Friday, May 26, 2006

{Studio Friday}

Today's topic is "AGED/ANTIQUE" and was suggested by: Jane Wynn
" I love aged things- anything with Rust or Patina... is just too wonderful to me. I use metal paint on anything that is NOT metal (like Plastic, Glass, Wood or even Paper) to give it a faux metal surface and then I age it with liquid patina or sometimes just vinegar and ammonia... What I get in return is something that looks like it is over a hundred years old..."
~ Jane

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This is a great topic for me. My entire house is filled with antiques and I love the patina and aged look. I love antiques because all of that patina and aging tells a story. If every antique could tell it's own story, our history books would be so much fuller and richer with everyday knowledge! When I find a piece that grabs my eye, I always wonder who owned it first? Who made it? Where was it in the house? Was it someone's favourite piece? Even something as simple as an old chair is a great find. I wonder who sat in it? What things did this person aspire to?
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Finding and preserving antiques is a mission of my mine and my husband's. We specialize in militaria of WW2 but we love all antiques. This was a fun topic for me!


kerrip said...

Love your post, and your words. You are so right! If I had been taught history with vingage clothing and furniture, etc., instead of names and dates of battles, I would have excelled at it.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I love that distressed look! In fact, I am on my way to do some yard sailen right now!

Nik Just Nik said...

You've been tagged. The questions are on my blog.

firstborn said...

hear, hear gabi! i'm totally with you on this one!

:) mary ann

Tracie said...

Nice blog Gabi. I Looove aged/antiques as well but currently don't have the decor in my home. I think what I love most about them is exactly what you said, wondering where they were in the house, who's they were, when it was created, the story behind it. That is sooo me!!!