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We Love Character (s)


In All Forms

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.


Refined Elegance

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.