Tag Archives: crafting

A Wedding, Really? Ugh.

[above picture is a 12 oz *Estwing hammer my fiance gave me for Christmas despite our ‘no gifts’ agreement.  He got an excuse to check out tools & I got a Made In USA hammer that’s the perfect size for … Continue reading

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The Hunter & The Vegetarian – Two Trash Pickers Fell In Love

(Image courtesy of LuckyBluebirdArt – Etsy shop here!) My boyfriend hunts & fishes. I’m a vegetarian. Since we tend to socialize more around the holidays with all the parties & gatherings, the topic comes up – A LOT.   I’ve … Continue reading

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Metal Monday! Vintage Roll Top Bread Box

  We found this metal roll top bread box trash picking a flea market a few months ago.  I was going to pass on it, but my boyfriend convinced me to take it with the idea that, “I bet you … 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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Black Friday – Is Your Merchandise Made In The USA?

I stopped by the antique store last week & mentioned that I couldn’t wait until Black Friday so I could spend time overhauling my booth.   One of the owners said, “Really?  I thought being the great deal seeker, you’d … Continue reading

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My Car Keys Are In Your Trash Picking Cart

     (1-box of kids trinkets; 2-broken things for mosaics; 3-a few random finds) We had a great day trash picking the flea market this past Sunday – the pics are just a small sample of our finds (the REALLY … Continue reading

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Why I Love Mosaics (Or How I Accidentally Break Things).

Here are a few pictures of china I recently found at a flea market. The first picture shows what the plates looked like before I owned them for all of five minutes. Really. Dropped the bag & broke three plates … Continue reading

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Why I Trash Pick Bowls

If you’ve read any other part of this blog, you know I trashpick. I also have a dog & a few cats. While many would argue that a few stainless steel pet bowls would make a whole lot of sense, … 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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