Hi and welcome to Hunt the Pearl
Hunt the Pearl was born from my belief that furnishing and decorating our homes with old, weathered and worn pieces, is more than just a feast for the eyes; it also nourishes our soul and our planet.
When we choose old over newly, mass produced pieces we are bringing their unique character and history into our lives. Our homes become layered with stories of how our ancestor's lived and we are given powerful reminders of simpler times when things were made to last. To me, living in a unique space like this brings me immense joy and, as an eternal romantic, fires my imagination and nurtures my soul.
I also believe that choosing old over new is another way in which we can help to protect our planet. By cherishing yesterday's everyday as today's treasure, we can reduce the number of new things being created in our world and remove ourselves from the daily onslaught of trends and the desire to throw away and replace. When we bring something old into our home, it becomes a friend, another member of the family and we want to keep it with us forever.
I keep sustainability at the forefront of my mind in everything that I do. Pretty much all of the packaging materials I use to prepare your pieces for shipping are from sustainable sources and are fully recyclable or biodegradable. As are the personal notes that I write with each piece, where I share the story of the item as far as I know it.
I very rarely do anything to the pieces that I sell, other than give them a little clean, as I believe that the beauty is often in the condition in which we find them. Rust, scratches, knocks and scrapes - to me they are all part of the beauty and history of each piece and I would hate to get rid of any of that.
So, thank you for visiting hunt the pearl and for taking a look around. I truly hope that you like what you see.