Monday, May 24, 2010

I Am A Dumpster-diver ~ Diva

Saturday morning we went to estate sale, 2nd day as hubby was there on Friday...I was "working"... and there was a dumpster there....and I HAD to look inside and there was a HUGE pile of cards....this bag is full and I didn't get all of them...

I think I have over 300 cards, Easter, Christmas, Mom's Day, Birthday, Valentines from the late 40's to 70's...I can't even image why the cards were in the dumpster...I SAVED THEM!!!


LOTS of THEM....I have bruises on my tummy from balancing on the edge of the dumpster and trying not to fall in :) Being short doesn't help when you are diving :)


A quick before and after of the canisters that I bought awhile ago. It was finally nice enough to do some spray painting.






Sorry this photo isn't the greatest...and you can see lots of "junk" on the work area...
I did find some treasures that I will share later this week. For some reason it's taking HOURS to upload photos...ACK...
It's very HOT & HUMID...just can't have nice weather for any stretch of time here in MN...ACK..
It's almost my 3rd year of blogging and 300 posts...and I think that means a little something for one of YOU!!!
Kailee's first softball game was a HOOT!!! Those little girls have no idea on what's going on or what to do. It was very funny. They had a good time and that's what counts.
It was busy at HQ and the black wicker chairs did sell and LOTS more. So Thankful :) and it will be fun to get my check on Friday.
Didn't have time to celebrate our 20th anniversary....we did go out to lunch in between all the other things that took up the day.
Thursday starts the city wide garage sales...guess it could still be hot, humid and may rain...don't worry...I'll still be "hunting for treasures"....
Until next time...
Warmly,
Deb :)

28 comments:

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

I've got the garage sale bug like you. It's amazing what one can find, even in the dumpster. Yup, been there and going again. I love the hunt!
Enjoy your city wide!

Linda said...

Deb I am so glad you saved so many of those cards! They look amazing!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Debbie!

I just found you from Old Glory Cottage I believe. I am blog hopping! Wow, what a find these cards are. Can you imagine the piles that must have been in the landfills that people just threw away?? Glad you were able to save these. Too cuuute! I have the garage sale thrift store bug too!

Debbie from NJ

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Look at all the wonderful cards! WOW! That is a great find! I would love to sit on the floor and read them, one by one! ENJOY! ♥

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh my goodness!!! LOOK AT ALL THOSE VINTGAES CARDS YOUR GOT FROM DUMPSTER!!! i would have passed out!! lol as you can see from my blog i LOVE vintage images.. Love to scan them restore them and share them with other!! what an AMAZING FIND! im so jealous! lol
XOXO
Keren

goldenbird said...

The title of your post cracked me up, Deb. What a great find ... all those cards! Ooh, I would love to find something like that. Hope your bruised tummy is healing :o)

The Postcard Emporium said...

Great find (those cards) probably someone going through an estate and did not appreciate them. I get many requests to purchase postcards saved by past family members. I just can't figure out WHY would you want to sell them, the notes on the back are so valuable for any genealogy research not to mention many are real photo post cards that show old family homesteads and relatives. Go figure....

Linda said...

You are the DD, way to go, the cards are wonderful!

A city wide garage sale how neat...hope you find lots of goodies...hugs, Linda

Terra said...

How fun for you to find and rescue all these old cards. Good girl!

Linda said...

Deb~ amazing find~ who would just throw those in the dumpster?! One man's trash...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First of all I would die for all of those cards! What a find. I am from Minnesota, that is where my family is. I am headed there on June 9th. I asked my Mom what clothes I should bring and she said who knows, from one day to the next! She lives in Maple Grove.

Carol

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Dear Deb -
Dumpster Diving!!! I can say I have done that a couple of times and retrieved some wonderful treasures!! Great save on the cards! You and I think alike...I just bought a set of canisters very similar to yours, that I will be painting also:) I'll be posting about them later this week.
I knew the black wicker would sell...so happy for you. Glad to hear you had a great sale.
♥ Toni

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Deb! I'm so glad you saved all these beautiful cards! You lucky girl, you! Sometimes it pays to be a dumpster diva! Twyla

linda said...

Oh my gosh I could just picture you balancing yourself on the edge of the garbage can...so glad you didn't fall in!

All of the cards are a treasure, glad you saved them!

Have a great time at the city wide garage sale! Can't wait to see your finds!

Diane said...

Good for you, that always burns my tush! When there is an Estate Sale they first go through and toss all the great vintage paper treats! Proud of you good work "Treasure Hunter" Hugs, Diane

Theresa said...

OH Deb, I had to grab my heart to see all of those cards THROWN IN A DUMPSTER! I would have bruised my tummy too:) Great find!!!! Love the canisters, and I knew that wicker would sell! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Debby said...

Love all your pretty cards, so fun.
debby

Charlotte said...

Who in their right mind would throw something like these cards away! Check out "Garage Sale Sunday" at debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com.

Jenny said...

What a fun find. Maybe some of them still have money in them! ha! That would be cool! I saw your blog on Theresas and was intriqued with the photo!

Janet, said...

Go for it! I actually dived in a dumpster once. I had help from my husband. Someone had thrown away lots of old books into a newspaper recycling bin. I couldn't believe it, lots were children's books, some from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How fun! I've never dumpster dived before, but it seems like you could find a lot of treasures if you are in the right spot!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

C. Dianne Zweig said...

This is reminding me of bringing home two large bags filled with old paper stuff...i sat on the back deck and sorted through what looked like such goodies.........not exactly...is there such a thing as nerdy paper?

Looks like you hit the jackpot....Dianne

Queenie said...

Hey Deb!
Congrats on your 3rd year of blogging! Time sure flies when you're having fun right!?
Wow... at the cards you found in the dumpster :) I know you are so thrilled about that and that you could save those cards! I bet you had such fun looking through those!

I knew those black wicker chairs wouldn't last for long in your shop...I'm so glad they sold for you and that you sold a lot of other things too! :)

The canisters look great too...I always love seeing before and afters :)
I hope you have a wonderful week...wish we could go together to the garage sales...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Dogwood said...

Who or who would ever toss those wonderful cards!!!! You sure were a lucky Dumpster Diva...

Bethany said...

Thank you for visiting my blog because it lead me to yours.
I thought of your wonderful greeting card find today when I got my gift of greeting cards today. Wow! And to think someone thought they were garbage. I am glad you rescued them.

Sher said...

Great dive! lol Next time you're doing your tummy balance act, remember all the people driving by who are taking pictures of your short legs waving at them. ROFL!!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

O my goodness,,m,

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Deb, that's some amazing haul of cards!

Your package (book) is on its way, I hope you enjoy it!

Hugs,
Anne