Friday, January 22, 2010

Hard Rubbish

Hard rubbish hunting is a Melbourne institution, and one of my favourite past-times!
Basically people put their unwanted household things out on the side of the street (in most suburbs this happens on a few dates during the year) and then the surrounding folks descend and the foraging for treasure begins.

The other day I picked up this charming croquet set! what fun this will be! it's missing 3 balls so if anyone knows where to buy replacements let me know.




I also got this busted up chair, and even though it's in a poorly state I think it's got a lot of style, so I'm gonna fix it up.



I've always wanted to get into furniture restoration....I think it would be the perfect hobby for me because I have this weird yearning in my heart to do woodwork (not quite sure where this came from!) combine this with my soft furnishings skills and love of 50's and 60's furniture and this could be a match made in hobby heaven :)


Of all my hard rubbish find this violin is my favourite!



Many years ago there was a pile of junk outside my house, and someone had carefully placed this adorable child size violin right on the top.....just waiting for me to find it and love it!

Hurrah for hard rubbish I say....have you found any treasures?? I would love to hear about them.

12 comments:

georgina said...

i love walking down my street when it's hard rubbish collection, just to see what interesting things people leave on the nature strip, good finds :)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

oh wow ... I love hard rubbish too but I always seem to arrive too late to find the good stuff. It looks as though you've beaten me again! I can't wait to see what you do with the chair ... and a violin!

Ms. B said...

What lovely finds!

trishhunterfinds said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE hard rubbish!! I went lots late last year and made over $200 selling it all!
AND it was fun doing it, so it was like getting paid to go out haha.
You never know what you'll find!!
That Violin is a SCORE! I've never actually found anything good before.
However my boss picked up a Kartell drum table, that she kindly gave to me which was my semi find of forever!
I'll keep my eyes peeled for croquet balls too! :)

she will have her way said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE hard rubbish days, what can be more fun than getting stuff for free?!I have found a few things over the last year, but nothing as awesome as your violin!
Heres a post I did about an awesome hard rubbish night...
http://swhhw.blogspot.com/2009/10/burlesque-and-hard-rubbish.html

Poppet said...

yay, i thought you guys would appreciate hard-rubbish as much as me! i can't wait to see what i next discover...

she will have her way: that looked like a great night...ps your blog is real cute :)

Nicky said...

I can't believe you found a VIOLIN!!!! That's so cool. I used to say that trash day was "treasure day." My brother and I would go around with our wagon and a couple of neighbor friends (other kids) and collect. Drove our parents crazy!!! :) hehe

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