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Coalport Flower Brooch...


Coalport Flower Brooch...

found a few years ago while digging a flower bed! Just for fun....



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Lucky you....I only ever find rocks ;)

6 Jul, 2012

 

It's quite old...but I chipped it with the shovel! you can see that the rose has lost part of one petal. still love it...

6 Jul, 2012

 

My grandmother had one of these. I don't know what happened to it.

6 Jul, 2012

 

it lovely Lori...do you think it was a gardener who lost it? a gift from one gardener to another..x

7 Jul, 2012

 

I have one somewhere, they used to be very popular and large posey ornaments too.

7 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Lil, Hywel, Sandra and Dorjac.
Sandra: it was a lovely find...and you are right, I do think of it as a gift from one gardener to another...lost and found while engaging in the same pursuit!

8 Jul, 2012

 

as we live in an old farm house, when we dig we find old rusty tractor parts and lots of glass from old greenhouses. but i did find the silver bit from the top of a military cane and a few horse shoes. but im still looking for the pieces of 8...lol

8 Jul, 2012

 

Ahhrrr!...long as you don't find Davey Jones' Locker...lub dub ...lub dub...
I found an old horseshoe in the shed and a rusty machete......lost a ring...and found it again, while mixing compost! That's the luckiest I've been. (aside of the brooch)

9 Jul, 2012

 

Old fashioned shallow sinks/butler sinks/ chimney pots were in a previous rubbish dump of a garden we once cleared. Never found anything small and precious.

9 Jul, 2012

 

lovely Lori, could you take cuttings from it?
i found my glasses in the compost heap years ago, i had lost them in the garden but of course no idea where as i am constantly taking them off and forgetting where i left them, nrly 2 years later they turned up. other than that, some horsebells when still in the uk, but thats it, oh in our old house here in france i found a number of home forged iron tools buried in a wild hedge which i use religiously still

9 Jul, 2012

 

Dorjac and Resi...you have both found things that might be useful in a garden...that is great! Antique tools which can withstand burial for a decade or two must be strong as well a precious!...and haven't we seen a few folk here on GoY displaying troughs, sinks and chimney pots as planters?! I can dig it!! ;-) ps: It seems resistant to cutting...should I try airlayering?

9 Jul, 2012

 

make sure you give it a good watering first and dont forget the humidity factor when airlayering....lol.
They are more farmers tools than garden tools, Lori but equally good for loads of jobs around my garden.
i will try and get them all together and take a pic,

9 Jul, 2012



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