Wabi-sabi.

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.

 

Follow the arrow for the rambling tour.....

Follow the arrow for the rambling tour.....

The "new" back hall has a beach-y feel.

The "new" back hall has a beach-y feel.

This blue linen press is one of my favorites.  The red hanging cupboard is the first prim antique that i bought back in the 80s.

This blue linen press is one of my favorites.  The red hanging cupboard is the first prim antique that i bought back in the 80s.

This blue cupboard is filled to the brim with my smalls that I love to rearrange occasionally.

This blue cupboard is filled to the brim with my smalls that I love to rearrange occasionally.

We do love boxes and carriers.

We do love boxes and carriers.

The dining area of the great room.

The dining area of the great room.

A large carrier- oh, and a locally handmade cornsilk broom- I love brooms!

A large carrier- oh, and a locally handmade cornsilk broom- I love brooms!

A grey cupboard in the bedroom.

A grey cupboard in the bedroom.

I admit that this double cupboard, which we created, is odd and mismatched, but it's practical for hubby's clothes.  

I admit that this double cupboard, which we created, is odd and mismatched, but it's practical for hubby's clothes.  

The top of a dry red cupboard in the guest room.  That's all for now.  I could go on and on.....

The top of a dry red cupboard in the guest room.  That's all for now.  I could go on and on.....