September 13, 2011

BiLLY's Botanica

At BiLLY, we can't get enough of old botanical books. 

Antique or vintage, it doesn't really matter.

The essential element of a superbly beautiful botanica are the colour plates.

Our design inspiration comes from delicately crafted illustrations of 
Bush Blossom, Flannel flowers, Bottle Brush and Grevillea.

Edgar Dell was a Western Australian painter best known for his 
watercolours of Australian wildflowers.  

During the 1930's and 40's his illustrations 
featured once a week in a colour supplement to The Western Mail.

Edgar Dell lived to the ripe old age of 106.  
Perhaps it was because he loved what he did and 
painted what he loved.

His illustrations continue to inspire BiLLY.

Come and visit BiLLY at the next Fair Day in Bowral.

See how delicate botanical watercolours
 translate to beautiful, wearable cotton and silk apparel,
 sleepwear and accessories.

Our next Fair Day is  
The Tulip Time Festival
House and Garden Expo

Saturday 24th September
Sunday 25th September

Corbett Gardens, Bowral
Southern Highlands

See you there,


1 comment:

  1. I love botanical prints and the ones you shared here are really lovely. I love the first one in particular.