Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Antiquing Trips ~ Pennsylvania ~ Reed & Barton Trophy Bowl

There's no denying it. One of my favorite things to do is explore. And I'm not talking about with a pair of hiking shoes, a backpack, and the sun to guide me. I'm talking about a pair of comfy shoes, a handbag, and a vision. I'm talking about antiquing.

We recently stopped at a tiny little store near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Kind of jammed full of trinkets and odds and ends....perfect really, for finding that "something special." But you have to dig. And dig I did!

This little Reed & Barton silverplated bowl caught my eye. ( That and some silver napkin rings, souvenir spoons, and a pastel McCoy mixing bowl set.) It wasn't easy to see because it was wrapped up in a plastic sandwhich bag which was stapled shut. At first, I just thought it was a minature sized version of a bowl I had at home, which of course, made me love it instantly. Then I noticed it was marked Reed & Barton. Then upon further inspection I noticed it was a trophy! Truly charming!

Some of the designers in the decorating magazines use them for wonderful bookshelf displays, vignettes, etc. I love to pass on the treasures I they may find the right home. Since my new website, Bella Rosa Antiques is not quite ready yet, I have listed it in my online auction.

Of course, if you are an avid antiquer like myself, you know how much fun it is to find something "special"... which only means you are even more eager to go exploring, again, and as soon as possible! Maybe I do need those hiking shoes and a backpack. . .


violetlady said...

I also love to shop for antiques. I especially like our local estate auctions. It is like treasure hunting.

Michelle said...

The bowl is great! I'm all for exploring your way too :)


KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

I'm an explorer too! Love it, thanks for the comment:) I did the Graphics on my new look and my old one,lots of bloggers have my banners, I love digital art too!Hugs, Kim

A Thing for Roses said...

Isn't antiquing fun? Just love it, garage sales, thrift stores, antique malls, can't get enough. I updated my blog with a picture on where those jewelry thingys ended up. Tell me what you think.


Amy Wagner said...

Isn't it fun to DIG??!!!!