Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Rainy Day Treasure Hunt

yielded some wonderful finds today...

A two handled porcelain tea cup by Coalport in the pattern Cairo which I promptly filled with coral, and  a fabulous vintage 1960's crystal decanter that looks straight off Julianne Moore's stunning bar in the movie, The Single Man, with Colin Firth.

 I also found a gorgeous shell, a cut crystal lavender perfume bottle with it's stopper and the sweetest set of vintage postcards of Lake Tahoe in the 1940's.

The best part is the recorded memory by what seems to be a young girl from a wonderful outing on Emerald Bay one glorious day back in the summer of 1945.  

Absolutely precious!

A true treasure...

I also found an ironstone platter,  

and 4 vintage black & white photos

of  Mission San Carlos, The Monastery,

 Midway Pt. on 17 Mile Drive

and the Pebble Beach Golf Course, which hold special meaning for me as I lived in Carmel for several years during High School.

But what really surprised me was finding this extraordinary french marquetry dresser.

 I didn't expect that!

 Gotta love the thrill of the hunt...
and today was quite a thrill!

Check out the newest treasure for sale at 



savvycityfarmer said...

up and down the coast ... that's you!!1

spring is popping and I'm itching

Privet and Holly said...

Girl, you are
SO Julienne Moore!!!
Love your finds.
Did you get them
in PS??

Kathysue said...

Terri, I was on another blog and she found the glasses that match your decanter perfectly at a GW I think. I died when I saw her glasses and now seeing this wonderful decanter, Well missy you really had a great day, Love love the dresser,how fun to find such a wonderful piece, where are you going to put it or is this for the prop shop??? I love shopping vicariously through you!!!! Love you KS

Kathysue said...

Terri here is the link to that blog I was talking about, I had to find it!!!

Rashon Carraway said...

Ahhh Kathysue read my mind. I was getting ready to blog about Lynda as well. Amazing. Its really nice.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Veit said...

Very nice blog

Marge said...

Talented. Nice artwork pieces.

Tote said...

I love the dresser! Are you leaving as is, or painting it?


Unknown said...

Those crystal decanters are so fab!!!! You find the best things, Terri!

xoxo Elizabeth

vignette design said...

That dresser is fantastic. It matches my dining room table--same inlaid marquetry. I hope you bought it! Those decanters are great too. Loved seeing the old Tahoe cards and photos.
Also, I got a kick out of your Mom's Oscar party! She is just beautiful Terri!
xo Delores

FrenchBlue said...

Love it all! You find the BEST!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Hi Terri
What fun you have finding these treasures. I'd be very happy to help you find a replacement handle for the drawer, I'm glad you asked. Can you send me a close up picture with sizes please

quintessence said...

These are some of my favorites lately - and as soon as I saw the decanter, I had the exact same association!! And too bad you don't live closer - I would definitely take that dresser off your hands!!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

LOVE your finds!!! I love the hunt too!!;) Rachel

French Farmhouse 425


OMG!!! Your 1960's bottle with gold details perfectly matches the gold glasses I recently scored at Goodwill!!! Too funny - and GREAT FIND!!

:D Lynda