Christmas, Halloween, Trash Night!?!?!?

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This weekend, I was minding my own business, working on a special order of Christmas ornaments,

doing a little Halloween decorating and enjoying having my oldest son home from college for the first time since August.

I made it all the way to Sunday night. I was driving home from my weekly trip to the market to stock up on lunch supplies for the coming week when I had to stop, and turn the car around to pick up this:

It has an adorable drawer that's missing what will be a glass knob.
which is now keeping company with these that were rescued from the trash man a few weeks ago:

Gosh, I love trash night in "Suburgatory". I don't need one more end table but, these are solid wood and far too cute to end up in the trash truck.

Maybe I'll paint them and bring them to the barn sale...or maybe I'll trade them for some of the ones that I'm currently using or maybe they'll be painted and donated to somewhere local. In the mean time, they are safely taking up most of a parking space in my garage...just in time for winter.

I'm sure that the neighbors are wondering and I got more than one odd look from people taking their trash to the curb as I loaded this gem into my car and then unloaded it at home. Little do the neighbors know that I've been a "picker" for over 35 years. Every room in my house has at least ONE piece of furniture that I got out of a dumpster, along a roadside on trash night, or as a castoff from a relative or friend. I'd tell them, if they'd ask me, but I'm not volunteering because it's people like them who put this stuff out for people like me to pick up!

That's all for now, I've got 2 mantels and a yard to finish decorating before I completely miss Halloween and am forced to decorate for Thanksgiving!