Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Inspiration From Trash!

Trash Tribute No. 4
Yes, the yummy, frilly frame with nothing in it was found next to the trash can at a yard sale! The irony of it all....a wonderful frame...some paint missing...some edges chipped...but, nevertheless, a delicious frame...was sitting by the trash can, while people were buying boxes of empty pickle jars with canning lids for a quarter. I watched in amazement.
My free trash radar needle was in the red zone upon entering the yard....with a quick glaze of the potential goods I spotted the said item kicking up the sensors...I was approximately 30 feet from contact....only four women in between me and the free trash. I dodged....I ducked...I tried to not make my find obvious...I reached the target! Frame in hand I inquired to its price...and the yard sale proprietor said, "FREE!" I walked the rest of the yard sale with it on my arm like a patten purse owned by the Queen Mum. Just to make things seem somewhat normal...I bought a pickle jar!

5 comments:

Joy said...

Great find! I love the detail and you could always repaint it if you want.

Utah Grammie said...

I love that story! ANd, you did a good thing to buy that pickle jar..who knows when you might need a pickle vessel??
Colleen

Whitney Johnson said...

You are hilarious! Seriously, though - some people have a misplaced sense of value! :)

mandco said...

WOW its amazing! I love your trash finds! :-) And I loved your quest to get it ;-) hihi

what's in a name? said...

gorgeous frame, had I been there I would have had to tackle you for it! LOL
Heidi