the things people throw out…
Posted in hunter gatherer October 9th, 2012 by pia

…astound me. I found this yesterday afternoon, destined for the council clean up truck. It’s rather large and heavy, but there is something beautiful about it, non? I tried to fit it in the car but it wouldn’t squeeze in next to the baby seat, so I walked/dragged it home in the dark of night. I’m thinking it could go in Laly’s room. I’m still working on that room, it’s taking me a while, but that’s because I’ve been wanting to get to know my daughter to help create a room best suited to her sweet self. This perfectly imperfect floral addition seems fitting.

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  1. lisa :: the red thread says

    Score! And a gorgeous photo.
    I love walking around the suburb at council clean up time. My 8 year old has taken to physically dragging me away.

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  2. mel @ loved handmade says

    That is so beautiful! I am always amazed by what people will throw away, it really is astounding. I love that you are waiting and watching for your daughters personality to shine through in order to create her space..x

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  3. lisa daria says

    I cannot believe you found this curbside, what luck – I think I would have walked right by this not being able to think off the cuff of what I would do with it – and usually I think about the perfect spot for found things a week later when it’s too late!

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  4. Krista says

    How exciting!!! 🙂 I love reusing the treasures tossed out by others. 🙂

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  5. EdenClare says

    pia…i love this post…i am forever making new discoveries along the side of the road…rescuing treasures….saving them from impending doom…my cottage is filled with once upon a time throw aways…this is lovely…i would defiantly place such a treasure in my darlings bedroom!!! xoxo

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  6. danasparkle says

    one persons trash is anthers treasure. gorgeous. *

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  7. Ariane says

    Dear Pia,
    I’m convinced that this beautiful picture was waiting for you… and your sweet daughter!

    x Ariane.

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  8. Jenni Booth says

    SCORE!!! Did you grab the chairs too, they look alright! xx

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  9. Dixie says

    OK now…I keep telling myself I need to move from San Diego, CA. It is lovely here, but people don’t put treasures out on the curb!!! Everything here has to fit into either a recycle bin, a trash bin, or a plant products bin. I love seeing all of the amazing things folks create from found items. The only thing I have picked up lately is hubcaps. I saw how someone on FB painted them bright colors, put them on posts, and “planted” them in their garden. I will be doing that. thanks for sharing Pia. By-the-way, I love, love, love your books!

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  10. Becka says

    I love it! It’s amazing what people throw away!

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  11. Shell says

    You know what they say Pia, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And what a treasure. I am sure Laly will love it.

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  12. Inge says

    It’s great knowing it gets another life with you 🙂

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  13. her billowing heart says

    her heart must be filled with petals, like yours! precious thoughts for you!

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  14. Mandy says

    I know … just amazing
    I was in Darlinghurst on Friday and there was an old Chesterfield couch out the front of a house, too bad I came to Sydney via train !!!

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