Thursday, May 21, 2009

another man's treasure!

Some of you may or may not know how garbage works in Brooklyn. There are no dumpsters or alleys so it goes on the side of the street (only on certain days of the week, of course). If you don't want a piece of furniture, old dishes, whatever, you just set it outside and some one is likely to scoop it up. This is how we came by our heavy wooden dresser, a great over-sized picture frame & other treasures. One time J found a stack of really awesome records on the street – our theory on that find was that someone's girlfriend must have been seeking revenge!

We found two 60s era Lady Baltimore pieces of luggage sitting out on the street a few weeks ago. They are beautiful and in mint condition. (no weird stains or smells are hard to come by in the vintage suitcase world!)

They are now home to my fabric & ribbon stash & all of our CD cases. I love Bklyn!

1 comment:

paperlust said...

beautiful pieces! i am so jealous of the fact that you can walk out your front stoop and find these amazing things on the street... i, on the other hand, have to scour thrift shops, estate sales and craigslist to find anything worthwhile...