If you had to pick your one favorite antique, your most treasured antique find, what would it be?
I took a stroll through my own house asking myself this very question…
Peeking into armoires, staring at 18th century this’s and 19th century that’s….
Let’s say the house was on fire and I could only grab one thing…
No, scratch the hypothetical fire because my favorite might be too big to carry… this is a perfect example of my propensity to create a problem, which I then attempt to solve to my own satisfaction. Could I ever choose just one?
The answer turned out to be no. There were Two pieces chez moi that screamed louder than the rest. I discovered that it wasn’t a case of provenance, nor was it price, that ultimately spoke to me. It was how those pieces made me feel.
To enter Part Deux of the Two Maisons Giveaway, leave a comment about your own Two favorite antiques and a few words about how they make you feel.
Here are mine:
This oil on canvas fragment hangs above the landing of our stairway. It’s 7 feet tall but easy to roll and tuck under the arm in case of that proverbial fire. I bought it from a friend at the antique fair in Villeneuve les Avignon. I remember my gasp when I saw just the smallest corner with the blue color I can’t resist. I could melt into it. Really I could. If I had to pick one word to describe the feeling it evokes, it would be grace. I don’t know why.
This tiny framed 18th century gem grounds me. My view of time is somewhat unconventional and that includes the calendar. My calendar is roundish, a roundish rectangle. The months fall around this shape as on the face of a clock. July is at the top. May and September are on the shoulders. The mere mention of a month and my mind places it spatially before moving on. Not long ago when I started this blog I came across LeAnn’s gorgeous blog Linen and Lavender. She made a reference to her round calendar and I immediately emailed her recognizing a kindred spirit. Somehow this little solar calendar makes me feel like all is right with the world.
Ok, it’s your turn. Keeping with the theme I’ll select a winner in 7 days. Some lucky someone will receive this oh so French market basket, modeled after the traditional straw cabas, hand crafted in France with a patchwork of vintage hemp fabrics. Perfect for all of your summertime toting needs!