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Trash Picking & I Am My Father’s Daughter

One of my mom’s favorite sayings (or at least one of MY favorite sayings of hers), when referring to my dad was,” Your father would bring home piss in a jar if it was free”.  I of course, being so … Continue reading

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A Few Trash Finds This Week

My favorite find today was a nice painting of a white house; today’s ok finds were a tall planter/umbrella holder & a somewhat hallucinogenic black velvet painting.  Also picked up a shop-vac & a garden decor wood-wagon thing & two mirrors.  Wasn’t … Continue reading

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THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON’T YARD SALE OR TRASH PICK

I’m a big trash picker & re-user, and yes, while this is a HUGE part of who I am, I do have good friends who wouldn’t even consider it.  It’s not that it’s beneath them, these are just things they’ve … Continue reading

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Trash Picking & Dumpster Diving – Waste Not Want Not

Everything you see these days is ‘Green’ this, or ‘Eco’ that.  While I’m thrilled the concept is reaching all across America, I’d like to think the practice is also – but I’m still not seeing it based on the amount of … Continue reading

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TRASH PICKING & DUMPSTER DIVING – DEALING WITH BUGS & CRITTERS (6/7/10)

I enjoy the great outdoors and rarely get freaked out by critters or bugs.  The only bugs I can kill are pretty much ticks, fleas & mosquitoes – or any insect that’s going to suck blood.  I’m happy to co-exist with … Continue reading

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CRAFTERS & ARTISTS WHO REUSE, RE-PURPOSE, RECYCLE

While I am extremely passionate about finding cool, usable stuff in the trash and this blog is about many things related to trash picking, who’s to say how this blog will develop.  One absolute I do know though, is that … Continue reading

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CRAFTY TRASH

I love making things (in theory).  I love crafts, having ideas, and putting those ideas into creating an object or work of art.  What I mean by in theory, is that I have loads of the things necessary to create … Continue reading

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THRIFT-GIVING

One of my most treasured gifts I ever received as a kid came from my Nana.  It was so simple in the idea, but required thought and at least a little planning.  I was probably about nine or ten, a … Continue reading

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FINDING CHARACTER IN TRASH

I love things with character.  I like items that have a story, or, as my collecting probably more appropriately reflects, something that shows a story.  I love finding an otherwise solid, aged piece – complete with paint splatters, holes, chips, dings, missing pieces, deeply aged … Continue reading

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Those That Got Away…

Now that I’m singing the gospel of trashpicking to whomever wants to read this &  not just to those that encounter me on a daily basis, all kinds of previous trash-related ventures are popping into my head.  I remember a coworker calling me … Continue reading

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