the unruly loot shoot

by Sharon Santoni


“It must be that time of year again” is the caption I would put to this picture as Ghetto  looks at Gibson  and sighs.

Spring = brocante fairs = loot shoots = camera = sitting still …. =  ….quite-a-few-biscuits.

That is how it worked this morning.  The mutts have got out of practice when it comes to sitting still, and although Gibson was happy to oblige, Ghetto would only sit still-ish if  bribed copiously with dog biscuits….. Whatever … star quality comes at a price, and today I was happy to pay it.

Besides I wanted to show you today’s loot, some of which I’ll be keeping, and some will find its way into the store.

And look at the lovely china I found this morning, a whole service in good condition, with a charming pattern, and a beautiful manufacturer’s stamp beneath each piece.

Besides the china I found a nice little chair, MY sort of chair, I have these scattered all over the house, I love them.  Also some sweet little copper pots with lids, a pretty cake plate , a marquetry monogram and a couple of lengths of ticking …. and all that before breakfast!


Hope your weekend is going well, thank you for reading me, you are the best.



Anne@DesignDreams April 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Lucky lady! Those are my dream dishes!!!

Happy spring!

Celia April 13, 2014 - 2:02 pm

I love your dogs!! Adorable!!

Katherine Leighty April 13, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Love all of it! thank you for sharing your pets too! I think the reason I like your site so much is because it kind of fits into my style…I like to call it elegant eclectic primitive…ha! So love things of many ilks..but do love French style! But just as I am an American mutt with a deep respect for history my home reflects that! Love the puppers! have a fabulous week! Kit

Lindsay April 13, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Love the dishes.
Love those PUPS..
Thank You for included them..

Barbara Powell April 13, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Dear Sharon,

OH MY GOODNESS how I wish I could’ve been with you this very morning as those dishes are OH SO LOVELY!!!! I SO miss not getting together……theses crazy migraines have GOT TO GO!!!

Thank you for your fun, inspirational and our lovely blog!!

Barbara xx

Lucia April 13, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Thank you for the post! The dishes are lovely, I love the pattern and your dogs!!

Colleen Taylor April 13, 2014 - 3:58 pm

First of all, I love your dogs. They never fail to bring a smile to a weary & tired body. I can’t imagine someone giving up an entire set of those lovely treasured china. What treasures you have found. I still need to get around to paint those dogs of yours. The best subject matters without a doubt. Thank you for such a lovely post on this gorgeous Sunday morning here in Arizona.

Emm April 13, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Chair, fabric, china — I am drooling with envy. 😉 Well done!

Nancy April 13, 2014 - 4:53 pm

What great finds! Love that china….and the ticking and copper….oh my!
The pups just add to our delight!
Have a great rest of your weekend…

Margo Ayotte April 13, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Gibson and Ghetto steal the show, thanks for sharing.

Margo on Vancouver Island

Maria Luiza April 13, 2014 - 8:01 pm

These two stars of yours make the “loot” more atractive yet!
Lovely dishes, lovely photos and text, thank you for a charming Sunday morning!

Elizabeth (Eiffel Tells) April 13, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Great purchases. Such finds are rarer in our “neck of the woods”. I can picture the whole of your loot in My French Folly. Warm regards.

Karen (Back Road Journal) April 13, 2014 - 10:56 pm

You found some wonderful treasure on your latest outing…love it all. As far as your stars, they are priceless no matter how they are behaving.

Linda April 14, 2014 - 1:03 am

Sharon, the dishes are gorgeous! And, oh how I love the photos of Ghetto and Gibson. What a wonderful assortment of things you found. Lucky you!

yvonne April 14, 2014 - 10:44 am

Dishes I have, but I’ll take both of those adorable dogs.
Kidding of course. I do want a dog.

Peggy Braswell April 14, 2014 - 5:27 pm

great dishes + ghetto is so devilish +

Leslie in Portland, Oregon April 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Your brocante finds are lovely, but you may be even more talented at photographing dogs…especially your divine duo!! Appreciatively, as always, Leslie

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