A Freecycle Motherload!

Hi Everyone, How are you?

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time,
no doubt you've heard me mention Freecycle.org. For those of you who haven't heard of it, click on the link and check it out, it's great! Freecycle's main goal is to keep as much trash out of landfills as possible. Recycle, reuse, re-purpose. Sounds good to me! I've been a member for years and it's free to join. They have groups worldwide and they might have one in your area. If there isn't one in your area, they tell you how to start one! Last Friday, a Freecycle member in my area was moving and asked other members to come by and take whatever was left on her driveway that she no longer wanted. Here is what I brought home:





4 Aysley "Henley pattern"fine china tea cups and saucers
Wolfgang Puck Bistro collection pan
Pair of vintage china salt and pepper shakers
Large white ironstone platter
Vintage jelly jar
Box full of cups, glasses, bowls
Wire shelf rack
Cleaning supplies, aluminum foil, sandwich bags, new dish towels.
Shampoo, band aids, baby powder, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol.
Oldies CD's, small Christmas ornaments, two types of laundry hampers, two warm shirts for hubby, Hawaiian style beach towel, one new blanket and one vintage bedspread, outdoor pots, some vintage, two yard sticks, door mat, large ball of twine, a large gazing ball on a clay stand.


I also found a pink cotton L.L. Bean sweater, a turquoise, 100% lambswool sweater made in Scotland by Stewart's of Jedburgh, and a large, beautiful pink and turquoise rayon scarf.


Two vintage prints by W.L. Taylor, "Home-keeping Hearts Are Happiest" and "The Hanging of The Crane".
"Sublime" Eau De Parfum by Jean Patou, Paris
Perisan Wood colone by Avon, bergamont essential oil, decorative perfume bottle, magnifying mirror, electric pillar candle, votive, scented candle, round vintage cardboard box, vintage rhinestone earrings, two key chains with heart shapes and two small gift bags.
There were several people there who stuffed their cars full, and there still were a lot of things left over when I went home, including a free washer and dryer and a stand up freezer and a dresser with an attached mirror.



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Sunday, August 8

A Freecycle Motherload!

Hi Everyone, How are you?

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time,
no doubt you've heard me mention Freecycle.org. For those of you who haven't heard of it, click on the link and check it out, it's great! Freecycle's main goal is to keep as much trash out of landfills as possible. Recycle, reuse, re-purpose. Sounds good to me! I've been a member for years and it's free to join. They have groups worldwide and they might have one in your area. If there isn't one in your area, they tell you how to start one! Last Friday, a Freecycle member in my area was moving and asked other members to come by and take whatever was left on her driveway that she no longer wanted. Here is what I brought home:





4 Aysley "Henley pattern"fine china tea cups and saucers
Wolfgang Puck Bistro collection pan
Pair of vintage china salt and pepper shakers
Large white ironstone platter
Vintage jelly jar
Box full of cups, glasses, bowls
Wire shelf rack
Cleaning supplies, aluminum foil, sandwich bags, new dish towels.
Shampoo, band aids, baby powder, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol.
Oldies CD's, small Christmas ornaments, two types of laundry hampers, two warm shirts for hubby, Hawaiian style beach towel, one new blanket and one vintage bedspread, outdoor pots, some vintage, two yard sticks, door mat, large ball of twine, a large gazing ball on a clay stand.


I also found a pink cotton L.L. Bean sweater, a turquoise, 100% lambswool sweater made in Scotland by Stewart's of Jedburgh, and a large, beautiful pink and turquoise rayon scarf.


Two vintage prints by W.L. Taylor, "Home-keeping Hearts Are Happiest" and "The Hanging of The Crane".
"Sublime" Eau De Parfum by Jean Patou, Paris
Perisan Wood colone by Avon, bergamont essential oil, decorative perfume bottle, magnifying mirror, electric pillar candle, votive, scented candle, round vintage cardboard box, vintage rhinestone earrings, two key chains with heart shapes and two small gift bags.
There were several people there who stuffed their cars full, and there still were a lot of things left over when I went home, including a free washer and dryer and a stand up freezer and a dresser with an attached mirror.



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11 Comments:

At August 8, 2010 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Jeanette said...

WOW! You scored. I have never posted on freecycle. I am a curb girl. I have never put anything 'good' out that didn't get picked up! Congratulations on the haul!

 
At August 9, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I have been hearing so much about freecycle and when I saw all you got, I went online and found out there are 2 groups within 35 miles of me. You made a great haul and I hope soon I will be doing the same. Thanks for sharing and letting me know thru your blog about freecycle.

 
At August 9, 2010 at 10:04 AM , Blogger SmilingSally said...

What a super idea! I love that sweater.

Happy Blue Monday, Mary.

 
At August 9, 2010 at 10:18 AM , Blogger ♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

What a great haul! You lucked out big time!!! So glad I found you on Blue Monday, I gotta go check out Freecycle.

Followin ya! Happy Monday!!

~ Alex

 
At August 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM , Blogger UsedCardBoardBoxes.com said...

Congrats! You've hit it with that haul. Beautiful pictures btw. Love what you've done with the blog here :)

 
At August 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM , Blogger Mary said...

Wow, how nice! You got some really lovely things.

 
At August 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Rebecca said...

I just love free-cycle!! Happy blue Monday-on my first blue Monday!

 
At August 11, 2010 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my...what a stash! Free Cycle sounds wonderful. I need to check it out! :)

 
At August 11, 2010 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Elizabeth and Gary said...

I am going right over to check out this freecycle site..I love the sweater what a find....
A great post!
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

 
At August 11, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Blogger simpledaisy said...

Wowzers...you sure did score:)
Love it!

 
At August 12, 2010 at 3:29 PM , OpenID dogsmom said...

I used to give and take from FC often but in the last year with change of economy hitting our area hard there are more Wanted posts than Offers. I was impressed after your first montage of goodies.

 

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