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Well if you can’t wear a pear, eat one, or wrap up in a snuggly pear-print blanket, it’s probably time to hang one on your wall. And so, in the spirit of the last blog post (all about owl-inspired wallpaper), here are a few wall decoration ideas, gleaned from Etsy’s ever-plentiful supply of peachy pear prints.
Kicking off today’s bloggage is the pear print above - ‘Birdies in a Pear Print’ – as featured in Joom’s Etsy shop. Printed on heavy archival stock, these birdy pears come ready to hang on the wall, framed and all, and measure 5 x 7 inches. For more info on this American designer, you can visit her Facebook page.
Then comes the apple and pear combo which happens to be my personal fave. Designer Urban Tickle can customise the prints according to your own colour preferences, or even personalise each print with names of your choice via the Urban Tickle Etsy shop. For additional inspiration, be sure to visit the UT Facebook page or keep up to date with their tweets too.
I haven’t talked much about pips in the past, but the detailing of pictorialbloom‘s pear print above really appeals to me, not least because it’s rare to see the inside of a pear illustrated so beautifully. The proportions are just so (the stalk’s pretty perfect too), and I love the colour combo. AND, it’s only going to set you back $15.
To round up this round-up, what could be better than a gloriously simple pear design, mounted on an eco-friendly (it’s printed onto bamboo paper using non-toxic inks), sustainable bamboo plywood frame? This pear is courtesy the design gurus Toast Slice, and you can get your hands on the above print here (plus every order comes with a free bookmark – bonus). For even more toasty (social media) goodness, visit Toast Slice on Twitter, or via their website or Facebook page.
Now just in case any of you have £30,000—50,000 to hand, and you like this owlish beauty by Belgian Symbolist and graphic artist Léon Spilliaert, then get yourself over to Sotheby’s in London tomorrow at 2.30 and bid away in the 19th Century European Paintings auction.
If you need to check out exactly what’s what before you leave in the morning, you can delve into the Sotheby’s e-catalogue here. Otherwise, the salient details are listed below:
Title: HIBOU (Property from a Belgian private collection)
Artist: LÉON SPILLIAERT (BELGIAN, 1881-1946)
Date: signed and dated ‘L Spilliaert 1918′
Medium: ink wash on paper