My friend Yolanda’s husband, David Foster, asked me once how I have such an array of interesting friends and how none of them are alike in the least. I told him that it’s because I always root for the underdog and I think that people’s flaws are the most interesting parts about them. This theory holds true with my antiques as well. My friends are quirky, imperfect, interesting, intriguing, compelling… And beautiful. Ditto for my antiques.
To me, total perfection is a big fat bore. I like a little patina, a little fading, a little asymmetry, something that tells a story, something that has a little history, possibly with some wounds. I think we learn the most from our flaws, our defeats, our tragedies. It’s what makes us stronger. And don’t be fooled, no matter how perfect you think something is, there is always a back story and that’s what makes everything interesting and charming.
And this brings me to today’s item up for sale…
A regal antique asymmetrical garden urn
First, let’s look at some inspirational antique garden urns…
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” could not be more true, non? Some people may see “damage and age” but all I see is “character.”
Without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s offering that I have for sale…
Regal Stone Garden Urn
Asymmetrical, yet unique garden urn.
Place of Origin: Paris, France
Period: early 1900s
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use. Missing one side arm
Height: 1’ 10 1/8 inch
Width: 1’ 8 1/8 inch
Number of Items: 1
Location of Item: Los Angeles, California USA
When my mother first saw this garden urn at a dealer’s booth in Paris the first thing she said was, “She’s beautiful.” Instantly, we knew this regal queen was coming home with us flaws and all. And now, in the vein of paying it forward, the urn can come home with a lucky one of you.Fill her with plants or books or seashells… Whatever you would like, but just remember to respect her imperfections and display her proudly.
If you would like to see more inspiration, follow my Pinterest Have Some Decorum Garden Urns board HERE.
So, this beautiful garden urn is the fifth item for the sale. If you have any questions, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to purchase the garden urn, just email me at the same email address, email@example.com, and put the title of the piece in the subject line. This is a first come first serve basis and I promise I will not play favorites (unless it’s Princess Caroline of Monaco… Obviously). You can pay with either PayPal or Wells Fargo Bank deposit. You can pick it up or arrange transport for it. If you need to ship it long-distance, I use a company called Vintage Transport.
Voilà! Stay tuned for Day 6 of the sale. Hint: Monastic.