Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Buried Treasure

This seems to be an appropriate title for this week’s Tuesday Treasures.

When I was a kid, Dad was digging in our back garden and dug up this sweet little brooch.

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We took it in to the jewellers, who suggested it probably would have been bought by a serviceman during the Korean War.  I was thrilled when Dad said I could have it.  I’ve never worn it as the catch isn’t very secure – probably why it was lost in the first place.

When Mick and I had our first house in town, there was an ugly 70s brick barbecue in the back yard.  As part of our renovations in the late 80s Mick pulled it down to make way for a new outdoor living area.  Underneath the concrete he found this buried treasure.

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Despite being buried for many years this ladies watch case was in perfect condition. It is about the size of a 50c coin.  The reverse has a spot where it could be monogrammed, but it is blank.  Inside it says that the workings were guaranteed for 10 years, although there are no workings.  I had the ring added to the winder, and unfortunately the jeweller, in adding it, made the watch case unable to be opened any more.

I wonder how it came to be buried in our back yard.  Was it given to children to play with once it was no longer operational?  Who knows.  Anyway, it is a lovely treasure to have found.

Visit Clare to see what other treasures are on show this week.

12 comments:

teresa said...

Wow... love your buried treasures! How amazing you have 2 of them! I think they are both lovely.. thanks for sharing

mandapanda said...

Oh wow!!! Buried treasure indeed, that is seriously awesome!!! Love them both, how amazing that they suit each other too! lol

clare's craftroom said...

How what lucky diggers you are , great treasures ! Thanks so much for showing us and playing along .

Melody said...

Wow, I wonder what other treasures lie beneath in your garden. Fabulous finds

Suzi-q said...

What lovely pieces to be found in the ground, if only we knew the history

Sandi Butler said...

Wow, they are indeed great finds. They are both wonderful old pieces.
My dad found an old fashioned iron - very heavy - whilst digging on a building site in Sydney, a long time ago. I now have it, and use it as a doorstop.

Kayly said...

What lovely finds. You have reminded me about a ring Dad found, also in a garden, about 74 years ago. I'll have to find it for a future tresure Tuesday.

Sheila said...

It isn't everyday you find a treasure like those , wow they are both beautiful , lucky you to have them to admire .

Allie said...

Gee, you should get a metal detector, you're good at finding buried treasure! That brooch is just gorgeous, and I love the watch. So pretty!!!!

Sue said...

Fabulous buried treasure. Did you ever comb the beach with a tennis racquet as a child looking for pocket money?

Mistea said...

Lovely buried treasure. That brooch is gorgeous with so much detail.

Thanks for sharing

rozhearts said...

Just how lucky can you be to find not one but 2 buried treasures. They are a true treasure.
(((HUGS))) Roz.