Monday, September 28, 2015

Simply Neutrals Tuesday #4: "Neutral" Decay

Who doesn't love to see naturally weathered woods, metals, and just about anything else, all showing the patina of time? Well, I suppose a lot of people do not, but I love to look at old doors, architectural elements, old gates, windows, walls and furniture, and wonder about the history of these amazing pieces. Who walked through those doors and what were their lives like? Who sat on a porch behind its railing and were they out there watching summer turn to fall? Who stood at the gates and did they converse with neighbors while admiring their gardens? Who looked through the windows and what did they see? Who lived behind the walls that are now in such a state of decay, and how did the walls get that way? And who were the families that used the furniture and what stories could they tell?

Here are some photos that I've taken within the past year. Some were taken at antique stores and some around my house. I suppose that the items in these photos were once painted in different colors, but now they just have a neutral patina to them, so I thought that I would share them and join in on Wen's Simple Neutrals Tuesday link party. You can find the fun here.











My thanks to Wen for taking the time to
host this party each week and give us the 
opportunity to share our love of all things
neutral.
Thanks, Wen!!


14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness dear Sue, I'm totally loving this beautiful post!! If only these beautiful old pieces could speak, what stories would they tell... I have a great passion for all things weathered and tattered and falling apart. And you found some wonderful pieces! Thank you for sharing and joining the party again! Wishing you a beautiful day and sending you hugs xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Wen. I'm so glad that others find beauty in these weathered things. They certainly don't belong in land fills! I hope that you're having a great week so far. Hugs XO

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  2. Hello Dear Sue,
    Now it is hard to believe that there are those who cannot appreciate the peeling paint on these old doors, windows and furniture. The colours and textures and the stories that belie the lives behind such beauty to our eyes.
    We call them treasures!

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    1. Hi Suzy! And treasures they certainly are! Have a great week! XO

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  3. Your photos are gorgeous! I have always wanted to go around and take pictures of patina but never have. It seems I only see "the best shots" when I don't have my camera or can't stop to take one for some reason or another. I truly admire you for doing this, beautiful. Loving the one with the window and crystals!

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    1. Thanks so much. Of course, when I take photos like this, people look at me like I'm a little warped, but so be it! Have a great day Gigi!

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  4. Hi Sue,
    I am so thankful you visited, for now I have found your blog!
    I too love weathered things and find great joy in repurposing them,
    and pondering their past~
    I have several old windows and screens that cover my walls.
    I love the bits of rust on your posts here - It has a story to tell
    for sure : )
    Have a blessed day,
    Karen O

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    1. And I'm glad that I found yours! Thanks for visiting me! Sue

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  5. Such beautiful textures and neutrals, such weathered beauty ,Sue, I love your photoes ,and yopur thoughts ,behind !
    Dorthe, x

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    1. Thanks Dorthe! I'm glad you visited me today. XO

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  6. Hi Sue
    I could meet you for a photo shoot any day!!! We're both drawn to the same subjects!
    There is a lifetime of character and families stories wrapped up in these pieces - if only they could speak!
    I love each piece... especially the old chippy wrought iron and window frames.
    Shane x

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    1. Hi Shane! We do seem to be attached to the same kind of "stuff". Now wouldn't meeting for a photo shoot some day just be grand! Hmmm...! XO

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  7. Hi Sue, what a great theme you've chosen for the Simply Neutrals party. I like taking pictures of weathered paint and rust, too. Being on the coast we get a lot of it, but not as artistic and historical as yours!

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    1. Thanks for you compliment! I lived on the coast in Florida for a long time and we saw much different types of weathering there. Often the termites got to it before the patina did. XO

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