She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Buried Treasure

My husband found this pretty little flower out in the pasture. He dug it up and brought it home for me to plant in my flower garden. (So sorry about the picture quality.) It has a 1 inch double bloom and is highly fragrant ~ almost like lilac. Does anyone know what it is?

And while he was digging this bloom, he heard a "clink" so he kept digging. No, it wasn't an old lock box full of gold. Wouldn't that have been nice? But it sure was treasure!

He unearthed this old enamelware coffee pot. Isn't it lovely? The bottom has rusted through in a couple of spots so it makes a perfect planter.

I cleaned it all up, and now it holds a small potted ivy for my kitchen. I just love the red trim on it.

Our land had been owned by the same family for generations. It sort of got separated from their main parcel by the country road and so finally the owner chose to sell off this 16 acre parcel to us about 10 years ago. (Lucky us ~ well not really ~ the Lord just blessed us to pieces!) He tells us there was an old log house here that he sold many years ago. We continue to uncover evidence of the previous owners, and it is so exciting.

We found several old jars (the large ones) while on a hike as well. Just a wee bit of one of the jars was sticking up from the ground. So we got our trusty shovels and went to work. The result now lives on my kitchen windowsill where I can enjoy their beauty and restablish the history of this place. Who knows what we'll find next!

May your day be blessed,


Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Oh, what a treasure to find!!!! I really can't tell, but is it a daylily???? You might look here and read up. They come in all different colors, and different varieties, but the "leaves" look like daylily leaves. Check here:

And the pot!!!!! I just love that enamelware and have several pieces. I wonder if the flower had been in that pot and found it's way out where it belonged!

Yad did good, gal!


Kindra said...

Wow! Your story makes me want to go plant something...never know what's in the ground waiting to be found. :) Great finds! So special that you can display them with love in your home!

Nancy Jo said...

You better get those boys out there with their shovels and have them start digging. Isn't that the cutest little pot? HOPE THE FLOWER COMES BACK FOR YOU AND MAYBE TURNS INTO A HUGE BUSH.Is it a narsisia? Of course I didn't spell that right.

Katy said...

the flower is gorgeous!!! And i love that enamelware coffee pot!!!! It is beautiful!!! :)

Day4plus said...

Hi Lea, I haven't been around for a while I don't know why---but here I am now.
The place I used to live in before we moved here was a treasure trove too. Mostly old bottles and tools. Some real odd and old tools. Specially in one area. I think maybe that was the families dump spot or burn area. I like finding that kind of stuff. Our house started out in 1929 and was added on in 1957 and when we bought it we added on in 1976. So who knows what all went on there. I know the dates because they are etched on the house somewhere. We wrote in the cement for the front steps. The house is gone now. Torn down in progress' name. It still makes me sad. But that's a whole nother story. MB

April said...

Hey Lea, I think that the flower is called a magic lily. My papaw used to plant them. Oh, it just warmed my heart to see it! He passed away 10 yrs ago, and it doesn't seem half that long!

Julie said...

I remember finding treasures like that on the ranch I grew up on--there is nothing like finding something like that. You just wish the "find" could talk and tell you how, why, when and where it got there. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Cool! We found several things in the wall of our house when we tore down an old fireplace.

Simple Family Supper lady said...

Way COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We haven't found anything interesting here... keep hoping that we will since it is a 1911 house.

naomisnotions said...

WOW! What a great tresure!!! That pot is priceless!!! :) I just love it...

Hubby bought me a metal detector a few years ago, and we used it out in our yard last summer, and guess what we found?...Chuck E. Cheese coins!!! LOL...I think Jonah had dropped them when he was younger. :)


Cottage Rose said...

I love the enamel jug and what a fabulous way to recycle it!

Farm Chick Paula said...

That really was a buried treasure, Lea! I love old glass containers, too, especially the little medicine bottles. I always wonder what was in those old glass jars, don't you? Somebody might have kept their life savings in one. Too bad they took it out before we found them! LOL

Toni said...

Wow!!What a blessing to find all of thoes things right in your own back yard!!I love the idea of using thoes jars for wooden spoons!And the coffee pot for a planter!How nice!!I hope God contintues to bless you with more treasures!!Have a blessed Friday!!!

Pam said...

What sweet finds. The flower looks something like one that Daddy dug up and transplanted to my yard many years ago...he called them bluebells, though I'm not really sure if that is correct. That little flower re-emerges every Spring, and always reminds me of Daddy and how he loved us.
He used to find treasures long buried in the ground here, too. We live on 40 acres that was a part of a much larger place many years ago. He used to love showing us what he would find while digging holes to plant a new tree or plant of some sort.
Sorry to ramble....!
I hope you have a wonderful day,

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I think that might be blue bell, but I am not for sure. I have some almost like it and it is an old variety. I see your very busy playin' outside, love the little pot. I have plenty of yellow iris I'm throwing away if you'd like some bulbs. My beds are so crowded with the yellow ones. Love the pot.Soooo primitive.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Lea! Now that is a wonderful find and you have brought new life to the little pot! And putting a plant in it makes it extra special! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! Hugs, Maryjane

Linda said...

Whoaa! When I was little I always wanted to get a metal detector.. just for these kinda days!

I wish we had a backyard to find stuff in.. *lol* In the one we rent I only seem to find worms, worms and more worms.. and sometimes other bugs too..

Greetings from the netherlands! :D

Wendy said...

Oh how exciting!! such treasures!! I wonder what stories things like this could tell us if they could talk!! LOL....I know weird but its true, real people used these things and worked the land and it just gets my imagination going!! Have a great Blessed sunday!!~Wendy

Julie said...

You truly do find the most wonderful treasures!!!!
I want to come treasure hunt with you!!!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Lea,
Not sure either about the flower.. guess it is "found favor with the Lord flower?" :)
I had an olde coffee pot JUST like that with the bottom rusted through. I planted hens n chicks in mine and left it on ground at potting shed. Next day the plants were pushed uP?
I pushed them back down and it MOVED! I dropped the pot! -- thought a snake was in it but it was a TOAD! :) HEEHEE