I've been doing a little vintage hunting lately. Gee whiz it soothes the soul. I don't think you can beat the patina of some roughed up pieces to add real character to your decorating. This rose bowl was a black mess when I laid eyes on it. A little bit of polish and look at her now. I am constantly at a loss as to why people trade up from this kind of stuff, to the mass produced fashion of the day. Fashion is one thing, but style is another all together. Frankly I would prefer the 'lovingly produced' of yesteryear in my Beach House.
The rose bowl sits beautifully amongst my other treasures. These pieces have a story. I won't kid you dear reader, if it hasn't come out of my family vault, I have no idea what it is, but it has to be better than. "Hello my name is generically produced objet d'art and I have just come from a production line in China. I smell a bit of chemicals, but you'll get used to it"
The only thing this beautiful brass and cedar fishing reel smells of is the salty sea. I love it all over back and front.
The little latch still works and Mr Beach House is talking about taking my new friend on his next fishing trip. That will not be happening ladies!!!!
I do make an exception for mass produced, when it comes to IKEA though. How could I not, this little enamel pitcher another garage sale find, looks like it was made 100 years ago in a French factory. I question why it was an entrant in the garage sale anyway, but there you go!!!!!! I couldn't go past this baby for $2 now could I.
So what do you think ladies? Are you a vintage or a modern kinda girl?
All those years of being dragged around to antique stores as a kid, has rubbed off on me, placing me squarely in the vintage camp. Now, I am so nostalgic for it and love to be surrounded by these little pieces of history.
Have a great weekend
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