Monday, October 5, 2009

3 Cigar Boxes



I purchased 3 cigar boxes this weekend at the sale in Warrensburg.....
The first was a box full of unsorted buttons for $1.00.....
I still haven't had a chance to sit and sort through them but have spied a few interesting items already!



The next two cigar boxes were found together and at the table in front of the local Catholic church....
They were mixed in with pots and pans and all sorts of donated items from the parishioners...
Inside were these two lovely pictures and an amazing array of...



religious metals, crosses and rosary beads...























I was pretty excited.....there are over 100 items in these 2 cigar boxes!

Tomorrow, I will show you the rest of my finds.....
Despite the rain and fog....I came away with some treasure...at least my kind of treasure!
Have a restful night!
:) Laura

41 comments:

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Definitely MY kind of treasures, too! Congratulations. What fun you'll be having!

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
I got very excited just reading this.
Wow, you hit the jackpot!! I love wonderful amazing finds like this.
Enjoy,
Rosemary

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, you really scored! You found some wonderful treasures there! And I especially like the way you photographed the religious medallions against the wood background. Just Lovely!
Sandra Evertson

Julie said...

Oh how fun! That is my kind of shopping. The old buttons especially. Have fun looking through everything. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your finds.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How wonderful! I always wonder how people can part with those things, especially the religious medals and rosary beads and crosses, but I am so happy for you that you found them! Bisous... Julie Marie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Laura it was worth getting wet for after all. I guess churches just see so much of that stuff they don't realize how coveted they are. Opps you're not suppose to covet...right?
lol
Carole

Chemin des Muguets said...

Oh Laura,

You have the best luck of anyone I know. The medals are exquisite. I have found them, but only "onesie" and "twosie" at a time, and you two boxes full!

Love you, but am green with envy,

Marjorie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Laura:
It sure looks like you hit the Mother Lode! Congratulations!

I have made rosaries over the past couple of years and, like Marjorie at Chemin des Muguets, I'm green with envy! Nothing like vintage medals to complete a new rosary.

See you again soon!
xoxo
Donna

Simply Me Art said...

Oh my Gosh, you found the Cigar Box from Heaven! You have some very Wonderful Religious finds there. Lucky, Have fun Creating with them too. Jamie

Gail said...

Oooooh!,
Great finds, I'd be thrilled, I would!!!!!
Good for you, those don't come along that often, do they?
Have a blessed week!

Anonymous said...

omg. talk about lucky. we are all lusting over your treasures, but they will have a good new home with you. they are wonderful! it's fun to see the goods you have uncovered. Bestest, Denise

Carla B. Reeves said...

W@hat a fun find! A friend of mine makes roseries for missionaries...he would just love to find a box like that. The prayer pictures of the Virgin Mary remind me of my childhood prayer pictures. Wish I still had them for the nostalgia. Thanks for sharing! PS the picture on your blog of the vintages watches stacked together reminds me of a person here in town who is making bracelets out of old watches which don't work, with the center watch being a working time piece Very cute and popular idea you might consider.

Jill said...

Honestly, you're killing me with these religious finds! Please let us know what you do with them..BE-autiful!

Trish said...

You are truly blessed! Trish

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

I am jealous! I keep looking on ebay trying to decide whether to bid on some older rosary beads. They are so lovely. What a great find!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

GUfts from Heaven indeed! Girl, I would've done three kartwheels across the churchhouse lawn. Three. Wow! You should link up to thrufty thursday this week and share. Way cool find!

manon 21 said...

AH Chanceuse!!
j'adore ouvrir les boites qui trainent.
Amitiés

Manon

pysseltanten said...

WOW!! What a treasure you found!
Have a great day...
Hugs Git

Pysselpalatset said...

This find are fantastic.. al the nice religios pins and charms... fantastic... Love Jeanette

Les Cotrions said...

Oh Laura, I've to come to you to make good bargains! You found so gorgeous treasures! In Italy you should have had to pay at least 1euro for each medal!
Happy new day!
Vale

Floss said...

Treasure indeed, Laura! (Especially that first box, which does seem to be a cut above the average button collection - how I would love to rummage in that!) Can't wait to see more...

Anna said...

WAUW!!! great find!
I am getting a bit green too just like the ladies before me!!!

All Seasons said...

Oooh what beautyfull ♥♥♥ and this is in one box ??? Your day was very good.

Have a nice day
♥ Patricia

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love all the jewels:) Great find my friend! Have a blessed day.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, Laura, I'm swooning over your incredible finds. You really lucked out in the vintage medal department there - I'm so jealous :)

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh my goodness, I am so in awe of those amazing finds, I dream about finding a box of medals like that , lucky you to have in happen in reality!!

Corine said...

Lucky you! Rain and a flea market.. a very happy day! Especially the last two boxes make my heart beat very fast!! Greetings, Corine(THUIS)

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh what interesting stuff!! That button box looks like so much fun (*drool*!). Thanks for sharing with us. ; )
~Michele

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I would still be screaming and jumping for joy. What an exciting find. Yeah for you Laura. Hugs, Patricia

vintagesue said...

that is insane!! for just a dollar!! those are some museum quality pieces almost...right? wow. what a wonderful find.
love the post.
s

NicNacManiac said...

SCORE!!!!! WOW...fantastic treasures in 3 boxes. So exciting I can hardly stand it...these things never happen to me....you have the touch!! Can hardly wait to see what else you unearthed!! Enjoy the rest of your day!! xOxO Nerina :)

Bleudelavande said...

Woooowwww that's great!You are so lucky my friend: those array of religious metals, crosses and rosary beads!!!! I love to collect those items and the buttons too!!!
Have a nice day my dear friend

Uncanny Festoon said...

No Way! you lucky girl you!

Beth Gales said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot! These are two of my favorite finds and I think it was a steal! Those relics are great!

Jacqueline said...

Laura, I can't believe all of those religious artefacts....medallions, rosaries, crosses..so many gorgeous things. The pictures are lovely as are the buttons. I've said it before and I'll say it again....you have the best flea markets. XXXX

Chrissy said...

Who finds treasures like that in a cigar box????? Only you Laura,only you!!! Hope you are well,Chrissy

Karen Sanders said...

A button box, my idea of treasure. As a child I spent hours playing with my grandmothers button box. Sweet memories thank you x

Allidink said...

Hey! Great treasures! You got a deal :)

All the best,
Allison

Kathy said...

Wow...the Mother load!!!...Lots of Mixed media art fun!!! Love this blog... enjoyed my visit and going back through all your fun posts... I'll be back, keeping an eye on you! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings....Stop in anytime!

jules said...

oh to die for! what lovely treasures. i almost fainted when i saw your religious medals and chains...soo fabulous. jules

Janet Happy Girl said...

I am so diggin' your treasures in the cigar boxes...how lucky are you?