Wednesday, June 23, 2010

One mans trash.....

Could have been Dollys treasures.....

{You can click to enlarge pics}
I went with hubby to the scrap yard the other day
to help unload his truck full of rusty scrap metal stuff.

Oh my gosh the saying
"One mans trash is another mans
{in this case womans"}treasure!
Was so true this day!

See that green metal chaise.... I so wanted that!

I really really wanted to dig to see what else
was buried in that pile

See this green chair..... I wanted that too!!!!

Hubby refused to take anything home
and I could not dig anything out because I had my flip flops on!
Next time.... I go and he stays home!
Did you see anything you'd consider a treasure in that pile?

God Bless dear friends


Grace said...

hahaha ok next time you take his scraps for Grace

Lori said...

wear a pair of sturdy boots next time Dolly and dig in!!!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Boots and gloves and be careful. That is so true "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

Home and Heart said...

It's amazing what people toss!!!

Cherry Chick said...

You're s funny!LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

It's hard to make things out in the pile, but I am sure I would find something!! ;-D


Dolly said...

Thanks for the encouragement girls.....
I am going to show hubby that I am not the only one that sees treasures and NOT JUNK in that big heap! :-)
Boots and gloves and away I go!!!

Luvs ya sweet ones!

Suzanne said...

We had a scrap yard in my old town and I MISS IT!!! I need to find one soon. Some of my best pieces found me at a scrap yard:)
Great post!

Robyn said...

hello friend! I have missed you and your cherrycute blog!

Alison said...

Ooh that looks like heaven at the scrap yard. make sure you are prepared, with boots and gloves so you can climb that mountain of 'gold'

Kathleen Grace said...

I always wonder, with all the talk of recycling and conservation, why the landfills don't have a warehouse for us junkpickers to "shop" and rescue all the good stuff that gets thrown away. I bet we would find some real treasures!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Next time--you go with me! And I'll wear the hiking boots and gloves and we will load up the back of my SUV, hear?!
When we're through, we'll go get ice cream.
Blessings to you as you make your home...
I will be doing more posts on staging, so stay tuned, and you will learn more of what to do in other spaces...
Hugs to you!

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh jeez, what IS it with men, they just don't get it sometimes! I love everything you pointed out and I saw what looks like some rusty old fencing in the first picture I want too! I could see that 2nd chair with some cute oilcloth cushions! I wanna go with you!!


zandra said...

Just stopped in from the Sisterhood of the Bloggerette's party? Have a great weekend.

allthingsnew said...

Hi Dolly,

Sorry I'm so late to reply, but I wanted to thank you for the really nice comment on our home remodel! Looks like you don't just love to remodel homes....I think that's great! I'll go to the trash yard with you any day :)


Barbara said...

Take care to protect yourself while you dig in Dolly! Just stopped in to let you know that we're also sisters in the Bloggerette Sorority! Hi Sister!

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Anonymous said...

Dolly I am swallowing my pride here and telling you that one time I got in a dumpster to get a chair out! LOL! A junkie's gotta do what a junkies gotta do! Stop in some time....I miss your comments and you need to see what I did with my pink washing machine this year!

Fete et Fleur said...

Isn't it sad how much good stuff people throw away. I definitely would have gone for that chaise!


Glenda said...

oh no that is just soooooo not fair, take yourself to the tip thats what I do and that way I can bring home anything and everything.What I dont use is another reason to go back again,.love Glenda

Anita said...

Dear Dolly,

thanks a flot for entering my drawing. Yes - if you win you have chose a heart with an English verse.... ;-))

Best wishes, Anita

heidi said...

LOL Dolly, this is EXACTLY what happens when I go to our county landfill, too! It's to the point I have to go by myself, my husband says "no" to every good thing I see in the "pile"! (Once I did sneak home an old metal lawn chair---I was BRAVE that day!) I love this post of your's, it's so me, too! I know you must be very busy with the new-old house, how fun! But don't work too hard!
Hugs, Heidi