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For the Love of Old: Living with Chipped, Frayed, Tarnished, Faded, Tattered, Worn and Weathered Things that Bring Comfort, Character and Joy to the Places We Call Home

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This stunning volume focuses on the qualities of the old things in our homes (the patina of an old table, pewter dulled by age, old floorboards that creak) and how to live with and incorporate them into our personal aesthetic. Divided into chapters by the qualities of old�peeling, dried, tarnished, faded, chipped, frayed, rusty, and mossy�this unique book not only pays ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Rizzoli
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Wendy
A fabulous coffee table type book. I would love to own it just so it could be available for admiring at the exact right moment. It contains some fabulous old world type images and inspiration. I especially love the preserved flower bouquet image on pages 84 - 85.
I found some pages to contain valuable information such as photographic preservation tips and enjoyed how the book was presented. The size and diversity of ideas and images is so fitting for the subject material. If you love "old", you m
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Relyn
Really three and a half stars

This is an absolutely gorgeous book. Not that great for useable content, but oh, so lovely. I read this one night during Comfort Island, and it was so gorgeous I was compelled to take pictures of it.
AGustavia
This book makes me happy....The only thing that it is missing is the wonderful smell of an old house...dusty books....old perfume on stained lace...Everytime I look at this book all I want to do is curl up and sink into the pages.
Sarah
This book again like Mary Randolph Carters other book wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. But it was fun to look at some of the pictures.
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