Monthly Archives: August 2010

Establishing A Trash Picking Limit

< While I am aware trash picking dazzles & mesmerizes me, I really try to keep a lid on coming across as too much of a fanatical ‘join us’ ambassador. Yes, the topic comes up daily with me & virtually … Continue reading

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Trash Picking Household Appliances

When my boyfriend & I REALLY need an ordinary, everyday item for the house or garage/shop, I won’t find it for awhile, and then when I do, they’re everywhere. Case in point, the dehumidifiers in the picture above I found … Continue reading

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If You Really Want Something, Don’t Put It Down Or Remove Your Grip

We were at one of my favorite flea markets (despite some of the quite pushy codgers), held twice a year for a local historical society, and my boyfriend learned this the hard way. He found this really nice bench that … Continue reading

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Your Yard Sale Sucks. Mine Rocks!

While I don’t hit yard sales with the zeal I used to, my boyfriend still really likes them (he doesn’t get to trash pick nearly as often as I do), so we’ll try a few on the weekends when we … Continue reading

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Pros & Cons of a Crowded Booth

I’m not one for presentation [note at the date of this posting, still have generic banner for site], or for what I call, the bells & whistles. It’s not that I don’t have an eye for it, or understand the … Continue reading

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Trash Picking As A Competitive Sport

We had an AMAZING day trash picking the flea market yesterday – (more individual item pics will be up soon, but for now, a few views of the truck)! I had to unload my blue wire bag lady cart about … Continue reading

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Blue Squirrel Cement Figure – Lifelike!

While my AWESOME blue cement squirrel wasn’t a trash or yard sale find, my guess is it came from close to it – judging by how much I paid for it at an antique store. The paint is solid as … Continue reading

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Picking Trash After Yard Sales

Despite trash picking since I was a child (read about my first trashpick here: http://www.trashfinds.com/?p=5), it wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered the push-it-to-the-curb-after-the-yard-sale bounty of stuff. Or, as a good friend of mine calls it, “the … Continue reading

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Spending Time Outside Of Our Comfort Zone

This past weekend, my boyfriend & I mingled with a good friend & his friends at a ‘pre-concert’ gathering (two things I’m really not into – large crowds & tailgating….). While we had an ok time, all I could think … Continue reading

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Superstitious Trash Picking & Collecting

Like many other ‘sports’ (uh, way of life..), trash picking or general collecting is not immune to some individuals having, I guess I’ll say ‘superstitions’. For instance, baseball players who are convinced if they change their socks, they won’t play … Continue reading

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