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A few things I love about painted patina

You know me. 

Peonies in a painted bucket outdoors

I fall for anything with a bit of shabby, chippy patina.
Something that easily talks about the years and
shows the layers of paint representing preferences over time.

Maybe there is a bit of rust in there too from that time it was left outside in the salty sea air
or the the dent from where it unexpectedly fell from the hook on the wall.

So when we are talking about things to love about pretty patina...
well, let me count the ways...

It is almost like with something covered in patina-
 you have something covered in
tales and stories.
Every layer of paint. Every chip. Every ding and dent and scuff.

And I think instead of that shabby chippy painted look of something being what gets me-
really what I love about that pretty painted patina
 is imagining all those stories showing the years.
And that grabs me even more.

antique bucket with canvas strap close up
This little charmer is a grape harvesting bucket from Europe.
and was picked up while meandering the vintage selections
while at High Point Market.

antique bucket with canvas strap close up

It spoke my language with that soft shabby style.
I also loved the layers of paint showing through
fell for all those dents and dings
and yes, even that grungy old set of straps...

I am one of those who feels like a piece that is well worn and weathered is
really more well loved.

antique painted grape harvesting bucket with peonies

 And pretty much instantly
I saw this beauty full of fresh flowers spilling out of it.

Though... to be honest,
I can pretty much see this piece fitting in quite a few places.

painted grape harvesting bucket painted

For now, those pretty peonies from husband were perfect for placing inside
for a few photos on the patio
but I am pretty sure you will see this popping up all
over the place from time to time.

What do you think of this little treasure- do you fall for painted patina too?

antique grape harvest bucket filled with peonies outdoors

Stay tuned because tomorrow-
I will be sharing the new look on the patio and joining several other bloggers sharing their patios as well- so lots of inspiration for upcoming outdoor entertaining coming your way.

antique vintage grape harvesting bucket with flowers on stool

And a few other things coming your way- such as that Lowe's patio reveal
along with some stuff that is a little on the housekeeping side.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  1. I have seen people harvesting grapes around here with containers strapped to their backs (usually plastic today--not as heavy). You would go nuts at the local brocantes.

    1. Oh I know I would be going a little crazy there!! So much good stuff!! Thank you for stopping by!!

  2. I fall like a lead balloon!!! Love everything about it!!!

  3. Love this Courtney - and peonies, oh my! They are my absolute favorite flower!! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the outside! (I've always loved your patio!!)


  4. Beautiful! Can't wait to see your patio reveal! Everything you do is breathtaking!