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buried treasure

1. Literally, treasure (such as gold, jewels, or other valuable items) that has been buried under sand or lays hidden in the ocean. Every kid dreams of finding buried treasure at the beach.
2. Anything that has lain dormant or undiscovered for a long period of time that, upon discovery, is found to be of great value. The writer, who was unknown in his lifetime, became hugely popular after the buried treasure of his unpublished manuscript was discovered among his belongings.
See also: bury, treasure

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Prov. Something that one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else. Q: Why would anyone want to hang a picture like that on the wall? A: One man's trash is another man's treasure. A: Bob's uncle is always going through people's garbage, looking for old stuff. B: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
See also: another, one, trash, treasure
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Whether your gown is a simple slip dress or an intricately beaded gown with a 20-foot train, Forever Treasured charges a flat $250 for cleaning and preservation ($20 extra for a cathedral veil).
The best part about having your gown preserved by a place like Forever Treasured, is that as long as you've washed your hands with soap and water, you can take your gown out and admire it whenever you want.
Forever Treasured can also work its magic on most other types of textile items such as heirloom dresses, quilts, kimonos, keepsakes and military uniforms.
Forever Treasured is in a private residence at 10049 Rubio Ave.
PHOTO Lynda Valenti, owner of Forever Treasured, will clean and preserve your wedding gown using the same processes recommended by museum textile conservators.
HealthEast is truly part of the community, not only supporting cancer patients in the east-metro, but leading prevention efforts for the entire state," said Kelly Moore, founder, Treasured Chests.
We are pleased to be a part of this year's Treasured Chests Gala and the recipient of this year's proceeds," said Anita Eicher, R.
In 2006, the inaugural Treasured Chests Fundraising Gala proceeds were donated to a national breast cancer charity organization.
Founded in 2005, Treasured Chests is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer and raising funds to advance research, prevention, treatment and care within the state of Minnesota.
Helen Seaton, 35, of Shotton Colliery in County Durham, told how her most treasured possessions were her children.
I have got two children who are 16 and 11 and because of everything I went through to have them I would say they were my most treasured possession.
Helen's mum Susan Parkin, a school worker, agreed with her daughter and said it was the people in her life that were her most treasured possession and that nothing material could come close.
The 58-year-old, also of Shotton Colliery, said: "My partner and my children and grandchildren will always be my most treasured possessions.
Friend Debbie Parker was also quick to call her family and new baby daughter are her most treasured possessions.