Seriously, I must stop. Must. There are plenty of wood products and sundry odds and ends in my stash to work with at the moment. There are plenty of
Found along the way by the curb on various streets: a weathered wood box with appropriately rusty hinges, a piece of battered and perfectly rustic wood and a nightstand in serious need of some character.
The $16.25 Saturday Pile
Weathered box: Free for the taking
Nightstand: Free at the curb
Wood: Free in the trash
Polaroid Camera, Leather Case with strap, unopened box of film, flash bulbs: $10.00
Canister Set: $2.00
Watering Can: $1.00
Scrabble Game: $0.75
Egg separator/sugar sifter thingy: Free with purchase of...
2 Metal casserole trivet carriers: two for a $1.00
Five Lee Child Paperbacks: $1.50
Don't be jealous.
There was one more free gift to add to the day... this big ball of light came sneaking up to shine down in all its glorious fullness.
Not a spotlight...that's the moon.
What did you find this week on your travels? Something spectacular? What will you do with it?
I intend to use the weathered box as a planter, the camera will likely go into my collection, the Lee Childs books are for Cally, as is the nightstand. She's getting a new place and I'm working at populating her rooms with treasures that I find and fix up. I already found her an old wonderfully heavy drop leaf dining room table for $5.00. The revamp is set to begin today... the sweaty, grueling work of sanding it anyway.
The watering can is for my patio plants, unless I decide to plant something in it... a distinct possibility.
I am in love with the expanding and contracting casserole dish trivet holder thingies. Where have these been my whole life?! Why did I never have one of these and why wasn't I trained in the way of the casserole dish expanding trivet? Mom!!!! All those potluck dinners, family gatherings, etc. that I hauled food to.... Everyone should have one! Now, I have two. One of them will likely get an even newer home with my daughter or some other lucky recipient who will not be left lacking in the expanding casserole trivet department. Whew.
The Scrabble game is for playing...unless a project comes up for which I need the pieces. I do so love a good game of scrabble, but oh to find the time and a game partner to play it with, that is the challenge.
The canisters may work into my kitchen or they may find a new home with someone who could see their beauty. Time will tell. The egg separator and sugar sprinkler thing was just too cute. It was free. I am a sucker for free. If you could look around my house, you'd see.
So off I go to church and I hope that nothing is lying by the side of the road that calls to me. I am a sucker for the voice of a treasure crying out in desperation. Then there is the adventure of snatching them from certain doom so they can come and live out their remaining days here with me. Not sure that's exactly a rescue for them, but that's the plan anyway.
All in good time, I hope, all in good time.