You’ve indulged me whenever I wax on about beautiful
mends in vintage linens, and now there are
more mends to add to the obsession.
It’s a wabi sabi thang.
A broken into beautiful deal.
You get it; I know you do.
Someone took the time
to patch things up,
adding another layer
I found this bowl from Hungary (1890) and went nuts.
Didn’t even notice the incredible mends at first glance!!
Saw metal reinforcements on the top, and then…
sweet mother…huge leather-like mends!
Are these amazingly lovely?
My husband and some friends were shopping
too and all agreed it had to be mine.
Yes. It’s that big.
Not sure where it will be placed
and what will go inside…what do you think?
Near the bowl, this mate-less wee ice skate from Holland
whispered to me it wanted to run away with
the dough bowl.
And who am I to argue with a skate and a dough bowl
with patchy mends from beyond the sea
who just want to continue to radiate
meaning and beauty?
Peace to you right where you are.