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.
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.
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.