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, September 3, 2011

French Four Seasons

Today's treasure du jour is a beauty.  Framed wood panel nearly five feet long of which 4 vintage chalkware plaques have been attached. I adore the use of the four seasons in vintage home decor items.
You saw one of last month posts, a set of vintage Borghese chalkware statues "the four seasons". On today's piece, each of the four discs on the panel represent a different season. Children, in relief, are surrounded by their own seasonal flora and fauna and the name for each season in French.
This unique piece was found at a local estate sale. I was so happy to find it in such good condition. I think I will paint the cream background a new color but not certain of color yet...maybe a deep gold. Consider this framing idea for any group or series of decor items you may have. Plates, tiles, clocks, smaller paintings, even a collection of metal crosses or seashells would be beautiful mounted in this fashion. I will be using this piece over a bed as a compliment to a headboard and fabric cornice with side panels.

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