Sunday, May 13, 2012

~On the hunt~

If you have hunters in your family you may easily recognize the
 'hunting fever' when you see it.
Although when we ladies are gearing up for a full day of antiquing /fleaing we may display some of the same signs as our male counterparts.
In search of that special item, we plan our hunt.
We have scouted out our favorite hunting spots and we know just where to look for that elusive item.
The planning of the D-Day invasion has nothing on us.

 Some of our best spots may even be kept secret... from our closest friends.  Shhhhhh!

If we are lucky we just might might sneak up on our prey,

aha, lovely blue and white plates

darling little red transferware tea pot

Be still my heart, a case full of vintage silver

Isn't this a darling booth?

treasures looking for a home

I love shopping at Flea Mkts, and little antique stores. You just never know what you will find around the corner.

 Excuse me, Ma'am, do you know where I might find some more blue and white china?

And when we find just the right item,
We pounce

 and proudly set off for home

Once there, we want everyone to come see our latest trophy.
Be it a giant rack of antlers or a tiny silver pot............we hunters are all the same.

Here are a couple of lucky finds I was able to bring home recently.
And of course I'm proud to show them off.

I found this adorable picnic basket at the Salvation Army flea market for only 2.00
I love the wine bottle holders on the back.

Here she is sitting on a side chair in the dining room, and I decided to tuck a little bouquet in the wine holder

and this little silver beauty, which I have plans for.

I adore vintage silver plated flatware.
Unfortunately I adore a lot of things....ha ha
Oops...look closely, that looks like another hankie to add to my collection.

I do believe I feel a little fever coming on again.

Stay tuned


  1. Terri, may I hunt with you? Let's put on our gears and hit those malls. You do know that I'm a professional hunter / antique shopper, right? My aim is spot on ;-)

    Love your new treasures. The silver piece is really that for a wine bottle?

    I just added you to my blog list....looking forward to your next hunt!! Cheers, Loi

  2. I would love it Loi. I'm sure you could teach me a few tricks of the trade. And that sounds like a fun day to me!!!!
    Concerning that silver piece, I too thought that it could be used for a wine bottle, although it's original intent is for nuts. It comes with a little mini scoop. It's darling. But I have other plans for it. Stay tuned.
    Thanks for adding me to your blog list, as you can see, I had already added you to mine.

    1. That's so cool...have never seen a nuts server / carrier. Maybe it's Victorian as they had specific pieces for everything. Loi

  3. Cute post Terri! You found some wonderful things. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the sugar scuttle.

    1. Sugar scuttle? Hmmm....never heard of that. Interesting. I'll have to look that up. Thanks, Pat.

  4. Another great post!!! hey, where is the place in those photos? It doesn't look familiar. Surely you wouldn't keep a Happy Hunting Grounds from your BFF!

    1. Who me??? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. Love ya. LOL

  5. Oh such wonderful finds!!! I love finding vintage pretties in the most unlikely places. There's something about "the hunt". Happy Thursday!

  6. Terri, I love that picnic basket and what you did with it! Oh and guess what ...

    *Muir Glen Organic Giveaway Winners Announced* - The two winners of the Muir Glen Organic Reserve Gift Baskets are Terri ~the dressed up cottage and Ashlei. As soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your addresses and phone numbers (required by FedEx), Terry and Ashlei, Muir Glen will FedEx the packages to you.

    This was fun! Think I'll be doing more giveaways! In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter. You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

    Come back tomorrow for a delicious braised brisket recipe AND the chance to win an organic, grass-fed brisket!


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