Treasure Tuesday 6/11/2019

This Treasure Tuesday takes place at my great aunt’s house. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first discovery was that the roses were blooming. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Aren’t they lovely? ๐Ÿ’–

I couldn’t get enough of them.

This was with the flash to really bring them out.

And the grass was pretty too.

I really liked the clovers.

Haha, I probably took too many of those. ๐Ÿ˜… These were the best shots.

It was a beautiful day! This is a shot of the area I was metal detecting in:

After taking photos, I pulled out the metal detector. ๐Ÿ˜€

We also found what we think are wild onions. I wanted to start a batch of them here, so I pulled some up. (I didn’t find the spark plug or the rachet – those are there because we kept having spark plug issues in the lawn mower.) But anyway, the finds!

My first key! ๐Ÿ˜€ Coins! I knew it might be a great hunt when the first thing I dug was a dime. 1965. One year off from being a silver coin! One of the pennies was 1959 – one year off from being a wheat cent.

Also pull tabs. And tin foil. I am really starting to detest that stuff. But that’s how it goes. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Some sort of blade. (Now I understand why people wear gloves while metal detecting – it’s not just to keep the hands from getting dirty it’s to protect from finding something sharp! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) Some sort of overall clip thing? It looks like it might slip over a button? Some sort of aluminum pieces. And a rusty nail. ๐Ÿคฃ

A rock. (It was huge so I kept it. ๐Ÿ˜†) And my first buckle! It was the last find of the day. I’m so happy about this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it may be a shoe buckle?

Overall, it was a good hunt. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A March Day At Grandma’s

I do have more finds to post from a different day at my other grandma’s house and my great aunt’s house, but first, this day in March. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a beautiful day! I planned to do some metal detecting at the lake, but my batteries died. So I decided to go in search of other treasure instead…

The sky was so beautiful!! I captured a lot of treasures through my lens on this day.

I looked behind me and saw the sky beginning to turn pink…

This was a true treasure to behold!

It left me in awe!

So much pink!!

Like a pink ribbon in the sky.

I couldn’t get enough of it. โค


I probably took too many photos of it but I couldn’t help it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This was treasure enough for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, if any of you have Instagram, I’d love to connect with you there! I have an account under my pen name/nickname of Penelope. Just click the little instagram icon I just added at the top of the sidebar (or click here if you are using the reader: https://www.instagram.com/peneloperoyalpayne/). (Dad, if you are reading this, you wondered about Instagram – there you go. ๐Ÿ˜Š) I may start giving sneak peeks of my photography on there, and maybe some short videos. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Treasure Tuesday 5/21/2019

Again, this is not recent – this was from the beginning of April. The allergies aren’t as bad and the poison ivy is gone, but it has been raining, so I haven’t been able to do as much metal detecting as I like. But I wanted to share because it wasn’t all tin foil and nails and other random junk! ๐Ÿ˜€

Stay tuned for next week when I share what I found at my great aunt’s house! ๐Ÿ˜€


I didn’t use the metal detector to find this. I didn’t get a before shot because I expected it to be broken since it was mostly buried with the exception of the handle. I went out that day to dig up the trash I saw that was washed up by the rain. (Apparently many years before my parents bought this property, people dumped their garbage in the woods. I remember one year when tilling a new garden spot, we were finding bed springs. That was fun…) However, lo and behold, it wasn’t junk:

It’s complete! Not even a scratch! It says “Corning Ware” on the bottom, along with the fact it was made in the USA. It’s old, but not too old because it also says it is microwave safe and that wasn’t popular until the 1970s. At first, I thought it was one of my mom’s set, but her set looks like this:

So it’s not from her set. We have no idea how it got buried in our backyard, but whatever the case, it’s beautiful and I like it!

And one of the last exciting things I found – a horseshoe! I’m fairly sure it came from a set of playing horseshoes because it has “Champs” stamped on it. And dad said it looked like his old set. XD He also told me I might find the stob out there. If I do, I guess I’ll practice my horseshoe throwing skills!

Treasure Tuesday – 5/07/2019

I wrote this at the end of March and never posted it. Allergies (and I somehow managed to get poison ivy on my hands so I’ve been dealing with the rash for the past week and a half) are keeping me from doing much metal detecting at the moment, so enjoy these from March!

Most of my finds lately weren’t worth posting about. Fencing, aluminum foil, bottle cap, nails… I do have a few notable finds as seen in these photos:

I have no idea. My dad has no idea either. These triangles were all under the electric pole. We think it may have something to do with that. None are rusting or are in bad shape… I may have to find something artsy to do with them. And the one on the left reminds me of a hat. So I may have to make that happen. XD

However, I think the best “finds” weren’t metal. It was seeing God’s creation as winter ends. ๐Ÿ˜Š I didn’t just take a metal detector outside – I brought my camera too. Here are some of the other non-metal treasures:

If I had known there was what looks like a bird and two squirrels in this tree, I would have taken more photos of it. Happy accident. XD

This gem was waiting for me that morning.

I’m not sure what this is, but there is a lot of this grass stuff and it looked so orange from the morning sun. After this, I accidentally got it all over me. Turns out shaking it will cause it to fly everywhere like dandelions. Good thing I remembered my allergy medicine. XD

Dewdrops made everything sparkle.

Morning sun and a dying leaf? It sounded like it could make a decent photo so I went for it.

HUGE knotty tree! Didn’t find anything under it but the tree itself is pretty incredible.

This wood was such an odd find. The pattern was so strange I got a photo of it.

Wildflowers!

More wildflowers!

At the end of the hunt, this is what I ended up with.ย  Coax, clamp, metal ring, a metal pipe, and a spoon. I recognized the spoon. It went missing about 15 years ago. One of my dogs stole it and I never found it. Now I know why. They buried it. XD The best find I didn’t need the metal detector for…

Yup. This was sticking out of the ground. Interestingly, the seal doesn’t appear to be broken, so I guess the Coke inside just spewed out? But there is no residue from it. So weird. But it’s a cool glass bottle. I assumed it’s 1980’s or later because there is a faded barcode on it and bar codes didn’t become popular until the 1980s. XD And I was correct. I Googled it and found other bottles that are 1980’s vintage. Of course, those looked a LOT better than this one because they haven’t spent who knows how long buried. XD

(Thanks to T.R. Noble for making this for me! <3)

Treasure Tuesday finds – 11/13 – 11/27

(Sorry if you are getting this twice – it posted back in time AGAIN. I think I will have to break down and learn to use the new editor because the old one posts the time I created the draft instead of immediately like I told it to.)

Welcome to another week of Treasure Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜

Firstly, this just shows that junk is going to happen. Screws, bolts, washers, tin foil (I have a brand new hatred for tin foil this week… but this is last week AND the week before that, so I’ll try not to get ahead of myself.) Also, a shotgun shell. And a random strip of metal. And my mom’s old boiler. (I like to feed the opossums sometimes and someone took off with the old boiler. I found it in the middle of the woods. Weird. That thing is heavy for an opossum.) And lastly, one thing that I don’t have a clue what it is. To save from scrolling through the boring stuff, I made a gallery to log those finds and show the exciting stuff in full size. It gets more exciting, I promise. ๐Ÿ˜†

But I’m reminded to,ย “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21) For me, it’s not about finding gold, though if that happened, I think I would pass out from the shock. It’s about the hunt, and the journey I go on, whether I find coins, gold, or random junk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the first exciting thing found. There was speculation. My friends and I had guesses. A superhero’s lost belt buckle? Gas cap off The Flash’s car?ย  Etc.

Here is the backside of this find:

Sure didn’t look like a gas cap on that side though. However, my dad finally figured out what it really is:

It’s the decorative piece on a tire. ๐Ÿคฃ

And this is the car it came off of. It’s my mom’s old car that she drove before I was even born. It’s a Manta Opel. (Not to be confused with Opal, which is a rock. I had a hard time finding this online thing because of that spelling error. Then I actually read it off the car. ๐Ÿ˜‚) So this was the find of the week.

This is the find of the previous week:

I had to ask my dad what this was, and then explain what he just said into terms I could understand. ๐Ÿ˜† It looked like a small motor to me, but he said it’s the thing that starts the motor. And it’s off a car from the 1940’s – 1970’s, and he has no idea how it got out in the middle of our woods… He said over the years, he’s had about three cars that had this part, but he obviously wasn’t fixing those in the middle of the woods. Therefore, our guess is that over 50 years ago, someone came out here and their car broke down. They had to replace that thing and they heaved it into the woods out of frustration on it breaking and stranding them in the middle of the woods. ๐Ÿคฃ

Now, for a few things I found that were not metal…

Holes in trees! ๐Ÿ˜

This is a closeup. There was water in inside it!

The area I was detecting in. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

A split in another tree. (Close up of the one at the top of the post.)

This tree is HUGE. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Another tree with a hole in it. ๐Ÿ˜…

An experimental shot up into that large tree. I like the silhouette of this one. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mushrooms, of course. Have to make sure I have at least one photo of mushrooms… ๐Ÿ˜‚

And that sums up two weeks worth of metal detecting! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Treasure Tuesdays – New Series!

(Sorry if you are getting this post twice – the post posted back in time. Again. I really need to figure out why this keeps happening.)

Hello everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€ So, one of the surprises I was going to announce last week and then ended up forgetting to schedule (๐Ÿ˜…) is that my parents bought me a metal detector for my birthday! It’s a fancy one too. It’s an Ace 300! ๐Ÿ˜

Wanna guess what my first find with it was? No, it wasn’t tin foil, a bottle cap, a pull tab off a soda can, or something like that like I was expecting. I’M RICH!

…okay I’m not rich, but I certainly felt like it when I saw a coin. I didn’t expect that. It’s a dime from 1980. I’m not spending this – I’m going to put it in a coin protector sleeve and label it as my first find. ๐Ÿ˜

My next few finds were also coins, which I didn’t expect. Another dime (1967), and two quarters (1983 and 1982). Not going to spend these either.

I haven’t found any coins CENTS the first week. ๐Ÿคฃ (Sorry couldn’t resist the pun…) Realistically, the reason I found so many coins may have been that I first detected around the driveway, and my dad probably dropped them when pulling his keys out of his pocket. I’ve found lots of other stuff since that I hope to share next week. Also in this photo, a hook from snow chains. Yay! ๐Ÿ˜†

A bolt and a screw. I knew that my good luck of finding mostly coins would come to an end. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I think it’s probably unusual to find this many coins as first finds, so I’m not complaining, and I look forward to the stuff I find in the future, whatever that may be.

And sweet potatoes! ๐Ÿ˜€ No, these didn’t show up on the metal detector, but I did have to dig them up like treasure so I’m including it in this post. ๐Ÿ˜† I didn’t expect such large ones from my potato experiment. I was surprised! ๐Ÿ˜Š

And that’s it for this episode of Treasure Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™‚ See ya next week! ๐Ÿ’œ