My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cabinet Plates

I was lucky to find this set of four antique metal 1905 cabinet plates at a local estate sale.  Each plate is printed with a different colored border and center scene.  Beautiful display pieces for a kitchen or dining room.
Decorative plates have been a part of residential interiors for centuries. During the early part of the 20th century, plates made of china, porcelain, and stoneware were costly and considered items for homes of the wealthiest families.  As the working class began the "keeping up with the Jones' approach to living, lower quality, less expensive versions of porcelain decorative cabinets plates made of inexpensive metal were marketed to the masses. Today, these brightly colored lithograph plates have become very collectable.

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