I live in a newer home in Fort Worth, (you know, "My Faux French Chateau!) It has a little wrought iron balcony on the facade and French style shutters. Everything is freshly painted and in "ship shape."
I often wonder what would happen if I chose to let my shutters age gracefully and take on the aged look of most of the window shutters on the buildings and homes I love in France.
Why is it that some of the appeal of the homes I love in France wouldn't be regarded as so appealing here in Fort Worth? Why is chipped paint charming in France but a sign of neglect here? Perhaps it is that everything is old there and the buildings are all aging at the same rate. Whatever it is, I love the imperfect beauty of France.
Au revoir, Mitty