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Imagegordo
Jun 6, 2010 12:56 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Nothing excites me more than a pile of junk left in the alleys of our little town. Whether its Rubbermaid containers, maple end tables, headboards, discarded clay pots, lawn chairs. I'm more than willing to climb over the pile like an archeologist in pursuit of treasure. My DH works at a local hospital that has a MAJOR dumpster. Over the years, its been a fine resource for discarded plants, pots, chairs, tables, office equipment, you name it. I'll soon post some of our finds for you inspiration....

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Imagetaters55
Jun 7, 2010 11:51 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Waiting to see what you have found.
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Imagegordo
Jun 7, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
How about a beautiful set of Smith and Hawkins planters!
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Imagegordo
Jun 7, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
...after refinishing!

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Imagetaters55
Jun 7, 2010 1:29 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Oh my! Those are so pretty! Nice find!
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Imagevalleylynn
Jun 9, 2010 3:50 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Those were thrown away? Good heavens. I think I will take up dumpster diving now that I'm retired. That is amazing.
Imagegordo
Jun 9, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
I just found two, solid maple end tables last week. I love maple wood. I'll get a before and after pic. It will take a while to hand sand them and refinish.
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Imagevalleylynn
Jun 9, 2010 4:14 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
That is so amazing. I to love maple. One of my husbands hand made Native American flutes is from a storm downed maple tree. It has wonderful spalding in it.
Imagegordo
Jun 9, 2010 4:19 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Its great to work with. Nice dust-like shavings...
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ImageCoraBarner
Jun 13, 2010 5:07 AM CST
Name: Cora
Georgia,zone7
Wow Liz, those are very nice. Makes me feel like picking what's inside in a dumpster now Hilarious!
Imagegordo
Jun 13, 2010 7:13 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
A great hobby, Cora. I once found a beautiful set of Franciscan ware. I also found a hand crocheted tablecloth and some antique cotton, Florida advertisement tablecloths from the fifties. Smiling
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Imagegordo
Jun 14, 2010 3:37 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Found a Persian rug today! Its a beauty!
After I clean it up, I'll post a pic.
WOOHOO!
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Imagetaters55
Jun 14, 2010 8:37 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Oh my goodness, someone threw it out!
One mans junk is anothers treasure for sure!
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Imagegordo
Jun 15, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
OK...Here she is, cleaned and shined up! Size 7' 10" x 11'
Totally free. Absolutely beautiful.
Purchase price: $0.00
We're thrilled!
Our new Dumpster Diver's coup!

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Imagetaters55
Jun 15, 2010 8:02 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
WOW! That is awesome! Nice find for sure!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

ImageCoraBarner
Jun 16, 2010 4:40 AM CST
Name: Cora
Georgia,zone7
Wow Liz, that awesome Sticking tongue out Thumbs up
Imagegordo
Jun 16, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
I couldn't believe my eyes, Cora! It was rolled up underneath a mattress and box spring. It caught my eye, because the fringe was in excellent condition. Then I took a good look at the outer perimeter pile. That was good too! So, I got DH (the weight lifter) to move the heavy stuff and drag it to our house.

When we unrolled it, it was very sandy and dirty, but the pile was excellent! I vacuumed it, then used my Hoover rug cleaner on it .

She came out looking showroom new, except for one tiny corner about 3" across where their dog had given it a bit of a chew. I hid that under the piano.

I am thoroughly delighted!
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Imagerhapsody616
Aug 11, 2013 12:35 AM CST
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach CA
Those are some really good looking planter!
Rhapsody
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