Treasure Hunt, Treasure Found

leather purse
@GardenGerty (100474)
United States
July 22, 2016 6:32am CST
Last Wednesday I was going in to town. There were some specific things on my list to get. I was going to the thrift shop and to Wal Mart. I decided to invite my sister as she mostly otherwise pays for a cab. She asked me what I was looking for, and I told her a cooking scale, canning jars, and a purse for sure. In response she reminded me that her neighbor was moving and had been getting rid of a lot of stuff, including that she had given my sister some purses. You cannot tell the neighbor "no" or she gets her feelings hurt, she is 76 and from another country, so my sister is sharing the purses. Yolanda, my sister, said that there was one that is perfect for me. My picture is not the best but you can see, this is my kind of purse. It has flowers and peacock plumes on it. I love the teal trim. The details are very nice, well finished. It is American and Canadian made. Much nicer than anything I would have bought. I love my new purse!! All day that day, the things I wanted were right there, available and affordable. I had a good treasure day. I know that others of you like to find treasures, too.
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13 responses
@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 16
You started off by doing your sister a favour, and your kindness was repaid straight away
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I did think of that. Not only because of the purse but also I got the very things I was looking for at the thrift shop and even something I had quit looking for. I felt blessed.
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• United States
22 Jul 16
How lucky are you that your sister had a purse for you. It certainly looks unique and not something you'll see often.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
22 Jul 16
I like that it is leather and it is highly detailed with leather trim around all the openings inside and out.
@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jul 16
Looks like a pretty purse. I have seen ones like it on the shopping networks for about $140.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
24 Jul 16
I am not surprised. She said she bought it in New York City.
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul 16
@GardenGerty ......They have some lovely ones.. Amazing the artistry that went into to them.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@celticeagle This little lady is from a tropical country and loves flowers and birds and lots of really pretty things.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jul 16
I do indeed, love the purse. I have found with elders like that the easiest thing is to accept whatever, and then rehome or donate it quietly later.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
24 Jul 16
I am often entertained by visiting this apartment complex. My sister is nine years older than I am, very close to ten years older. She is one of the younger ones. They introduce themselves to me each time they see me, or they ask if I am Yolanda's daughter. Men and women alike. With my dad, he will give you something and then he may want it back.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jul 16
@GardenGerty lol, that whole wanting it back thing would get annoying, I'd have to hold on to stuff I didnt want and then remember where i put it!
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt It is things like tools and a large two wheeled moving dolly. I really want that dolly when he really gets rid of it because of the childhood memories that go with it. he and his dad had a moving company at one time. My sister used to give me rides on it, and in turn I gave our younger siblings the occasional ride as well.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
22 Jul 16
I like to find treasures, but different types, what interests me is old books.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Old books are super as well. Classic well made bindings and words to take us back or carry us forward when we need them.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
22 Jul 16
@GardenGerty I am hopeful to pick up a few more in the next few weeks as we are buying an investment property and noticed there are some old books left in it. I hope the current owner leaves them behind.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
23 Jul 16
@pgiblett Well that would be a wonderful treasure in addition to the new investment property.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Jul 16
OOhhh I like shopping days like that... where you get everything you want at a good price ...
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
24 Jul 16
As @JaboUK said it felt as if my kindness was repaid by my success.It was not those words exactly, but that is how I felt.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Jul 16
@GardenGerty no I know what youu both mean.... I'm a great believer in as a man sows .... so shall he reap....
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
23 Jul 16
It's great to have days like that! I'm glad you found your treasures.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
23 Jul 16
They were just small things but it did make my day.
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
24 Jul 16
@GardenGerty It doesn't always take great things to make this life good.
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@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Aug 16
that purse is really awesome i like that and im 'fussy about purses. my best friend thinks Im nuts as I use an over the shoulder purse while she carries a very small one about your size in the picture that is really cute I like it t oo lol
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
20 Aug 16
Actually this one is bigger than the one I have been carrying and if I could find a matching teal strap I would carry it on my shoulder. One reason I like so many of your graphics is the color and design and that is what I like about this purse as well.
@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
You are blessed with a nice.sister ;)
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
23 Jul 16
She loves to give gifts. Almost always tries to give me something.
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@Susan2015 (21060)
• United States
22 Jul 16
That was nice of your sister to give you info on the purse.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
23 Jul 16
Actually she gave me the purse. Betty her neighbor had insisted she should take it so she put it away with me in mind.
@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jul 16
Wow what a cute purse, great find!
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
22 Jul 16
It is even prettier in person. Thanks. More colors show up when it is real life.
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@koopharper (6324)
• Canada
22 Jul 16
Always nice to just end up with what you were looking for like that.
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
22 Jul 16
Yes, it is. It was a very satisfying day all around.
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@BettyB (4219)
• Summerville, South Carolina
22 Jul 16
The purse is pretty. I like light and bright things.
@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
23 Jul 16
I love flowers, and patterns and things with lots of color.