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, October 18, 2011

Use your Antique Silver treasures

This is one of my favorite finds from my weekend treasure hunt at the flea market. A victorian silver water pitcher. Beautifully designed with etched scenes of a polar bear on an iceberg, this makes reference to the ice cold, fresh water that would have been held inside. 
 Icicles surround the central design and the ocean water wraps around the entire vessel. 
The bear and the iceberg are extremely detailed, so unique and charming.
This time of year is the perfect time to bring out your old silver. Whether is it is family silver or a flea market find, use your silver.  Create a new use for a piece to give it purpose once again. Be creative.
This water pitcher will be stunning filled with flowers.  There are some pieces, like this pitcher, that don't really need a purpose at all because their details alone are enough to include them in a seasonal vignette. Go ahead, get out your silver and enjoy using it.

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