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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Taking home treasures from a "chuck-out"

With my morning coffee I was watching HGTV's Sophie Allsop turning her beautiful English manor into a dream home using mostly found objects, furniture and vintage linens.  What we would call "dumpster diving" Sophie calls "skiffing" or checking out the skiff - which seems to be the name of the giant garbage bin?  Cute huh?  At one point she was driving along and saw someone cleaning out their garage - she pulled up and asked "are you having a chuck-out" - which yes, indeed he was!  She scored some fun things (one man's junk - another's treasure!)

So why am I telling you this?  We were driving downtown this evening to pick up our free Craigslist headboard - actually for ourselves (what a novel idea!) and we passed a pile of what looked to be discarded items at the curb.  Mr. Biff proclaimed that this must be a "chuck-out" and we should stop!  Stop we did and got the cutest little girl's cabinet ever.....you will need to watch here to see what I can do to make it a show-stopper.

Tired from a long day up-Island....it's time for this happy blogger to head to bed to read.....with a big smoocherooni for Mr. Biff for being so accommodating!

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