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Don’t You Have To Have A Voucher To Shop At A Thrift Store?

    Mr. Trashfinds revealed to me that before we met, he had never shopped at a thrift store.  I laughed, pretty much in disbelief, and then realized he was absolutely serious.  He’ll wear clothes that have landed on the side … Continue reading

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One Easy Way To Find Good Trash Finds

    (pictured above is a mod Barbie house found in the trash – the plastic roof is really brittle, but, the panels are still beautifully vibrant & in great shape!) Are you a budding trash picker but a little hesistant … Continue reading

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I Was Just Admiring Your Yard (and other excuses to use when trash picking)!

      My recent guest post on ThriftCore (http://thriftcore.com) helped remind me that many people’s approach to trash picking isn’t quite as brazen as mine.  After I’m talking to someone about a great score or trash picking day, I often have them tell … Continue reading

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Holiday Trash Picking High Jinx

It’s always fun when you have a friend who shares your interests…in this case, trash picking (or free finds altogether).  Two years ago, during Christmas break (we both worked in schools), my friend Amanda & I went trash picking one beautiful, sunny … Continue reading

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Embracing The Imperfect Is Affordable!

             I’m at a pretty interesting point in my life in terms of collecting.  My little spot at the antique store is doing well & I’m turning my reasonably priced items over at a rapid pace (free cool trash … Continue reading

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Items Found In The Cedar Blanket Chest

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Awhile back, I found a great cedar blanket chest (I LOVE cedar – really, what’s not to love? Smells great & helps preserve stuff!). Here is a sample of what was inside: I love when … Continue reading

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Bad Yard Sale Signs

All summer long, my boyfriend and I enjoyed pointing out to each other the terrible signs other folks put up to advertise their yard sale. For me, a terrible yard sale sign is one that is illegible, confusing, or can’t … Continue reading

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Collecting, Keeping & Mounting Insects

The horsefly I found today reminded me to post my toad picture. The toad was hanging out under a planter pot in a wooden planter carrier I wanted to sell in the yard sale (and did) we had awhile back. … 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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The Pursuit Of A Good Trash Find

While my love of the free find drives me, as a collector, I explore avenues aside from trash picking – auctions, yard sales, flea markets, estate sales. Sure, I love the thrill of the free trash find, but more than … Continue reading

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