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Apparently I am not the only one with no shame in digging in dumpsters pulling over on the side of the road to upcycle someone’s discarded items.  Check out this post by Melisa Hart and her blog The Cordelia Files.   It’s a very interesting read about her sewing creations and can only wish I had even a quarter of the seamstress skills that she has.  I had to laugh at the thought of her diving right into JoAnn’s Fabrics dumpster and pulling out every bolt and stuffing it into her car, in broad daylight I tell ya!    

She went from this…

to this…and this…

How cool is that?  They were probably good as new and she really didn’t have to do a thing to them except a little bit of organizing time and Walla!  I love recycling and orginazation …  And for that she has earned the first Dumpster Divin’ Diva crown from Curb Alert.  Way to go girl! 

Check out the rest of her post appropriately titled “Dumpster Diving” here .  And hey Melisa, you mentioned you did not grab enough bolts so next time you need a stealth mission accomplice, be sure and give me a call!




  1. Helen’s Decor

    Hi Tami,
    Thanks for following me and I'm now your newest follower! I really have enjoyed reading your blog and laughed at the dumpster dives! How fun. Love your "gaudy gold"…I have a lot of it, too.
    Thanks for the great reading.

  2. ~Tami

    Hi Helen!
    Truthfully I love the gold and have quite the collection!
    I have been "lurking" around blogland for quite some time and figured I'd better start being an official follower of the one's I love. Thanks for checking it out 🙂

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