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Friday, May 18, 2007

Trash or Treasure......WE know the answer!! :)

Gizmos and Gadgets and .........huh, what the heck is THAT???? Oh, My!!!!
Well, I don't think I could have had more fun if I tried!!!! LOL.
My friend, Sherre, and I went "shopping" at the local Scrap Yard! It was an absolute hoot, and we both plan to go back!!
What a riot we had scrounging around barrels and barrels full of ......well, we aren't sure what! Not to mention all of the "ground" finds we had!!!! But check out some of the stuff we totally scored on! Sherre also got some REALLY cool large metal pieces for her garden......!!
I have to tell you that as we were purchasing our stuff, we were saying things like "well, how much is this?? How much does this weigh?? I'm not sure I need all of those, then" The guy in line behind us was a bit ticked and I'm SURE he felt that his "manly" domain has been infected by "girl germs" LOL!!!!!!!!! Lots of eye rolling and heavy sighing as we sorted through our treasures!! LOL!
All of these little envies have 1 piece of optically coated glass. We found these pinkish ones and some yellow toned ones.
Computer boards, weird doo dads, and rusty things.
Awesome bent metal circle thing, copper wire (great hair!), patterned copper strips, and weird metallic disc thingies.

Ahhhhhh, yes. Brass findings and such. We found 3 HUGE boxes of
these brass do-hickies outside the main building. As we walked through the
main building, we saw they had at least 3 more inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was the most fun I have had spending $11.00 in a LOOOOOONG time!!! :)


  1. ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am SO jealous! I would LOVE to have a place like that around here! boo hoo!

  2. Whoohoo what a gold mine you hit!! Treasures galore!!! Can't wait to see what you do with some of it :-))

  3. I 2nd Kristy's sentiment, I'm seriously jealous!!!! I cannot wait to see what you make with all these fabulous treasures!!!


  4. I love groovy treasures in unusual places. My friend Tina wants to do an interview with you. She doesn't have an account so she couldn't leave a comment. You can reach her at tina at

  5. Susan, you do such awesome stuff! I can't get enough of the Color Mists either. You can always get great stuff from Aileen. Do you ever love a background paper so much that it is hard to use it in another piece of art? Sometimes I just want to enjoy the way it is. Your's are all keepers!

  6. One of these days I am going to head over to the coast, and join you two. Your having way to much fun. All that for 11.00 Bucks? What a find.

  7. I love this stuff. I pester my hardware store over stuff but there is brass stuff I need but I cannot get hold off.

  8. Holy Toledo - all that for 11 bucks?!?! Wonderful stuff! Can't wait to see what you create.

  9. Great buys!! I love going to junk places and thrift stores for supplies. I almost dread it now when I have to go to a craft store or Wal-Mart.