Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ode to Vintage

Faded and chipped paint.
A little rusty around the edges.
You sound a little bit like me.
Is that why I'm drawn to thee?

But underneath the time worn surface,
there is still a vibrancy of color.
As butterflies flutter against a dazzling red,
a burst of flowers spring up from their bed.

You may be past your prime and so may I,
but we've both done much, been loved much.
For nothing new has beauty like this.
Only time can carve out such bliss.
-- By Jackie



14 comments:

texasdaisey said...

Oh, that is such a sweet find. I love the color and all the sweet flowers on it.
Debbie

blushing rose said...

That is adorable ... great treasure.
Have a wonderful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Kiki said...

Oh My...super lovely! And lovely writing...! It is super charming!

Mildred said...

Adorable. It reminds me so of vintage designs on sand pails, lunch boxes etc. and I LOVE butterflies!

Mary Delle said...

The pitcher is charming. Like the poetry too. A really nice post.

tina said...

Is it a watering can? Love it!

CiNdEe said...

That is so cool!!! I love it too!!

teresa said...

Love the poem and that is a beautiful piece! Like a fine wine, we get better with age. That's my motto.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jackie~~ So THIS is why I'm drawn to all things rusty and chipped and faded...because I am! Love your poem and your find.

Outside In said...

Very nice Jackie, great poem too!

-Cathy

Dirt Princess said...

Now that is cool! I love it!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I just love it!

Carrie said...

Love love love love love it, so sweet, I want one too!! x

Jenns Three Graces said...

This is a fun vintage peace - my friend Ann collects vintage Asian tea cannisters - have you ever seen them - very interesting. Jennifer