As you probably know by now, I love the thrill of the hunt! I love uncovering a long forgotten treasure and giving it a new home or purpose. It is kind of like fostering puppies! Sometimes these treasures are found in the bottom of a box at a flea market or in a closet at a granny estate sale or buried in a barn. The next great thing can truly be hiding anywhere just waiting to be discovered. It is such an exciting thought actually.
Many of the treasures I find I don’t actually keep. Or at least not for long. I am trying to avoid hoarderism. That must be a word and a disease that plagues hoarders. So it got me wondering…where are they now?
What life have former Circa Dee treasures gone on to live?
Fortunately for me and you, I have some insight. Check it out!
I had the opportunity to sell a few unique scales to Miss Mustard Seed which have landed in the glossy pages of her book and a few magazines! Pretty cool. You might remember these scales from early in my treasure posting days here and here.
I personally have a thing for vintage chenille blankets. I snap them up at every opportunity and have a few in my own home. I sell quite a few too. They definitely have vintage beach house or cottage feel. Here’s one all settled in it’s new home!
This vintage linen tablecloth was repurposed into a new valance for a kitchen. Pretty clever and adorable reuse!
A friend commissioned me to make a custom painted sign to coordinate with their master bedroom. Here’s a look at the rustic art that some old boards I saved turned into.
This is one of my favorite “where are they now” stories… I found an antique drop leaf table at a moving sale. The wear and patina on the wood was just perfect as is. Cabin owners agreed with me and transported it all the way from Pennsylvania to their Georgia cabin to give it a new lease on life. I think they did a great job pairing it with the antique ice cream parlor chairs, don’t you?
If you’ve purchased a Circa Dee treasure, I’d love to see what you’ve done with it and feature it next month! Have you repurposed it or given it a new lease on life?
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