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Art Prints for Kidz Vintage and Original Art

by Leanne

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Cozy At Home Event: Day 12

Since I’m a photographer and my sister is an amazing painter, wall space is really at a premium in our house.  It’s not that I don’t love other people’s work, it’s just that I have a hard time choosing between pictures and paintings we already own so introducing other’s work is always a difficult decision.  But, when it comes to decorating my daughter’s room, I truly want her to enjoy her space and make it personal without decorating too young or too old.  It’s for that reason that I have actually avoided hanging anything on her walls while I waited for inspiration to strike. 

But, that all changed when I found Art Prints for Kidz and decided that she was definitely ready for some art of her own.  Art Prints for Kidz offers a wide selection of vintage prints for children that are taken from pre-1923 picture books (thus compliant with all US copyright laws) as well as beautiful original watercolor prints done by their family artist.  The vintage children’s book illustrations are all scanned and restored in color and brightness by Art Prints for Kidz to their original glory to make them ready for framing. 

Happy%20Hearts%20And%20Happy%20Faces%20watermark-thumb-200x251-431 Not only are the prints offered on their site adorable, they have that great vintage quality that makes them classically beautiful.  This makes them something that will grow with your child from birth until adulthood and will be pieces they can cherish for years.  And, since they are taken from well loved stories and books, I love that they are pieces of history as well as reflections on childhood.   

My daughter and I sat down together and looked through the impressive collection offered on their site.  I let her choose two pieces from one of my absolute favorite children’s authors ever, Robert Louis Stevenson in the book A Child’s Garden of Verses.  After much debate she and I chose two beautiful pieces together, Happy Hearts Happy Faces and Kites on High, both in 8×10, which I plan on framing on her wall.Kites%20on%20high%20watermark-thumb-200x277-433

We were really excited when they arrived just a few days later rolled securely in a cardboard tube.  I carefully unrolled the prints and ran them up to the nursery to hold them against the wall to see how they look.  They were absolutely beautiful and I am now really excited to get them permanently mounted on the wall.  The colors in the prints were deep and vibrant and they looked as I imagined the original work did.  This is something I was really relieved about because I hate when art has been overly “fixed” and ends up looking cartoonish and overdone.

Because the prints had a slight roll to them from shipping, I set them in between photo albums to gently flatten so I could mat and frame them for her wall easier.  Just a day or two later, they were flat and ready to be framed and displayed.  Now I’m on the search for the perfect frame for the two, something that will showcase how beautiful they are without overpowering the images themselves.       

Watchman%20Traveled%20Watermark-thumb-200x305-419 Like most pieces of art, the prints from Art Prints for Kidz should be carefully protected until they can be preserved under glass.  All watercolor prints and vintage restorations are printed in your choice of 5×7 or 8×10 size on acid-free and lignin-free, 32 pound archival linen paper which is both simple and elegant. 

You should note that they are not laminated or sealed to protect against spills and little fingers, so you should plan on keeping them out of reach of young ones.  I’m hoping Art Prints for Kidz eventually offers an option to buy prints matted, or even pre-framed, since I know quite a few people who get overwhelmed with framing and I think that would make it even easier on non-artists.

If you’ve got a nursery to decorate or a playroom that needs a touch of art, literature, and history, you should look no further than Art Prints for Kidz.  In addition to being beautiful and classic, they are also incredibly affordable so it’s easy to get numerous prints for an even more impressive display.  Now that I’ve got two rooms to decorate, I will definitely be returning to Art Prints for Kidz periodically to check on the newest watercolor prints and see what new vintage finds are being offered. 

Price: $10 for each art print in your choice of 5×7 and 8×10 size

http://www.artprintsforkidz.com/

And Now For the Giveaway! 
One lucky Rave and Review reader will win two Art Prints of their choice from Art Prints for Kidz!

To Enter: Go to Art Prints for Kidz and tell me which prints you would choose.  If you would also be so kind as to give Art Prints for Kidz a suggestion or an improvement you would like to see for the site they would welcome your feedback.

And, as always, there are extra entries available!

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5) Comment love.  Enter any of my other Giveaways and/or comment on any non-giveaway post!

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7) Vote for Rave and Review on Top Baby Blogs, logo in right sidebar (daily entry, just tell me what rank R&R has)

On November 3rd at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open to US and Canada!

Winner, winner!  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to… 60 Tiffany said…  Voted for you today, #10!
Leanne Signature 2 A big thank you to Art Prints for Kidz for providing us with the vintage art prints as well as a giveaway for our fabulous readers.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

 

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163 comments

Jen V. September 24, 2010 - 8:10 am

As a children’s librarian, I would have to choose art prints from the Mother Goose book. They are beautiful!

Tiffany September 24, 2010 - 2:06 pm

I like the ‘Children Reading On A Bench’ (A Child’s Garden of Verses II) and the ‘Kids at Stairs With Candles’ (A Child’s Garden of Verses)

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Lydia September 24, 2010 - 6:21 pm

I would definitely get the “My Shadow” print…I love Robert Louis Stevenson, and that’s one of my favorite poems!

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Lydia September 24, 2010 - 6:26 pm
Haddie September 25, 2010 - 3:37 am

Came across your blog and it’s really lovely. I simply need to give a thorough look on the Art prints. Thanks for the link to such a beautiful collection of vintage art prints. I simply love the style, especially the alphabet watercolor!

Erinn September 25, 2010 - 8:52 am

I like the Children’s Muncausen 1 and 4. Myson has a transportation theme in his room and the ships would keep in the theme!

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Tiffany September 25, 2010 - 9:52 pm
Tiffany September 25, 2010 - 9:52 pm

Voted for you today, #12!

Tiffany September 26, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Voted for you today, #12!

Tiffany September 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm
Sharon O. September 26, 2010 - 7:43 pm

The prints are lovely–and what a wonderful, unique gift they would be! Two of my favorites are Little Boy Blue from Mother Goose and Little Bear 02 from Little Bear at Work and At Play. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

vicki wurgler September 27, 2010 - 5:58 am

I like Buddy Jim 7 and The childrens munchausen 03

Tiffany September 27, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Voted for you today, #12!

Tiffany September 27, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Michele Beesley September 27, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Haddie, Thank you so much for the lovely comments concerning Art Prints for Kidz. And since you referenced the watercolors specifically, thank you especially for them. I am the painter of that section of the site. They were a true labor of love for a darling granddaughter. She is very proud of her alphabet book…Thanks again, and I hope you stop by the site often.

Leslie September 27, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Little Boy Blue and High Diddle would be my choices.

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Tiffany September 28, 2010 - 8:26 pm

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Jaime P September 29, 2010 - 7:36 pm

I would pick Pussy Tip-Toes 02 and 08
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Tiffany September 30, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Voted for you today, #10!

Tiffany September 30, 2010 - 9:08 pm
Jessica October 4, 2010 - 2:18 am

I believe I would pick from Anderson’s Fairy Tales (The Wild Swans!) Gosh, I am having a WAVE of nostalgia wave over me!
As far as a suggestion, they might include a little spot that says ‘recommended for adults’ because a lot of people who don’t even have kids might love some of these!

Jessica October 4, 2010 - 2:19 am
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Mary Preston October 7, 2010 - 12:52 am

I would choose FLOWER CHILDREN 02 & 08. Just beautiful.

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Tiffany October 7, 2010 - 2:55 pm

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Chelsey October 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Happy Hearts and Happy Faces and In the Company of Fairies are two of my favourites.
A suggestion I would make is having the option of the black and white pictures being painted in water colour. I would like Beatrix Potter prints to be made available out of the US.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ada October 10, 2010 - 9:19 am

I would buy the print “Happy Hearts and Happy Faces”.I’m an illustrator and I love vintage illustrations! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany October 10, 2010 - 6:27 pm

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meme October 21, 2010 - 3:01 pm

I would choose from the book of dogs the dalmation and chow chow for my grand sons room who loves dogs

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nicole October 23, 2010 - 12:22 pm

i would pick 2 from the land of nod collection- cant make up my mind! love the girls and moon, and baby and moon

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Josee October 24, 2010 - 6:44 am

I love the alphabet watercolor.
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

Chelsey October 24, 2010 - 7:33 pm
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Donna October 28, 2010 - 2:55 pm

I would love anything in the watercolor prints, they are gorgeous!

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Nancy Meyer October 29, 2010 - 6:58 pm

I would get the Airedale Terrier and Bedlington Terrier prints.

Chelsey October 30, 2010 - 12:23 am
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Chelsey November 1, 2010 - 10:33 am

I voted rank #12. Hi Leanne (waving)

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Chelsey November 2, 2010 - 5:44 pm
Chelsey November 2, 2010 - 5:44 pm

I voted for you rank #12 mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

kitty w November 3, 2010 - 6:40 am

I would get “The Fortune’s Overshoes” and “The Empereor’s New Clothes”. I do like the site but it’s oddly slow loading even when other pages with images aren’t.
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susan November 3, 2010 - 10:16 am

I would love the my shadow print. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Joshua Holmes November 3, 2010 - 12:19 pm

I would choos the Fortune’s Overshoes and The Steadfast Tin Soldier from the Anderson’s Fairy Tales collection

Pam L. November 3, 2010 - 6:50 pm

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The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies would be my choice

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Chelsey November 3, 2010 - 8:59 pm
Chelsey November 3, 2010 - 8:59 pm

I voted rank # 12 mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Annabelle November 3, 2010 - 9:01 pm

I would get the “l” alphabet print

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Annabelle November 3, 2010 - 9:02 pm

I voted #12

tina reynolds November 3, 2010 - 9:03 pm

I really like the mothergoose

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Gianna November 3, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Watercolor Animal Alphabet

Sand November 3, 2010 - 10:20 pm

I’d choose the Child Having a Tea Party & Happy Hearts and Happy Faces.

Veronica Garrett November 3, 2010 - 10:27 pm

I would choose the Female and Male Golden Penciled Wyandotte Chicken prints.

masonsgranny59 November 3, 2010 - 11:25 pm

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