Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trash-picked Tuesday!

Just about all of us that love vintage have trash-picked some gems. I don't know what it is about us, whether we just have this compunction to save things from certain death or whether we're just cheap. In my case, it's some of each!

So I thought I'd designate Tuesday as a day to share some of my curbside finds.

I know I probably should start small and work my way up to the biggest and best just to keep you all intrigued, but what the hell, I'm so in love with this piece that I'll show it off first.

I have never seen a better mid-century upholstered chair than this. Period. Never. And here it was sitting out by the street on my way home from the gym last year (See- I knew going to the gym would pay off!) FREE! The guy even came out of the house to help me load it in my truck.

The upholstery is wool houndstooth, the cushions are comfy, and most importantly, it didn't smell like smoke or cat pee! Jackpot!

Stay tuned for more Trash-picked Tuesdays!


  1. Hiya! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'm just about to become a Practice In Time follower. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair! And you got it off the curb? Amazing. Can't wait to see more of your pickins!

  2. What a fabulous find! Love the houndstooth fabric!

    It's rather like discovering a lost treasure, isn't it? ;)

  3. Thanks- I think I nearly got rear-ended I stopped so fast when I saw it!

  4. It's a beauty. We've got a mahogany side table Jimmy found a few years back.

  5. ohohohoo that chair is incredibbble! Absolutely love it...stellar find! Its amazing to me what people throw out.... And haha I've also been driving and just slammed on the brakes when I see something vintage and incredible out the corner of my eye... its how I got my favorite sofa :)