Some things look better as they weather don’t you think? They form character. You can’t reproduce this kind of petina. It has to be created over time. These are the kinds of things I look for when gathering treasures for my cottage. I may take a door handle, remove a rock, or take one of the siding pieces. The three pictures above are from buildings that sit on land my family owns. I like to take a bit of history from the past and let it live in the present. I have so many ideas for old things like this. Creating a way to use them is one of my most enjoyed hobbies.
I’ll be taking one of the siding pieces and attaching 3 little vases to it. I’ll hang it on the wall and fill the vases with flower cuttings. I need some old keys, doorknobs, and hinges to fill the glass candleholders. Things are coming together for Copper Top Cottage