Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's All About The Dump

Husband hit the dump this week. This is one of a few garden decorations he
picked up for me.

Don't look at the poor fading garden but the fun sunflowers
he pulled them out of the metal pile. I love them.
He found this basket it was hooked to something else which we
have no idea what. but it is pretty large.

This would be great filled with moss on the sides and a great ivy growing out of it.

I wish I had taken a picture of this before. This was a dump find.
it was brown paint, Husband started stripping it and found that
it is a little cherry table. Just look at her lovely legs.
I had to keep it. It is a bit more red in real life.
The box on the top I found at the dump today it held something from
England not sure what. But it is a pretty inlay box.
The flowers on the top are picked from our yard. I came home
on Monday (one of my long days) Husband had made dinner and picked flowers
putting vases all around the house. ohhh how lucky am I?

I have it by the chair I hook in to hold my goodies.

And this is husband's latest find.
pretty funny and it is screaming for a mum or a bum:)
I had a Dr's appointment today ( I lost 10lbs from last year! yahoo) so instead of taking an hour
off I decided to take the whole day off.
I am so glad I did it was a beautiful day, we went out to lunch and sat outside
while eating which will not happen to much longer.
Our nights are getting so cold we are in the 40's most nights.
We had cable T.V. issues so I went on line to chat. He asked if he could
take control of our TV. Ummm ok, so he did from God knows
where he was. He did fix it but I was a bit creeped out.
Happy Birthday to our sweet beautiful daughter!
we love you!
since she is a teacher this quote fits.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Elbert Hubbard


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Cathy, love the dump finds, the garden sign is so pretty and the metal sunflowers. Hubby treated you good,wonderful flowers, nice to sit outside and eat to. Our nights are really cooling down to, yey!!!! Hope your Daughter has a great birthday. Blessings Francine.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Terrific dump finds!!!
Congrats on the weight loss.
Happy, happy birthday to DD.
Hugs :)

Woman Seeking Center said...

LOL love that pic caption "needs a mum or a bum"! - too funny! Found you via Millies - now off to visit your other posts....


CraveCute said...

Your husband found some great stuff. My husband also finds great things at garage and estate sales. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

yaya said...

What great finds! Love all of them...and the flowers and dinner, and 10lbs lost..I could go on but what a fun day you had. Your hubby is a great guy! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You two are amazing! Happy birthday to your daughter too, from one teacher to another!

Pat said...

I am always amazed at your finds at the dump. The table is beautiful...cherry wood is so lovely.

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

I wnt to go to the dump with you! The table is lovely -- what a terrific job your husband did -- and flowers to boot! He's a keeper! Sarah

jody said...

wow cathy! he can cook and treasure hunt! what a guy!what wonderful finds! sounds like you both like to smell the roses so to say! sounds like you had a nice day off. congrats on the weight. never ending for us women. your husband did a wonderful job on the table, love it! and happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! enjoy your day!

Nellie said...

Amazing finds from the dump, Cathy. Also sending along birthday wishes to your daughter!

DM said...

Cathy I just love the finds that Dave picked up....they're great. Your garden looks like ours.
Also I think you need a couple of Tufa pots.I might have just the thing for you.
A big Hello to Dave for me.

WendyBee said...

Great finds! I especially love the table, gorgeous with the new finish.
Today, thrifting at the GW outlet, I passed up an enamelware pot lid (white with black edging). I can see that I should have snagged it for you.
Thanks for your comments on my historic home tour post. Have you toured the Hamilton house or the Jewett house? It was fascinating! This Saturday evening they are having a special tour @ Hamilton, all about the servants quarters and roles in the household. I am going to try to go...

Crafts a la Mode said...

How exciting that your husband went to the dump and brought stuff home!! I love the sunflowers, too. What fun. I love picking stuff up on the side of the road, too. My family groans and hides when I pull up beside a pile of junk on the side of the road. ha ha ha I love it. Best wishes, Linda

Judy said...

You have a wonderful husband--vases of flowers all over the house? Reminds me something my Fred did one day wile I was away.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fantastic finds at your dump! I may have to sneak into it! LOL :) Oh my yes the days have been beautiful and the nights are a reminder that it is soon to be in the rear view. Glad you got the chance to enjoy it (and celebrate your victory!)

Cheryl said...

Hello there, spotted you as a commenter on two blogs I visit so thought I must come and see what you're about. I just love your recycling habits! Am always amazed at what people throw out and am so glad there are people who find and reuse these treasurers. Well done you and I'm a new follower!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Cathy, I can see hubby is well trained in the thrifting department! Great finds. Have a lovely weekend, t'is a bit chilly this morning. Greetings, Julie.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I was trying to figure out what kind of dump, because they have some very nice things there !
My daughter has the best luck with dump finding, she always sees the potential in something discarded as useless.
Love the pictures, and thank you for stopping by my little place.
A Happy Birthday to your precious daughter :)