Thursday, December 2, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Hi Lovers! What an amazing day yesterday! I feel so Loved and supported! I received the most wonderful, heartfelt letters of encouragement and Love from friends and family. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  xoxo

December 2, 2010

In creating a home, I believe it is the special treasures collected at flea markets, estate sales, and art shows, or passed down from family, that give soul and personality to a home, instantly invoking a sense of warmth, happiness, family, and Love. 

I am always on the "hunt" for my next treasure or family heirloom. Every weekend you can find me at many of the spectacular antique and flea markets in Southern California. The following is a list of my favorites, although there are still many I have not yet explored. If you visit you will find a listing of all of your local antique and flea markets. Here are my favorites: "The Grove" Antique Market at Irvine Valley College (1st Sunday of the month, 7-3), The Rose Bowl Flea Market (2nd Sunday of the month, 7:30-3), Long Beach Antique and Collectible Market at Veterans Stadium (3rd Sunday of the month, 7-3), and the John Muir Art, Antique Fair and Flea Market in Santa Monica (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 8-3). I look forward to virtually taking you with me on all of my treasure hunting adventures. Here are a few pictures to introduce you to my flea market favorites. 

I Love old bread cans and milk containers. They are the perfect touch to your vintage kitchen. I Love old bottles. I have quite a collection of old glass bottles that I use for putting flowers in on our farm table. 

I have always had a fascination with old religious pieces.  The history and spirituality that they each express adds a special touch to your home. I especially Love the old saint sculptures you can find that are originally from Mexico. 

I Love old typewriters. I think it is the writer in me. I wonder what kinds of letters  were written on them? 

Vintage wooden soda containers are the classic flea market piece. I use them for organizing, planting, and entertaining. 

I spend half of my time treasure hunting for vintage textiles, from  clothes to quilts to shoes. The colors, textures, and design of vintage fabrics are like no other. I use vintage fabrics all over our home. I used a "cutter quilt" to make a slipcover for our couch. I used vintage aprons to make cafe curtains for our kitchen.  And I have dozens of heirloom quality quilts on every bed, couch, and chair. I will be adding a lot of these vintage textiles to my shop. Coming soon! Also, please visit My Heart. My Home. on the right. I will always be adding images from my home to share with you.


What a fabulous jacket! And those toddler cowboy boots are amazing!

Many times treasure hunting involves looking through old crates. I have found some of my most treasured pieces in boxes that look similar to these ones. 
 I look forward to sharing my treasure hunting adventures with you this weekend! xoxo

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