Saturday, 24 May 2014

faded glory

I cannot help but wonder and feel my heart tingle with a little ache, when I see abandoned beauty going to waste, decaying, cycling back into nature slowly. Just like this vintage rattan chair I spotted on the roadside the other day. (Remember my Abandoned post from a while back?)

This still life greeted me quietly when I turned a corner not far from my apartment, while heading home from checking out the local fleas and second hand shops. I tell you, this lonely chair would have been the best thing I saw that day, if it was still how it was before.

I leave some headroom for you to ponder too instead of venting my chain of thoughts about it... The only thing I'll add is that this chair must have been MAGNIFICENT when it was still looked after, don't you reckon?


4 comments:

  1. Oh it's great. I do this. I personify such things, and feel sorry for them. If you didn't take it, you can at least go back and visit. it's lovely! the only thing about those old cane chairs is that they don't last too long... and if left out in the rain tend to rot rather fast (experience). they make wonderful props and such, though... :)

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    1. yeah, they don't come up so often in the junk shops either for being so fragile i guess... i didn't take it, and i should go back to see if it's still peaking through the wild weeds or they totally covered it over. funnily enough i saw one (a really good one too) in one of the junk shops i visited, but i had to leave that one there too - we are saving cash for more immediately useful things for the baby... well, maybe sometimes in the future i will have one, i'd keep it indoors in the reading corner covered in sheepskin. x

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  2. yes, sometimes i find also beautiful things abandoned or near the trash cans. it's a pitty.
    it is a beautiful chair! must be really pretty in it's younger age! :)

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    1. funny how in different countries there are different unwritten rules about taking home abandoned / trash items from the street. here it's not really cool, people don't expect you to take things from the roadside even if it's obviously rubbish and no-one wants it. in London it was all for the taking, if it was on the street... once I had to pop back for literally 20 seconds to our basement flat and left a full shopping bag of heavy books by our gate which I was just on the way to taking back to the library. by the time i came back to the gate a man was browsing through the bag ready to take his selection away.... :)

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