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Monday, January 2, 2012

Treasure Hunting

Happy New Year!

 I travelled at Christmas and got home in time to go to the last day of Wellington's after Christmas sale.  I got a tiny little myrtle topiary which made  a little french corner on my marble table. Treasure hunting at Wellington always makes me happy.

 (The base of the urn is a little square pot from Walmart, painted with a magnet glued on.)

All I did was put together plants I already had together on the same table. 

 My Mom love Hermes scarves and I always wanted to give her one but it was not in my budget. I
 went into a local thrift store in early December and found.... a Hermes Scarf !

She was thrilled and this is the reason I love thrifting, you just never know what treasure is in there. 

We went to Arizona for Christmas and while there I went to an antique mall (travel for me always means hunting for antique's) and finally got to see a vintage mercury glass lamp.

Isn't it fabulous?? It's in perfect condition.  I fell in love but I couldn't figure out how to get it home without (god forbid) breaking it.  I had to settle for caressing it and letting it stay.  Seeing this picture is making me think I need it......

I also found another little treasure that made the trip home. 

This little ( but heavy) white alabaster was built to travel and it did.  I'm still working on a shade for it. 

I never know where I will find a treasure.

Keep Treasure Hunting,


  1. Oh both lamps are so pretty! Thanks for visiting me at Eleventh House I am visiting you right back !!

  2. Love your vignette, and your creativity for using the square walmart pot and sharing it with us! As a white-environment lover, I am now a follower!

  3. Love that white lamp. Happy shopping!

  4. Loved seeing your beautiful treasures! Just gorgeous! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at

  5. How clever of you for making your own base for your topiary. It looks like a genuine marble base.

  6. Hi Patricia
    I have been searching all over the place for that small urn on the right. Please guide me where to find it.

  7. G - I found it at Wellington Gift and Garden about 5 years ago. Did you try ebay?

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