Look what I found!

Marlene KindredApril 3, 2011

Last Saturday John and I were cleaning up and hauling away "real" junk and we were at the landfill and lo and behold the container we pulled up to had four sets of these metal screens in it!! I nearly did a cartwheel...and that is saying something for me! So, I very cunningly started pulling them out..except two of them decided to slide down too far for me to reach. But my wonderful husband hung over the edge and pulled them out for me. He's wonderful! So we now have 16 metal panels to use....I'm so excited...just had to share it with folks who understand the thrill of the hunt!

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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

BEAUTIFUL!!!! You scored big time! I can't wait to see how you use them.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 5:15PM
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jeannespines

You're kidding! Someone THREW those AWAY!!! Arrgghhhhh! Thank goodness for GJers! Great save, Marlene & DH! Jeanne S. OMgosh, they will be beautiful for your gardens!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 5:56PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Those are fabulous! At our dump we aren't allowed to remove stuff. Its a pity.
Can't wait to see what you do with them.
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 7:06PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Are you kidding????? I would have jumped over the edge for those!!!!!
Marlene what a score, I love it the world is a cleaner place because of us dumpster divers. LOL
Hugs,
Carmen

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 7:08PM
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caroleena(Z8)

awesome score! those are full of potential!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:38PM
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Prestonsnana

Oh how beautiful! And so many useful possibilities! Can't wait to see pics showing what you did with them!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:55PM
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dollydee(7-MS)

OMG....those are SOOOOO COOOOL!!!! Way to go girl :)
Dee

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 10:44PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

Marlene, those are beautiful! You were really in the right place at the right time.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 11:42PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

I'm Drooling!!!!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 12:27AM
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luna_llena_feliz

What an awesome find! Like concreteprimroses, our local dumps don't allow people to take things out but that doesn't seem to stop my husband. lol! When he goes to the dump, he grabs things like broken dishes for me for mosaicing and he once found a good cordless drill that still worked. Isn't it great to have men who will make the extra effort to grab something great? Be sure to show us what you do with them!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 1:22AM
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Purplemoon

WoooHoooo, what a score! I am looking forward to see what you create with them now!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 3:05AM
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granny2anb

I'd have been trying to do cartwheels over those. I can't wait to see them when you're finished with them.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 6:54AM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

O M G! Marlene, what an awesome find. Kudo's to hubby for dumster diving for you. He's a *Hero* in my book! Can't waut to see what you and John do with them.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 9:59AM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

WOOOOOOW!!! I think I would do whatever it took to get those babies to MY house too! Great score!!! Can't wait to see what ya do with them!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 9:59AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Wow!!!!
Those are a GREAT find!!!!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 10:59AM
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Marlene Kindred

Well, the funny thing is that you're not suppose to "take" things from the landfill here either, hence the "sneaking"! But, it helps that my husband works for the county too!

I'll post pictures when we "create" with them!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 11:43AM
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quidam2

Yes, my heart just skipped a beat when I saw those! How wonderful!!!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 11:53AM
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rafor

I've just discovered that dumps are great places. We have one of the dump guys keeping his eye out for blue bottles and boy has he delivered! We trade him the codes on the boxes of coke cans and we're both happy.

One time someone had boxes of old antique bottles and he snagged those for me too. I gave some away and kept a whole lot of really interesting ones.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 3:02PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks like the makings of a nice garden room somewhere on your property! A great find! Jan

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 11:59PM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

I think I may have to do some more roadside and landfill searching!! Great finds!!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2011 at 7:33AM
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