The Beauty of Patina
The weather is a changing. Morning mist greeted us as we drew the curtains to let the daylight in and the foghorns were blaring their welcome across the bay.
I often post photos of inspirational restaurants or bars that I come across with interesting interior spaces. Sandwiched between a dodgy and a trendy area, we came across this Tavern/bar which looked much like any other bar on the inside, fairly old wooden furnishings, tiled walls and the faint smell of beer which seems to have permeated the wood, but then I looked towards the outside space and was immediately drawn to it. As soon as I opened the door, I saw it and fell in love with it and wanted one just like it! The Tavern was built in 1859 and sits in a conservation area.
It was way too early for it to be filled with customers, somewhere between breakfast and lunch, the skies grey and heavy, a dull looking Saturday morning weather wise. Just as well because if it had been busy I wouldn't have entered and never found this lovely courtyard at the back.
It took six years for the weather to turn this once fairly new looking piano into something rather like a work of art and how beautiful it has turned out. Unfortunately the manager told me this has to be removed as it poses a health and safety risk ...it won't take much leaning on to get it all to tumble into pieces on the ground! I'm so sad it going, I thought I might want to take it, but it's so fragile it can't even be moved. One consolation is the owner's getting a 'new' second hand one to replace it!
So this post is all about patina, the shedding of the 'newness' and allowing the weather and the wear and tear of life to age your pieces of furniture giving it a uniqueness and character that you just can't find with new pieces of furniture or plastic garden chairs.
(photos all mine, please do not use without asking permission)
Hope you're enjoying the week!