The beautiful and talented
Linda from Restyled Home had this brilliant idea of hosting a "Perfectly Imperfect Week"... a chance for bloggers to show off our imperfect finds and what we do with them. Well, I am all over that one girls! ...
Imperfection is my middle name!
Take for instance these old costume pearls strands. I bought a whole lot of these at the flea market last summer. I sold some on my site but resisted selling any more because they were losing their lustre and were slightly imperfect. But imperfection = charm to me so I decided to display them on this old rack. I have to say they always get comments from visitors - some think I'm crazy and some think it's neat.
I couldn't resist transforming this old clock into "A Place in Time." Like I said before, each clock is different and presents its' own difficulties when taken apart. This one was nasty! As you can see, the frame would not sit back into the face so I whacked it with a hammer a couple of times. Imperfection indeed.
After a cleaning jag in my kitchen yesterday I pulled these old silver forks out of hiding. I hesitate using them because they are tarnished and I don't think they can be revived. I sure do love the look of them though...their imperfections only add to their character.
Remember this beauty I picked up at Sally Ann a few months ago? I did nothing to it. I hung it as-is and feel very protective of it. I just love that it wasn't thrown to the trash and even with it's perfections can go on to give pleasure.
Yard sale finds from last summer...everything in this box was slightly imperfect but after I arranged them all, I thought how lovely it all 'jived' together. The juxtaposition somehow worked.
There are so many woman out there who are making their own brand of antiques now. Not content to go into an antique store and spends oodles of money, they are re-purposing old cast-offs and relics and in doing so, creating a new antique - a 're-tique' if you will. The beauty of this woman is the fact that she can see past the imperfection and turn that over-looked cast-off into a treasured heirloom.
Now, that's my idea of perfection!