Friday, July 23, 2010

Discarded and Forlorn

Some of you may be wondering where I came up with my blog name.  So let me explain.  Many times when I'm out looking at antique shops, shows, or flea markets, I come across objects that to most would seem to be discarded items.  Something you really would not want in your home or place and wonder why anyone would want to buy it.  But I can see an item and sometimes immediately see the potential or will just know I can use it in a project or repurpose it. 

The meaning of DISCARDED is:   To throw away; reject; To throw out (a playing card) from one's hand.  A discarded item.  One that is discarded or rejected.

And FORLORN means:  Appearing sad or lonely because deserted or abandoned.  Forsaken or deprived: forlorn of all hope.  Wretched or pitiful in appearance or condition: forlorn roadside shacks.  Nearly hopeless; desperate.

Here are some examples of things that could fall in these categories:

I saw this chair at one of the shops I was at and just loved the look of it.  I can think of so many possibilities you could do with this.  Do you see what I mean or is it just me?

Here's another example, take Shelley's chair for instance.  Some of you may think well it has good bones, but needs to be recovered, but I see the beauty in it just like it is and wouldn't do anything to it.

Here's another chair in the same disrepair:
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I would buy any of these chairs in a New York minute, if the price was right, even if my husband asked, "Why do you want that", see he doesn't really get it either.  So what do you think?  Is this something that would interest you or would you pass them by. 

What are your plans for the weekend. Will you go out searching for things.  I hope whatever your plans are you enjoy yourself no matter what.  Life's too short not to.


sweetpea said...

I'm with you. I see potential in things most would throw away. Thanks for showing my beloved chair, one of a pair that I kept for myself rather than sell. I'll be working on goods for Marburger this weekend which is approaching fast. Have a great one!



Recycled Rita said...

I always see the possibilities but don't know how to do it on my own and don't have the money to pay someone else...such a tease!

My Shabby Roses said...

In a heartbeat! Love the chair, love the look!

The Rustic Victorian said...

I get those questions...what are you going to do with "that"...or, it just looks like a "piece of junk" to me...well, I imagine you have heard them all...must be a guy thing. My comment is,,,just trust me honey.

opalathome said...

Fabulous. Perfect. People pay good money for things that are faked, inartfully aged, hoping to get HERE, and yet don't have the confidence to go out and find the real thing, and bring it home. Just found your blog: it's quite literally leaving me breathless! Beautiful!!