Monthly Archives: May 2010

NOT SO GREAT TRASH PICKING DAY (5/28)

Today was not a very good trash picking day. They happen, fortunately though, not very often.   A few wood table legs (boyfriend has some idea on what he wants to make out of them) & an icky straw/rattan bathroom shelf … Continue reading

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TODAY’S TRASHFINDS 5/27/10

Had a pretty decent haul today (pics below).  Found a cement lion yard statue; the top of a ‘bean counter’ table; a nice cement base for a birdbath; a fiberglass urn that’s separated from the base (if I decide to … 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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Purchasing New Items

I like creativity.  I love seeing the cool things that are being made with eco-friendly materials, sustainable woods, etc. What I don’t get though, is producing these materials just in order to make these items.  Items made with reclaimed, re-worked, … Continue reading

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Weekend Trashfinds

Today I took a few pics of some trashfinds that are in use throughout the house.    From this point forward, my goal is to photograph all our trashfinds.  My boyfriend & I have made many jokes about documenting our finds, as … Continue reading

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Competition

When I was considering writing a blog about trashpicking, a few people asked me if I’d be concerned about ‘encouraging’ competition picking.  Oh my.  To imagine, that I would go out to pick, and simply not find trash…(I guess I’m … Continue reading

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Corporate Trash

My ultimate goal is to get to a point where I use things I would otherwise waste (like food wrappers, packaging, etc…) to make cool handicrafts & what-not (this would involve me, my boyfriend, and the middle of nowhere).   Until … Continue reading

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Most Often Found Items…

While, yes, circumstances happen & you may be faced with having to actually buy some of these items, I’ve lost count of how many I’ve found/seen over the years…. Cork Boards Dry Erase Boards Plastic Wheeled Storage Containers (varies in … Continue reading

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