|aFor the love of old :|bliving with chipped, frayed, tarnished, faded, tattered, worn, and weathered things that bring comfort, character and joy to the places we call home /|cwritten and photographed by Mary Randolph Carter.
|aNew York :|bRizzoli,|c2006.
|a208 p. :|bcol. ill. ;|c26 cm.
|aThis stunning volume focuses on the qualities of the old thingsin our homes (the patina of an old table, pewter dulled by age,old floorboards that creak) and how to live with and incorporatethem into our personal aesthetic. Divided into chapters by thequalities of old peeling, dried, tarnished, faded, chipped, frayed, rusty, and moss, this unique book not only pays tributeto furniture, textiles, china, silver and other accessories withthese 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 andpaint, cloth and leather, For the Love of Old also includes ideasand recipes for saving old items from the junk pile, preserving and caring for the old things you have, giving newer things alived-in feel, and bringing an enduring personality to everyhome.
Pays tribute to furniture, textiles, china, silver and other accessories that are chipped, frayed, tarnished, faded, tattered, and worn, but also displays how best to preserve, adapt, and arrange them.