Saturday, August 20, 2011

FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY & PATINA STYLE GIVEAWAY!

What is Patina to you?
Chipping, peeling layer upon layer
of old shabby paint?
The gorgeous finish on a beautiful armoire or table that has been
hand rubbed for years and years?


The cracks, chips, dings?
The imperfections and wear and authentic finish
that show that something has been
loved & appreciated over the years?


To me, it is all of those things.

This old mirror hangs above the bathtub in my master bathroom.
Several of you have asked to see more details on it since I shared
my vintage bathroom remodel & I thought it fitting to share it since I have a
PATINA STYLE giveaway right now.

I found it in an abandoned antique store
along with quite a few other extremely crusty, dirty finds that I love!
I don't remember how much it was, but I think it was about $5.00
I loaded it in my car, brought it home and hosed it down
(literally!)
and discovered the most beautiful old colors
hidden under the years of dirt.


The seller thought that it was far too damaged to be worth anything.
That the mirror was ruined with it's old spottiness,
loss of silvering and hazy clouded reflection...
yes, it's true that it never looks clean and sparkly...
but it has great character and charm
and I love the mottled and streaked finish the mirror has.


As well, there are those would say the painted finish is ruined
and should be stripped or repainted.
That it looks more shabby than fabulous.


I love the old colors in the paint-
layered green, yellow and turquoise...
& the way the old wood peeks through in areas.
It only needs a bit of sealing to keep any more of those
layers of colors from falling off.
:)

This mirror has a pretty perfect shabby patina in my book!

Do you LOVE patina too?
Have you entered my
PATINA STYLE BOOK GIVEAWAY yet?

Don't forget to enter to win a signed copy of
Brooke & Steve Giannetti's new book!

The giveaway is open for 1 more week!

You can find all the details and enter here:

~ON TO FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY~
What a great turnout last week!
Thank you so much for taking the time
to come over and share.
Here are just a few of the great links!

The Turquoise Piano shared this darling little settee makeover.


Faith and Pearl shared some beautiful red kitchen cupboard ideas.

Confessions of a Plate Addict shared her darling tea towels


Cottage Beach House shared her darling little lantern.


Faded Charm shared this pretty in pink bouquet &
creative embellishment ideas from her mom.


Grab a Featured button if you would like!
I wanted to say welcome new party goers
as well as say thank you to all my party animal friends :)
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
:)
You all make this party so fantastic and so much fun!
Can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!


PLEASE SHARE
decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
,crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!

**PLEASE BE A GRACIOUSFEATHERED NEST FRIDAY GUEST**
Make sure you post a button or a link back to the party on your post.

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BECOME A FRIEND/FOLLOWER
if you aren't already.
The Follow button is on my sidebar at the top

THANKS SO MUCH FOR LINKING UP

Sharing with these lovely girls



56 comments:

  1. Thanks soo much for hosting Courtney! Your mirror is beautiful. I wouldn't change a thing. : ) Hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. i do love me some old patina...all linked up as well!

    alison

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  3. I hope you don't mind me joining in, my patina is a little different. Thanks for hosting, Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. I love your patina pieces Courtney! They are so neat with the different colors showing through. Thanks for having us over!
    Sherry

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  5. Your mirror is lovely. Such wonderful detail and so perfect for your home. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

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  6. ...ah yes, patina is my middle name ~
    er, well, not literally, i just mean i adore it too:)

    fabulous mirror Courtney!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  7. Hi Courtney! Love your mirror! My style is all over the place, but it certainly includes this kind of patina! Fun party last week, and it already looks like it's lining up to be another good one! Thanks to you!

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  8. It depends is the honest answer. Sometimes I like patina and sometimes not. It just depends...

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. Courtney, that mirror is divine! I think I need it in MY bathroom!!!

    Happy Friday, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  10. Hi Courtney, that mirror is beyond fabulous! thanks for the party, just linked up! xoxo Debra

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  11. Oh I just love those red cabinets..what a pretty kitchen! Thanks for hosting Courtney.

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  12. Hi Courtney~ I adore your mirror, it has perfect patina!

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  13. The patina on that mirror is fantastic. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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  14. Loving the beautiful colors on the mirror and it looks so pretty with flower print on the wall. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  15. That mirror is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Angela & Debbie

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  16. A fabulous mirror with great shabby patina, Courtney! Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Beautiful mirror! Thank you so much for hosting!

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  18. What a beautiful mirror Courtney! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Well I for one love patina...it speaks of the pieces history. The mirror looks gorgeous in your master bath! What fabulous features this week, thank you for hosting Courtney. I have the gals at the picket fence all linked up!. HUGS my friend!

    Heather

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  20. I love all the layers of paint showing. Great ornate detail as well. Thanks for hosting.

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  21. I love patina! Mr. Dumpling is learning but isn't quite there yet. Love your pics!

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  22. I do love all the colors too. A beautiful post.
    Thanks for inviting me to the party.
    bcp

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  23. Thank you Courtney for featuring my little lantern. Your post today is gorgeous. That is one fine mirror you've got there. i love the different colors in it. Stunning.

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  24. Your mirror is gorgeous! I love it. The layers of paint are just beautiful.

    ~Shanon

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  25. Hi Courtney! Love the mirror...a real treasure! Thanks so much for featuring my tea towels! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  26. THAT is just totally delicious, Court! The patina is perfection.... :) And for $5? Doesn't get any better than that!

    xoxo laurie

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  27. I love anything with a great patina to it and your mirror is fabulous!! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  28. I think the mirror looks perfectly charming-I love the patina too.

    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  29. Thanks for having me today. Happy weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  30. Hi, nice to meet you! I am a new follower and a new linker (Is that a word) LOL! Your mirror is gorgeous! I am off to feast on your blog and visit other guests. thank you for hosting!

    Carol

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  31. Oh, Courtney...that mirror is just wonderful...I wouldn't change a thing. I love how you can see all of the old paint colors...
    Thank you so much for hosting! I seriously need some inspriation this week...;)
    Have a great weekend!

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  32. Oooh Oooh ~ I love that vintage mirror! Thanks for hosting Courtney.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  33. Beautiful vintage mirror and I do love Debbie's towels!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. The kitchen photo from a magazine, with the red cabinets, stayed taped to my fridge for 2 years before I bit the bullet and did my kitchen very much like this one.

    Thanks for hosting.
    xo bj

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  35. Thank YOU for hosting this great party!!!! XO, Pinky

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  36. That is a perfectly patina mirror in my book! Love it!!! I wouldn't pass that up for anything! Thanks for hosting!
    Faye

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  37. It's the most perfectly chippy mirror, love it!
    Tracey

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  38. Yes, I do love patina! Layer, after layer of chippy paint. Love seeing all the different colors. Your mirror is absolutely gorgeous! What a steal, if it was only $5. Thanks for hosting! I am looking forward to your give-away!

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  39. Courtney, I love the mirror! LOVE it! Thanks for featuring my settee makeover. You host a great party. :)

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  40. Hello, Hello,

    Once again I am happy to be joining you this week.
    So many wonderful links...can't wait to check them all out.

    janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  41. I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. This linky is filled with wonderful places to visit It'll keep me busy for a while. love the mirror. Big hugs!

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  42. wow, this looks like a good party today!!!
    lovin' that gorgeous mirror!!!!!

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  43. I love PATINA and my friends just don't get it yet?

    thanks for all the entertainment

    Janice

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  44. Hi Courtney...

    Oooh...yes! The answer is a resounding YES...I love patina!!! Whatever kind...whether it's chippy paint, well worn wood, tarnishes silver...I just love the look of life and that the object has "lived a good life"! Girlfriend, your mirror is gorgeous! Soooo very perfect for your fabulous bath! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us and thank you for hosting another Feathered Nest party!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  45. Thank you for your lovely comment and thank`s for the invite;)
    Now I will stop by more often;)
    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  46. I hope you have a wonderful weekend Courtney! I'm looking forward to finding some patina'd pieces today :)

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  47. Thank you for hosting. It is always a pleasure. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  48. Hi courtney, I do love the patina on your mirror and frame its just perfect and the colors coming through are very soft and pretty.what a treasure! Thanks for coming by to say hi! XO Christie

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  49. I love your mirror. I just bought a "witch mirror" (no idea how it's called in English) and it's old... First thing my dad said was "why did you buy a mirror that's stained"! Men...

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  50. Hi Courtney!

    I love that red-bottomed kitchen! I've done blue, white, black and a taupe-y gray on kitchen cabinets in my time, but never RED. Hmmm... there may be a paintbrush in my future.

    Cass
    PS Thanks for hosting!

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  51. Hello,

    pretty pictures.
    Have a nice day. I will too because it's my birthday!

    Bey, Sylvia

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  52. Hello...I just LOVE this mirror of yours!! To me, the chippier and more distressed the better thanks for sharing, Julie

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  53. Courtney; Thx for featuring me on your facebook page. I am honored. I just linked your page posting back to my facebook which is only a personal facebook page but I told my friends to go over and take a look at your great ideas. Heather

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  54. Hi lovely lady.
    Im new on your linky party sweet lady. I did add your link to my Blog. Thanks so much. can you tell me the day your party comes on..
    XXOO Diane

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  55. thanks for stopping by to comment on my old crate turned coffee table and for the invitation to link up!

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  56. I need more Patina in my life!! So gorgeous.

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