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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Posted by Katie Adauto on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Under: General
This is an old saying, but very true.  How many times have you taken something offered to you from a friend who did not want it anymore?  Thrift Stores, Garage Sales, EBay, Craig's List, dumpster diving.  All ways to get items others no longer want or need. 

I watched the Antique's Road Show on Monday and there was a lady who bought a lamp for $25 at a garage sale and had a hunch.  It ended up being a Tiffany lamp and was worth $50,000!  I know we all wish for opportunities like that, but in most cases just getting a great bargain is enough.

Just today a neighbor had a few items sitting outside with a "Free" sign.  I brought home a large outdoor metal butterfly.  It will need a little TLC, but it gives me a creative outlet and will look great in the backyard come Spring.

Another time our family had just come back from shopping for outdoor furniture.  All the sets were too expensive.  We drove down the street and someone had a set sitting out on the curb.  My husband knocked on the door at 9:30 at night and $25 later we had a glass table, loveseat and 2 chairs.  The furniture needed reupholstered, but lucky for me my birthday was coming up and my father paid to get them recovered.  I get compliments all the time and love to share the story of how I got them.

In the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens they have an article showing how to have a free tag sale with your friends.  Invite between 5-10 friends and have each bring no more than 10 items.  Give each person their own marker and then everyone goes around and marks items they would like to have.  If there is more than one marker on an item than you do a drawing.  This is a great way to get rid of unwanted items and get some great new stuff!

I thought it would be fun to share with each other the great finds we have come across.  Click on the title of this post and leave a comment or leave one on our Facebook page.

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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Posted by Katie Adauto on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Under: General
This is an old saying, but very true.  How many times have you taken something offered to you from a friend who did not want it anymore?  Thrift Stores, Garage Sales, EBay, Craig's List, dumpster diving.  All ways to get items others no longer want or need. 

I watched the Antique's Road Show on Monday and there was a lady who bought a lamp for $25 at a garage sale and had a hunch.  It ended up being a Tiffany lamp and was worth $50,000!  I know we all wish for opportunities like that, but in most cases just getting a great bargain is enough.

Just today a neighbor had a few items sitting outside with a "Free" sign.  I brought home a large outdoor metal butterfly.  It will need a little TLC, but it gives me a creative outlet and will look great in the backyard come Spring.

Another time our family had just come back from shopping for outdoor furniture.  All the sets were too expensive.  We drove down the street and someone had a set sitting out on the curb.  My husband knocked on the door at 9:30 at night and $25 later we had a glass table, loveseat and 2 chairs.  The furniture needed reupholstered, but lucky for me my birthday was coming up and my father paid to get them recovered.  I get compliments all the time and love to share the story of how I got them.

In the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens they have an article showing how to have a free tag sale with your friends.  Invite between 5-10 friends and have each bring no more than 10 items.  Give each person their own marker and then everyone goes around and marks items they would like to have.  If there is more than one marker on an item than you do a drawing.  This is a great way to get rid of unwanted items and get some great new stuff!

I thought it would be fun to share with each other the great finds we have come across.  Click on the title of this post and leave a comment or leave one on our Facebook page.

In : General 



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