Monday, March 12, 2012

Birds and Blooms

While driving to Charleston last week, the pines along the highway were draped with tendrals of Carolina Jessamine...a native species and state flower of South Carolina.  Ubiquitous as the too is the print below by artist Anne Worsham Richardson

While this print may be found in many South Carolina homes, her artwork has also been collected by Presidents Carter and Regan.  She lives outside Charleston where she continues to paint and rehabilitate injured birds.

While in Charleston, I took a quick stroll through the Old Village across the harbor in nearby Mt. Pleasant.
once a church, now a charming home

And there draped on a picket fence, a beautiful tangle of Carolina Jessamine

Equally happy to stumble upon the jessamine pictured below.  A fresh take on the "Carolina Wren with Yellow Jessamine" by San Francisco based shop, Dutchdoor.  Described as "two friends, two antique printing presses, a bunch of ink and a whole lot of paper."  Even Ms. Richardson would be impressed!

Carolina Wren & Yellow Jessamine

Their Birds & Blooms of the 50 states are printed on 100% cotton in limited quantities.  More of their creative work.

For more information or to purchase prints, see their Etsy shop


pve design said...

Adorably chic. I want one of everything!

Gail, in Northern California said...

What a lovely stroll you had through The Old Village, camera in hand, and sweet of you to share.

Their alleyways are as lovely as the roadways. Old brickwork, white picket fences, and lamp posts (the picture above the Carolina Jessamine is really beautiful). I wonder what that plant is growing below the lamp post.

Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Gail: that is a holly fern growing under the post. It's evergreen and low-maintainence...I have some around my front steps

Thank as always for your kind comments!

Gail, in northern California said...

Well, now you've really done it. I made the mistake of clicking on "Garden Photo of the Day", Martha Tate's blog listed on your right-sidebar. It is now two hours later......

Thank you for the information about the holly fern. It's beautiful.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

ha, I know...her blog is mildly addictive

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I love "bird art"..... and these are absolutely the prettiest I have seen in a long time. I'm going to check them out now. Thanks for sharing..... oh, and I love those charming red roofs on the homes!

Gail, in northern California said...

"Mildly addictive"? Jeez Louise. I thought she had me hooked with the March 5 post...Some forgotten hyacinths and pages from My Adventure Book...but did you see today's post? Just an incredible story about how that arrangement came to be and what a story it is! Those are some determined southern belles.

Gail, in northern California said...

Holy you're getting into my pocketbook. (that's my story and I'm sticking to it...Ha-Ha-Ha.)

I couldn't stand it. Ordered just a small Yellow Jessamine print from Anne Worsham Richardson studio. An Easter gift for a dear friend...if I can bear to part with it!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

oh, I hope your friend likes very nice of you!

Martha Tate clearly has some incredible talent...every post is interesting as the last

Michelle said...

Oh North Carolina and Jasmine, two very dear to my heart things :) Thank you for your comment on my blog! I feel so happy of our community, isn't it just the best!

Denise said...

Love the images of Charleston...and the jessamine – spring is here!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Densie: hope our strangely mild winter will make for a beautiful spring

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