One man's trash ...


I never thought it would come to this. I was driving the children to school when what should my wandering eye spy but what appeared to be a cute lidded basket - just perfect for the porch or patio. So as I sped past again on my way back from the school, having dropped off the children (because I am a good mother and education comes before bargains - but barely), I stopped. Now I'll have to you know I was cagily attired in running shoes, a trench coat, and sunglsses. It's like their trash was being picked by a flasher in Jackie O' shades. At the very moment I planned to leap from the car on a clandestine mission ("who WAS that blur that just rifled through our roadside trash?")  my cell rings. It's my friend, about two cars behind me, saying "what ARE you doing?" So much for my pride.


Lifting it I realized that the basket contained a giant green glass bottle - score! I came home and, via the power of Google, discovered that what I have is a "Demijohn" for making wine. This one was clearly in the trash because the glass bottle is cracked. Since I prefer to buy my wine in a box, I am just perfectly fine with a cracked but pretty thing and how useful is a basket with lid around the porch or patio? The particular model I have retailed for $119.00, so I think free by the side of the road is a pretty decent deal. Don't you?


11 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oooh, what great finds!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Every time I trash pick in my area I think "I hope none of the parents of my kids classmates see me going through their trash"
But it's sooooo hard to pass up something good thrown out to the curb!

Furry Bottoms said...

That is hilarious, that your friend was 2 cars behind you and saw what you were doing, hehehehe :) But you did find some rather cool things!

texwisgirl said...

for some reason i can't get either photo to load for me today. but the image of jackie o, the trash surfer, is etched into my brain...

Sandra said...

blogger is at it again and the photos are not there. drat, i wanted to see the container and the bottle and the curbside digger of trash. loved the story.

Sandra said...

they are showing now, love the bottle and the box. it is a real find.

Leontien said...

Haha great story! But you can also brew beer in one of those! If you ever find another one in the trash and is not cracked i'll give you my sisters recipe!

Thanks
Leontien

SheShe said...

"A flasher in Jackie O' shades"....I dare say that wouldn't even garner a second look in New Waterford! :) Great find, though....free by the side of the road is my favorite!

SandyCarlson said...

Very cool find. That is one neat basket and bottle, even if it is a little cracked! Good for you. Enjoy!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

We have a once a year "trash on the street" day. It's considered bad form not to pick up a little something when you pass by.

Way to go girl.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Mz-Cellaneous said...

oh that's cool! Make a terrarium! (did I spell that right? lol)