No, I am not above going through someone else’s garbage when I see something that catches my eye. I have no quams, no issues, no problems….I would just rather do it at night! Today, it was broad daylight. My neighbor was cleaning out her mom’s attic and just chunking stuff to the curb for the trash! I was a little embarrassed because I didn’t know her but I was not about to let what I saw either get picked up by someone else or be thrown in the landfield. I jumped out of the car and immediately asked her if I could have a few things. One of them being this awesome globe!
After I picked up the globe I found this huge book sitting REALLY close to the water in the gutter. Thank God it didn’t get wet because it was an unabridged Websters Dictionary from 1942. I thought it was so neat!
After my neighbor left, I went back several times. I found some more old books for book wreaths an old rusty bell and a vintage industrial light fixture. I am most certain, several of my neighbors were peering through the blinds watching me. Probably because I watched several of them do it themselves to see what they would find! HA! My mom found a vintage coleman cooler, never used, an old typewriter and some great vintage plaid thermoses. Nothing like Free!
Have you ever gotten something great out of the trash?
If you have, what was your favorite find?