Monday, April 19, 2010

Curb-shopping JACKPOT!!!



Such great things to be found curbside! My hubby and I spent Friday night curb-shopping with my brother-in-law . . . it was their town's annual big trash pickup. We had soooo much fun scrounging for treasures, and we found four truck loads of goodies! 


This vintage lace was among lots of old craft supplies I found.

I found two boxes of wooden hangers - one still perfectly 
packaged with a shipping label to Abercrombie & Fitch



Pickets, spindles & table legs for future projects

Love these cute old signs!

Anyone know if this bed will strip well? I'd love to refinish 
it for my son's room - it even came with the rails!

We even found some toys for the kiddies!

And last, but certainly not least - my strangest, most intriguing find . . . .




An old, black puppet wearing tap shoes!  
Anybody know anything about old puppets?

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21 comments:

  1. Interesting finds! (the puppet especially!) The spindles I would die for and I love the Brazil crate! :)

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  2. Great curbside finds! I love taking stuff out of people's trash.

    That puppet might be worth something. I think that it qualifies as Black Americana which is very collectible.

    Manuela

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  3. Are you kidding ~ these are fabulous finds!! I love the bed! So happy I stopped by!!

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  4. oh i wish my town did something like that! i would totally be out there scoping out all the trash and taking home some treasures! looks like some great finds- i can't believe someone was going to trash that watering can!!!!

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  5. WOW! You got some really great stuff! I wish our neighborhood did that too!!

    ~Morgan

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  6. HOLY TA FREE MOLY!!! WONDERFUL STUFF!!!
    I gotta tell you, that puppet could really be worth some money. I am not kidding. Try getting some info off the internet and stuff.
    You did great!
    Beth

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  7. Four truck loads!? Wow, it is amazing what people will throw away...

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  8. I'm with Sandy...FOUR truck loads? Now I think you WIN the prize for BEST THRIFTER of the WEEK AWARD! Luv that watering can...bed(you should be able to do a makeover on it).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. I am so jealous of your finds. I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great finds!!! I love the bed frame and wooden hangers! New to your blog!

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  11. Those are terrific finds for FREE! I never can seem to find things out for the trash. I bet you had a ball! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I CANNOT believe you found all those thing on the curb!
    I need to find out when our city-wide trash day is!
    Where did you put it all?
    Yeah, that puppet is a little different.
    He reminds me of those "Mammy" salt and pepper shakers.
    How fun!
    I like digging through stuff, too!

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  13. Where to put it all is a bit of a problem...some of it stayed at my sister's house until we can get it home, we took some of it to my dad to piddle with, my garage is packed, and some of it has spilled onto the driveway! I need to get this stuff organized!

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  14. Today I will be posting my NTT HIGHLIGHTS and yes…you have been highlighted at Coastal Charm! I hope you will take my cute little starfish button and post it on your blog. Thank you for coming to my party with your NIFTY THRIFTY treasures and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Stopping over from NTT...Congrats on your feature!!! JACKPOT indeed!!!

    I would l-o-ve it if you would stop by Shop Your House Wednesday next week at Dirty Hands, Beautiful Life

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  16. Oh wow, I can't believe you found all those fabulous treasures. How fun!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  17. So neat! Great idea for recycling treasures! You found some great stuff. We found a tv/vcr set once in our neighbors trash and a baby doll cradle. It is amazing what people will throw away. I just found you and I love your blog.

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  18. Hi, I am new to your blog and what an introduction it was. Did you ever score on your curb cruise! Your bed frame is very similar to one I have that my dad slept in as a kid - Jenny Lind Bed circa 1930. It is a collectable so check it out - here's a link to pic found on the web that sure looks like yours.. http://z.about.com/w/experts/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2008/03/Jenny-Lind-bed.jpg
    and I am sure that the puppet is pretty rare as others have mentioned here. Do some research on it too before making any alterations to it. Good eye!!

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  19. By the way, I had my bed frame refinished and it turned out fantastic. I had a pro do it as I am not into refinishing and all those intricate spindles were more than I was willing to take on!

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  20. I got the exact same bed for my daughter at an antique store. Got it painted white.

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  21. I have two of very similar puppets which i also found ive been looking for info on them which is how i ended up on your site , i have a man and a woman (which has a baby on her back ) ive had no luck finding anything the same yet though. Well done on the finds !

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