Prospect Refuge Studio photograph by Carrie Charest Valentine

A well loved sweater, our smile lines, a much used door knob. These items are amongst the many that carry the weight of time. Sometimes it is as subtle as a where our elbows have pushed threads to thinness or where the metal finish on a front door has been rubbed off to a gleaming surface—These little moments of time make our homes truly ours. It is your eldest child’s eager hands or a late pet that scratched up your once perfect floors. All these imperfections should be embraced and appreciated. These are the makings of the patina of time.

November 2018Victoria Sass