24 January 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Chipped



Photo Hunt #146: This week's theme brought two things to mind for me. Both are damaged. But chipped can mean something is damaged and has lost all it's value. Or chipped can show how things have endured through time and the look even becomes popular to copy - particularly with houses and wanting to make new construction look old. I've chosen to illustrate both sides of "chipped".

1. This literally made me ill. I am a dish collector and this is a hard to find piece of vintage Fiesta. It's a promotional figure 8 tray in turquoise that was only sold for a short time. It also comes in a cobalt version, which was much more common, though it's not so easy to find either. I bought this tray on eBay and it was poorly packed. Eventually I was able to replace this with a flawless tray, but it took me several years to find one.


2. The other way I am looking at chipped is to view it as things that endure through time. This is often seen in older houses and in older cities. Many times old brick will be covered with stucco or plaster to make it look newer. Then as time passes, the plaster begins to fall off. People begin to appreciate the charm of such a look. Here are three views of the same chipped plaster on a building in New Orleans. I see things like this copied on HGTV all the time. But the remakes seldom really match the real thing.







And although I didn't do it on purpose, I just realised that both my views of chipped feature turquoise. Must be some kind of synchronicity involved.



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42 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great takes on the theme. I would ahve been so annoyed to receive chipped goods. As for teh building it certainly looks as if that brickwork is in dire need of repointing! Happy weekend

Ordinary Biscuit said...

The building looks vintage. I love it. Thanks for dropping by Becky

stan said...

i love the dilapidated look to the walls. It gives character somewhat.

JasonsLifeNotes said...

What happened to the tray? Good thing you find a replacement. Happy hunting

Becky said...

The tray, in that condition, became useless to a collector. In order to keep it from being a total loss and disaster, the damaged tray is now in more pieces as part of a pique assiette work.

Arlene said...

Great set of pictures for the theme. The chipped wall of the building looks interesting. It seems like it's a frame hanged in there.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sabine said...

what a shame about the dish!! i love that facade though - i'm always on the lookout for such shots :)

SASSY MOM said...

Lovely photos. Nice take for this week's theme. Happy weekend!

Carin said...

Nice to see what is behind the plaser now that it's chipped. Prefer the brick behind it to the plaster.

Aileni said...

No wonder I thought the buildings were French.
Deco? Have you seen the TV series of Agatha Christie's 'Poirot'?

June said...

Sorry about your tray...and love your buildings. Yes, I noticed their matching color schemes!

TZ said...

I like the photo on the old building ... :)

ipanema said...

old buildings are beautiful in their own way.

sorry about the collection.

thanks for dropping by.

YTSL said...

Re that building: Charming... but I hope that chipped like that doesn't mean that damp and such will get through inside!

JyLnC said...

Oooh - receiving a chipped plate and one that is rare must have ruined your day, week, and perhaps month. I like how you show the chip to the side....this must have been your photo to use in your complaint about the poor packing.

If you have time, please check out my photo hunt for the week.

JyLnC's Chipped

Digital Polaroids said...

Great "chipped" found

Tarheel Rambler said...

I really like the photographs of the building in New Orleans. There are a lot of buildings like that down there. My contribution this week is very similar, but the building is not as usable.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow.. you love turquoise too? That's one of the most soothing color around for me. It soothes my nerves to face 9 brats at home.. LOL~

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Cookie said...

i prefer the bricks over the stucco. it has more character. so it would be nice to chip away all that cement :)

http://scroochchronicles.com/?p=1230

Rechie said...

The first picture that you got here, it is what happened with the molding of the laptop..a small piece of the molding chipped out...and know what? We didn't know when and how it happened.

Debbie said...

Love the building shots!

Sandy said...

Great shots...I know you were so disappointed in the Fiesta...I hate to see such things get damaged.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This hunt was tough!
Great finds.

PowersTwinB said...

I too would have been sick about that chipped figure 8 dish from Fiesta! Yikes...you must have been heartbroken! Love the views of that old building too! Yes, it does look as though you planned the color! My hunt is up, please come and visit when you get a chance

Renz said...

Ahhhhrrrghh..Chipped stuff could be good and bad. This time it is bad..
Thanks for sharing though.

The Social Frog said...

Great shots :)

Bengbeng said...

great shots for the theme

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

These are quite interesting photos of the chipped building. Great post.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wonderful photos! And yes, funny how they have same colors.

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-chipped/

Daisy said...

The chips in the New Orleans building give it great character!

Bonggamom said...

The blue shutters really matches the blue figure 8 plate! And that happens to be one of my favorite shades of blue!

I hope you have time to drop by my photohunt post this weekend -- I'm teaming up with Quaker Oats and Share Our Strength in their campaign against childhood hunger in the US.

Mudhooks said...

Good choices... I was going to post a photo of some of the remaining family porcelain which is rather more than just "chipped".

I may add a photo to my posting.
http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/926/

diXymiss said...

Both great choices for the theme. That crumbling building facade is a thing of beauty. Love the colors and teXtures in these pieces. Nice work.

Terri said...

Oh, I think that would be more painful than my chipped tooth! I just started collecting Fiesta ware, finding the odd piece in second hand stores, etc. That is an amazing piece! I've never seen one like that.

Napaboaniya said...

The chipped walls from the building seem to tell a story.
Perfect for this week's theme :)

ancient one said...

chips from poor packaging is the pits... glad you were able to find another... Loved the old buildings.

Forever Foster said...

With the wear and tear on the building, it looks so lived in and loved in. It's really quite cool. Great choices:)

Angela said...

I like all the photos, but the first one of the building is particularly lovely.

Easy Dessert said...

Nice views on this week's theme. :) Both photos are well taken!

alejna said...

Funny about the turquoise synchronicity. (I wonder if "color synchronicity" could be considered "synchromicity"?)

Your selections for the theme are beautiful!

TAB said...

Beautiful pictures! Oh, what a shame about the Fiesta ware platter. The building is so neat!

Becky said...

Thank you all so much. I appreciate you all stopping by and commenting.