Dumpster Diver

On a Sunday afternoon bike ride to meet up with Kjo on the Quad I stumbled upon some junk that was screaming my name.  I picked through the rubbish taking home four of the coolest dumpster finds ever!

DIY kids t-shirt, vintage globe, vintage lock box, vintage National Geographic March 1988-these people had great taste!

I’m no pansy when it comes to dirt!

Detail photo of the adorable gold cruiser that I couldn’t resist becoming giddy about..

During this adventure I cycled through my favorite historic neighborhoods taking in sights & snapping some photos of my all time fav houses.
(above) Look at that trim, this family would have to be pretty cool to have picked colors so grand as those!

The stone gates a couple blocks from my house will be missed when I leave the historic area-which I love dearly.

I would love to sip coffee in the mornings around my plants on that sun porch!

treasures! treasures!

scarf-vintage, shirt-diy American Apparel, shorts-diy 7 for all Mankind (they are soo comfy if I put them on they usually get worn for multiple days), bracelet-vintage, kicks-Walmart-Coachella08

check out that seating area on the porch, adorable.
(this house is up for sale, sigh)

this drawing makes me laugh every time I take a looky!
I have different ideas for these objects such as the globe which will later be turned into 2 lamps. This is so easy, you simply split the globe at the ‘equator’ and assemble a light kit using the holes from the stand. Trim or other decoration can be added or the simple half dome will work. I have been using the National Geographic for Valentines Day cards and other Mod Podging crafts. Speaking of crafts-tonight was spent hanging with gals crafting it up.

Hope you all don’t mind the million photos of my daily adventures..
that’s all for now..

sleepy time.

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  • Reply
    Shelly's Style Shop
    February 11, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Great blog! I love every single photo. I really like the vintage lock box.

    Love the historic houses AND you are one creative gal…lamps!? valentine cards!? WOW! Those great finds came to really great use.

    Oh…and lastly, I love the picture of those beautiful flowers.

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    February 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Can’t wait to see the half globe lamps when you’ve made them.

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    February 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    wow that globe is a srsly cool find! great photos!

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    Flashes of Style
    February 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    These are so pretty, I love the one with the globe!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    lovely post!

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    Dooder City
    February 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I agree about listening to the dead on sundays with the windows open. I download deadpod every week and listen to a show. I love globes by the way.

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    Lady Melbourne
    February 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Wonderful blog, I have added you to my reading list and thank you for putting me on yours.
    I particularly love your outfit posts!

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    Hippie Frou Frou
    February 12, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    glad to see there are others who love globes as much as I !!

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    February 13, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Historic neighborhoods are the best for bike rides. I love looking at all the amazing houses too. Awesome treasures, great idea to turn the globe into lamps, so creative!

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    February 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Really love you in these red tennies.

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