Friday, May 15, 2009

Curbside Contraband!

If I were being totally honest I would say that this junkpile was discovered on my latest dumpster-diving expedition with my two buddies, Sanford and Son. But I think it sounds much classier to say that with the help of my two dear friends I rescued these treasures from what was certain to be a bleak outcome. I'm sure that given the choice between life on a landfill or a chance at a new beginning, these second-hand roses would choose the latter, and thank me for it! And just for the record, I AM aware that using the words "classy" and "dumpster-diving" in the same post is somewhat of an oxymoron. And I'm sure I've been called an oxy"moron" at least once in my life.

These lovelies are huge! And they are pre-lit and all of the bulbs work. Also, the urns are in perfect shape - just need a fresh coat of spray paint. Nope, nothin wrong with these babies except they needed some dusting. But as luck would have it, while riding in the back of Mr. Sanford's truck the wind took care of that problem!


Again, nothing wrong with this piece. Just isn't that great to look at. But it will be perfect for storing all of my craft supplies in my laundry room. No one will see it down there except me! And I love to be organized!



This chair is very pretty and I did steam clean it and use some fabric spray on it. However, I've decided to draw the line at trashpicking anything upholstered unless i'm gonna reupholster it. So, it'll go out in my yard sale tomorrow - HA!! Don't worry, the money is being donated to the Diabetes Foundation for my daughter's school project.


Last but not least, this handpainted fireplace screen just needed a magic eraser and some elbow grease to clean off the dust and dirt. Not sure where this is going yet, but me like it!


Before I go, I just wanna say I'm so glad to be back on blogger. I've been furiously trying to catch up on all of your blogs while trying to decide what to post myself. You are all so great and your prayers and well-wishes mean so much to me. I'm definitely on the mend and feeling back to my old self again. 2009 has been the year for taking care of myself. I had alot of "issues" that I was putting off, some minor, some not-so-minor. But it feels good to be getting it all out of the way. I hope you all have a great weekend and wish me luck at my yard sale!

20 comments:

Jadehollow said...

Welcome Back Kim!
So glad to see you're up an about and feeling good after your surgery. You struck curbside gold! I love the trees in the urns.. it amazes me all the time what people just toss away.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Debbie

LillySue said...

Great treasures! So nice you have access to a "Mr. Sanford's Truck". I can never bring home big treasures unless they fit in the back of my Volvo wagon!
Blessings~LillySue

Happy To Be said...

WELCOME Back Kim...girl that screen is to die for...you do have my addy to ship it don't you ha ha!! Just love that piece and those trees WOW!! again you scored big time my friend...May you have a fun weekend my friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tracy said...

Hi Kim, glad you are back and feeling good already. You found some great stuff! I love the topiaries, those things are a small fortune so free is awesome!

Dawn said...

Hee! Hee! Hee! This post cracked me up!

As you know I am a fellow curb-side warrior and often feel like Sanford and Son!

I, too, draw the line at anything upholstered. It just skeeves me out!

Great finds!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Welcome back Kim! I love your dumpster diving treasures!

Nancy said...

Hi Kim, Welcome back! You have been missed!
You found some classy dumpster finds... heehee! :) Love that fireplace screen!
Enjoy the weekend and did I read garage sale??? Have fun my friend! Nancy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Goodness - Love that screen! I want to go dumpster - er - "treasure hunting" with you!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW! We don't have dumpsters like that around here. You as really good at dumpster diving!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have never seen anything that great on a curb where I live! You must have been driving around some snazzy neighborhoods! I am so impressed with your finds! Have a great yard sale. laurie

Tootsie said...

either you are super lucky...or you have a particularly good area to dumpster dive in! They don't make garbage like that here!!!!

Lisa said...

I really missed you, Kim!

Your finds are all great for all their different reasons, but I just adore that fireplace screen. I can't believe someone would just want to toss that!

So good to see you.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Kim,
Geez, you've had alot going on this week! I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well. I really enjoyed being away, but I feel so out of touch.
You got some fantastic treasures there! Oh, and btw, I have no problem with the words classy and dumpster diving being used in the same post. ;)
Ooh, if you get a chance, check your e-mail.
*Tricia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Welcome back. You did good, especially on the toparies. They are pretty pricey new. I have a set of spiral ones that need new lights and it is going to be a pain cutting the old ones out.

Lou Cinda said...

You scored some great finds! LOVE the topiaries. I just found your blog and love it! I am now a follower!

Glad you are feeling better!

Lou Cinda :)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Girl! You got some good stuff!! Those topiaries are great! Wouldn't they look great on each side of your front door at Christmas! I love that painted fireplace screen! I have missed hearing from you! And I'm glad you're feeling better! God Bless you! Lauralu :)

Laura said...

May I ride around in the back of your truck??

I am sitting in a hospital room with my husband resting, and I thought- I must go see what Miss Kim is up to!

From another

oxy-moron,
Laura

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

R U KIdding? Awesome finds! You need to post these in thrifty thursday!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What great finds, wow!
I don't know what you had surgery for, but I'm glad you are doing well.

I also enjoyed seeing your childhood bedroom, too cute!

Sanford and Son, rofl.........

Ames said...

Hi Kim, I'm a new follower. I just love your treasures dejure! And your "saving it from the landfill" attitude!:) Stop by and see me sometime.~Ames