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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paul de Longpre

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,


  1. Charming! Remember the deLongpre prints I bought at Lily's?

  2. Just a beautiful print ~ I have one too and I LOVE it ;-)

  3. Hi Patricia...

    Ohh yes...Paul de Longpre is definitely one of my favorite "rose" artists! My friend, I love your print and the frame is gorgeous as well! Perfect!!! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. Although i dont own any, not sure why, lol, I love Paul de Longpre prints. The one over ur bed is absolutely beutiful! I do have a couple of Sonie Aimes though. Have u seen her work?....Bonnie

  5. I'm a fan of Paul de Longpre too! Your print is so beautiful and you've shabbied up the frame beautifully!