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, December 31, 2012

A New Year Antique Cards & Quotes

“For last year's words belong to last year's language 
And next year's words await another voice.” 
― T.S. Eliot
"The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.”
– G.K. Chesterton (English Writer)
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday." ~Charles Lamb
"Be Always at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better Man.” 
– Benjamin Franklin 1755
“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
~Hal Borland
"The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn."
~Hartley Coleridge
“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 
Whispering 'it will be happier'...” 
― Alfred Tennyson
I am very thankful for a year of wonderful blog experiences.
Thank you for visiting and leaving comments from time to time.
I look forward to a new year of experiences and the opportunity to share treasures and treasure hunting with you. 
Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Home on Christmas day. 
Generations together.
Full stockings for one and all.
The joy of gift giving.
Phone calls from those near and far.
The door bell finds friends & neighbors bearing gifts & well wishes. 
The glory of a festive home.
Holiday music playing and seasonal scents fill the air.
I hope your Christmas was joyful.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Flea Market & Copper Lavabo

It was our last flea market treasure hunt of the year. The weather was cold and misty but the heavy rain stayed away just long enough for us to shop. The weather and the wares combined to make a truly festive atmosphere.
There was an abundance of vintage Christmas decor displayed in fun, unique ways. 
I love the vintage lights bunched like flowers in the silver champagne bucket. I may have to try that!
The guys of Atelier de Campagne did a beautiful job creating their splendid holiday display.
The threatening weather and the proximity to Christmas meant a lighter crowd than usual which in turn meant excellent shopping for us.
We spotted this gorgeous antique French copper lavabo and just had to have it for the shop.
It has now been hung by the chimney with care and filled with seasonal greens, pomegranates, pine cones and birch branches... ready for Christmas!
I hope you are taking the time to enjoy the season and that you will be surrounded by those you love and those who love you this holiday.
Merry Christmas and Happy Treasure Hunting!