October 16, 2012

Patina, Patina, Patina ~Tuesday Display Chain

To tell you the truth.  I had no idea what patina was until a year ago when I started learning about prim.  I had to look it up in the dictionary and then find examples of it on Google Pictures.  Even then it was still a little vague.  I did manage to find a few examples of it in my home.  Some of it's the real thing, some of it's faux, but it's all beautiful.  
If life gets you down, just put on your patina colored glasses and then you will see just how meaningful our past and present can be.

~Great Grandfather's Chair~

~Candle Stick~ 

~Antique Spool Light~

~Kitchen Bell from Spain~

~Antique Crate~


~Wash Tub~

~Apothecary Drawers~
(My Mother owns this piece)

The beauty of old never ceases to amaze me.  I am so blessed to be able to fill my home with the things I love.
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with Patina.
P.S.~  I think Patina would be a cute name for a little girl.

pat·i·na 2  (ptn-, p-tn) also pa·tine (p-tn)
1. A thin greenish layer, usually basic copper sulfate, that forms on copper or copper alloys, such as bronze, as a result of corrosion.
2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
3. A change in appearance produced by long-standing behavior, practice, or use: a face etched with a patina of fine lines and tiny wrinkles.

[Italian, from Latin, plate (from the incrustation on ancient metal plates and dishes); see paten.]
~Courtesy the Free Dictionary by Farlex~


TheCrankyCrow said...

If a year ago you didn't know what patina was, I would say you're a dang quick study my friend. You have chosen some gorgeous examples....but, of all, I love "great grandfather's chair" the best. How I would love to have my great grandfather's (heck even my grandfather's or my father's) chair....What beautiful warmth and history....(Oh, and I'd be cozying up to your mum for that apothecary!!) ;o) So glad you joined the prim world, and that somehow, we found each other.... Smiles & Tuesday Hugs ~ Robin

Robyn ♥ said...

YES!! You have done well in your patina quest! Such beautiful choices from your home! TFS!!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Steph, wow! for someone new to the patina calling you have done wonderfully!!! Love it all!!! OLM

Cailey said...

Well I learned something new today! :) you have such fun things Steph! Oh again, THANK YOU for the ADORABLE kitties! Oh my gosh do we love them! You are amazing!

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Interesting! I love the patina of the candle stick and the shapes of the masher.


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful post Steph!
Beautiful patina from around your home.
Prim Blessings

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph....warm wonderful prim patina....love all the goodies in your chain today...Blessings Francine.

Christine said...

Wonderful examples of patina - Your grandfather's chair is awesome as is your mom's apothecary.
Please tell me where I can buy patina tinted spectacles!!!
At the moment my house etc desperately needs repainted and spruced up!!

Raymond Homestead said...

I say you picked some great items with wonderful patinas!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wonderful post.
Love your patina photos.

earlene said...

Great Patina Steph!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Steph! Miss you; nice examples of patina, I don't think I can find any here!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Pretty Patina's steph! Love the old washtub.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Steph~ love the chair & candle stick~
just beautiful patina~

1890* said...

Wonderful examples of Patina -Love that Vergis patina on your bell from Spain. Your mom's apothecary draws are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing along {{HUGS}}

Angie Berry said...

Oh yes girl, you found some wonderful examples of patina in your home... just lovely! Patina is usually not something we notice from afar. One of the reasons I love going antiquing, is that I enjoy picking up pieces and examining them close. All antiques have a wonderful patina about them. You photographed one of my favorites to examine... wood pieces. Enjoyed your pictures~