I love old things......things with history, things weathered and worn, things with character. I have always enjoyed collecting vintage items, I don't care what an item is worth, it just has to speak to my soul, and it will come home with me. I love the inviting textures of peeling paint, revealing its many colored layers. I love cracked and wrinkled aged leather, an old musty book filled with yellowed pages, the smell of a black, bakelite telephone from the 1940's, the warm, verdigris patina from old brass and copper metal, I love the grayed and yellowed rhinestones in vintage jewellery, and a brand new mirror, doesn't hold a candle to a mirror that has its silver backing peeling away revealing the silvered spots and lines of a mirror that has seen many decades of reflections! Here are a few of my favorite old things, that I have photographed over the years, many of them grace special corners in my home.