Thrifty Friday

Our town dump is pretty cool.  There is a shack there where you can bring stuff you don't want anymore and you can take other people's stuff that they leave, all for free.  It's like a mad-dash junk exchange.  I have found some neat-o things there lately, like this little beauty:


It had some little glass jars in it for spices, but those weren't quite my style so I left those behind.  A little dusting and two nails later:



Just what I needed to get the thread up off my sewing table.

On the same day, I got these for the historical fiction-loving hubs:


Ok, so I guess Wicked doesn't fit the theme, but the hubs said, "Cool!" so it's all good.

So from now on, if I tell you I got something at the dump, you can rest assured I am not picking through the garbage bins.

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  1. LOL. "Our town dump is pretty cool" is one thing I don't really expect to hear. At first I wondered what the heck you were doing wandering around in garbage, but now it makes sense. Score!

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  2. Wow, that is very cool. I don't think our dump has one of those, lol! Great find!

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  3. I've heard I can get some decent top soil for free - maybe even compost at mine. Here's to dump diving!

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    1. YES! We can bring our leaves up there for free in the fall and they compost them, and then we can get the compost for free. It's wonderful soil- great for plant beds!

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  4. haha I totally wouldn't judge you if you were digging through the dumpster:) I haven't gone that far yet but I have been known to grab chairs off the curb before the trash man comes! I love the spice rack shelf for craft stuff! Great idea. I am totally going to do this.

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  5. Could do with some of those thread collectors myself! Spend oceans of time, seemingly, looking for the right ones and wheere you've got yours, they are right there - just when needed!

    Dropping by to wish you a really happy and blessed Easter - alas, am unable to post at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com at the moment, having screwed things up right royally - and now having to rectify matters, bit by bit (and having to rely on calls from outsiders!). Hope to be back posting at full strength soon: meanwhile, have a great break. Isobel

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  6. Super creative. I don't know if my little down (aka downtown Chicago) has a "town dump". But if it did, I'd probably be too chicken shit to go anywhere near it. Kudos to you and your awesome dumpster finds!

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