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Old 12-27-2002, 06:00 AM
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roadside shopping after the holidays

Any interesting curbside finds after the holidays? Nothing exciting here so far, but I know people get rid of all kinds of stuff once they get new stuff to replace it.. out with the old, in with the new! dawny
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Old 12-27-2002, 08:53 AM
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I just drove by what looked like an office chair with arms down the street. They had the cushion covered with a pillowcase so it must have been in bad shape. If we needed a chair I might have stopped for it but it was real contemporary looking--not exactly our style.
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:35 AM
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DH is self-employed, and his office has lots of curbside prizes! One is his office chair. We got if from our next door neighbor's trash! Just like the one you found, the arms were worn, but everything else about it was just fine! dawny
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Old 12-28-2002, 02:38 AM
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You ladies would have a ball in Germany! We were stationed there in the mid-80's and absolutely loved "junking". Germans are very frugal people yet they will toss perfectly good stuff rather than re-sell it. They set it on the curbside and it was free for the taking. We got an almost brand new office chair that we used for the next 15 years! I alos snagged a wonderful oatmeal colored love seat that was in perfect condition among many other items.
Over there they (used to anyway) have junk collection about every 3 months and each community had their own schedule so there was a chance to junk frequently. What fun! We had a local friend whom we called Oma and she would go with us. She was born and raised in Germany but very Americanized in her views. We loved her dearly and sadly she is gone now but we still have our wonderful memories of her that include nighttime junking runs.

LOVE those memories!
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Old 12-29-2002, 07:22 PM
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My boyfriend is a fanatic about stuff like this. He "rescued" the neighbors vacuum cleaner, took it apart and it runds great! He has done the same thing for all kinds of stuff he "finds"
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Ha funny. Last week my neighbor dragged a dresser out to the curb along with a gas grill. My dad drove by and saw it. Mentioned it to my mom. She was going to look at it or grab it. Too late. By the time she came over, it was gone. If I only knew I would of grabbed it for her.

Some of those chairs, if you're handy with a staple gun, they're
fairly easy to re-stuff. Just pull off all the old fabric and batting. Get some new and just stretch it and staple. If the base is good, then you don't have a problem.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:13 AM
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I don't know aobut your part of the country but old dressers are HARD to come by in this part of the world. I can't figure it out--I guess people hang onto them forever.

I remember looking for a used one for my oldest dd a few years ago and finally found a dilapidated one at the Goodwill and it was still a whopping $15. That seemed high for one in such rough shapre. We bought it and painted it though and she used it until dh worked for Lexingot furniture manufacturing and bought all news ones for everyone. The job may be gone but the furniture will last for ever!

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Old 04-21-2003, 05:39 PM
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We have a lot of students here, and they leave a bunch of stuff. They don't want to take it with them. My husband saw some guys putting a grandmother's clock out and he grabbed it. Nice one.
Where he use to work, he found an expensive mirror in bad repair. He fixed it up, found out who it belonged to, they did not want it and he brought it home and it is now hanging on our wall.
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