Today’s Treasure

Unbeknownst to me, I guess I’m a bit of a leg man, because all I had to do was catch one glimpse of the beautiful legs on this desk, and I knew I had to have it.

I bought it a few weeks ago at a local antique shop, but we only got it home last week, with the help of DIY Doris and her ever faithful mini-van.  We don’t really have a lot of room left in the house for new pieces of furniture, especially ones this big, so we had to do some shuffling around, but I think it looks quite nice in its new place in the corner of the dining room.

According to the man I bought it from, it used to have a leather top, but he said that it was in very rough shape, so he removed it and sanded the top down to remove the leftover glue and adhesive.  Therefore the top of the desk has this very conspicuous inner patch that is not walnut, which the rest of the desk is.  I love its simple style, its two pull-outs on either side to increase the usable area, it’s weathered and worn finish, and of course, its legs.

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We recently purchased these couches at Cottage Industry for two separate clients. The couches demonstrate how vastly different furniture and taste can be. Both of these beasts are amazing because… well, just look at them. They are gorgeous! Who wouldn’t want to own them?

Both couches will be featured in two upcoming reveals so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy Duncan and his friend Darby.



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The photo is bad. I know it is. Don’t judge. Don’t hate. I used the flash because I wanted the treasures inside this gorgeous beast to be displayed because they too are part of the magic.

Craig spotted this china cabinet at the Robin’s Next Antiques last summer. To be honest, I walked by it a dozen times and hadn’t noticed it. Craig would point it out and I would say “Yes, it’s nice”, but wasn’t in love with it. During our great shopping spree of summer, 2011 we purchased it.

We are now in our house and settled and can honestly say I now do love the cabinet. The detail, colour (not accurately show in photo), and the glass are gorgeous but most importantly, I love being able to see our lives inside and yes, each item represents a part of our lives. The photos are of family and close friends, the blue vase is from my first trip to Europe as is the green bowl while the red vase was a graduation present for Craig when he graduated with his undergraduate degree. The cocktail glasses were a birthday gift from none other than DIY Doris and the green vase at the top is from my best friend Sidney. There are small books in there that were a gift from mother Jane and a art glass bowl from Craig’s uncle Gordon. With all of that in there, starring back at you every time you walk by, how could I not love it? It is, after all, those treasures that truly make a home special however, having something beautiful to display them in is never a bad thing.

This is indeed a treasure and perhaps one day will be a legacy piece. After all, we do wish to be more and more like the Crawley’s of Downton Abbey. Legacy furniture, the perfect place to start!

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Just look at these little gems. Aren’t they something? We found them buried in the depths of one of our favourite junktique/antiqe shops. There they were, just waiting to be rescued; waiting to be given the home and love they so deserve.

We aren’t sure when it happened but somewhere along the way we became enamored with birds, peacocks in particular. Indeed, feel free to insert your own thoughts and jokes right “here”.

These beauties are made of pure bronze and we purchased them for a song. Can you believe it? I hope you don’t because they aren’t bronze in fact, they are PLASTIC! The shock. The horror. However, it’s true and I think you would agree, after looking at the photo below, they look smashing on our mantle.

To birds!



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The soup tureen formulates the perfect trifecta of a beautiful Scott Barnim pottery collection. The jug and platter were previously featured Today’s Treasures – the platter was a present from C for our manniversary and the jug was a gift to self after a long and busy summer. The tureen was a beautiful and unexpected gift from C. Beautiful because it is, and unexpected because he told me he was into the shop that had it on display only to find out it had been sold to a tourist. Surprise!

This collection has found a home in our bedroom so I can wake every morning to its beauty.

For Scott Barnim pottery in Charlottetown visit Details on Victoria Row.