Occasionally I like to share pictures of our home and the primitive antiques that my hubby and I have been collecting since the 1980s. We are at a point now that our home is filled and there isn’t room for any more. That is both a blessing and a curse. We love to go to antique shows, but I am forever saying, “That’s nice, but where would we put it?” We would have to sell something to make room.
I also have a conflict between wanting our home to be completely primitive and my love of an eclectic look. So, we meet somewhere in the middle. My hooked rugs are hooked in primitive cuts, but the designs are not primitive. Our antique furniture is primitive and shows the history in the imperfect finish [mostly original paint]. This imperfection is what the Japanese call “wabi-sabi”. An object- or even a person’s face- is valued because of the lines and imperfections that are gained over time.
Below are a number of photos of some of the pieces I love the most. Some photos I took recently and some were taken a few years ago. I hope you enjoy this random rambling tour. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the wabi-sabi of beloved antiques.