I clearly remember first seeing a Paul de Longpre when first looking at Shabby Chic style. It's not seen so much anymore now that Rachel Ashwell is doing her Prairie style. I remembered it because of the beautiful way he has with roses.
I never thought I could own a print but then I discovered they are all over ebay. It was so easy. I ordered one I loved and it arrived in a tube waiting for me to put it in a frame. I have only ever had 1 problem with ebay and my money was refunded immediately, so it's worth it if you want a print.
Once I had this beautiful long piece the hunt was on for a frame. In the first place I looked I found a fit. Michael's. It was black and I painted and sanded it to suit the picture.
Paul de Longpre has an amazing history, born into aristocracy in France he moved to New York then California and purchased a huge lot in what is now downtown Los Angeles for $10.00. He planted 4000 rose bushes. Can you imagine how wonderful it smelled? His images of flowers are not like anyone else's. Soft and romantic. Perfect for my bedroom.
Until next time,