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Hidden Treasures (Puzzle-Contest)
Saturday, November 28th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Joy Boutwell!

My family keeps me locked down tight. I don’t leave the house except on rare occasions. I’ve been to one dentist appointment, the ER (when I fell and injured my hand), the ortho doctor’s office, and physical therapy twice. That’s it since March—except for one “treat” they allow me every couple of months—a trip to our local flea market.

I arrive there beyond thrilled. It’s a large warehouse building with high ceilings and industrial fans running through it. Everyone’s masked. We made a trip right before Thanksgiving and there were only two cars outside, so yippee! We pretty much had the place to ourselves. We inspected every single stall searching for hidden treasure. Sometimes, I come away with maybe one item. This last trip, I found so many! Here’s the proof. And hold your eyerolls until I tell you what we found. 🙂

The stamps on the left were brand new, unused, and super cheap ($1 apiece), so I’m adding them to my considerable collection of art stamps. The handmade leather journal is brand new. The pages inside are a thick art paper—perfect for use as an art journal and just $9! I bought the crappy old leather wallet for a dollar because I intend to clean the outside and paint it with acrylic paint. Just a fun project I may toss, but an experiment for me.

More treasures! See the lidded swan jar? Well, I collect antique glass powder jars, in particular, those with animals on the lids. So, yes, I paid too much ($20), but I had to have it!!!! The praying boy is collectible Fenton glass for my dd ($8). Fenton’s hard to find here locally because everyone grabs it, but we got to this one first! See the little English double-decker bus tin? It was $1, but I plan to cut out the “windows” and use them for earrings. The biggest treasure? See those dishes? It’s 10 pieces of antique Wedgwood dinnerware, that we paid $8 for! We could sell individual pieces for more, so we’re still deciding whether to build out the collection for our own use or to sell it on Ebay. We came away totally stoked!

So, see? You can still have adventures—treasure hunts—in the midst of a pandemic!

Puzzle Contest

Solve the puzzle then choose one item that interests you for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

19 comments to “Hidden Treasures (Puzzle-Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · November 28th, 2020 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I Like the vases

  2. Shirley Long
    · November 28th, 2020 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Love the wooden old man with the pipe. I love anything made of wood, especially if it’s old.

  3. Eileen McCall
    · November 28th, 2020 at 3:41 pm · Link

    A glass of milk in the middle of all these things!

  4. bn100
    · November 28th, 2020 at 4:28 pm · Link


  5. Eileen Airey
    · November 28th, 2020 at 4:38 pm · Link

    The casserole. Also the teddy bear.

  6. Jennifer Beyer
    · November 28th, 2020 at 5:07 pm · Link

    I love the sailor man head! So cool!

  7. Mary Preston
    · November 28th, 2020 at 5:49 pm · Link

    4:47 – I like the vases too.

    I love charity shops.

  8. Joy Boutwell
    · November 28th, 2020 at 7:08 pm · Link

    The little rooster

  9. Sheila Bonuso
    · November 28th, 2020 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I like the orange cup.

  10. Ani
    · November 28th, 2020 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Fun puzzle
    Happy Thanksgiving y’all

  11. Beth
    · November 28th, 2020 at 8:59 pm · Link

    The crystal vase in the upper left.

  12. ButtonsMom2003
    · November 29th, 2020 at 3:18 am · Link

    I love several of the pieces you pictured but I’m going to comment on the Fenton glass.

    When my hubby and I got married in April 1974 we spent our budget prices honeymoon in southeastern Ohio at a state park lodge. From there we toured several glass factories in southeastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. We came home with treasures (some were bloopers) from Fenton, Rainbow and Pilgrim glass (and maybe others I can’t remember).

    In at least one of the factories we were actually allowed to go right out where the glass was being blown by the artists. I don’t think OSHA would allow that to happen today.

    I have two treasured vases from Fenton. One is a bud vase that is between a burgundy and a rose color and as I recall, it has gold in the glass to help make it the color it is. The other vase is hard to describe. It’s a beautiful light blue with a fluted top and a full round bottom. When I lived in Ohio I would put purple lilacs in it every year.

    I loved reading this post about your treasures; it brought back some really wonderful memories for me. It’s sad that most of the factories are now long gone.

  13. Delilah
    · November 29th, 2020 at 11:21 am · Link

    5:26 — That was a hard one! And if I saw that jumble at the flea market, I’d zone out for a second. I get overwhelmed when I walk into a very crowded stall, and it takes a minute for me to pick out individual items. I’d be checking out the vases on the left to see where they were made. That pot in the back, I’d have to check to see if it was enameled vs. ceramic. In the lower left, I see what looks like tarnished bells. I might have to have those to make some Christmas decorations… Yeah, it’s a sickness. 🙂

  14. Colleen C.
    · November 29th, 2020 at 1:40 pm · Link

    I like the bunny and the bear

  15. flchen1
    · November 30th, 2020 at 12:40 am · Link


    I love the shape of the gently rounded mug. The color reminds me of terracotta, although I assume it is probably ceramic. What a treasure hunt, Delilah! I love the looks of your new journal!

  16. Michelle
    · December 1st, 2020 at 1:15 pm · Link

    The guy with the pipe, sailor? Just under 10 minutes to solve with tiny pieces on my phone 🙂 I would love to see what you do with the wallet 🙂

  17. Steph Davies
    · December 5th, 2020 at 12:33 pm · Link

    i like the bunny :3 did it in 8 minutes

  18. Katherine Smits
    · December 5th, 2020 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I think you got a great deal on the swan powder jar. It looks like Depression Glass. I collect several patterns of Depression Glass dinnerware. I never knew about the powder jars until I read your post. I looked them up and found one site selling a Depression Glass Powder Jar for over $40.

  19. Delilah
    · December 6th, 2020 at 11:44 am · Link

    I’m thrilled you all enjoyed hunting for treasure and that the post brought back memories for some of you!

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Joy Boutwell!

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