Thursday, 30 April 2009

Left Behind

As much as I love treasure hunting at flea markets and thrift stores, I'm almost as happy to find something great for free in my very own backyard, or apartment building in this case. Recently I made myself the owner of two great things that some of our neighbors left behind. After the guy in the apartment above us moved out, I decided to take a peek up there to check it out. I just wanted to see what the upstairs apartment was like and check out the view, which I figured was better than ours. On the counter among some random cleaning supplies was this seashell box.

I love seashell boxes, especially old ones, so I asked our other neighbors (who plan to move into that upstairs apartment) if I could have it, and they said sure and that they were just going to get rid of it. And another upstairs neighbor moved out a few weeks ago and left a cute off-white bookshelf in the garage. I waited a few days to see if they were going to come back for it, but it was still sitting there after two weeks, so now it has a new home. I'm so excited about my new finds!


Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

Great Free Finds! I am impressed!

littlebyrd said...

Oh - I love both!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Oh, that seashell box, what a great find. Lucky You.


Lisa & ALfie

Bellamere Cottage said...

Mmmmmmmmm.......I love little shelves like this one. They'll fit in just about anywhere......and, since I live in a tiny cottage....that's always a consideration.