I took a bunch of photos of some of my treasures the other day and thought you might like to see them...
First up is this piece which I must admit when I found it I thought it was a handmade vessel for a plant or flowers.
Turns out it is a form for a boot!
Now that I know what it is, it seems obvious!
And now that I know, I love it even more!
Finding out the story or history is the THRILL of the hunt!
This beautifully framed brass plate must be an address, right?
I'm especially attracted to the intricate frame although I love the idea of presenting an address in this manner.
The design reminds me so much of my Grandmother and our Lebanese heritage.
Another La Dolfina found it's way to me...
I have no idea what it is, was, or belonged to, all I know is that I love it and can think of all kinds of ways to use it.
Before I placed one of my birds nests in it, I had placed a round marble slab on top of it and covered it with a vintage mesh dome to serve cheese or a dessert on.
I'm not sure what the metal is but it weighs a ton!
I can never resist bringing home an orphaned dolfina.
I believe this is a vintage magnifying glass for a jeweler. What do you think?
The little lever moves it up and down.
I love they way things were made back in the day.
And the colors they painted things!
The saying, "they don't make them like they used to" is why they are so treasured and sought after today.
I think it could come in handy for getting out slivers!
I've had this little wicker number for a long time.
I want to convert the recessed spot above my bar counter into a pendant using this as the shade.
What do you think?
I think it's quite charming.
Ballard Designs sells a converter kit that screws into the recessed housing and comes with an adjustable cord and cover plate but it also comes with a glass pendant shade and costs $69 so I'm looking for a less expensive option without the shade.
I can never resist a great old bottle.
I'm glad some people hold on to them so I can find them :)
I have a feeling I'm not the only one who has thing for them!
There it is way in the back...
Next to my vintage striped martini shaker and old wicker wrapped bottle.
Bottles... they just do it for me, what can I say.
Love this swim cap!
Do you think it's from the Olympics?
My mom found this for me in the Goodwill.
She's good isn't she?
This cross made out of bones is from Africa.
I bought it at a garage sale from an Art Gallery owner who was clearing out a bunch of stuff in anticipation of a move.
I actually left the sale without buying it but went back for it later and it was still there waiting for me.
A pair of funky asian candle sconces that I'm thinking of hanging in my entry...
but I'm not sure.
I swear I saw this sitting on the coffee table in the movie The Descendants.
It was in the home of his friend's house that he ran to when he found out his wife was cheating on him.
A coastal chinoiserie treasure, my favorite combo!
A Pendleton blanket in the most gorgeous shade of green.
They are hard to resist at $10.
And finally a smattering of smalls...
A small reversible pennant from France featuring a rooster on one side...
and their flag on the other.
I'm thinking it could be fun sewn on a pillow.
I love this tiny green leather drawstring bag with my favorite boy's initial on it!
Another great pennant, one to remind me where my son is spending a lot of time enjoying himself when he's not studying.
And last but not least a small drawstring bag in my new favorite color to keep tiny treasures safe!
Well, thanks for allowing me to play show & tell today. It's one of my favorite games!
Happy Hunting this weekend.
I'll be going to The Alameda Point to visit friends, eat yummy food and take lots of photos to share with you!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend