Hi there! Hope everyone had a marvelous and relaxing Labor Day weekend. We got to go away and had such fun.....it was perfect despite less than perfect weather. Got back yesterday and enjoyed having the lazy rainy day to catch up! I am still reeling from the fact that summer is over, schools all over the country are in session and get this.....the holidays are just a few months away.Yikes!
Today also marks the return to the monthly By Invitation Only posts...where a group of bloggers ( a very talented group I might add) get together and post on a common theme. Its really fun to see all the different takes on a certain subject and wonderful to see such brilliant minds at work.
Today's theme is Patina. Admittedly I struggled with this one a bit. I wasn't quite sure how to approach it. The word actually means oxidization or the changing of something/a material over time, it was originally applied to metals but now applies to virtually anything and everything. So patina is in essence, everything that happens to something over time. It is what gives the object its character.
So at the sake of being boring and predicable, I just decided to not stress myself out too much over this (plenty of other things to stress out over:) and include pictures of what I think define the word beautifully. What do you think of when you hear the word? I hope you enjoy and as always many thanks for stopping in.......
My own picture taken at Brimfield.....this one is patina at its prettiest!
I love an old rusted urn.......the patina here is sublime!
Love the copper patina on this fabulous conservatory!
Gorgeous old draper table....rustic and beautiful!
Love the aged patina found on beautiful statuary and planters....
And I love it found on old books....exquisite!
Love the look of aged patina on a beautiful urn......soooo spectacular!
Have you ever seen such a lovely pair of rusty gates?
And if you are love patina, then France is truly a treasure chest for every one of your senses.....
A well worn collection of books with patina.....so pretty
And when I think of how the word 'patina" applies to us, I think of this picture......
If you want to see more interpretations from a bevy of super talented bloggers, then to Marsha of Splenderosa, the brainchild of BIO..........it's well worth the click!
Hope you enjoyed! Do you have any pieces in your own home with patina on it? Do you care for the look? I absolutely love it and think anything is made more interesting and unique with a bit of patina. Thank you for stopping by...be back tomorrow!