Wikipedia has this explanation...
"In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
I have unknowingly followed this practice for many years...
finding beauty in the imperfect.
I just didn't know that it actually had a name.
The Globe and Mail published this article on Wabi- Sabi in April.
The following images are just a few things in The Humble Bungalow that are examples of how I embrace the art of Wabi-Sabi.
Vintage McCoy crazed bowl atop a distressed and well used quarter sawn oak arts and crafts trestle table which sits in our kitchen.
I bought this bowl years ago at a church sale...
the crazing is what attracted me to the bowl which was 50 cents!
It is one of my favourite pieces.
A wee vintage ironstone jug
found at a thrift sale.
I like some of our silver polished and some of it wearing a dark cloak of tarnish.
The tarnish does not really detract from the piece.
It adds a patina that speaks to its age.
Original patina on the hand hammered copper arts and crafts tray.
a different and unexpected example of Wabi-Sabi...
soap cube from Marseille France.
Do you embrace Wabi-Sabi?
Please leave a comment to let me know what you have in your home
that speaks of Wabi-Sabi.
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