Our creative nest is eternally inspired
by nature and all her best creations.
Seems our eyes, fingers + souls are yearning for a breath
of fresh… once the wintertime greens come down… and
just before the sleepy earth awakens again.
Have At It
We’ve been designing + making some hand-crafted treasures
to help us bring the outdoors in… especially during this “in between
seasons… Spring just isn’t here yet” moment in time.
Check back often… + visit out our Etsy Shoppe for more one-of-a-kind items coming soon!
It’s high time for a little
Memories On Display
We’ve created a quick montage
of antique photo memories and simply arranged them in
a playful way around our horse motif.
A Vintage frame pulls the story together…
We know you have many stories too…
it’s time to tell them in your way –
start living in shades of LOVELY!
A few images transferred onto linen,
framed in antique ivory + topped with glass
was just the start.. A Vintage Mirror, a gilded
pastoral scene and twine-wrapped silver create the playful scene.
Check out our little Etsy Shoppe where
we are adding beautiful one of a kind art pieces weekly…
the rustic door’s always open + the shelves are filled with endless charm.
Tarnished silver, bits of this… and remnants of that.
Throw in a few wild feathers and we’re off.
Rusted metal and citrine glass..
a good layer of patina for good luck..
and you never know what may come.
A basket filled with a day’s worth of playing and creating. Tortoiseshell purse handles (hmmm).. broken brass sconces.. verdigris lamp castings.. mis-matched silverware.. glazed pots and Italian postcards. Our favorite ingredients all toppled and tied together with CHARM. (Don’t worry – we’ll share soon.. check back often. And keep collecting)!
Maybe its because they’re so
warm and welcoming – so ridiculously charming.
Home is instantly more casual when you have
a few of these guys sharing your cottage.
(If you’re not into all the hair + drool +
tearful laughter.. just consider some little
vintage statues in your favorite flavor).
Smell Comes Along With The Face
But we don’t care (do we)!
Sweet, sweet angel.
Maybe in this case – a tattered old oil
painting (or two) might just be best.
Wouldn’t you love an entire wall covered
in old dog paintings! Sign us up!!
Preppy + Nostalgic
Little antique plates crave worn tartan plaid,
leather-topped tables + golden glasses filled-
just a touch.. after dinner. Amazing what an
antique scene can conjure up for the soul.
Hmm.. we may need to take a spin over to
Scotland – a vintage scavenge for some
bagpipes and argyle may just be necessary.
Quite the pose (usually the case when the camera is out).
TANK is our velvet bulldog here at Patina Vie.
He shares all the same qualities as our favorite treasures:
a bit dusty, a touch scuffed and tumbled, smells good when
you take a long draw in close to his face… endearing,
and always makes your heart come alive.
(Tank faithfully joins us on all of our vintage-seeking
escapades – he’s got a great eye for the unusual)!!
Here’s to living life in shades of lovely..
with all the characters that make it even more charming.
Don’t you just adore the effortless glory of the country!
Shades of green dripping with the sweet scent of charm.
Its time to get some simple into your everyday.
Easy, carefree goodness.
Dig in and allow little pieces of tranquility to seep in all around you.
Life in shades of LOVELY!
The warm golden patina of a stack
of rustic firewood is simply tops for us.
Get your hands on a little bundle and stack it in vintage
baskets by the back door.. and make sure to have a stack
on the porch (just because you can.. who cares if you
don’t have a fireplace that burns wood!!)
We’ve even used stacks of wood as a backdrop for our
photography now and again…
Earthy and good. Get some. Savor it.
You’ll instantly feel a little more country.
We Encourage Standing On The Furniture
Kids, dogs, chickens… (+ more kids).
Thank goodness we had a camera at-the-ready for this chance moment in time.
Such a shame there were butterflies for her to chase in the field…
or she may have stayed for the afternoon.
The Most Glorious
… are usually the most simple.
Make a statement in your own natural way.
Drifts of tall grasses… yards of tweedy burlap..
rows of pebbles and sticks.. mirrors framed in driftwood..
bowls filled with shells. Breathe it in + take your time.
Here’s to simply living life more beautifully!