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#81079 January 29th, 2007 at 07:53 AM
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found this in the archives any trashpickers-junkers out there

i got my bench from someone who was tossing it away! grinnnn looks good by my pond

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#81080 January 29th, 2007 at 03:24 PM
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Heck Yeah!!!!I find some great things, one mans junk is anothers treasure:-)

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#81081 January 29th, 2007 at 04:19 PM
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I agree....i have found some really cool pots that were being thrown out!!!

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#81082 January 29th, 2007 at 04:34 PM
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I start seeds in the bottom half of water bottles and soda bottles... lala laugh laugh

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#81083 January 29th, 2007 at 04:48 PM
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That counts Mark.....good idea!!!

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#81084 January 29th, 2007 at 06:23 PM
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I thought this topic sounded firmilar... laugh laugh

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#81085 January 29th, 2007 at 07:48 PM
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Count me in....I am always looking through trash piles or at other peoples house for items that I might be able to use for something else. I have made a lot of great finds that way.

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#81086 January 29th, 2007 at 08:11 PM
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my cousin works in the cemitairy, he tells me all the time to go up there cause people through away plants, bulbs, ect,
i'll have to get my butt up there this summer!

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#81087 January 30th, 2007 at 12:34 AM
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Christy good idea....You could get many plants ;-)
as they only allow so much time, and I belive they toss them.

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#81088 January 30th, 2007 at 03:44 AM
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yep also i know the loved ones will buy a pot of spring bulbs set em by the grave and when they die off their toss em out and replace it with somthing else.
also the cemitary relandscapes every year, they toss every thing in the dumpsters, and buys all new! i told him they were nuts cause it would be cheaper to just replant the seeds but i guess they would rather buy new, and change the look every year, so they dont care if you take seeds or whatevers in the dumpsters just as long as you dont make a mess,

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#81089 January 30th, 2007 at 03:11 PM
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knew i wasnt the only one.. a couple of times a year my sister and i go out dumpster diving.. we get babysitters [usually grandma]] and go to as many dumpsters as we can. driving by neighborhoods we see are having trash night. especially in the spring when people do their yearly cleanup. there is a city near us that has a once a year get rid of everything weekend. [ this is such an awesome idea]]. my uncle lives there, so he tells us when it is every year. last year we got 1 dresser, 1 white wicker bench, 3 computer monitors,[ which we currently use two of]] 3 large rectangle pots/drip trays too!! about 15 or 20 assorted size clay plastic, and other pots....and so much more.........you would also be AMAZED at all the things big companys throw out... check dumpsters. BUT REMAMBER ALWAYS DIVE WITH A BUDDY, NEVER ALONE, BE SAFE, NOT STUPID....FLASHLIGHT AND CELL PHONE ARE GOOD TO HAVE WITH YOU...

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#81090 January 30th, 2007 at 03:15 PM
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ONE MORE THING FOR DUMPSTER DIVING............... NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER GO INTO DUMPSTER THAT HAS ONLY ONE OPENING...... most likely it is a compactor.... this is bad and dangerous.... people can and have been killed........there are laws about them tooo. so be careful.... only the regular kind that open on top and both sides ..... even stilll. ALWAYS DIVE WITH A BUDDY...............

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#81091 January 30th, 2007 at 03:30 PM
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Good tips....thanks!!!

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#81092 January 30th, 2007 at 04:34 PM
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They have what they call city wide clean up here also, and you can find some of the greatest things during that time. My stepson furnished his whole house one year from the city wide cleanup. In fact he left some chairs sitting in my yard from it and I finally put them back out for the trash man.

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#81093 January 30th, 2007 at 04:57 PM
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I found a bunch of screens someone put out
from changing their old ones..
But I haven't done anything with them yet,
but I'd like to see if my husband can make
a case and make them into shelves for drying things...
*We'll see if it gets put on "THE LIST".....

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#81094 January 30th, 2007 at 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
I'd like to see if my husband can make
a case and make them into shelves for drying things...
*We'll see if it gets put on "THE LIST".....
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Now you know it may get on the list...but the next question is how many years will it take before it is done????

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#81095 January 30th, 2007 at 08:08 PM
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How true is that laugh laugh
My husband....if it were for someone else...they'd get it right away.....Me, i'd be waiting for months....heck years reallly laugh

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#81096 January 30th, 2007 at 09:07 PM
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Ohhhhhhhhhh, I hear you there..
That's mine.. he's got several on his list
that if they call, he's there..*which, I don't
have a problem with, cause those come and help
my husband back when he needs it*...
but there's sooooooo many on his list,
I'm on the bottom...

I keeppppppppp telling him, he's lucky I like
him and that he's cute... smile thumbup cool

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#81097 January 30th, 2007 at 09:55 PM
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Love the curb finds;-)

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#81098 January 31st, 2007 at 04:00 PM
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laugh laugh weezie i tell my husband the same thing!

i like to use the old screens to make a thing to clean out the pond, just take an old coat hanger, strech it out, and wrap the screen around it. use twisty ties or fishin line to tie it together.

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#81099 February 1st, 2007 at 02:38 PM
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laugh laugh @ Weezie!!!!
I tell Brad the same thing!!!!

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#81100 February 13th, 2007 at 08:25 PM
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I'm a trash picker too smile We *love* finding things by the curb. We have found several chairs, an antique boat oar that looks great hanging above my fireplace and other odds and ends I can't think of right now.

When my daughter was about 2, she was in LOVE with Barney the dinosaur and I once found a whole bedroom worth of Barney items in a pile by the curb. There were curtains, big rugs, toys, etc. I took them all home and washed them up well and she was delighted. THEN when she outgrew them, I sold them on eBay for a tidy little sum.

My grandpa found about 30 shepherd's hooks in a dumpster that were new with tags a couple of summers ago! They lined the walk to their house with hanging baskets that summer and ever since and it is so beautiful!

I also love FreeCycle, yard sales, and thrift stores for other free or cheap finds! There are so many things that can be reused as "art" in the garden!

'Manda

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#81101 February 13th, 2007 at 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by dirt in my diamonds:
My grandpa found about 30 shepherd's hooks in a dumpster that were new with tags a couple of summers ago! They lined the walk to their house with hanging baskets that summer and ever since and it is so beautiful!
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Mannnnnnnnnnn, would I have loveddd to have
found a find like that...
OMG!!! What a lucky Grandpa you have...
That sounds sooooooooooooo pretty!!! flw flw

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#81102 February 13th, 2007 at 09:23 PM
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I just had to giggle... I never have said what my screen name refers to- I'm such a thrifty person and the only diamonds I own or wear are my wedding rings- which don't really suit my personality, but they are special. My hubby thinks it's funny that you can hardly tell they are diamonds because I always have my hands in something dirty- trash, compost, the garden, home improvement things, the little lake behind our house, food that I'm preparing, etc.

I'm always having the scrub the "dirt" that's in my diamonds!! shocked

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#81103 February 13th, 2007 at 11:07 PM
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I hear you there..
back when I did wear my wedding set,
it was alllllways filled with compost..
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