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Monday, July 22, 2013

Dumpster Browsing

Hello Again From The French Hen's Nest,

  Just thought I'd take you on a little tour of our secure waste yard.  Or where the residents take their trash, or used treasures, just depends on how you see things.  I'm always amazed at the items that are left for trash, and hope that someone will find them and give them a new life.  When someone moves in, they often leave the excess here, and when moving out.  If something doesn't sell at a yard sale, it ends up here.  If only I had a truck, and a garage, or a shop.

Nice frame, right?

Huge oil painting
Love this lamp

Could use this today

Perfect table top, not a scratch in sight

I should have gotten these, so pretty

This was a live plant, hope someone rescued it

New, unused pot, nice...

This would make a great potting table, just showing half, sorry

A 9 x 12 rug , this is the bottom,  too heavy to move

I did pick up a new Wilton 4 loaf  baking pan

More art

A bed wrapped and ready to go, old, but with paint, it would be good

Pretty feet on a buffet type cabinet

Rough shape, but could be lovely

Another bed frame

This was very heavy

What a pretty desk, with leather inset

Great detail

   Well, that's it for today, I have more photos, and will share them another time.  Hope that you enjoyed dumpster browsing with me.

Till Nest Time,


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  1. You found some treasure, Jeannie; it's a shame you couldn't take any.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. I would have had to rent a U-Haul truck, lol! Amazing curbside goodies!

    1. Hi Kelly, I would have if I had a place to put it after, trust me that white cabinet would have been mine. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. A feast for the eyes, but if you ended up buying all that stuff, hard on the wallet!

    Blue Riversong of Holiness

  4. How lucky of you to have access to this. I see great potential in that white buffet cabinet!

    1. I did too, no one picked it up either, it ended up in the trash, can you imagine? Thank you so much for the visit.

  5. Hi Jeannie and Linda,

    So nice to meet you! How I miss that thrill of the hunt! Garage sales, second hand stores, estate sales, etc...are not done here on the island (Crete). I'm guessing that things will change as the economic crisis has hit hard and people will start to welcome these types of purchases. And when that happens, I'm there; the early bird gets the worm!

    Love that buffet/hutch; chippy, shabby loveliness!! Thanks for my furniture fix!


  6. I wish my neighborhood had one of these! That is amazing and I too would have been dragging that white cabinet on my back if need be LOL!! Wow! Found you through Blue Monday and I'm happy to meet you ~ Judi

  7. Hi Jeannie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. Oh my word, I need to dumpster dive in your neighborhood. Amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Wow you had some amazing finds. So much potential in one trip.


  10. Amazing things by you,my friend! I specially love the artwork, the bed and that desk, wow! Fabulous stuff there! Thanks for your sweet visit. Big hugs,

  11. I want to come dumpster browsing with you! I am never lucky enough to find this kind of great stuff...


    1. Hi Trisha, wish you could, it's like this every weekend. Unfortunately, I don't have a place to put it.
      Thank you so much for stopping by.

  12. Wow! You live in a great place for dumpster finds! One would never see any of this stuff here where I live. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.


  13. I am dying here. How can people throw things out when someone can use them. Why dont they donate? I wish I knew a place like that I would have a field day

  14. Hi Janice, I know! If I had a way to take it somewhere I would. Things start showing up on Friday night, and by Monday morning there is so much stuff, you wouldn't believe the carpets thrown away. Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by.

  15. WOW, I hope you had a truck and loaded all those goodies up to bring home! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  16. I can't believe all that good stuff in one place and you don't even have to climb into a dumpster to get it! I would rent a huge truck and grab it all! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Wish that lot was in my neighbourhood. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday girls :)


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