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 10, 2011

French Tapestry

Centuries ago tapestry was one of the first real home decor items. Serving two purposes, tapestries are the true beginning of the interior design fundamental core of form and function.  These lovely woven items hung on the stone walls of damp castles mainly to keep rooms warm, and to absorb both dampness and sound from the rooms. As time passed, the weavings became very detailed, bright, less insulators and more decor.
This sweet French tapestry was another find from my road trip.  It was rolled up and in a huge basket of fabric remnants in an antique shop. Stamped France on the back these pieces were mainly made for the tourist trade from the early 1900's on.  At over five feet long this piece is perfect for a headboard application. However, I will be hanging this tapestry at Le Potager behind a beautiful antique French sofa using tassel clips on a drapery pole.

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