Welcome to Trashy Tuesday. You can be as trashy as you want to be here. It was a lovely week. If that word can be used to describe dumpster finds, curbside pickups, and garage sale leftovers! Like how awesomely trashy is this lamp I got for FREE! You cannot take the people who live in this house too seriously if this is the first thing that greets you when we open the door.
By the way, check out what they are standing on! Sharing Wednesday!
Do you network? Di you know I have a vast network around my town of junque lookers? If you don’t have your own junque entourage, you should really start developing one. I have fabulous friends who text me free things they happen upon junque on sidewalks. Call me with hot tips that their neighbor is moving and throwing out EVERYTHING unless someone picks it up first. How did I develop this network you ask? TELL PEOPLE what you do.
Tell them you love to do nothing more than find free furniture and home decor and give it a new life. People find this FASCINATING. They do! Some people are jealous of my fabulously exciting job. Some people are grossed out. But most people are always interested in learning more. Often they ask if they can come along. Make sure your growing junque entourage all have your number, email, etc. Let them know how much you appreciate these hot tips. It won’t be long before your phone is exploding with leads of desks dumped, chairs abandoned, and tables toppled over on the side of a road.
Speaking of toppled tables. I got a great lead on this FREE Coffee table. It doesn’t look even half as cool as it is and will be, but it is solid, and it is sitting on my new rug, in my living room currently undergoing a makeover. (Can you call it that if it was never really decorated in the first place?) And while we are on the subject of tables. I spied this on its side this morning next to a dumpster on one of my rounds. Can you guess what makes this Coffee Table unique? It is missing a leg! I propped one in there for the picture. I will most likely leave it with the mismatched leg. It should be whimsical and silly in it’s next life since it was so unceremoniously dumped! Garage sale leftovers! I have a friend who lives in a gated community. Said community only allows one community garage sale per year. It is an event you don’t want to miss. My friend put my name on the list to get in early. I purchased two chairs from her and went back that afternoon to pick them up. She was giving away EVERYTHING that didn’t sell. She is an estate sale hunter and the girl can shop the good stuff! I got a bunch of great frames and vintage pictures. This was my favorite. It will be going up on my wall soon to add to my collection of Vintage Chocolate ads. This last piece was not free. But I have been searching high and low for a decently priced dress form. My said estate sale expert friend happened to have one for sale! She was quite charitable with the price. I love my new gal friend. Did you notice, she is even sporting the newest fashion in pins! Even with my new trash finds, I am still getting my car (all the way, and shutting the door) in the garage. Good thing I don’t have to park on the side of my house. That area is still a disaster. Some people wish for a maid to come magically clean their home. I wish for a garbage man to come magically clean up this mess!