Friday, October 10, 2008

Some people's trash

I admit it- I like garbage day. Free STUFF! And I love Stuff. I love FREE!!!! And I love keeping stuff out of landfills
Can you believe someone was just going to throw this chair away???? Were they crazy???? I could not believe my luck- I mean, it's in perfect condition- and so, for the first time ever, I actually knocked on the door (usually, I just toss my find in the truck and giggle giddily over finding a treasure before anyone else). The guy said it was being tossed, and he smiled that I would want it. "It's a nice chair", he said. No kidding.

My girlie blanket was an el cheapo find at the thrift store. I don't think I have ever found anything so wonderful before. It didn't have a price tag and I hauled it, lovingly, to the checkout counter, telling myself I would pay even 20.00 if I had to. But, I didn't. 4.00 and I had a whole new pack of woven friends.

My kids pored over it for hours before deciding that this one is me. What do you think?

And would it be crazy for me to pull this chair inside? I kinda love it and want to bounce in it while laptopping.


Patty said...

Hey don't forget we are gifting for Christmas. Hey it would look great on my porch. When you get bored with it, I will give it a good home.

Carrie said...

LOVE the chair. It's the perfect color for October/Fall.
I have to admit, though, that the throw sorta freaks me out. Like a lot.


Jerusalem said...

Oh what great finds! I ADORE both of them and yes, I think the chair would be great indoors!! Go for it!

Sarah and Jack said...

The blanket is so cute!

Thanks for the commiseration about the darn mouse situation. I just know it wants to nest in the couch! Our couch is one of these reclining things, so there isnt a whole lot of stuff to nest in, but still. And I keep envisioning it nesting in my vintage quilts. Must.kill.that.mouse.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Both of these are absolutely brilliant. I've got total thrift envy. I think the fabric is gorgeous and I cannot believe anyone would throw that chair out. Just crazy.

muralimanohar said...

That's a cool chair. Totally bring it in the house. And so jealous of that blanket!! What a SCORE!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That is totally AWESOME! There are too many people like you and me around here, so I don't get finds like that any more. Enjoy it... oh and that blanket? Amazing! I am in love. (Love the kids pic for you. They are so great.)