I love old chippy plaster
Weathered and worn with old cracks mottling the finish
& the charm of bits and pieces crumbling away…
This vintage putti statue brings to mind images of Old Italy…
Shabby worn plaster covered in ornate details,
lavender gardens, fountains trickling softly
crumbling statues and centuries old buildings…
A find at a flea market years ago~
I loved his cherubic face, his delicate wings and his lifelike size.
I don’t always decorate with romantic style in mind…
but sometimes there are pieces that just plain
talk to me.
I think he was $12.00
I brought him home and set him aside not knowing just where
I would place him right away.
But rummaging through the shed the other day,
I rediscovered this little charmer again.
Don’t you love when that happens?
I would really love to place him outside…
In the romantic vintage inspired dining area…
amongst the vining plants, holding little napkins for dinner.
Since his finish is already cracked and damaged
and not sealed well for outdoor use…
it will have to wait until our rainy weather dries up for a bit.
So, for now, he brings sweet charm to the bathroom.
His sweet look is perfect with the vintage inspired red toile wallpaper
Several rolled washcloths and a fresh bar of lavender soap
fit perfectly in the little niche he holds.
I love the old character he has.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!