Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I love dumpster diving…


First of all…don’t you just love the graphic above? Tricia Anne from Notes of Sincerity was kind enough to let me use this graphic for an article I am writing for my Thrifty Shopping column on examiner.com. I recently did some dumpster diving while visiting my friend Melinda…I did some poking around in her neighbor’s dumpster and found the white and black/gray iron pieces below. They are now sitting above a bathroom door entrance and bathroom window. I may spray paint them black. I love how they look.  Did you notice my tacky stick in the window. Some day soon I will get the locking handle fixed.

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Blogged for 2nd Time Around Tuesday over at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.


Calling Minnesota Bloggers

I have started a group called Minnesota Bloggers on BlogHer.com to connect Minnesota based bloggers. I don’t have a clue how it will all work, but thought I would give it a whirl. If you live in Minnesota or the surrounding states, please consider joining.


Beach House Inspired Watercolor Offer

A consolation offer from Sara Tetley of Beach House Inspired Watercolors for those that missed out on winning a print.
OFFER: 20% discount on an order of up to 2 prints through September 15, 2009. Send an email to Sara Tetley at sara.tetley@pgav.com with the names of the print(s) you wish to purchase as well as any items from her ETSY shop 'sold' page, and be sure to include the discount code COTTAGELIFE. Sara accepts PayPal or cashier's checks. Thank you Sara!

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~Caro~ said...

Trash rocks! :)

LOOOOOOOVE those scrolly things!!

Brittany said...

Don't spray paint the first one! I think it looks awesome just the way it is. It makes it look like it was intentioned to be part of the trim. Looks great!


How fun for you to dumpster drive..Love the new pieces you found.
See you tomorrow...
Deb :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

I remember those scrolly pieces as being the "tops" of the gates that enclosed our play yard when I was a little girl-- and that was a long time ago! :-) I'd bet that those lovely pieces you found used to be on top of chain link fence gates. Wow --they look SO SO SO much better inside than they ever did outside!

Love the Dumpster diving logo...great.