Thursday, July 28, 2011

Free Stuff.... It's the Best Kind of Stuff!!!


My passion for finding a good deal has reached a new level. You can now find me hauling roadside finds home. Yes, that's right... I have become a picker. Now, I am definitely not picking through people's trash (ewww!!), but I did find this cute record stand on the side of the road. There was a ton of old furniture that the owner had put to the curb and I couldn't resist slowing down while I drove past. When I spotted this table, I knew I had to take the leap and grab it before some other frugal lady did. It was in near perfect shape, plus I was in need of some place to store all my records that I have started to collect. I am so smitten with my free find, probably too much so. :)

I also found a super old mirror that is currently undergoing some lovin' and once I'm done fixing it, I will for sure show you all -- since I am really taken with that find as well.


This 50s formica table was also a curbside find. After hitting an estate sale, I was driving through the subdivision looking for a way out and I spotted this guy. A van had already pulled up and was thinking about it, but I knew that they were gonna pass on it. They did and their loss is now my new potting table on my back porch. The table is a bit wobbly and the top isn't in the best shape, so it works great outside. Plus, my patterned concrete is grey and red, so the table matches!! I plan on reinforcing the legs so I can set food and drinks on it when/if I have a party out back.

How far are you willing to go to get a good deal? I am known to dig in attics and basements; and now apparently the curb as well. A little dirt never hurt anybody...at least in my book anyway.

Emily

6 comments:

SusieQT said...

Welcome to the curb club! :) Those are great finds! I could use a record table like that; of course I'd probably need a dozen for all my records...

Kate said...

Free stuff is great! I also have been known to pick stuff up from the curb. The most memorable time was when I was about 15 I saw a beautiful metal coat stand when I was walking home from a friends house. I somehow managed to carry it all the way home, but my parents were not well pleased with me bringing "garbage" home... I still have it and love it though!

Lovely finds by the way :)

Living Vintage said...

Curbside finds are the best. I also sometimes comb the free section on Craigslist as I have been wanting to assemble a 50s pink bathroom so far I a toilet and sink but that tub still eludes me.

Lauren Hairston said...

I love finding fabulous Sperrmüll! I can't believe people throw away perfectly wonderful things. Our neighbors down the street put out a green and gold floral couch and I was going to go get it, and then we had this huge thunderstorm and it got rained on. I couldn't believe they'd just leave a couch out to get ruined when there was absolutely nothing wrong with it! I don't like to be self-righteous, but I think that's sinful! I'm glad you got some lovely (dry) pieces.

Martina said...

Love your blog!!! so pretty!!
love vintage as well.....but I had to leave most of my collection in canada when I moved to Germany last year:((( But collecting small things in Europe while I travel here as well...xo love your vintage dress collections!!

ILoveCollecting said...

What a great idea for the vintage formica table! I have 2 and neither of them fit in my kitchen so they are in the basement and I never get to use them! One is slightly beat up so that may become MY potting table!! THANKS! :-)