January 4, 2012

Vintage Inspiration

How many of us have something old?  Not an "old" 10 year old car, not an "old" year old pair of tennis shoes that we now wear for mowing but something "vintage", old and broken in.  Something that may inspire us and that just feels right.  That you would never think of changing.

I have this needlepoint picture hanging in my bedroom.  It was made by my grandmother 62 years ago.  Now maybe some wouldn't think of this as old.  But if you look closely the frame, which is original, is cracked.  The backing paper is dry and brittle and beginning to tear.  But I love it and I wouldn't change a thing.

Look around you.  What do you have that you wouldn't change?  What inspires you?

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