Wednesday, April 3, 2013

more on blueprints




 
 
 
I was fascinated by the way this old blueprint was framed in Lewis Miller's apartment.
Love that it isn't matted.
 
I'm looking for just the right framing for the vintage blueprints of my husband's new (old) office building...
 
Here are a couple of my favorite ones...
 
Incredible detailing of the light fixtures for the building, which was the original Post Office in our town...
 
 
 
I especially love that lamp.

 
Most of the prints are dated 1915.
 
 
And this one - the side elevation of the building.
 
This is gonna be fun!

19 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I like this IDEA!!!!

tinajo said...

They are lovely! :-)

Katherine said...

I love this idea for a gift, it's so hard to figure out what to give men.

How do you find drawings of age for a specific building?

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Donna - Oh, wow! Super cool. And what a great color. I have never come across any for sale. Maybe I'll ask local architects. Would love a horizontal plan to go over our brown sectional sofa.
xo
Loi

red ticking said...

hi darling friend,...
mr velvick and i were talking tonight and i thought of you... and how sad it is that i have fallen off the planet and into the world of instagram... are you on it?
i hope so... i want to be in touch... i miss you...
hope this finds you well happy and loving life.
did you have a nice easter???? xx pam

SHERRY HART said...

Shut up Donna.....I love those! Man! Lucky!

maryanne said...

Back then drafting was an art form unto itself. With CAD unfortunately the art has been lost.

pretty pink tulips said...

Those are going to make great conversation pieces and artwork for the walls of your husband's office!

I remember the first time I entered a stylish friend's home and saw her blueprints hung in her center hall. It was stunning and I still remember it....9 years later!

xoxo Elizabeth

mikky said...

Cool. I like the side building one, especially the shade of blue.

:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Kristen said...

OOOHHH LOVE the light fixture one! This is going to be good.

Kathysue said...

Donna,
I am on the hunt this weekend to the Alameda Flea/Antique mkt. to find some old blue prints to frame. You are one lucky lady to have some originals of your husband's office building. Blue prints fascinate me.
Kathysue

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Donna .. these blueprints are stunning! I love finding and using this type of art... the lamp is gorgeous and the attention to detail and all hand drawn... incredible! This is true art indeed... thank-you for visiting and I am so happy you love the new look! I am so thrilled..
have a lovely Sunday
Frances
xx

Nancy said...

What a fantastic find. I can't believe theyre 1915! and so over the top gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

quintessence said...

I love famed blueprints as well! We have a huge one of a boat at our beach house!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh that blueprint looks awesome framed!

Sparrow King said...

Oh you should make color copies of the light fixture one and sell them as wrapping paper on etsy. I would for sure buy at least 5 !

Sparrow King said...

oh you should make color copies of the light fixture one and sell them on etsy as wrapping paper! I would for sure buy at least 5!! (seriously, I am asking...let me know!!)

Sparrow King said...

oh you should make color copies of the light fixture one and sell them on etsy as wrapping paper! I would for sure buy at least 5!! (seriously, I am asking...let me know!!)

ehergert said...

Where do you find old blue prints? Would love to purchase some.