Thursday, May 28, 2009

There's GOLD in these here hills!

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

Well, maybe not gold but a silver dollar. I have found some odd and usual things since we have been remodeling the farmhouse--just little trinkets. Reminders that this old house has been around for a long time.

As I was digging around in one of my flowerbeds yesterday, I found lots of things. The usual worms, several rusty square nails, a red house Monopoly game piece, a black checker, several old corroded spark plugs, a link of chain, some spent Winchester rifle shells, lots of broken glass…the list goes on and on. But the best find was this 1976 Bicentennial Eisenhower Ike Dollar Coin. It was beyond recognition hidden beneath its' shell of clay dirt, but I knew immediately that it was a coin. I stopped my digging and headed to the kitchen sink to clean it up a bit.

1976 Bicentennial Eisenhower Ike Dollar Coin

As I said in yesterdays post, "you just never know what each new day will bring to you". Yesterday, it came in the form of an unexpected visitor from nature, today it was in the form of “pay dirt”. I will add the coin to the rest of my collection of found objects. Pretty soon I will have a beautiful shadow box to share, and that’s "a GOOD thing"!

Please leave a comment if you stopped by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.
Au revoir,


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Anonymous said...

That was a good find. TL

Barb said...

Girl, I think that is a very lucky thing. I can't wait to see it in your shadowbox.


I Need This Antiques said...

When I lived in Thomson, Illinois, we renovated a beautiful, old Queen Anne. Behind the fireplace mantle, I found Edwardian hatpins, old photos and pocket change. Renovation treasure is full of life as it holds the past in its essence. I can't wait to see what else you turn up as your work on your farmhouse. Sea Witch

Summerysmile said...

That is so cool.... I LOVE old things and it would be so exciting to actually find them in your back yard.