Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trying to catch up

I have really been up to my eyeballs lately. Not only dealing with garbage and selling, but I got a small part-time work at home job as well, so unfortunately, the blog has been a bit neglected lately. Sorry about that!

Let's catch up a bit and take a look at what I managed to save from the curb...

This cute serving tray folds up flat for easy storage.

This very retro looking side table had a matching dresser, but I couldn't get it into my car alone. It was on a fairly busy and curvy road, and it was night time, so I could only safely manage to quickly grab the side table. I ended up selling it for $40, which makes me wonder how much I could have gotten for the dresser. I really hope someone else managed to grab it before the truck came in the morning.

An old canvas print

 A beautiful needle point

And a cute little 3 legged table. The lady at the second hand store said it was snatched up about 5 seconds after I brought it in. :)

This old frame would look nice if it was painted white and given that "shabby chic" look. I don't know yet if I'll do that myself, or just add it to the garage sale pile to sell cheap for someone else to tackle the project

This stereo is now in my son's room above his desk and he listens to it every day while doing his homework 

I stopped to take a look at a desk at one pile, but the condition wasn't great. Inside was an old sticker book. I quickly opened it up and saw a bunch of Nintendo collectors cards inside. Nintendo stuff is always very collectible, so I grabbed it, and at home, managed to get all the cards out with the help of some dental floss.

There was also a page full of these stickers I remember collecting as a kid. Unfortunately, I couldnt get these off the page as they were stuck on.

This beautiful vintage lamp has a really cool lily pad base. The bottom is marked L&L WMC but I have not been able to find an exact match online. I did find out that very similar ones by the same company were listed as being mid-century, so 1950's-60's I guess.  Unfortunately there was no shade with it, but iI did manage to find a well fitting white shade at the second hand store for $3 :)

I also had to stop for this giant tiger who just sat beside the cans guarding them. He is supposed to make roaring sounds, but it seems someone tore out the electronics for it.

I also had to stop for this cute desk. It looks like someone had tried to paint it (and didn't do a very good job, unfortunately) and wanted to modernize the knobs. I didn't have the room to store it at the time, but I took a gamble thinking I could probably sell it quickly, which I did, thankfully, for $75.

From some other spots I pulled out...

This Safari themed bathroom set

 A big box full of CD's

A doggie carrier

 and this doggie carry bag

Also various leads, collars etc... I donated these to a dog rescue that my husbands work is involved with.

 Cute knick knacks

A laminated poster

This thing that takes up almost my entire kitchen floor was a bit of a mystery, but I looked up the brand name that was listed on it and it turned out it is either a motor cycle, skidoo or ATV cover. Not a single rip or tear to be found in it.

a ski ensemble was also in the bag with it, so I'm leaning more towards skidoo.

This rocking chair just has a small chip out of one of the wooden slats. No big deal :) I couldn't leave it to be munched up by the garbage truck, so it now sits on my back deck.

I also grabbed this chair because I liked the look of it.

The legs and general shape of the frame say mid-century modern to me, but I have never seen a chair with a curved back like that. I did ask on a Reddit forum if anyone could ID it and nobody could.

I could tell the cushion wasn't original as it looked too big and "fat". Looking underneath, you can see that it had at least 3 makeovers, and once I removed all that material, I could also see that the original foam cushion had been ripped off the wood. There may also be the faint outline on the wood where a label may have been. I wish the previous owner had left it on as I'd love to know what it said and if it would have told me who made the chair. If anyone reading has any idea, please contact me or leave a comment below.

Anyways, it's back off to work for me. I'll try not to wait so long again for the next entry! Keep looking out for treasures, and happy picking!