Tuesday Display Chain ~ Patina
It feels like Tuesdays are coming around quicker and quicker. Wish time would slow down a bit so we could enjoy the summer at a slower pace.
Misi, at 1890 Gable House Musings, is hosting today's Display Chain. The theme is Patina. Interesting choice . . . I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's displays. I love things that grow more beautiful with wear.
Like this copper oil lamp that hangs out with a collection of bells. The little bells are just starting to get a layer of patina . . .
I picked up this cast iron angel at a flea market. She's intended to be a candle holder, but I put her to use in a birds nests display . . .
And this bread box from the Country House catalog was all shiny and new ten years ago. I love the look of old tin punch . . .
I wonder what it is about a worn look that makes a piece so appealing. Not only does patina make a piece look good, but it seems to convey a special feeling too. One might suggest it's because of the "history" of the piece, but sometimes we don't even know where it came from. Or maybe it's just because the item represents "experience". Why do you think we're attracted to things that are a bit battered and beaten?