Monday, December 3, 2007
SHABBY or CHIC?
My son Fred and I were walking back from an estate sale filled with great Mid-Century Modern finds and shabby chic “treasures” when I had stopped to take a photograph of some flowers in the front yard of a small bungalow not far from Fred’s Blue Bungalow.
After snapping a few shots, I looked up and noticed Fred staring at the sky. When I asked him what he was looking at, he pointed to the green corbel (below).
“If that was in my living room everyone would think it was great,” said Fred. “But if it was on the outside of my house it would indicate that my house needed painting.
Why are things on the inside of your house that look shabby considered shabby chic (a good thing) … but if the same thing is outside people think it’s just shabby (a bad thing)?”
I’m sorry to say, I don’t have an answer. But you’ve got to admit, it’s a good question!
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