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For the Love of Old: Living with Chipped,…
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For the Love of Old: Living with Chipped, Frayed, Tarnished, Faded,…

by Mary Randolph Carter

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I regret buying this book, but because it's cheap I will consider it as a part in my collection. I thought I would find Shabby Chic decor photos, but this is old and very handmade looking furnishing. Not my style. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0847828476, Hardcover)

This stunning volume focuses on the qualities of the old things in our homes (the patina of an old table, pewter dulled by age, old floorboards that creak) and how to live with and incorporate them into our personal aesthetic. Divided into chapters by the qualities of old—peeling, dried, tarnished, faded, chipped, frayed, rusty, and mossy—this unique book not only pays tribute to furniture, textiles, china, silver and other accessories with these qualities but also shows us how best to preserve, adapt, and arrange them. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs that highlight the warm colors and rich textures of wood and paint, cloth and leather, For the Love of Old also includes ideas and recipes for saving old items from the junk pile, preserving and caring for the old things you have, giving newer things a lived-in feel, and bringing an enduring personality to every home.

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Citing a current trend in home decoration with old furniture, textiles, and accessories, a lavishly photographed tribute dedicates chapters to the variety and preservation of aging objects while making recommendations on how to decorate to maximize the effectiveness of the colors and textures of old wood, paint, and cloth.… (more)

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