Thursday, January 29, 2009

Calendars as Art-- Cavallini & Co.

This is a good time of year to start sleuthing out 2009 calendar sales. Buying a wall calendar is a great way to purchase a series of frame-worthy prints at a terrific price. The key is to find a calendar that doesn't look like a calendar.

Cavallini & Co. calendars are printed in Italy on heavy ivory laid paper, and they are gorgeous! The large wall calendars are rectangular, rather than square, giving the images a very un-calendar-like "framability". They also offer small desk calendars, which would yield little prints to frame in a series. The vintage nature images are well-suited to a more traditional home, while the vintage travel and city images would be at home in transitional or contemporary settings.

Feast your eyes on their entire 2009 collection here . Photos above are from

Looking for another use for vintage calendar pages? Here's a lampshade that I covered with a few pages from an old Cavallini calendar.