Sunday, September 15, 2013

Curb Alert!

Being a "Professional Curb Shopper", one of the things I enjoy doing on a weekly basis is checking out Craig's List for "Curb Alerts". These ads consist of items that are leftover from the weekend's yard sales or things that have some life to them and may be of  use to another person. Normally, what I come across is pretty much junk. I mean real junk. The kind that not even those of us with upcycling vision are interested in - old purses, a broken printer stand, a way nasty mattress - nothing of junk value. Recently, however, I spied one that literally made my jaw drop! I think I still have keyboard imprints on my chin. Just take a look at the ad's pictures and you'll see what I mean!
 
This is the stuff that didn't sell? This is the stuff that my dream yard sale is made of! Just look at the wooden crate, dresser, shutter, stained glass piece, chairs......
more chairs, a crocheted piece, linens, picture frames, a ladder.........
 
it's even better from this angle - wooden shelving units, small tables, press-back rocker, a vintage metal lawn chair, mirrors, a trunk set up on its side, light fixtures? Good golly! I wonder what they did sell? I can't imagine these fabulous items being the rejects. If it weren't an hour and a half away and I had no guarantee that any of the items would still be there, I would have cleaned them out! Unbelievable, to say the least!

Well, I'll just keep watching for goodies in my area and hope to some day find a stash like this - hope you do too! Happy curb shopping!

Hugs, Leena

11 comments:

  1. Did you take it all??? What great curb shopping!!

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    1. I wish I could have! It was too far to drive all the way and find out it was already gone. I sure was dying over it! Nice to see you Jen! Thanks for dropping by! Hugs, Leena

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  2. OH NO! I can't believe you didn't hop into your car and FLY! See that green patio chair there? That's about 60 years old. I know, because my grandmother had those exact chairs on her front porch. Guess what? AFTER I threw them away I saw them on one of those auction shows. A pair (she had 4) sold for $8000. Yes, that's 3 zeroes there. I have no idea why, but that green chair is the exact chair.

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    1. I know! I love those old patio chairs and can't believe that nobody bought it and that the owners would just toss it on the curb! I love the old metal gliders too! Can you believe paying that much as on that auction show? Insanity! I can't figure out why my comments aren't coming in my email and why ones from comments I've left come from no reply? Hope you find my response here. Love ya, Leena

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  3. Good grief. One can only imagine what they did sell. xo Laura

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    1. Hi Laura! I know! If that was the "bad" stuff, what was the good stuff like? Thank for stopping in! Hugs, Leena

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  4. Wow- That was quite a haul for someone! Can you imagine what the "good stuff" must have been like? xo Diana

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    1. Amazing, isn't it Diana? I just can't imagine! Hugs, Leena

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  5. Leena I can honestly say I've never gotten so lucky! Wow what a windfall! I'm so happy for you, this weekend I stopped by a yard sale and bought a little oil painting of a dog for five bucks and I felt lucky hahaha
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  6. Seriously? This is when you need one of those futuristic gadgets to get you there instantly. LOL Yes, I wonder what they "did" sell. I know, sometimes it's just the area. Maybe everyone just wanted brand new. I've picked up great antiques at sales, with absolutely no competition.

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  7. Bummer that you live too far away! This would've made a great haul! :)
    Susan

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