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.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Estate Transferware & Much More

Just the words "estate sale" conjure up many different thoughts for people. Whether it is a sale for reasons happy or sad, I always figure that the money I spend there will be helpful to someone. Today, I went to a great estate sale that was being held by the homeowners as they prepare to move from a lovely large hillside home to a much smaller beach condo, definitely a happy reason.
This couple collected lovely things over many years. In addition, both had mothers, in particular, that collected for decades as well. With that said... they had some wonderful items and I was thrilled to bring a selection of treasures home with me.
You can never go wrong with classic brown transferware. I gathered a charming group of pieces, mostly plates, trays & bone dishes for hanging on the wall. I just couldn't resist the vintage cloche too.
I was attracted to pieces that featured birds, must be because spring is in the air.
This beautiful very large three piece tureen set is nearly 100 years old and in remarkable condition.
This is todays mystery item. At 18" tall, this vintage majolica wall plaque features a game bird hanging from it's leg in a swag of oak leaves and acorns. There is a mark in the ceramic on the back but it is not clear enough to identify the maker. Regardless, this is such a unique item, with such fine detailing, that I was thrilled to add it to todays take.
The piece(s) de resistance from todays treasure hunt... three stunning antique wall mirrors. The two outside mirrors I will use hanging and the center round mirror I will repurpose to use as a plateau for displaying something special, maybe a lovely old clock topper figure? I will let you know. 
All of this and the flea coming up this Sunday! It's a great time to treasure hunt. Will post the flea loot shoot next.
Happy Hunting Everyone!


  1. What great finds, Jen. Love the transferware - got a stack of "Country Days" dinner plates at the local antique flea market last fall - they were perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. And how could you resist the cloche - I almost jumped through the computer screen to grab it myself.

    Have a great week - happy hunting.

  2. What beautiful, beautiful pieces! All of the transferware you've shows is from the Aesthetic Movement which produced so many striking designs. That cloche is adorable! You found some wonderful treasures! I'd have snagged it all up!



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