Wednesday, June 1, 2011

12 Mystery Boxes REVEALED

Well here is the big reveal of what is in the mystery boxes we bought on Monday from the beautiful home in Wilston Heights.

The first piece is unwrapped and drum roll.....
A plate....hmmm....not very exciting. Next item to be revealed.....wait for it......
Yes, a very exciting and highly valuable, rare Masterfoods empty bottle...NOT. Oh dear this is not starting well, ha !
 Above is all the items that we unwrapped and will head off to the WAC and Garden Centre this week.
 Unfortunately the boxes did not give up the mountains of goodies we had hoped for and were not as exciting to unwrap as another lot of mystery boxes you can see more of here. You can click on the picture above for a better look. There were some nice pieces though like
a Murano Duck
3 lovely trumpets from an epergne but sadly no stand .
 A large old pottery frog
and a pretty Royal Winton lamp base. I will show you the mirrors and pictures we got soon along with some of the furniture from the Wilston home which made us think the 12 mystery boxes would have given us a few more treasures. But it is always worth taking a chance I think and we will do okay with what we found in anycase. So we cannot complain. Though if it had been 12 boxes of old jars, I can imagine we might have.
 Hope you all have a lovely day.



  1. I was wondering about your boxes. How cheeky of them to sell you "pigs in the sack" so to speak. I hoped you didn't pay too much for them. x

  2. Oh well. It's like a lottery sometimes with these mysterious boxes. I knew there would be an ugly piece of art glass! Those green plates with the gold look like an Alfred Meakin design parents have a similar set. xx

  3. You've still got to take the gamble - right? Looking forward to seeing the furniture. Michelle

  4. I guess you win some and you lose some! I spy a couple of gorgeous Royal Vale trios there.

    Not sure about that frog though!

    Pam x

  5. Hi Katherine,
    Treasure boxes are almost always more exciting before you open them!Still some nice things in there though :)
    I have not been able to comment on any blogs for well over a week now, I thought it was my computer(which is slowly dying!)but if you are having trouble too, maybe it is blogger I am at work now, so let's see if this works!
    x Tracey

  6. Oh well, you never know, I'd have bought them sight unseen too. I saw Kristen on Saturday morning and I can't believe he didn't grab the fabulous midcentury standard lamp I got, he was right in front of me. Will show it on my blog soon.

  7. I think you got lucky Katherine. Just imagine if they were full of Marmite jars! A-M xx

  8. It is really a lucky dip for grown ups isn't it?! I think I definately would have taken the gamble.... a few treasures anyway!!! X

  9. The masterfoods jar is a keeper... you never know in fifty years... ha!

  10. OMG! Katherine, I have always wanted a Masterfoods jar, great score :) Seriously, you would have kicked yourself if you didn't take the gamble, right? I love the frog and the trumpets, I can see many things that I like there. Are you enjoying all the housewives?? Good hey? Tam x

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