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.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Silver Boy & His Dog

This is one of the most unique treasures I have come across in recent months. A charming figural scene made by Simpson Hall & Miller Silver Co. features a boy and his dog walking along a rocky hill.
The details are simply amazing, down to the fur on the dog. Even the ferns growing among the rocks are wonderful in their style and scale.
I am intrigued by the tiny detailed buttons on both his coat and boots.
On the backside there is even a powder horn tucked under his arm & a satchel bag resting upon his back. The quadruple plate silver is in really nice condition with some nice patina to it.
I love that I happened upon this little treasure and am considering what I might do with it.
My first thought is to make it into a small bookshelf lamp.
For now, I am placing him in a display of English dog books and vintage stirrup cups.
I will follow up on his final placement, until then I am thrilled just to have this little treasure.
Happy Hunting!


  1. very charming!
    especially the doggie!

  2. Love the idea of turning it into a lamp! Whatever you do which him, he will shine (oh I meant, because he's so special NOT because he's silver). lol


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