I am so excited to be doing this blog for By Invitation Only along with so many of my favorite bloggers. It is positively thrilling to be in their company. The subject this month is "Patina" and because it can be interpreted in so many ways, I hope you enjoy the way I have done it.
Patina is often thought of as only a thin greenish layer, usually basic copper sulfate, that forms on copper or copper alloys, such as bronze, as a result of corrosion, but it could be the sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
This gorgeous table is at Jacqueline Adams Antiques in Atlanta, Georgia.
Living half the year in country France, I see patina almost every day. I am not sure if it is deliberate or just the inability to change it for one reason or another. This beautiful door resides across the street from my home in La Tour Blanche.
Probably the one place where patina is most recognized is the Statue of Liberty. It's copper finish has the most beautiful vertigris finish on it. It is perfect.
It is also a change in appearance produced by long-standing behavior, practice, or use: a face etched with a patina of fine lines and tiny wrinkles. We try hard not to let this happen to us but for many it is not a choice. Working outdoors is the quickest way to get these lines and wrinkles.
One of my favorite shops is PATINA on beautiful Nantucket island.
They seek out smaller, independent designers who are known for their exceptionally crafted, timeless clothing.
Wishing you a wonderful new season, where the Patina colors are everywhere.... enjoy.
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