Saturday, 11 February 2017

Secret Treasures

It has been pretty dismal around here, weather wise.  Dark clouds are looming overhead as we speak, but I do have to admit to it making for some beautiful photographs, very atmospheric.


 
This is the view from my lounge window.  The views from this house are one of the major things that we will miss.  We did have a little flurry of snow several times yesterday, but thankfully it didn't amount to much and disappeared as quickly as it came.
 

 
The temperatures have dropped and we have been enjoying sitting in front of the stove, that is something that we will have installed into our new home.  We have started to make our wish list, so far we seem to agree on what we want.  We have been quite calm about the whole process but now we are getting a little fed up with it all.  I am not good with the uncertainty of it all. 
 
On a lighter note we have had so much fun planning our new life, rekindling the wonderful memories and excitement of starting our life together many years ago.  We had so many plans back then and have fulfilled so many of them.  The biggest dream of all to live on an Island off the West Coast of Scotland, we are now fulfilling our dream and can hardly contain our excitement. 
 
The packing up of all our belongings has been quite enlightening, we are definite hoarders saving something in case it comes in.  It was quite easy in the end to lighten our load and in the process help others despite the emotional attachment .  The furniture that we no longer need will be collected on Monday and will help families who have lost everything, uplifting to know that it will still be loved.
 
I am going to have a bake later today to make quiche, soup, scones and a fruit cake for the week.  The freezers and the store cupboard are almost empty, so we have done really well with the food budget spending very little for the past couple of months.  False economy I know as the money saved will need to be spent on restocking once we have moved. 
 
We did discover some treasure at the back of the shed that we have no memory of at all:
 



 
 
What on earth is it doing in the shed?  Your guess would be as good as mine, we have no  idea where it has all come from.  We certainly have no memories of ever buying it or been given it...  Secret treasure at the back of the shed, what a joy!  I love enamelware so it has been washed and packed up ready to start its new life.
 
Thank you for all your lovely and uplifting comments on my last couple of posts.  Hopefully I will have a definite date for the start of our big adventure next week.
 
See you soon.
 
 

40 comments:

  1. You have done brilliantly getting everything sorted for your new life ahead. I'm not surprised you are so excited. I love your newly discovered treasure. I wonder how it got there. X

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  2. Moving or at least selling and buying is such a stressful time, you just have to hold on to the fact that soon it will be over and your exciting new life beginning! I'm excited for you, can't wait to see all your Scottish scenery pics!
    Jillxo

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  3. What a find. I love enamelware and have several pieces myself which get used often.
    I don't expect to find anything nearly so exciting in our sheds...lol-x-

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  4. We have similar weather at the moment, lots of snow flurries but nothing's settled, thank goodness. It's raining now and looks set for the day. You must be so excited that your new life is getting closer, how wonderful that your dreams are coming true.

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  5. I was so curious about this isle of the coast of Scotland that I did a lot of googling. My! it is a stark place...I am hoping that I've got it wrong. The temp at the place I found stays steady year round and it is not warm. Yes, I am hoping I have definitely got it wrong. What a fun treasure to find...enamelware with different colored edges...very good!

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  6. What a nice surprise, I love enamelware too.

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  7. Won't it be great when you are unpacking all the boxes and finding everything a new home. ☺

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  8. I love your new found enamelware, such a happy surprise to find it! Our sun is shining this morning but the wind is gusting up to 50 miles per hour (that's a bit over 80kph, fast enough to need to tie down your hat!). I envy your moving on to your new adventure and the opportunity to purge memories and make room for new ones. have a wonderful day!

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  9. Lovely pictures, I love taking photos of trees. What a find I really love enamelware, I have a few pieces myself.

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  10. Oooh, I got a little prickle of excitement thinking about looking to the future and remembering the past, how lovely for you.

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  11. How exciting for you! We're just beginning to make plans for when Hubby retires. Right now it's looking like moving back to the central part of the United States to be closer to family. Our dream was always to travel in our trailer around the country. That may still happen and we would have a homebase or an apartment near family. What a treasure you found in your new enamelware. It will be fun unpacking finding new places for all of your belongings.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  12. It's so exciting for you, but emotional too! It sounds as if you are definitely making great headway in preparation for the move & what a nice surprise to find such great enamelware!
    Best wishes

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  13. How exciting to find hidden treasure. Bet you are so looking forward to the move. Can't wait for blog posts from your new home. B x

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  14. oh!! I love the newly discovered treasure.. have happy n nice weekend.. XOXO

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  15. Moving makes you realise how much 'stuff' you hold on to and it is rather cathartic letting it all go! Good luck with the move.

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  16. I have not seen the rectangular shaped enamelware. What wonderful treasures you have found in your shed. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Oh those views!
    But I am sooo excited to join you on this new adventure!
    Thank you for showing me a part of the world I long to see...
    Best wishes for a cozy weekend. : )

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  18. I am sure you will have the most spectacular views when you move to your new home as well!

    What a dreary day it has been today indeed. It has tried, unsuccessfully, to snow here, but has just ended up cold, wet and miserable. I have spent a few hours sewing, first time in ages.

    I am sure you are getting both excited about your upcoming move and frustrated with how long it all takes.

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  19. What a great surprise, lovely enamel ware dishes and plates. Glad you are taking them with you:)

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  20. A pleasant "find" at the back of your shed. Nice that you're taking them along on your new venture.

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  21. Ooh I love enamelware too, what a lucky find and i'm glad you have packed them to take with you. I am sure you will have an even more stunning view when you get to Harris and hopefully it won't be long now till you start on your new adventure.

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  22. We haven't had much snow here, nothing really settled. I love enamel, what a lovely surprise to find xx

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  23. So exciting it all seems.. my grandmother and great mother were born and lived in Scotland, my grandmother later grew up in Canada but my great grandmother stayed in Scotland. Lovely piece of enamel ware ... We have had weeks of rain and finally today its sunny going out for a bit..Happy weekend with love Janice

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  24. I also love enamelware.. lucky find! I swear I'm almost as excited as you are for your move.. I also would love to live on an island off Scotland!! So, I will be living vicariously through you for the next near! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  25. Oh, it must be so fun to be moving and especially as it is your dream. I would love to move. We are collectors too and it is going to be quite a job when it comes time. Keep your chin up! Love ya, Linda

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  26. Oh those enamel dishes remind me of my grandmother! She had a large number of pie dishes that all nested together perfectly. Perhaps your collection came from a previous owner of the house/shed? Great that they are to be used and loved again.

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  27. Your weather seems to be the same as we have it's good for a Hitchcock movie ! So slowly slowly the end is approaching. Yes sometimes long forgotten things show up ! What a nightmare if I think that we would move away from here !

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  28. Oh my!!!! I love blue and white enamel and pick it up whenever I see it at the right price. Sooooo envious of your treasure trove!

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  29. I love enamelware as well! What a lucky find!!!
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. Love seeing your enamel dishes! My grandmother had some and even had some worn out ones she kept outside for the animals with water! :) Your snaps are lovely and your move is getting closer! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. It's so good of you to include us in your excitement and the planning of this new stage in your life. I'm excited to see where you'll land. How fun to find the enamelware - it's a goodbye present from your current home.

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  32. I love enamelware! What a great find. It is so exciting, following your new adventure. I cannot wait to see your new home.

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  33. This is the hardest time, waiting and packing. It is all going to be such an exciting adventure. I wish you the very best.

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  34. how exciting you are living a dream, truly well deserved! I hope you're wait isn't long.

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  35. Sorry that things are still a bit dismal, this is a hard time the in between bit. But it will be so worth it, such an exciting move. Sending warm wishes to you xxx

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  36. Sweet friend, it is such a joy to read about the planning and preparing of yur upcoming move...I can't help but join in the excitement :) I know it's always difficult to let go of some things, but my how kind of you to give to those in need. A true blessing indeed.

    Hugs to you!

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  37. Great.. Super haul you found my dear
    Happy Valentine's Day

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  38. best wishes for you cake friend.
    secret treasures are sudden joys that reveal our joys connected to old relations or events.

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  39. wonderful finds for you! wishing you a speedy closing so we can all go with you on your new, wonderful adventures.

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  40. I had forgotten it was to the north of Scotland you were moving. I love it there! When I was young, I backpacked all over there and I have the most beautiful photos to remember it by. Best of luck finding s perfect home and location.

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