2.18.2010

Trash Pickin' Thursday!



So I was on my way home this morning from my morning trash pick feeling defeated because I had found NOTHING.  Then, as I rounded the corner into my neighborhood I saw it.....the mecca of all trash piles!  

Obviously these people are moving and because we can't have garage sales in our neighborhood, they just put all their unwanted stuff on the curb.  

I hit the jackpot!  Look at the treasures I scored for FREE!

 
Beautiful lampshades.  They look to be custom! I love the striped ones.  They are really tall, fun!


Mercury glass vase!

 
Some sparkly Christmas garland

And the best find?
 

This empty frame!  It probably held a mirror that broke.  It's approx 5 ft tall x 3 ft wide and the wood is very thick.

 
I can't wait to create something with this!

So what did you find in the trash this week?  Or, what did you create with something you've found?

Link up and inspire me!



18 comments:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Darn girl!! You are GOOOOOOD!!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Oh no, I'm seriously just LUCKY! I swear the people in my neighborhood throw away the BEST STUFF! I'm thinking they totally don't know how to think outside the box, like us crafty people!

Jane said...

Oh my Gosh...you hit the jackpot! What a great day for you. Why doesn't this ever happen to me? Hmmm...

Jane said...

I need to see what trash revamps I have. I'll be back after lunch to link up! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've decided I live in the wrong place. I never see good stuff on the curb and the area Goodwill stores only have junk. I can't believe someone got rid of a mercury glass vase...you got lucky this week!

Tiffany said...

I need to move to Katy because down here in Lake Jackson no one is throwing away their stuff! Don't these people know that I need some good treasures?? Lol!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh. my. word. I absolutely can't wait to walk through my aunt's neighborhood and get all sorts of great *trash.* ;) What day is trash day??? ;) I can't wait to see what you do with your finds, girlie!

southerninspiration said...

I need to come and see you, my friend!!! those are amazing...LOVE the mercury glass vase AND those fun lampshades!!! COOL!

suzanne

The Brick Cottage said...

Wow! You did score big! It's amazing what people throw away! Thanks for answering my question. I think I need to expand my territory and venture into different neighborhoods.

sissie said...

Wish I lived in your neighborhood and I know I say this everytime,but seriously girl you find some good stuff!!

Can't wait to see what you do with it.

hugs
Sissie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WoW! You really did good!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

You did not find those in the trash?! Way to go!

Kat@BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com said...

Wow, you found some great stuff. I'm loving the mercury glass vase. It has such great texture. I only have dumpsters where I live so it's a bit more of a challenge.

Anny said...

NO WAY! At first I was like "Oh nice shades" but that vase IS GORGEOUS! and that "Christmas" garland is still apt here where snow just keeps on coming!

Great week :D

Pamela said...

Playing along but with an older post. Hope that is alright??

Kolein said...

I felt so giddy and happy for you when I saw those finds!!! Oh my!!!!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with everything!

Kelly said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I need to move to your neighborhood for trash pickin'!!! Love your blog too!!!

Melanie said...

You did good, girl! I can't believe that you found all of that stuff. Can't wait to see what you do with everything.

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