Monday, August 22, 2011


Saturday was garage sale day.  We both enjoy getting out and having a little treasure hunt. 
I found some things I really liked this time!

This little oval silver box was the first thing I came across.  It is quite heavy and was so tarnished that I didn't even realize the name "Rosemary" was inscribed on the lid. 

I photographed it on my hutch and the floral arrangement reflected in the lid. I took another..

This inside is lined with deep blue velvet.  I just put a necklace inside so you can see.
(Wherever you are, I will take good care of it for you, Rosemary!)
Next I found this oblong lovely silver jewelry box.  No inscription on the lid this time..but once again very tarnished.  The inscription plate was blank but now gleams.

This lovely box was $4.00

This lovely silver dish was another find.  My favorite pattern.  Again..very heavy but very tarnished.
Price?  $2.00

I have MORE to show you tomorrow.  I tell you, it was a GOOD day!

I also have a story to tell you and I want your advice.  It's a "what would you do" story.
Ok? to bed to do some reading about King Henry the 8th and his wives.  Love that English history.
I think it's the photo's and descriptions of the palaces that fascinate me.  Nothing like I envisioned at all.  Cold, dark dreary.  And the antiquated toilet system...horrible! 

No more Fairy Tale idea's.  Reality sets in with History.
Really fascinating!
..nity nite!


maddyrose said...

Mona, I need to shop the garage sales that you do. The ones I've been to recently were a bust. Nothing worth buying. You found some real deals with the silver pieces. Can't wait to see what else you found. Have a wonderful week.


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great treasures, Mona. Hope you are doing well :)

Gail said...

What wonderful treasures! My favorite is the thrid piece.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

what lovely treasures you found. They're all so pretty and will be wonderful in your safekeeping. Thanks for sharing.

racheld said...

Sometimes when we're comfortable in our small home, when supper has been especially good, and dessert was maybe strawberries January, and we're warm and have gone from a warm bath into clean clothes---I think of MONARCHS of the past who did not have any one of those comforts or pleasures.

I'll take THIS over palaces.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Mona, those are some lovely silver treasures!

Sue said...

What pretty silver pieces, Mona. I love the rectangular jewelry box. All it ever takes is a little care and some elbow grease to make something nice, once again. I haven't been out thrifting forever and a day! Too darn busy. LOL Hope all is well w/you, my friend. xo Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so gorgeous! I have a "lady of Shallott' inspired bedroom so I'm always looking for pretty things for the top of my dresser! What treasures! Can't wait to hear your story! ♥

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM my dear friend..Girl you do come home with the best things..Pray all is well in your world today my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

The Bear's Blog said...

Lovely treasures.

God's Blessings.

CHERI said...

Hi, Stranger! I've been away from blogging for awhile but have missed reading your posts. I finally posted myself yesterday. Just got burned out awhile and had nothing to write about. I love your silver finds...great prices! I don't go to yard sales around here but guess I should. I just keep telling myself I don't need anything I'm not an early a.m. person:) Hope all is well with you. I'll have to read your latest posts to see what's been going on.

yaya said...

All the pieces are beautiful. I thought there was a rose on that lid! It was meant for you to find that treasure with your name on found a lovely home!

Dawn said...

Such pretty finds Mona, you did well. Can't wait to see what else you found. You're so right about the fairy tales, chamber pots are not romantic!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl... I can't even breath.. these treasures are incredible.. now I know you love me.. I need the long silver box, the silver tray.. oh shoot wrap them all up, I'll be ever so patiently waiting for them to arrive.. You know how I "love" boxes... hugs ~lynne~

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Mona,
You did have a great shopping day! what fun..can I come shopping with you :)
I love seeing all your little treasures.
I hope all is well at your house and your daughter is feeling better.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Richard Cottrell said...

You found some sweet, dear things at very good prices. When I go to garage sales all I ever find is children's stuff and cloths. You are lucky. Love your music. Richard from My Old Historic House

Shelia said...

Hi Mona! Oh, you did really good - love those pretty silver pieces. You really hit the jackpot!
That Henry VIII was one booger! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatty Crone said...

Hey found some very lovely things there.
My dear mom's name was Rosemary - so I'm glad someone as sweet as you got her name!

Desiree said...

I love each of the treasures you found and am looking forward to the continuation of this fun outing! You are so precious the way you lovingly restore each item to its former glory and give it a new home, a space to be loved and treasured once more! That is one of your very special and endearing qualities and I always enjoy your little views on life. I learn so much from you, Mona and feel so very priviledged to know you through your charming blog! I'd never have known you existed without this tool! How wonderful is that!

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