me to you…

On the 10th day of Advent, Sydney gave to me…scads of cool free treasures on every curb

Posted on December 12, 2008 in the Uncategorized category

So…after we moved into our awesome pad, I noticed some strange happenings in the hood.

People abandon good treasures! They leave them out for all to procure. And, being frugal like I am, and loving to recycle and reuse, I found this to be the most magnificent of gifts!

I’ve seen couches, barbeques, shelves, photo albums, coffee table books, cappuccino makers (clean, new and with all attachments), printers (with manuals placed neatly on top), baskets, armoirs (though only lasted a few hours), beds, suitcases, etc.

And I mean, this stuff is in GREAT condition. It doesn’t belong at the dump or anything. It’s not odd that I walk down the road, and pick up a little pressie for myself. That’s how I got this basket…

And this ironing board…

Here are a few other snapshots of stuff (wish I took a pic of the cappuccino maker and printer):

I picked up with darling plate outside a shop with a free sign – it’s English china – a numbered plate…I just can’t get over it…

But my crowning glory, was the day I found this outside our pad…I think I even shed a tear of happiness for myself…

I snatched it up for our apt. – of course I waited about 10 minutes to make sure someone wasn’t just moving it – but no one was in sight. I knew it was abandoned as it was 6am and, by this time, had seen all the other things on every curb.

One morning I followed the journey of a couch – I saw one pillow, then another about 2 houses down, then another, then I saw the couch, and then a few throw pillow about 1/2 block away. I imagine that couch was trying to escape and had to offload the extras, and then finally pooped out and plopped down. It was a little weird.

I know what you are now thinking…isn’t the neighborhood a big blooming mess with all this furniture everywhere? That’s what I thought until I saw the waste management fellows picking up all the leftovers within a few hours everyday…EVERYDAY – that’s devotion and commitment and a relief. So you have to be quick around here if you like something.

Have I told you lately, that I love you, Sydney? I do – I hope you love us, too.


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