The owner of BlackBaroque is on vacation.
Shop Announcement♥ We are on a short vacay enjoying the upcoming holiday! Please check back with us as we will reopen soon! Poni sends you kisses♥
Welcome to Black Baroque! We are the "original creators" of art prints using antique book pages. We are the "First" shop to bring you art prints using antique book pages. We are also the "first" shop on Etsy to use the five antique books our book pages are from for our prints. Our books are very rare and very expensive. We have antiquarian book dealers in the USA and in Europe who find our books for us. We are also the first shop to use banners & quotes you see on our prints. Our book pages and banners with quotes are all a part of our signature Black Baroque Design and Concept that we created first and are thrilled to offer you! We sold our art prints in our four retails stores years before Etsy and now we bring them to you!
WONDERFUL NEWS♥♥ Our artwork is featured for the second time in the Jan 2013 issue KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine!! You can see the feature in our shop. Our art prints were featured in the October 2012 issue of THE KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA Magazine but sadly some terrible online store took credit for our artwork in that magazine telling the editors they made our art prints. Click on the Kensington Magazine feature in our shop, then click on the photo of the article where you can read how this online store took full credit for our artwork. This 6 month old online retailer again took credit for our art prints that were featured in the November 2012 issue of ABSOLUTELY CITY & ANGEL Magazine. You can see that feature below as well. When the editors of KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine found out what happened they kindly offered to do a new feature on our art prints giving us, Alexandra Wolf of Black Baroque, full attribution/credit for our Art Prints as we are the artists and creators! We are so happy! A special thank you to the Editor of KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine from me, Alexandra, and my puppy Poni the President of Black Baroque ♥
♥♥ Our Art Prints, Plates and Platters have been FEATURED IN:
The "Dear Genevieve Show" on HGTV!
Coastal Living Magazine
The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine Oct 2012
The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine Jan 2013
Grazia Magazine November 2012
Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
Flea Market Style Magazine
Absolutely City & Angel Magazine
Small Room Decorating Magazine
Scientific American Magazine
The Insider Magazine
A special thank you to all the editors for featuring our artwork!!!
♥♥ A very special thank you to all of our 278 Bloggers who have written wonderful posts about our artwork, our former retail stores, and our precious Poni our puppy president! A extra special thank you to the Regretsy blog. Though the posting they wrote was completely fabricated with funny flaws such as the email postings time sequences being out of place, it still generated over $7,000 in sales for us! Its amazing how many people blog from home and make such a positive difference in Etsy seller's shops!
♥♥♥ ALL of our art prints, plates & platters, are "OUR ORIGINAL DESIGNS" designed by Alexandra Wolf. Inspired by her puppy Poni (pony) and her bird, Birdie.♥♥♥ You can see photos of Poni & Birdie, our antique books, former retail store and more at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponithepuppy/
♥♥ We have sold over 20,000 prints, plates and platters, to 41 countries all over the world to happy customers in two years. A special thank you to our wonderful customers for their purchases, wonderful feedback, and all the very sweet and fun notes we receive daily. For us, Etsy is not only a place to sell our artwork, but also a place we have met so many fantastic people!
♥Our art prints, plates and platters are in retail stores and homes in the 41 countries of: Italy, Israel, Norway, The Netherlands, Finland, Thailand, Hungary, The United Kingdom, Slovenia, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, the USA, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan, Korea, Chile, Belgium, Argentina, The Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Chile, Hong Kong, Russia, Latvia, Portugal, The Ukraine, Turkey, South Africa, Dubai, Cyprus, Iceland and now Kuwait! A special THANKS to our international buyers
♥ We now offer all of our prints on antique music sheet book pages. All of our prints may be made "without" the banners, or the quotes of your choice on those prints that have existing banners, as our gift. Just leave us a note when checking out as to your preference.
♥♥ALL prints are handmade to order♥♥
♥We offer Flat Rate Shipping for all orders in the USA for $5.00 no matter how many prints you buy, and in Canada and overseas a flat rate of $10.00 no matter how many prints you buy♥
♥♥BLACK BAROQUE is....
BLACK raised letters on antique golden paper which makes a soft sound when each page is turned as only paper beautifully made so long ago does. BAROQUE lithographs from centuries when people once had the time to create such delicate, detailed pictures, lovingly restored into objects of desire laying against the pressed words across the page to dazzle the eye. Together the words and images merge as lovers to become one sharing a space on paper from another time to your home. This is Black Baroque!
♥We have been collecting rare antique books for years. Our favorites are the 1-2 inch miniature, gold leaf paged books. Check out our flickr page to see photos of some of our rare books including one on "Cinderella"
♥We find our illustrations for our prints which are known as engravings, book plates, chromolithographs or lithographs, in antique books, at auctions, antique stores or through our rare book dealers in Europe and the USA.
♥♥THE ROMANTIC STORY OF OUR BLACK BAROQUE FRAMES:
Years ago my husband left me a huge bouquet of daisies on my doorstep when we first fell in love. It was such a dramatic sight when I came home. The backdrop of a darkened stormy sky, and the bright bouquet of daisies stood out all the more. I took a photo it was so beautiful and my husband surprised me by framing it years later with the very same Black Baroque Frame we use over and over again in our shop! That frame and picture, along with the black raised words on antique book pages, and my collection of antique books, inspired me to create Black Baroque and name it Black Baroque.
♥♥In the past 15 yrs of our designing career we have been featured in Country Living Magazine, twice, and over 50 other national magazines. We have sold our designs in our 4 retail stores, our online store, and now we bring them to you on etsy! Here are photos of our last retail store, "Poni's Parlor" and Poni our little puppy who inspired our store. He is also the President of Black Baroque! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponithepuppy/sets/72157623662578414/
♥♥We supported Etsy artists by carrying over 15 lines in our retail stores. We have been members of etsy for 5 yrs having a buyers account for our retail stores and two other shops.
♥♥Delighted you stopped by to view our art prints♥♥