July 5, 2011

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?

15 comments:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

for me, it's because they are a bit more like me, battered and worn with time.
Lovely post, Madalynne.....
★Linda★

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Fantastic old finishes...and your displays are super. Love the breadbox! Is that from age or did you treat it somehow? Either way...it's wonderful

For me an old finish represents a lifetime (or more) of use and enjoyment by someone who has gone before me. I often think "if this ____ could talk"...I'd sure love to hear the stories.

Thanks for sharing!
Rhonda

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Madalynne
Pretty Patina~ love the breadbox!!!
Oh, driven to the old~ patina~ for me it feels warm & comfortable~ some items just say~ take me home~I want to spend some time with you~ or some of my items of course family~ so sentimental about the heirlooms~
smiles
Teresa

Robyn~Primlish said...

Beautiful pieces!! I love patina for the use and experience too! So much more character than new plastic pieces! ;)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gorgeous displays and wonderful patina Madalynne! Love the eagle bell and the cast iron angel...and, OH, the nests!! Love me my nests!!! I wish I knew what it was that was so enticing - I would be much better able to resist bringing them home with me. I think for me it's not only the visual appeal, but wondering whose hands used this, whose home did it adorn? Especially with utilitarian pieces and such....the people have gone, but the object remains...so, in a sense, some of those people's spirit remains....(Don't make me think so hard this early in the week!!) Have a great one! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cottageprims said...

Wonderful displays! I like the age patina because it let's me know the piece was loved over years and worthy to some to hold onto a pass down.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Beckyjean said...

Hi Madalynne~

Beautiful patinas!! Love you copper lamp!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Green Creek Primitives said...

Love the copper lamp and the bread box, just love anything old that has a great look about it. Vicky

jennifer768 said...

Wonderful patinas ! Love the copper lamp! Hugs,Jen

prims by olde lady morgan said...

wonderful old pieces, all of us just can't get enough.. the history, if only these pieces could talk! OLM

michelle said...

very beautiful!big hugs michelle

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

very very cool! *****

The Moonlit Stitch said...

At the risk of sounding "loopy", Madalynne, I heard of a Japanese term once and I don't know the correct spelling, but it sounds like "yaggi" and it means "the essence of those who have gone before us". Maybe these wonderful pieces intrigue us because they carry a slight essence or picture of the folks who used them? You have great items and use them so well! ~*~Lisa

earlene said...

Congrats on your cool pictures in Misis display chain! Isn't it fun!
Hugs
Earlene

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

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