Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stuff Found by the Side of the Road, episode 75.

This was the beautiful still life I almost drove past yesterday. Even through the paint-splattered plastic cover, I could make out an orange mushroom shaped object on the curb. That was enough to make me slam on the brakes and jump out of the Dodge.

This was in the pile, too. The guts are missing, but what a great prop for a nautical or industrial display.

Here's the crushed velvet toadstool stool (!). I thought someone put the plastic cover on to keep the rain out. Silly me. It was to keep the stench of cigarettes and Miller Lite
in. The magic mushroom is now airing out in our garage. A good vacuuming and a little Febreze should do the trick!

P.S. I left the rest of the stuff there, including the TVs, the broken headboard and the TJ Maxx basket. Here's my favorite part: As I was starting to pull away from the curb, some other vulture...um, I mean collector, pulled up right behind me and honked his horn. I guess I wasn't getting out of the way fast enough. It's a dog eat dog world out there, girls.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Great finds and LOL! I can't believe somebody challenged you to get out the way!

Naomi said...

Love the toadstool! I clean with lavender oil in any steaming I do to help too.. it's a delightful find!

De tout, de rien said...

Great finds! The toadstool is pretty groovy! You can also steam clean it.

The nerve of that person behind you! Let me at it, let me at it, free stuff!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That footstool is amazing! Oh the nerve of someone to honk at you....

Andy's Attic said...

Hence the name...One Gal's Trash.
Nobody around here puts things out for the trash people. I may have to come across the river to hunt.

Mack & Momma said...

Apparently he did not know who he was honking at..."Her Royal Magesty, The Queen of All Plucky Maiden's", I say - "Off with his head!" xoxo, Chris/Momma

Katie said...

I am laughing so hard! Great post, and the mushroom stool is THE BOMB!! Nice job!

Vonlipi said...

That mushroom stool is really cool!

and the color is so bright! I'm glad you saved it despite its stinkyness...

Jackie said...

A toadstool stool!? Why in the world would someone throw this away? I never knew I wanted one until now. But I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled when driving around on trash day, lol.

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

Hi there,
I just popped in and kept reading and reading your older posts. You are so funny and I just swooned with all the goodies you have found.

Boo to the person who honked at you..!

Can't wait for your next post!

Deanna :D

p.s. I couldn't find your first name anywhere otherwise I would have addressed you by your first name...lol!

Janet's Creations said...

Great find! I was thinking to myself "why don't I find anything like that?" Then I remember the great white porch swing and the desk I found last month. I guess I want to find something everyday!!!