This week's Focus on Life is Aged Beauty and this is what Sally had to say:
There is always something so intriguing about old things. Whether an heirloom or flea market find we are always intrigued by the back story of the piece that has caught our eye and the thrill of a possible story of family history, lost love or travel to forgotten worlds. In the rust is character, scratches and dents are their badges of courage and the bare metal exposed by peeling paint is acceptance of time.
Aged pieces have a beauty all their own, a beauty that draws us in to look a little deeper into a past time.
This week focus on the aged beauty that may be an old building or an aging vehicle in a parking lot, items in a local barn, flea market, garage or in your jewelry box and snap a shot of a vintage beauty!
Get to Snappin!
This week we have had really bad rainy weather and even a tornado siren went off the other night which I slept right through. So, I have not been outside walking around, though I did on Monday and it was gorgeous but nothing that floated my boat to take pictures of.
So, I went around the house and took pics of things I have from my great-grandfather, my grandma and grandparents.
The neck scarf my great-grandfather had made when he was over in Germany during World War I. It is funny, they spelled his last name differently, it is supposed to be Dettlof. We know his father moved from Germany and he must have changed the spelling when he came to America.
My great-grandpa's casket flag which his wife made. The flag is smaller than regulation flags and only has 49 stars on it.
My grandma Mert's tea set she used in her home economics class in high school. Please ignore me in the mirror :) I have her tea set in my curio cabinet which used to be hers.
A close up of the tea cup and saucer. I just love this!!!!
My kitchen table that used to belong to my great-grandmother and then my grandparents. I told mom I wanted this table and I would fight the whole family for it :) I have such wonderful memories at this table. I would visit my grandparents and they would always be sitting around this table, especially during happy hour drinking beer and having snacks. I remember learning how to tie my shoes under this table. My grandpa made a board with shoe strings, sat me on his lap to show me how to tie shoes and then put me under the table while the adults sat around the table talking - like I said awesome memories!!!
Please head on over to The Studio Sublime and check out everyone's pics for the week.