Today is Day Two of
Thirty Days of Photography II.
The topic for today is: ARCHITECTURE
I am not really a student of architecture. What I am is a mistress of architectural salvage.
Some women are delighted to spend the day at Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue or Neiman Marcus. Not me. Give me a wallet full of money and point me to an architectural salvage warehouse and you will have one happy woman.
I love it all. I love the old doors, the used doorknobs, the antique hinges and the outdated plumbing fixtures. I'm drooling.
I am a lover of chippy paint. No, Linda, I did not say that I am a chippy. I adore layers and layers of old paint. What a story those layers tell! Refinished antiques? Never. I guess you might call me "shabby chic". You might call me a collector. We of the chippy paint adoration society call ourselves junkers. We look for the age...the patina.
This photo features an antique cornice that I bought from a Knight's of Columbus sale at an old, German community in Texas. I love the lines. I love the history. I love the chippy paint. I placed it above the fireplace in my dining room. Under the cornice, I hung an antique oil painting on rolled canvas that I got at an antique auction. I am convinced that it is a priceless work of art. When I sell it, I will take all of you to Italy on a photography expedition. Promise.
Maybe I love architectural salvage because that is what I am. I was beautiful in the past. I am historic. I am a little shabby, a little cracked and a little chippy. I am worth being salvaged.
Want to see the other
competitors participants in this photo meme? Go to their blogs and check them out. It's worth the trip. I guarantee you.
I think we have two new
fools participants, but I will have to update
with their blog addresses.
Sorry. I'm antique.
fresh bait two new participants are Cheryl and Kristen. Welcome! Misery loves company.