A Treasure Hunt
The men in our house enjoy hunting and some of the girls like it too.
I have gone along on occasion and enjoyed the weather and scenery of the country...
The hunt that I really love though doesn't involve nature, mud, and trucks.
I enjoy a different type of hunting.
I call it treasure hunting.
Phrasing it this way helps my husband understand the concept a little better.
I say "You hunt. I hunt."
Ingredients for my hunting trips involve:
~ a little time
~ a bit of energy
~ a cup of coffee to go
~ and just a few dollars
~ and a 'date' with one or two of our children
(or solitude if no one is interested)
There is usually no list.
Just a little adventure.
Over the years most of our furniture has at one time sat in a junk store.
I love the idea of buying something for a little
then painting it to look the way you want it to.
I have a friend, Melanie, who introduced my to SHABBY CHIC about 14 years ago.
She said '"Look at this! You are already decorating like this!"
I was instantly hooked.
And I still am a fan of Rachel Ashwell's style
and she's a lovely woman, too.
I had the opportunity to visit her store in Santa Monica years ago...
I took in every detail. My husband was a very patient 'non~hunter'...
As I write I am thinking about all of the different treasures
that I have found over the years...
That would be a fun one to write about.
This pretty print of
MY BLUE BIRD
was hidden under an etched out old mirror
in a little bent frame.
I stepped out of the store with my little treasure
and went straight for the trash can
to rid myself of the mirror and frame.
What I found underneath was this pretty and very, very old print
of MY BLUE BIRD
by Zula Kenyon.
What a pretty painting of a cute little girl
Now that's my type of hunting.