Last night as I was washing up my dinner dishes, I was noticing the dark color of my Pampered Chef baking stone. It started life as a true blond but after years of serving my family well, was now a beautiful dark brown. What any owner of a baking stone strives for! It reminded me of the beautiful patina that we LV lovers long for and wait on and cultivate for our vachetta. Ahhhh, a beautiful patina....the sign of aging gracefully. Then when I was drying off my hands, I noticed my new patina spot on my hand....I must be aging gracefully too!!