Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back With A Few Curb finds

First of all, thank you to everyone who e-mailed to ask if all was ok last week.  I had an unexpected blogging break where I simply could not squeak any blogging time into my schedule. 

Due to a special project at work my workdays were longer than normal, with me leaving home at 5am and in most cases getting home at 10 or 11 pm too exhausted to do anything but eat dinner and go to bed.

The weekend also proved to be hectic and before I knew it an entire week had gone by!

The project is just about done now and things are settling down so I expect to be back to blogging and working on my outdoor kitchen project by the weekend.

In the meantime, here are a few items I have found at the curb recently.  I’ve truly tried to not pick anything up and for the most part have been successful except for a few minor slips here and there.

This little end table was just too cute to leave behind, so I did brake for it.  My son likes this furniture style, so I think I will paint it and send it his way.


He especially likes the legs on this.


This piano bench is missing something.

It looks as though someone cut off part of the back.  I wonder why?


This little table had 3 legs attached and one on the side.  I’m not especially fond of the legs but love the drop leaf table part.


The copper pieces below were given to me by my ex to find new homes for.  He is remodeling his kitchen and these were no longer wanted.  If Deb (Proper Prim) wants them they are promised to her.


I could not believe my eyes when I saw this cement planter being taken out to the curb on a recent trash day.


There is nothing wrong with it at all!


It is in 2 pieces, top and base.031

Let me tell you I braked fast for this one!


This brass floor lamp is especially heavy and ornate.


I love the offset arm on it.  It seems very unusual to me.


This rustic piece was probably used in a basement to house cans of paint and oils.  It’s a homemade rough storage unit, but I thought it was pretty cool.


This wooden crate type stand was a display rack at work.  They were throwing it out so I grabbed it for temporary tool storage in the garage.


It keeps the tools I have out handy and visible.

That’s all I have time for right now. 

It’s good to be back to blogging again!

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere…



  1. Welcome back, I missed you. I forgot all about the copper pieces... I love the ladles and the hanging bar... the little frying pan would make an awesome outdoor clock.

    OMG, I can't believe you found that plant stand on the curb... talk about being at the right place at the right time. That is awesome and I love that it comes in 2 pieces. That was your lucky day for sure. Love the little drop leaf table too... you have some great finds there. Glad to hear you are slowing down some

    Have a great week Rose and so happy to see you back at it again.

    Big Hugs, Deb

  2. boy oh boy, you found some really nice treasures. I especially am interested in that lamp and the planter was an early Xmas present. I have gotten some good treasures by the side of the road, but you beat me by a mile...happy hunting.

  3. It's good to see you back. You have some great finds. I especially love that lamp. Deb has some good ideas for the copper pieces. She and I could never shop together. lol Isn't it amazing that someone would toss that planter to the curb? Wonder what they replaced it with.

  4. I love j's table and the drop leaf table top.
    that urn! people are just plain crazy!
    the lamp is so unique!

    welcome back to blog land!

  5. Wow!! The table for your son is a great find. The cement planter has me drooling with envy!!

    And the crate storage would be awesome in my garage!!

  6. Fabulous finds!!! that planter and lamp are amazing, what fun!

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  7. Glad things are slowing down again at work and you are back. I was just thinking about you yesterday and was hoping that all was well with you. Great curb finds, I especially love the tool bins and the tall shelving unit. Take care.

  8. We've missed you and glad you are back. Especially when you can show us more of your amazing curb side finds. Love the drop leaf table! New legs and wowzer! That planter is awesome and I can't believe being tossed? So glad you were there to rescue it! Hope you have a great week.

  9. The cement planter is terrific. I wonder what people are doing throwing these things away? Well you get the goodies. My hubs found a brand new fan in the middle of a state highway Sunday. It works perfectly. olive♥

  10. I have something similar to your wooden crate stand. I got it at a thrift store and its in my kitchen where I store canned goods.


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