well. I sure hope I win!!

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  6. This would go in my living room.

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  7. I love these prints! I think I'd put them in my family room.

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  8. Between a couple of windows in my living room.

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  9. & from their shop, there's too many to choose! Maybe the mice heredity chart.

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  10. Ooohh, WANT. I would probably hang it in my kitchen or possibly the home office. It is gorgeous!

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  11. I would give this as a gift to someone very special in my life who would love it! I'm certain she would put it in living room (there's a spot for it)

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  12. I would put this on my kitchen wall.

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  13. I really like the vintage botanical tree linen from Bonnie & Bell's Etsy Store.

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  14. I love, love, love vintage botanical charts! What a fun giveaway! This would go in my dining room....just off my kitchen.

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  15. This will look amazing in my kitchen!

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  16. Beautiful and dramatic. I love these. These would look perfect in my home. Nancy Carr nancythedove@aol.com

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  17. I would hang it in my dining room!

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  18. It would go in my kitchen. :) I cannot seem to use the little thingie above this with the counter so i hope this counts me in as entered.

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  19. Oh wow, I love the potato print! The flowers are so pretty! Thank you for the giveaway! Not sure where I would put it yet, probably my Florida room.

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  20. I love the B&B "Pea" or "Corn" print too. :) Thank you

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  21. I shared on FB...
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/bobbi.d.dougherty

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  22. Definitely in my kitchen which I'm in the process of giving a facelift! May have to buy the other one so that I have two like you!!

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  23. I would put this in my living room; there's been a space over the couch for FIFTEEN YEARS as I await the ONE thing; this is it!
    Nancy

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  24. I would put this UP HIGH! Somewhere my littles couldn't pull it down. :)

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  25. If I was picking from the etsy shop, it would be the hereditary mice chart. So cool!

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  26. Dining or Living Room - would look amazing in my 176 year old house!
    Trish @ PBucco@aol.com

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  27. This would look perfect in my living room hanging above my sofa!

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  28. I would love that in the bed room. Not much art in there... been looking for something nice. I have a terrarium i'm in the process of creating, and this would look nice with it!

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  29. I love it! I recently scored an old-old-old school pull-down wall map thing, although I'm not exactly sure how or where to hang it because it is so heavy, but I would put this right up in my kitchen!

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  30. This would go right above our bed - it would be perfect there!

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    1. I also love the vintage goose print - it's rather unexpected!

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  31. I am a graphic designer and would hang this beauty in my studio.

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  32. I just moved my office into another room of my house and I have lots of empty wall space. So I'd put mine in my new office so I can admire it every day.

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  33. This would be perfect in my kitchen! LIke you I have had a blank wall over our table for years for Too long to mention. Thanks for sponsoring this give away!
    bichonluvrscloset at gmail dot com

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  34. I am painting my kitchen this weekend - this chart would be perfect with the new wall color!

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  35. Moving into a new house. Entirely bare walls-lots of possibilities. I love this!

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  36. We have some blank spots on the wall of the dining room. Come to mama...

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  37. We're finally getting to the "box room" and turning it from a storage facility into a teenager's room. She loves science, especially plant. I so wish I could order several of the Seed Table series of Danish Educational Charts.

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  38. so lovely!!! living room all the way, but really they would be an amazing accent to any room. love them.

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  39. I'd love to hang it in our new house - and have about 10 gazillion options, since most of our walls are bare at the moment...!

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  40. I checked out the Etsy store, and ended up purchasing the oak print as well - love it!

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