one man's trash....

 We passed a trash pile today with the two pieces (above) lying on top.
 My husband judged that he could repair it, so we loaded it into the trunk of our car.
He formed two boards to replace the missing ones
and purchased two eye hooks...
and here it is!
(We're trying to decide whether to paint or stain it,
but I couldn't wait to show it.)
It sits and swings VERY comfortably.
It IS true what they say:
One man's trash IS another man's treasure.
 On another street (same town, trashed also) I found six Pyrex pie plates,
 the sugar and creamer,
(does anyone know anything about this pattern?)
 the pear jam/jelly server,
and these never-been-used fish-shaped ice cube substitutes!
 It was a fun day to be out!
There really ARE still some treasures out there.

18 comments:

  1. Another great find...
    Hats off to your husband for being the "bestest" fixer-upper.

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  2. Wow! Wow! And WOW! Really good finds. When we were in Florida, I saw a picture next to someone's trash and my husband backed up so I could take a look at it. Perfect. So we took it home with us.

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  3. Oooh, that garden swing! I would paint it a lovely celery green, and love it forever! Good curbing!

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  4. Great treasures you found today!!

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  5. What a super day for you! You will love the swing. I vote for a painted color. We did a son's in bright yellow and it greets us each time we drive in. I found blue and yellow outdoor pillows...hum, you could do Blue and White....

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  6. WOW!
    I am jealous!
    Trash is better than spending money.
    I need a new swing...I hope someone in my area throws one away soon!
    Love your new blog background!
    Take care,
    Nancy

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  7. I just can't believe these are trash treasures. Some people must have so much on their plates they can't even donate to charity. Good score.

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    1. I was almost under the impression that some adult children were emptying out Grandma's house after she died. They probably took what they wanted and dumped the rest. Some of the items looked like they'd been purchased for birthday gifts, etc. When I came to SIX pie plates, I thought, "It HAD to have been an elderly person!"

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  8. Oh I love that swing! Just as it is I love it, but think it would look great painted. Great finds! Ann

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    1. I think you're right - about the paint.

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  9. Great finds!!! It is always so much fun to find 'free' stuff.

    FlowerLady

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  10. Great finds. I'd paint the swing white, but that's because I have a white porch swing that my husband made. It is one of my favorite things!
    nancyr

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    1. I'm thinking we WILL be painting it for sure.

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  11. You found some good things and what bargains -- FREE is always nice!

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  12. Can't think where else to put this right now, but according to a friend: "It is Hartstone Pottery and made in Zanesville, OH...green and red Buffalo Check pattern of your sugar and creamer"

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    1. I see the creamer priced at $16.99 and the sugar bowl at $19.99 consistently on ebay, etc.

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  13. You did it once again, scored BIG. I like everything. The pear jelly/jam server struck my eye. I've been drawing and painting some pears lately. A pear is such a nice shape. Well, perhaps I'm the only one you know who enthuses over the shape of their fruit, LOL!

    Darla

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  14. You would be so much fun to thrift with...you have a visual for items that I struggle with.

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