4/02/2011

Aging with Grace and Beauty


It takes artists not linguists to change the meaning of weathered, beat-up, and rusty to whimsical, beautiful, and romantic.  Such is the case when it comes to furniture and decor from the past that proudly wear the marks of time on their countenance.  Much like those people who resist fighting the passing of time and avoid searching for that superficial Fountain of Youth, some vintage items and antiques, become more beautiful, more attractive, more desirable with scrapes, chipped off paint, and other imperfections. 




As someone once said,(and forgive me if I cannot give credit to the author) "It is the imperfect that makes it perfect."





Patinas, moss, dirt, bents, nicks.....all those wonderful little details of nature and circumstances that are dreaded by some, are blessings for those of us who favor things that show their age and imperfections.




Sure, there are some items that with some polish, paint, sanding or fixing, become more beautiful, but there are many others that retain their beauty by accepting time and the elements of nature and all that they bring along. 





27 comments:

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Trinidad,
I love everything in this post!
I especially love that chandelier in the first picture.
Hope you are having a great evening.
Take Care,
Maria

flowers on my table said...

Wonderful post Trinidad. I especially love the serving cupboard, the one with the open top. I think these cupboard must be peculiar to Europe as I have never seen one here, but I do see them from time to time in French magazines. Have a lovely Sunday, love Linda x

It's me said...

What a lovely post !!..like it all.....have a nice day darling...love Ria...xxx...

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wow....your pictures are fantastic!!!

Wish you a happy Sunday! Many hugs, Ingrid

Room Seventeen said...

We usually prefer beauty and perfection: A perfect body, a perfect husband, a perfect life. We are bombarded daily with images of perfection...but who says perfect is right? I think there is a great beauty in the imperfect.

Trefemtien said...

So beautiful!!! Thank you for the inspiration..:)

Karen said...

In love with it all! Such wonderful finds. Would love to have some of them! Thanks!
Karen

Mona Thompson said...

Hello, My first time here and I am in love with the imperfectly perfect. I'll be back. Mona

creekside rummager said...

As always, you have such beautiful things. Miss seeing you Trinidad.
Lani

kathee said...

Hi Trinidad, It was a pleasure speaking with you today! I always enjoy your blog post too!! Looking forward to seeing you at Remnants of the Past at the end of the month. Have a great Sunday!! :) kathee

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desde my ventana said...

Hola Trinidad,
Precioso post, me he quedado IMPRESIONADA con la lámpara de la primera imagen....maravillosa!!

Muchos besos y feliz nueva semana,

Cecilia

Acquired Objects said...

Amen my friend, love what you wrote and what your images inspire. Such wonderful pieces!

Jess said...

I love your style... only wish your store was closer!

atelier de campagne said...

Thanks for all your comments and affirmations. I'm loving this. I feel the love and enjoy reading your blogs as well.

lilidebretagne said...

Hello,
simply beautiful !
Béatrice

Jacque Ferreira said...

Hey guys, we had such a nice time sitting in the garden visiting. Thank you for the hospitality and friendship. Everything around your place is so inspiring. Best of luck on your container sale event, we will be sure and send the info to all our contacts. Love the way the post turned out... until next time... and someday we WILL get you to a Troubs concert...~ Jacque & James Old Soul Studios

lvroftiques said...

So true! The old and beautifully weathered will always be what speaks to me. Perfectly imperfect. Vanna

desde my ventana said...

Hola Trinidad,
Me alegro de que os hayan ido muy bien las cosas en la Feria de Antigüedades ( vi las fotos de TROUVAIS).Es una pena que estés tan lejos, me encanta todo lo que tenéis y me imagino que los nuevos artículos de Francia serán maravillosos.
Feliz nueva semana y mucho ánimo con el trabajo,
Muchos besos,

Cecilia

applegrey said...

Absolutely beautiful ! I'm loving this... les brocantes françaises (et belges) regorgent de trésors !

Al said...

I just found your blog and I have to say that it is very inspiring! The photos are terrific and showcase some very interesting items. I'll be back to visit!
www.skylarkmanor.com

eclecticrevisited said...

lovely post..thanks for re-sharing.. and I couldn't agree more...my friends are a little less than polished as is my decor.. :)
best,
maureen

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful pics - love it all!

Jo Farmer said...

Fabulous post Trinidad... the pictures are beautiful.

Jo x
Eliza Interiors & Design

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

B*E*S*T Time-Worn PaTiNaS...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Alice said...

It' all so amazing... Everything has a soul ... maybe the the eyes of soul tha made you buy these wonderful stuffs !! great job men !!;-)) Kisses from Italy , Alice

Moodyegzj said...

Hey guys, we had such a nice time sitting in the garden visiting. Thank you for the hospitality and friendship. Everything around your place is so inspiring. Best of luck on your container sale event, we will be sure and send the info to all our contacts. Love the way the post turned out... until next time... and someday we WILL get you to a Troubs concert...~ Jacque & James Old Soul Studios