|Find out the interesting history behind French country décor and outdoor wall décor. Research patent vintage prints available within our new catalog.
One of the most widely embraced styles of interior design all across the globe is French country décor. Each piece embodies the charm and rustic nature of old country homes, cottages, and farmhouses found in France. Light green, gold, rust, sunshine yellow, red, blue, pink, and lavender are often connected with the vintage artwork found withing French country decor and furniture. The look is spontaneous and builds a very cheerful environment. One fabric often connected with this style is toile, a white or off-white background adorned with a repeating pastoral print. Today distressing tools and various methods of antiquing are used to recreate the French country style and grasp the comfort found in time. View our new catalog to find vintage art prints and framed artwork that accurately capture the peaceful style of years past.
Most plates today are made of porcelain or stoneware. Others are made from glass and plastic. And in 1907, plates made of paper products were introduced to consumers. They are a convenience we often take for granted, though we use them on a daily basis. But plates are not only used for food. Antique plates are highly sought after by collectors. Porcelain was first discovered by the Chinese, and in the early 1300s they began trading it with the Europeans. But in the 1700s, a German potter recreated the Chinese process. And in the 1800s, commemorative plates became very popular after a European nobleman displayed decorative plates publicly. Learn more interesting facts surrounding the history of antique plates and antique vases in our vast selection of old prints.