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 29, 2012

Vintage Furniture Finds Plus

The flea markets in southern california are somewhat predictable. Each weekend, first through the forth, different locations have scheduled events. I try to cover a large area, from north to south- Hollywood & San Juan Capistrano and from east to west- Riverside & Santa Monica.  This being the fifth Sunday of the month there are no scheduled flea markets so I am on my own. Off I went, scouring tag sales and thrift shops within 10 miles from home. It turned out to be a good day for small vintage furniture pieces and a few nice smalls.
This sweet little variation of a demi-lune table is lovely. It needs some TLC but the nice details make this piece worth the time and effort.
This is quite a substantial table. I believe it was a smoking table. Holding tobacco accessories inside and ashtrays etc on top. It features very nice details and weighs a ton! Another candidate for a mini facelift.
Not as old as the previous pieces, this cute side table features built-in newspaper/magazine and or book storage pockets on either end. The cut in handles make it easy to move even thought is also a heavy piece of solid wood furniture. I am thinking this piece is would be perfect on a covered patio, painted a fun color.
This was the most fun treasure of the day. An ultra charming wood umbrella stand. The details are like nothing I have ever seen before. The back panel is pierced with an open umbrella and raindrops dripping from it. The face is so unique! This pierced panel features four fish swimming among water plants. The piercing is backed by the copper box interior that holds the wet umbrellas.  It sits on the floor and any wall color peaking through the umbrella panel would be lovely. This piece too needs a little bit of attention, but I just love as it is, so unique.
I also picked up this nice vintage bistro match holder and...
these four pieces of antique german majolica. I lucked out with these pieces. Each in nearly perfect condition -the turquoise plates with deep green and gold embossed dandelion pattern are just great. They were made in the late 1800's by the Zell Company. Perfect for cabinet or wall display.
I think I will be posting later this week with more information and photos of my majolica. It is so beautiful and really interesting. Off to watch some olympics.
Happy Hunting! 


  1. Wow, Jen, this is quite a haul!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the umbrella stand. What are you going to do with it? Emperor's Silk? Can't wait to see the transformations.

  2. Hello,

    I was wondering if you little smoking/magazine table was available for purchase?


    1. Hello Joan. I am on a buying trip in France but will return in a weeks time. I have a call into my shop to confirm that the table is still available. Thank you for your interest. ~Jen


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