Monday, July 14, 2008

When perfection doesn't matter...


I drool over this piece every time I go to Sisters, now the question is, how many of you would bother with this vintage print, knowing full well that it has a tear in the corner??? PICK ME!!! Doesn't bother me a bit, in fact I rather like the imperfection, it just adds to the antiquity of the piece. Others would say throw the picture away and sell the frame. Fortunately today's decorating allows for imperfections, as a matter of fact, some designers prefer to have the worn piece as opposed to the pristine. In my home the tear wouldn't even be noticed, but I have some customers that would totally stick up their nose and poopoo and heaven forbid there would be a chip on the frame. Now, guess which ones are are better clients.

Have fun with it...is my mantra...

17 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

The art of imperfection

vikki said...

i love the imperfections ~ mebbe becuz i am not perfect! it all adds charm and character to a piece when there are chips, dings, scrapes on things... like u said adds to the antiquity of the piece. cool mantra! hugs, vikki ♥

The Feathered Nest said...

I'M IN LOVE WITH IT!!! What tear???? xxoo, Dawn

Rescued For You said...

Ah...
It's just like we've talked so often...some people "get it" - some don't! When I have that huge yard sale, I do believe I'm getting rid of everything that does NOT have a flaw in it! Maybe I'm just surrounding myself with flawed items because they match me so well! hehe
Smiles always..right??
Lorie

Shab-n-Chic said...

ME ME ME!!! There was a beautiful rose painting with a similar tear at the antique shop where I worked. It was banished to the ladies room, but I always admired it....as I sat on the potty. I never could figure out why they didn't want to put a price on it. When that shop closed, they took it to the flea market and sold it there. I should have spoke up!

Eve said...

I love your choice of music, I love your blog. I love old and distressed and pieces with history. I am gong to be forced to make another blog just to get to know all of you. LOL....

M.Kate said...

apart from that tear, it's looks perfect :)..and love that chamber pot, I remembered my grandma used to have it in her bedroom, bright red in ceramic..dont think anyone sells them here anymore. However, chamber pots were always given from parents to bride in ancient china (and until recently too) as a wedding gift, together with a few other things. Again..always in red..for everything chinese during wedding :P

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your choice of pic. That tear suits the dreamer in me. Therein lies a story. How? What? Where? If I had the money, I would buy quite a ranege of such things!. They are an inspiration! Perfection is a story terminated, if it existed at all.

Jen r. said...

I love that picture and frame! Jen R

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Sharon, I would buy that picture in a minute. Imperfections with antiques are like people, it just gets better with age!!

Rose said...

I enjoy your blog. Take care, Rose

white o'morn cottage said...

I love it too. She is beautiful.

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

i'd buy it..to quote an infamous blogger "how much is it?"
Oh the things you can do with imperfections!
take me for instance...pls.
ox lulu

Eve said...
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fromthepines said...

YOu can fix this! I read this on another blog- just get some linen tape and put it on the back to repair the rip. It looks like there are no pieces missing and then mix paint to cover the spaces. Good as new! You can so do this.
Cheryl

Utah Grammie said...

Well, since my "boob job" (double mastectomy and no reconstruction - ...by choice..) I have a pin that says "as is" - that's why I love things like this - beauty "as is" with lots of stories to tell! Good for you!
Colleen

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I agree with the other girls here- I'd buy it in a hot minute! Sad to say though around here, Australian sellers haven't clued themselves in to the notion that people buy these lovely imperfect things, and they just throw them out. D: The only imperfection that finds it's way onto the market these days is chipped paint!