This is my two cents: this site deserves a Pulitzer Prize. The people and stories shared make me grateful each day for those I love, those I have in my life and those I had in my life and the fact that I live in peace, have a job, my health, family and loving friends. Thank you. I am humbled each day and reminded of the gratitude I owe so many.
detail of gold and faded blue patina..... Annie Sloan has made this look easy to accomplish with her Chalk Paint. I'd probably use a dark (Aubusson) and light (Louis) blue, maybe a little Old White on the high spots.