Monthly Archives: July 2010

Architectural Salvage & Trash Finds At Work

Underneath the layers of paint, are a great mantel & door! My boyfriend got these from a job he was doing on a home built in the 20’s/30’s – the owner was going to throw them out! He also brought … Continue reading

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Trash Finds, Flea Markets, & Customer Service

(Normal flea market stuff – just a small sample of what we had. I really have to remember to take pictures BEFORE things get going) We participated in our first flea market as a ‘vendor’.  Despite the soaring 100° heat, … Continue reading

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Trash Picked Grandma’s Rocking Chair!

I trashpicked a friend/coworker’s grandmother’s chair. He had put it out to the curb about six months ago, and I picked it a few weeks ago at a house about five miles away from his. My co-worker works in a … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Your Mechanics With Trash Finds

Yes – my mechanics know of my insane trash picking skills – as does pretty much anyone who I have a conversation with longer than five minutes. I found a weed wacker for my mechanic today. He put in the … Continue reading

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Trash Picking For Immediate Use Or Eventual Rehoming

I was talking with a coworker about how I’m limiting the finds I pick up to those I can immediately use, sell, or giveaway. She agreed it’s a good idea, but knows as much as I do it won’t last. … Continue reading

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Shared Trash Picking – Bringing Out The Best In People

Yesterday, we had a pretty good hunting & gathering day.  We hit an indoor flea market that we haven’t been able to go to in months, & found a few cool things – some for us, some for the antique … Continue reading

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Trash Picking Rain Delay

It rained last night into this morning which somehow limits trash picking. I’ll pick in the light rain, (naturally, if I pass a REALLY good score, weather is not an issue. Ever.) but I think a lot of people are … Continue reading

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Trash Picking The Flea Market

Trashfinds has been spending time learning the fine art of website development. Actually, it’s more like entering a room with the lights off, knowing the switch is on the other side – you just have to stumble through in the … Continue reading

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Trash Picking & Technological Advancements

I finally get a grasp on the basics of how the whole blog & WordPress thing works & decide to move it to, I guess the term is ‘self-hosted'(?). Lovely. Now I have to reteach myself & learn how this … Continue reading

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What We Found After Our Yard Sale

Opportunities to find useful things are everywhere! On the way to take down our yard sale signs yesterday, we found this great wooden box planter: …And on the way to the thrift store to donate what we didn’t sell, found … Continue reading

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