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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Treasure that Almost Got Away

This is one of "those" treasures. "Those" being that item you go back and forth hold it and justify the price and do the math ...and ponder and ponder and finally walk away. I thought she was out of my head but I could not shake her.  So, in true movie road trip style, I yell "Turn the car around!" Back we go, the dealer gave me a great price and the rest is history.  
She is a "jewelry casket" (to die for) sorry, couldn't resist that! Beautiful metal with a golden finish. Hinged opening and an interior that could hold so many different things, perfect on the vanity holding jewelry or hair accessories etc.  
Keep and eye open for these lovely antique boxes. They may be challenging to find but, when you do come across a treasure like this, don't let it get away. As we say at Le Potager, "Sometimes you regret the things that you don't buy more than the things you do!" I would have regretted not buying her, I am very glad I came to my senses.

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