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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Picture Perfect

My husband and I call it the "Internal Happy Dance"...what is going on inside when you find an awesome treasure and you don't want anyone, especially the dealer, to know! 
I spied this beautiful frame in a big bin full of frames at a local charity sale. The detailing was charming, I was interested. The price was fair, I was very interested. The internal happy dance started. Then, with one look at the markings, my interest turned into a must have.
It is marked with the sterling silver mark .925 and the Italian makers mark star and number along with the city mark of Firenze (Florence), Italy. This frame's size (8x10), shape and subject make it complimentary to many decor styles. 
Think about using your frames for things other than photographs. Frame an antique postcard, a piece of fabric that compliments your room, a printed menu for your dinner party, a basket weave of vintage ribbons. This frame will go to Le Potager and will hold the biography of our artist of the month, at least until someone decides to take it home.

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