and you notice your palms are getting sweaty
your heart is starting to race
and you are feeling like you simply must
grab that piece of 'junk' even out of the pile... to the dismay of your husband...
before someone else does?
Yeah... I think there's a support group for that.
Though I really don't feel like I need help with it.
I don't have a problem with seeing potential in junk at all.
Not recognizing the problem...
that's the first problem right?
well, I am in love with the patina that certain somethings (or anythings!) wear
and a lot of times
that patina and those pieces are headed to the junkyard
or are just a couple of dollars at the flea
Even if it's a shabby cottage barely there painted rickety treasure
I love it
This old bench was on it's way out the door at my friends shop~
no it hadn't been sold~
it was on it's way to dump or to be recycled into something different.
I loved it.
It has such a gorgeous shabby cottage patina
delicious aqua greenish paint that is barely there in places
and the rest of it is chipping away shamelessly
but what is left is perfection
It is full of cracks and warps
It's worn and weathered
It's legs are a little uneven and require propping
and some might say it's just plain old falling apart
But with all it's warble, cracking, twisting and chipping
it does a beautiful job just being itself as a display piece
it's perfect in the garden or even indoors as a bench for books
simply as a place to set a little bouquet of flowers in the woods
for a few photos
for a few photos
It's a keeper
For those of you looking for ranunculus flowers
they are the $5.00 bouquet special at Safeway (our local stores anyway)
through tomorrow I think!