Why Patina is Important in your Home
“Patina is the value that age puts on an object.”–John Yemma
One of the things I love the most about living in a 100 year old house is how nothing is new and delicate so I don’t need to worry about maintaining everything in perfect condition. The wood floors are original to the house so I don’t have to worry about the dog or furniture scratching them, and it’s such a relief to just live.
Living with household items that age beautifully does not mean you don’t take care of them. Rather, it means that you will live with them and love them as they age to imperfection. You see patina a lot in Scandinavian antiques and treasures, and people pay quite a bit of money for them.
Next time you find something lovely that has aged and shows wear and tear, remember that it has been loved by someone else and still have value.