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.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Antiques and a Birdcage for Decor

After far too long, today I post a loot shoot of my weekend’s treasures. Not a large haul by any stretch, but satisfying all the same.
The loot is just a touch of this and that… things that are fun or classic or unique.
There is some antique transferware, a silver stirrup cup and a Victorian covered butter along with vintage paperweights, an antique polychrome delft tile and a plein aire painting.
I love this ironstone dish with the applied daisies all along the top and the small silver footed tray will look beautiful with a glass cloche on it.
The birdcage is very large and would look great filled with décor items on a table or filled with plants in the courtyard. I had a much larger cage, in the shop, that sat upon a table. 
We hung small framed prints on the inside-back. Placed a picture frame on a stack of old worn books. Added a clock and a plant. It looked great and was a real statement piece. 
I "decorated" this one with today's loot just to give you an idea of the look.
The possibilities for a cage like this are endless. Whether displayed inside or out, it is perfect for holding decorative vignettes that could change with each season.
This cage may look a bit better painted a softer color but I will leave that up to it’s next owner!
It was fun to be on the hunt again this weekend.
Next week …the flea on Sunday. 
Happy Treasure Hunting!


  1. cool loot, Jen. Love the birdcage - can imagine it filled with a big Boston Fern after being painted a cool soft green or even turquoise.

    1. Exactly the colors I was thinking of. I may have to paint it myself, I am just afraid I will want to keep it then!


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