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, here, in case you are looking for trophies like this to add to your collection.

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. . .


Kathleen Grace said...

I love to treasure hunt and that silver bowl is such a great find! I am new toyour blog but I love it, as a fellow redhead I love the story in your sidebar about how you came up with the name bella rosa too:>)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh yes indeedy I do know that special feeling of finding THAT treasure. My friend and I call it the "GASP!!"
I love those old trophies, I have one for pigeon racing (not won by me lol) as its just gorgeous for display.
Alicia ~ time worn style

Anonymous said...

Ooooh love that silver bowl, especially the engraving, it really shows the history.

Anonymous said...

Love your latest treasures. I love hunting as well. half of the fun is when you get things home and they seem to come to life with possibilities of places to rest in your cozy nest.

Karen Eileen

Gina said...

Oh it's so very lovely!

Unknown said...

Wow! You have an amazing eye for great treasures!! I love so many of the things you show! Thanks for stopping by.