Monday, August 22, 2011

One Person's Treasures

Our house is sometimes full of grandchildren so it's pretty normal for it to also be full of treasures.  Sometimes these treasures are things they bring from home to give to us for special occasions, or just because they love us, and sometimes the treasures are found in the yard, or on a walk or ride around the rural area that surrounds us.  But no matter their source, there are always true and wonderful treasures to be found and shared around here.

I thought of the topic for this post when I was washing my face in the bathroom last night.  There on the edge of the sink was a little rocky treasure that one of the kids had found and decided that it needed keepin.  To one not used to such treasures it might be seen as just an old rock, but we know better in this house.


Abby is probably our most serious treasure finder, in  fact we see a great American Picker in the making with this child.  Her momma said she tours the neighborhood just before trash pick-up day to see if anyone is throwing away any "treasures" just so she can rescue them.


Mr. Duck, above, was rescued back in the Spring.  Never mind that he has a little road rash here and there, he looks like a duck and stands like a duck so he was worthy of treasuredom.

Abby came in with this little container earlier this month.  The top comes off and there's room inside for lots of tiny treasures that are out there, just waiting to be found.

I look at the home making magazines and give a thought sometimes that this design looks lovely, or that design looks grand, but I don't think I'd trade our treasure trove of decorators with their special decorations for the world.

10 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I still like to find "treasure" when I am out. I always have something fun laying around that catches the eye of visitors, sometimes going home with them. A rock often makes it in my pocket.

Donna said...

I'm loving Mr Duck! And like you, I see different designs in magazines...knowing full well, I'll never change things. Too many memories in what I already have...
Good to see you posting Miz Brenda...I just can't get use to FB...
hughugs

Paxie said...

This is precious Brenda ♥ Kids treasures are priceless and the duck? Giggling...road rash!

Donna said...

Those young ones are the biggest treasures of all!

Sally said...

How sweet! I feel the same way, Ms Brenda. There is a new decorator you know here when she visits. My neighbor came over yesterday and I noticed her looking at my hall wall; covered in "art". If I change one little thing, Hunter notices and asks what
happened! :)

Abby is adorable!!!

Virginia Gal said...

I'm impressed - these kids have a future in home decorating!

Jeanette said...

How sweet are those treasures! Your right, I see a American Picker in her future!

bichonpawz said...

You know Brenda...she might just be onto something here....have you heard about this latest UPCycling craze...it seems everybody is re-using one thing or another!! The Duck is cute!!

SUGAR MOON said...

Love this post. I can relate.

Butterbean Row said...

I like her style. That is really sweet that she appreciates her treasures.

♥charlotte