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Shabby Chic / Entropic Wall Art - Patina Trumps Condition - Beauty in Age [plus a very nice unidentified manzanita]

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Posted 5 years ago


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I just love the decay of glitter / adornments. They are slowly sinking back into the garden. i imagine that these are from the 40s - maybe 30s or 50s even?? Whatever, i can't believe i actually like them alot! the last shot is a manzanita from a cutting i took in the wild. it doesn't key out to any known manzanita, but in between several of them. it's the best/most beautiful manzanita i've found for containers. this one flowers for 4 months and even a little longer, never needs pruning, develops a very beautiful structure slowly and w/ a minimum of water and always looks fresh and green w/ bright orange coffee bark covering it's sinuous trunks.

i wouldn't call the wall medallions 'folk art' except that it was the only category which comes even close to 'cement garden art / statues'. ??

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  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i like these shabby medallions more and more these days. they seem to be opening up a whole new design/decorator sense to me and i really like it. shabby, abandoned hollywood frivolous adornment w/ nods to romance and history... it feels 'right' to me in some weird way. i just wish i had a nicer outdoor wall to hang them on. i live in a 500 sq foot back garden house built in the 1910s and most of my walls are covered already - and my ceilings too. no more wall-space inside or out! time to retire some collections i guess...

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