Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OBJECT D'ART

TOMORROW I'M HEADING TO UPSTATE NEW YORK FOR A BUYING TRIP HOPING TO FIND SOME "NATURAL PATINA" :) OTHERWISE AS YOU KNOW, I'LL PAINT IT WHITE, SO HERE IS AN ARTICLE I WROTE ABOUT FINDING THAT FAVORITE PATINA.

NATURAL PATINA IS A GREAT LOOK TO GO WITH IF IT HAS THAT TIMEWORN LOOK; IF NOT I PAINT IT WHITE & BEAT IT UP & CALL IT MY OWN PATINA.NATURAL IS NOT ONLY PAINT BUT NATURE ITSELF:


FERN FRONDS IN A MERCURY GLASS VASE


MOSS IN AN OLD URN


A WEATHERED DINING TABLE WITH THE LEGS CUT DOWN


NATURAL TABLE COVERS SUCH AS LINEN OR BURLAP GIVES AN EARTHY LOOK TO A WELL PATINATED TABLE


OLD PORCH POSTS FOR FERN STANDS OR JUST AS AN OBJECT D’ART




VINTAGE APOTHECARY JARS OR JARS/BOTTLES WITH CHARACTER….ADD SHELLS, OLD BUTTONS,DICE, BEACH GLASS,CANDY, ACORNS, NUTS, JEWELRY PIECES….ANYTHING THAT STARTS A CONVERSATION & REMINDS YOU OF SPECIAL EVENTS.



LENGTHS OF VINTAGE ARCHTECTURE WITH NATURAL PAINT OR PATINA MAKES A GREAT SHELF FOR THE KITCHEN OR ABOVE DOORS & WINDOWS





FOR A BEACHY/ COTTAGE LOOK A MANTEL FOR A HEADBOARD
OTHER THAN ORIGINAL PATINA & WHITE PAINT, THE SOFT COLOR OF GRAY GIVES YOU THE FEELING OF A SUBTLE WASH ON OBJECTS; A CLEAN, FRESH LOOK




THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING YOUR OWN GETAWAY IN THE YARD. YOU CAN TAKE A STOCK BUILDING & “PIMP” IT OUT OR START FROM SCRATCH & CREATE
A CUSTOM LOOK. I HAVE BUILT MANY BUILDINGS & MY STUDIO, WHICH I USE FOR WRITING & SEWING IS NO ONE’S BUT MINE WITH SAVED UP ARHITECTURAL ELEMENTS & WINDOWS, IT LOOKS ONE OF A KIND & WAS SO EASY TO BUILD.


AN OLD FARM TABLE THAT YOU DON’T MIND GETTING RUINED IN TIME CAN BE KEPT OUTSIDE UNDER A TREE & HANG A CHANDELIER FROM THE TREE, FOR INSTANT PANACHE & A QUICK SPOT TO ENTERTAIN. I HAVE A FRENCH WINE TASTING TABLE UNDER ONE OF MY ARBORS, I KNOW SHAME ON ME, BUT IT'S TOO BIG FOR ANYWHERE ELSE & I’M NOT READY TO SELL IT.


2 comments:

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

as long as you're coming to NYS...head to the Bouckville Antique show in Bouckville. The show is in town for the entire week and the infield opens Fri-Sun...over 1000 dealers!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

If you are going to Bouckville maybe we will bump into each other:)Happy hunting:)
~Debra xxx
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