Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekend Treasure Hunt


It was cold, damp and rainy on Saturday...so miserable out that sis decided to stay at home and get over her sinus infection.  We have such a grand time running around that normally I would have hung around the house but I find that when the weather is rainy,that is the best kind of day for finding treasure or at least it is for me.  Perhaps it is the fate of a Sea Witch to thrive in a water soaked day so I was off to a few favorite haunts and they did not disappoint.

Fantastic Warwick china Pitcher and Bowl set. 
Nice late Victorian piece and I adore these  in white.

Lovely sterling mirror and brush set from the 1900s, a lovely gold mirror, brush and comb set from the 1950s, a pretty mirror dresser tray with roses along the edge, a cool, vintage iron from the 1950s, and the loveliest little tea pot from the 30s.  I may keep that myself.

How cool is that huge, calabash pipe and then right next to is is a tiny wooden shoe pipe.  Both vintage and still working.  Pretty little Victorian basket, nice pink darner, a rhinestone pin that spells out Paris, a pair of sterling dinner table bells and a vintage 38 special cap gun.

 Pretty vintage photograph in tin frame, lovely dresser set of a powder box and a pair of scent bottles, two books from the 1800's but the real find is a series of french missals and paper items.  I immediately thought of all of those altered artists who adore working with vintage papers and thought how lovely it would be to have some of these sheets. As I looked at them I felt a "giveaway coming on".  Yea, this would be a neat item to put in a giveaway and my honey always says to spread the wealth so look for tomorrow's post regarding this frenchie giveaway.

After cleaning items up and preparing tags, I hauled my treasure to Queen of Hearts and put most of them in my booth.  A quick rotation of stock to make the booth look fresh and I think we are good to go.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

The Victorian water and pitcher set look lovely with the purple tulips.

Moved the silver into the corner cupboard and displayed the green depression glass and vintage china pieces.

 Pretty vintage travel case, and shabby cabbage roses on china.

I love this pretty impressionistic painting in the vintage frame.

 I think the silver looks great in this vintage corner cupboard.  Nice juxtaposition of elegance and comfortable home.

Pink is such a fun color to decorate with.

...and last but not least, that pretty little teapot.  The more I look at it the more I think I want to keep it.  So that was my weekend, I had a wonderful time hunting down treasure.  I will now work on that French giveaway that I "feel coming on" and will post about it tomorrow.  Have a great Monday. Sea Witch

10 comments:

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for your comment,dear friend...

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch..

WELL, you know that French inspired GIVEAWAY has my name written all over it!!! I'm thinking how cute that "Paris" rhinestone pin would look on me..LOL

The colors in your booth are really vibrant. I know you have fun expressing yourself in your work.

Have a good week...

Jacque said...

Hey...in response to your ??...I don't find them, THEY find me and since I seem to be in a "writer's slump" lately, I am glad they do. It gives me something to blog about!!

I have one more to check on...hope they are still taking entries...LOL...

Talk to you later..

Ana said...

Oh what wonderful treasure finds Sea Witch....You always find the most interesting things...By the way, your booth looks great. Will be keeping my eyes open for that giveaway of yours....:-) Have a wonderful first day of February my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Queen Bee's Musings said...

What lovely finds! And wonderfully displayed.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Gorgeous items, and that double nautilus cream white vase is TO DIE FOR!

Bettyann said...

oh such lovely treasures..love the green depression glass..you have made your display area very inviting and fresh..

Kathleen said...

Oh the silver looks fantastic in that corner cupboard. YOur treasures make me anxious for yard sales....I simply can't wait. You found some great "finds". And your booth looks just marvelous. I love the french missals, and am so excited they will become part of a give away. I'll be watching for the announcement. Hugs, Kathleen

whimsy said...

Beautiful treasures you found. Those purple tulips and bowl/pitcher has my name written all over it.
Whimsy Hugs to you my friend

sandra said...

Hi,
I'm new to your blog, and have enjoyed my visit very much. I'm wondering where your shop "Queen of Hearts" is located. I'm in Chattanooga, and know there is a shop by this name in Atlanta.
Thanks & Blessings,
Sandra
skblanks@yahoo.com